Nicolas Cage’s ‘Jiu Jitsu’ Making SVOD Premiere on Netflix in March 2021

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Jiu Jitsu – Image: The Avenue Leisure

One of many films that did handle to launch in 2020, Jiu Jitsu might be heading to Netflix US in March 2021 for its SVOD premiere. The sci-fi martial arts film lands on Netflix on March 20th, 2021.

Primarily based on the 2017 comedian e book of the identical title, the film is directed and written by Dimitri Logothetis who is principally identified for his work and involvement in fighting-based films together with the Kickboxer films, Sleepwalkers and Wings of the Dragon and The Misplaced Angel.

Jiu Jitsu follows the occasions of an alien invasion the place an historical order of jiu-jitsu fighters arm as much as battle them.

Among the many solid for the function is Frank Grillo, Marie Avgeropoulos, Tony Jaa, Rick Yune, Eddie Steeples, JuJu Chan Szeto, Alain Moussi, and the person and legend himself, Nicolas Cage.

The film did get to launch in a restricted variety of cinemas final yr and was additionally made out there on VOD platforms. Netflix’s addition will mark its SVOD debut. The Avenue Leisure distributes and the unique price range of the film was reportedly upwards of $25 million.

Solely Netflix US is presently anticipated to see the film added in March 2021 with different areas unknown. It may very well be the case that Netflix provides the film in different areas later – test together with your Netflix apps for the most recent.

Unfortunetely, the film failed to go away a lot of a mark on those who noticed it. The truth is, it’s one of many lowest-rated films of 2020 with an abysmal 2.9/10. Some referred to the film as watching a struggle crime in real-time and others have been extra accepting of what it was as a meme-filled martial arts film that shouldn’t be taken too significantly.

Critics weren’t significantly impressed both. The film presently sits at 27 on Metacritic. Polygon’s review was maybe the kindest saying that the motion was “thrilling”. WSJ’s John Anderson mentioned the film “will in all probability tickle hardcore martial-arts and samurai film followers”.

Will you be testing Jiu Jitsu when it hits Netflix in direction of the top of March? Tell us within the feedback down under.

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