A failed 1990s sci-fi thriller is back on Netflix

We’ve grown accustomed to seeing unloved, misunderstood, overlooked, and underrated movies come back to the forefront and find new appreciation on Netflix, but very rarely do we see movies widely regarded by nearly everyone as irremediable failures showcased around the world. most popular streaming service.

Of course, that happens from time to time, and the latest aberration is the John Dahl disaster in 1996. Unforgettable. According to FlixPatrolthe heady concoction that aims to mix sci-fi, thriller, and noir genres and fails spectacularly at all of them is rising to the global most-watched list in recent days.

The plot revolves around Ray Liotta’s medical examiner, who finds himself on trial for the murder of his wife, only to be acquitted on a technicality. Using his freedom to try to find the real culprit, he discovers a rogue scientist who could help him solve the case by implementing experimental techniques.

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Naturally, this involves being injected with his dead wife’s cerebrospinal fluid to relive his memories and experience the past through her eyes, which in turn begins to expose a far-reaching plot that now puts the life of the Dr. David Krane in danger. Unforgettable is nothing if not ambitious, but it ultimately (and very ironically) lives up to its title.

Embarrassingly, it made less than $3 million at the domestic box office on an $18 million budget, and a 21% Rotten Tomatoes score only serves to rub more salt into wounds. That didn’t stop it from becoming an unlikely Netflix hit, though there’s not much to recommend it about. Unforgettable at all.

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