Rim of the World is a new sci-fi monster movie on Netflix. This is an absolute treat for fans of both sci-fi, adventure, monster, and comedy. It’s funny, crude, and wild. Read more in our review of the Netflix movie Rim of the World.

Rim of the World is a new Netflix movie in the sci-fi, monster, adventure, and comedy genres. It’s very funny and not afraid to be politically incorrect. However, it’s done in the most perfect way which highlights sensitive issues instead of making fun of them.

Also, unlike Brightburn (which is out in theaters now), the trailer for this movie doesn’t show even half of the plot. It also teases the beginning of the main plot, so you have plenty to look forward to when watching it.

I felt like a little kid watching this and can only imagine others will get that same feeling. Read more in our Rim of the World review and check out the movie on Netflix now!

“This ain’t comic-con, bitches!”

Rim of the World is riddled with movie references. It’s the most brilliant treat for all movie fans since the references are for movies from the last 3-4 decades. For one, the alien is ultimately described as being like Wolverine and having a John Wick grudge.

The group at the heart of the story consists of a nerd, a criminal, an orphan, and a joke. Yeah, it’s almost like The Breakfast Club. And that’s exactly the point. This is one big pop culture reference game with a cool monster sci-fi story to tie it all together.

Dariush (Benjamin Flores Jr.) is the rich black boy who thinks he’s got game. ZhenZhen (Miya Cech) is an Asian girl who actually is cool and awesome in a crisis. Alex (Jack Gore) is the white boy with red hair who’s a genius but scared of everything. And finally, Gabriel (Alessio Scalzotto) is the Hispanic boy who shows up out of nowhere but stands up for those in need.

It almost feels like Jumanji: Welcome to Jungle. Only this time, the kids remain kids and speak their mind. All the time and very candidly. Also, it’s often just a tiny bit off. Like when one of the kids see the Alien invasion and cries out “It’s another 7-Eleven!”

Rim of the World (2019) Review – Netflix

What’s a Lithuanian smoothie?

This is just one of the many questions you’ll be left with. You can google it but you’ll probably just get the answer for a Hungarian smoothie. If you don’t know what that is, then just be happy not knowing and move along. Trust me!

One of the more kitsch moments in Rim of the World comes along when our four friends get to change their clothes. Which is definitely due for especially two of them. Yuck! Anyway, their change of clothes is practically sponsored by Adidas.

It’s just yet another quirky and cool twist that works even though it really shouldn’t.

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Watch Rim of the World on Netflix now!

Rim of the World is directed by McG who also directed the awesome Netflix horror-comedy The Babysitter. Both movies are perfect examples of a director going 110% after creating an extremely entertaining movie. The humor is often deliciously edgy and often politically incorrect but in the best possible way.

The script was written by Zack Stentz who also wrote on the first Thor movie and on X-Men: First Class (both from 2011). Also, he has written an episode of The Twilight Zone along with several episodes of both The Sarah Connor Chronicles and Fringe TV series. Obviously, he’s working perfectly within the comic book and sci-fi genre.

To me, Rim of the World is like watching one of those iconic Steven Spielberg adventure movies from the 1980s. Certainly, the comedy is cruder and the effects are a bit more shabby at times, but it all comes together so damn well.

This is an absolute treat for fans of sci-fi, adventure, action, and monster movies.

Rim of the World is out on Netflix worldwide from May 24, 2019.

Details

Director: McG
Writer: Zack Stentz
Stars: Jack Gore, Andrew Bachelor, Benjamin Flores Jr., Miya Cech, Alessio Scalzotto, Lynn Collins, Annabeth Gish, Michael Beach

Plot

Four misfit teenagers join forces to save the world when an alien invasion interrupts their summer camp.

Karina "ScreamQueen" Adelgaard

I write reviews and recaps on Heaven of Horror. And yes, it does happen that I find myself screaming, when watching a good horror movie. I love psychological horror, survival horror and kick-ass women. Also, I have a huge soft spot for a good horror-comedy. Oh yeah, and I absolutely HATE when animals are harmed in movies, so I will immediately think less of any movie, where animals are harmed for entertainment (even if the animals are just really good actors). Fortunately, horror doesn't use this nearly as much as comedy. And people assume horror lovers are the messed up ones. Go figure!
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