On Netflix and Amazon Prime Video: 2 films and a series of vigilantes to watch this weekend


Slip under the duvet with a good hot chocolate, this weekend, we’re playing Amazon Prime Video and Netflix and Chill. To put it more simply, we are leaving for two days of pure relaxation thanks to the selection of CNET France on the streaming platforms.

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This weekend, we find the best investigator in Los Angeles in Bosch: Legacywe turn into superheroes from the height of our fourteen years in Shazam!and we travel in Europe with Spider-Man: Far From Home.

What movies and series to watch on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video this weekend?

A long-awaited return: Bosch: Legacy – season 1 (Prime Video)

Synopsis

Ex-cop, Harry Bosch is now a private detective. In order to close an old case, he must team up with his former adversary, attorney Honey “Money” Chandler. For her part, Maddie Bosch is taking her first steps in the field with the Los Angeles police.

The opinion of CNET France

The end of season 7 Boschseries centered on the eponymous character drawn from the novels of Michael Connelly, left us hungry. Whatever, the end of an era opens a new one with a sequel that changes its name: Bosch: Legacy.

We find there the always very stubborn Harry Bosch, embodied by the excellent Titus Welliver who knows her role like the back of her hand, as well as some well-known faces: her daughter Maddie (Madison Lintz) which is gaining ground and the popular Honey Chandler (Mimi Rogers). A solid trio that also serves to camouflage the absence of all the others. Exit Edgar, Irving, Tickets…

The difference in budget is obvious with a much smaller cast and less luxurious sets (we get rid of Bosch’s house…). A major change that requires a first season to get used to it.

From there to say that this Legacy has no Bosch that its title and characters would lie. Indeed, the spirit of the show remains the same as its predecessor and we continue to revel in investigations, corruption and shenanigans. ‘Cause as long as Connelly keeps watch, Legacy or not, we are always in the presence of Bosch.

  • A trailer that takes almost the same and starts again:

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The End of the Snyder Era: Shazam! (Netflix)

Synopsis

Bill Batson’s life is not easy. This 14-year-old kid not only has to get used to his new foster family, but also to his status as… a superhero! Indeed, he was recently chosen by an ancient magic to receive the power of the Gods. When he shouts “Shazam!” he transforms into a muscular man capable of flying or swinging lightning bolts with his hands. Getting used to his abilities and facing the forces of evil is a lot for a child…

The opinion of CNET France

Shazam! marks a turning point for the DC Comics superhero franchise in cinema since it is the film that most openly stands out from the shared universe initiated by Zack Snyder. Although he assumes his belonging, the work of David F.Sandberg moves away from the darkness of its predecessors to focus more on its lightness.

A nonchalance well aided by the very nature of his Super not really Hero, a child trapped in the body of a man, whose desire to clown around with his gifts takes precedence over his desire to save the world. And in this area, Zachary Levi in padded suit makes sparks.

Therefore, the film prefers to emphasize its humor, leaving little room for the seriousness of the issues. A product of distraction which sacrifices its dramaturgy for the benefit of yet another joke facing an anecdotal villain.

A lack of character that could have been lacking in Shazam! if the latter had made it his ambition. But while his sworn enemy on paper is all the rage in the cinema (black adam) and that a second opus is coming next year (The Rage of the Gods), the hero should be taken for what he is: an amusing pause that does not wish to take itself seriously.

  • A trailer that relies heavily on humor:

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The Post-Avengers: Endgame Challenge: Spider-Man: Far From Home (Netflix)

Synopsis

On a school trip to Europe, Peter Parker has to put on the Spider-Man costume when he agrees to help Nick Fury and an individual from another universe to face strange creatures.

The opinion of CNET France

Spider-Man: Far From Home had the difficult, even suicidal task of succeeding Marvel’s conclusive juggernaut: Avengers: Endgame. Suffice to say that he could not only make people happy.

However, the second part of the exploits of Peter Parker, still embodied by the very involved Tom Hollanddoes not demerit by offering us a more bombastic adventure than its previous one, as well as the vision of the direct consequences of the death of Tony Stark on the world and in the mind of the young man.

An ambitious part which puts forward for the first time an iconic villain of the universe of Spidey: Mysterio. An adversary expert in illusion who allows his interpreter as much Jack Gyllenhaal to have fun in his excesses of histrionics, than to the director Jon Watts to sign an impressive nightmare sequence.

And then Spider-Man: Far From Home also allows marking time after a Endgame intense, starting a new chapter for the MCU with strong new figures now that the old ones have given up. And as a transition film, we’ve seen much worse.

  • A trailer that has to do without Tony Stark:

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