Do you have Netflix? In that case I recommend you see Spectral

Spectral: A Netflix Movie
Hi, my name is Axel Arteaga and I recommend this movie, available in Netflix.

When a supernatural force attacks a city devastated by war, an engineer and a team of special forces prepare to stop the terrible threat. This is the premise that draws our attention Netflix movie titled Spectral. Which in my opinion is a wonder, why?

Spectral is a science fiction and action film directed by Nic Mathieu. The script was written by Ian Fried, John Gatins and George Nolfi. It was released on December 9, 2016 through Netflix as one of its original contents.


In Chisinau, capital of Moldova in Eastern Europe. While being ravaged by war, Delta Force soldiers have been killed by mysterious figures invisible to the human eye. As a result, a DARPA scientist is sent from Virginia (USA) to try to clarify these deaths which have been recorded by a pair of glasses of his invention. Soon, he will accompany a Delta Force team and a CIA agent on a rescue mission that will become a mission of survival and evasion.

Why do I recommend watching the movie?

The film is science fiction, war and some survival horror, which being honest is not a bad combination. Therefore if you like any of these genres despite not being memorable, it will keep you entertained, which is very important.

The weapons that appear in Spectral
An image where you can better appreciate the weapons used to combat spectrals

It technical level is surprising, since it has good special effects despite its somewhat adjusted budget. I appreciated the fact that they showed a faithful portrait of the American soldiers when operating abroad, since the film industry has been selling us for decades a figure of heroic fighters of high ideals.

However, I must mention the demonization of the countries of Eastern Europe, because here they represent Moldova as a country added to a civil war, while the real Moldova is experiencing moments of political instability and a worrying institutional corruption. Although of course, this is nothing compared to the demonization of other countries by Hollywood.

The best thing about the tape is when they discover what exactly the enemy known as “spectral” is about and the actions taken to combat them effectively, I do not give more details to avoid the spoiler. For me that was the best, a credible explanation that allows you to continue enjoying the film as it has to be.

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My name is Axel Arteaga. I am a informatic, article editor, web designer and passionate about technology, as a pastime I'm science fiction writer, draftsman, content creator, fan of video games and rock music. Creator of a fictional multiverse that works as a stage where each and every one of my stories unfolds.

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