Netflix’s highest costing movie, ‘Red Notice’


The outstanding cast of Red Notice: Ryan Reynolds, Gal Gadot, and Dwayne Johnson.

Emily Aivazian, Staff Writer

Netflix’s most expensive movie by far to be produced, costing $200 million was released on November 5, 2021, called Red Notice. Stars including Ryan Reynolds, Dwayne Johnson, and Gal Gadot had a big role in this movie and performed incredibly. Ryan Reynolds, known for his role in Deadpool, portrays the role of Nolan Booth, an art thief, striving to become the world’s greatest art thief by aiming to steal Cleopatra’s eggs that were gifted to her by Roman general Mark Antony on her wedding night. Dwayne Johnson, an FBI profiler referred to as John Hartley, is trying to catch a crook known as The Bishop who is the world’s most wanted art thief as he hesitantly became Booth’s partner in crime to do so. They go on a mission facing various obstacles to catch the crook who has the goal of stealing all three of Cleopatra’s bejeweled eggs with different intentions in mind. 

Through the characters’ hilariously well-delivered lines, the audience was able to enjoy the wonderful experience and major plot twists the movie showcased. Reynold’s outstanding performance of Booth led the audience to fall in love with his sarcastic, comical character. Gadot, known for her role as Wonder Woman, portrayed The Bishop astonishingly as her facial expressions and body language perfectly suited her character as the movie’s villain. Johnson made the entire audience jump to their feet through his remarkable stunts and shocking demonstration of his character. The movie incorporated various filming locations as well as beautiful cinematic shots that Director Rawson Marshall stated, “had never been done before in the history of cinema.” Through the development of new technology, scenes were created that captured the audience’s attention through its wondrous magic. 

Covid-19 had delayed the movie several times which built up to the cost of the movie. On top of that, the A-list stars Gadot, Johnson, and Reynolds were paid $20 million to fulfill the role of the characters which was a large price tag Netflix was willing to pay. Red Notice has hit $1.25 – 1.5 million in the box office as of the present day. The ending of the movie struck the audience with curiosity, wondering whether there would be a continuation. Though, no word of whether there will be a sequel has been spoken by the movie’s writer and director Rawson Marshall Thurber. However, who knows what the future will hold…