Durning last week’s Super Bowl, a confusing little ad popped up. Men robbing a bank in goat masks couldn’t find their getaway driver. Turns out he was just a quibi away. A phrase that immediately confuses, but is also the name of yet another streaming platform, launching in April. One specializing in 7-10 minute television episodes. Today we got a trailer for one of its premiere series, Most Dangerous Game, starring Liam Hemsworth and Christoph Waltz. Take a peek and then we’ll get back to trying to figure out Quibi.
If bad guys don’t get to Liam Hemsworth first, this run-on official synopsis will:
“Desperate to take care of his pregnant wife before a terminal illness can take his life, Dodge Maynard accepts an offer to participate in a deadly game where he soon discovers that he’s not the hunter – but the prey”
There’s something nice about seeing Hemsworth run around in his own property. Even if he’s sadly dying and getting bloodied. As quick hitting as the show looks to be, it’s hard to tell if there will be a large story to it, outside Dodge weaving wildy until the clock runs out. Nevermind that, as Christoph Waltz looks to be having a ball, in whatever his capacity is. It may end up being a snooze, but for now, count us intruiged.
As fractured and engaging as this trailer is, it’s hard to tell how it will play on Quibi. It was revealed last year that each show on the platform will have seasons that run from two-two and a half hours. So a regular movie, more or less. Dividing it into small chunks (think tv between commercial breaks) may seem accessible, just disorienting. If the shows episodes are doled out weekly or over the course of several days, who’s to say most won’t just wait to binge it.
Where do you fall on the Quibi divide? Are you excited for Most Dangerous Game or waiting for early reviews? How many streaming platforms are too many? Be sure to answer these questions in the space provided below. Should curiosity get the better of you, Most Dangerous Game, along with a giant pile of other content, comes exclusively to Quibi, in April 2020.