Netflix's 'Kidnapping Stella' slammed after trailer makes it look like a ripoff of 'The Disappearance of Alice Creed'
Netflix has been adding quite a bit of foreign content to its library and, for the most part, it has been great.
We get to see great content from across the world that is original and outside the box. Especially for people who are tired of the cookie-cutter series running on network and cable channels.
However, when a movie that promised to scare you like never before turns out to be a copy of something you've already watched, the feeling is not all that great.
The trailer for 'Kidnapping Stella,' a German crime film is what has Netflix fans disappointed at the moment.
The trailer, which was released recently, is very reminiscent of the British film ‘The Disappearance of Alice Creed’ starring Gemma Arterton.
The official summary for the Netflix film suggests that the movie narrates the story of Stella, who was snatched off the street by two masked men and held for ransom.
Despite being bound and gagged, she uses the limited resources available to her to derail the carefully laid out plans of her captors.
The 2009 film ‘The Disappearance of Alice Creed’ told a very similar story of Alice, who was kidnapped by two masked men, one of whom happens to be her boyfriend.
Even when Alice finds out about the truth of her abductors, she is forced to act as if she does not know them for fear of being killed. She uses her resources to find her way out of her situation.
We thought so too and, turns out, we are not alone.
"Ahhh yes... The Disappearance of Alice Creed minus the British accents. Dear Lord, you have to wait at least a couple of decades before you remake something," wrote one of the fans on YouTube, while another commented, "The Disappearance of Alice Creed...probably the last film that ever needed a remake. Especially a dubbed one lol."
It remains to be seen if the German film will actually have any significant differences that would make it better.
You can find out when 'Kidnapping Stella' premieres on Netflix on July 12.