As a reinterpretation of Steven Spielberg’s original anthology series, each episode of “Amazing Stories” will kidnap audiences through the lens of today’s most imaginative filmmakers, directors and authors in worlds full of wonders.
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00:00: 52,037 Amazing Stories
As a reinterpretation of Steven Spielberg’s original anthology series, each episode of “Amazing Stories” will kidnap the audience through the lens of today’s most imaginative filmmakers, directors and authors in worlds full of wonders.
A new edition of the series of the same name from the 80s by Steven Spielberg.
These are incredible stories in particular – each episode represents a self-contained short story.
Michael Dinner (The Wonder Years, Chicago Hope, Justified)
Susanna Fogel (Life Partners, The Spy who dumped me, Booksmart)
Chris Long (Gilmore Girls, The Mentalist, The Americans)
Mark Mylod (Shameless, Game of Thrones, Succession)
Sylvain White (The Losers, The Mark of the Angels, Major Crimes)
Dylan O’Brian (episode 1 “The Basement”) – Prakti.com, Maze Runner
Victoria Pedretti (Episode 1 “The Basement”) – Haunted Hill House, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Robert Forster (Episode 3 “Dynoman and the Volt”) – The black hole, alligator, Jackie Brown, Olympus has fallen
Kyle Bornheimer (Episode 3 “Dynoman and the Volt”) – Worst Week, Perfect Couples, Family Tools
Sasha Lane (Episode 4 “Coma”) – American Honey, Hellboy – Call of Darkness
Josh Holloway (Episode 4 “Coma”) – Lost, Mission: Impossible – Phantom Protocol
Kerry Bishé (Episode 5 “The Rip”) – Nightlife, Narcos
Duncan Joiner (Episode 5 “The Rift”) – Professor Love, Lethal Weapon – Two steel-hard professionals
Austin Stowell (Episode 5 “The Rip”) – My friend, the dolphin, Puncture, Love and Honor
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The new edition of Amazing Stories had a huge budget – and you can see that too. The technical implementation is almost perfect.
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It is similar with the acting performance. When Steven Spielberg calls, many well-known performers seem to be following. When it comes to acting, there is hardly any reason for criticism.
00: 32: 35.614 General criticism
Does that sound like a perfect series? No, unfortunately not. The format seems to be out of time and somehow irrelevant in the end. Series at the cinema level are nothing new anymore and the incredible stories aren’t so incredible in the end. The formats of other streaming providers – such as Stranger Things from Netflix – are much more incredible and stimulate thinking.
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Michi: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Jan: 2 out of 5 stars
Steph: 3 out of 5 stars
Rotten Tomatoes: 42% – 53%
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