Netflix is currently in the middle of a massive reshuffle that has resulted in a handful of films getting a new, more polished look.
But some films that received a big boost in ratings this year may have been overlooked in the shuffle.
One of the films which was recently bumped to a new place on Netflix is the upcoming docuseries ‘The Interview’, a comedy starring Seth Rogen, James Franco, James McAvoy, and Kristen Wiig.
The film has been hailed as a comedy that explores a group of US spies, who decide to kidnap a North Korean leader and try to kill him for their country’s interests.
It’s not the first time that Netflix has bumped a film to the streaming service, and this year marks its first time to bump a film in the form of a movie.
However, the latest bump has not been without its critics.
While it has been met with a mixed reaction, critics have been vocal about the film’s plot and its controversial nature.
Critics have also voiced concerns about the lack of diversity in the cast, which includes Kristen Wiener and Josh Gad.
On Monday, Netflix pulled the film from its catalogue after receiving criticism for its portrayal of Asian American characters.
However, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said that the company did not remove the film because it was offensive.’
The film was reviewed for offensive content, and the review was shared with Netflix and not the filmmakers.
We are reviewing our review process, and taking steps to address the issue,’ Hastings wrote in a statement to Variety.
‘We also apologize to our members and the millions of people who have watched this film, and we are committed to supporting them in the future.’
Netflix said in a blog post that the film was not removed because of its content, but rather because it violated the company’s policy against violent content.
‘In the future, we will have a more robust policy in place regarding violent content on Netflix,’ it said.
‘If we find we have a policy violation that we believe is of the same or greater severity than what was reviewed, we are working on ways to correct it.’