I’d Swipe Right On Ghosted

The Stream: A little drawn out towards the end

The Big Screen: Good action and laughs

The Final Bill: A bit long and unrealistic for Trip but still has good action and laughs

– S2S and Trip Fontaine
Director: Dexter Fletcher
Writers: Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick, Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers; story by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick
Stars: Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Adrien Brody, Mike Moh, Tate Donovan, Amy Sedaris
Genre: Action Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Rating: PG-13 for sequences of strong violence/action, brief strong language and some sexual content
Runtime: 1 hour 47 minutes
Production Companies: Apple Original Films, Skydance Media, Studio Concierge,
Platform: Apple TV+ on April 21, 2023

Welcome back, Streamers! Here’s the current dating lifestyle of streaming movies: sometimes you swipe right and sometimes you just get ghosted. That’s exactly what we watched this weekend, Ghosted on Apple TV+. For those who might not have heard of it, it’s a star-studded movie that follows a dude named Cole. Our guy Cole falls head over heels for enigmatic Sadie, but it turns out she’s so awesome because she’s a secret agent that’s gotten him caught up in her work. Cole and Sadie are on a mission to save the world. Let’s see how it turns out.

To me, as the everyday man, the best part of this movie is showing that Chris Evans can actually kind of act. This guy has gone from some of the coolest, adventurous, iconic characters to the meekest, regular guy and it feels natural. Another great part is the scintillating Ana de Armas. Hot and bad ass – a very good combo. We saw this athleticism and grace in James Bond and it continues here. Then, we have some long but solid action sequences as well as some scenes that are definitely meant to be surprisingly funny that actually hit. I know Trip will say the movie isn’t funny but the irony and dating scenes are quite funny. The many cameos of the movie are so shocking and still funny. Don’t even get me on the soundtrack which is sneakily good. What I don’t like is the title of the movie. I mean, really?

Trip: Hey, I’ll give you that the soundtrack is good. I really like the song that plays over the credits by Dua Lipa. I’ll also say that Ana de Armas tries to recreate the magic she had in those amazing ten minutes from No Time to Die. She mostly succeeds. She does well with the action sequences, and she’s very easy to fall in love with. There’s no question this guy would want to follow her across the world. My problem is that nothing that the Chris Evan’s character does makes sense, and therefore, the movie doesn’t make any sense; and, it’s forgettable. There’s one funny sequence because of the unexpected cameos, and the rest is an unfunny, action-packed blur. I probably could look past these details if the movie wasn’t 2 hours long. WHY IS THIS MOVIE SO LONG? They could definitely cut 20-30 minutes and still have the same jokes and story without missing anything essential.

S2S: Official Rating Scale

Ultimately, Ghosted succeeds in the fact that it came straight to streaming. I think this movie might have done really well at the theater as well due to the cameos and action sequences, but it’s more of treat at home. The movie drags on a bit but what movie doesn’t nowadays. Check out Ghosted on Apple TV+ if you have a chance.