Imagine being sentenced to prison, but instead of serving out your sentence in a traditional penitentiary, you’re given the opportunity to work in a program with more flexibility while helping the jailer prevent crimes from ever happening.
That is the premise of the science fiction psychological thriller "Spiderhead," which is based on a dystopian short story by George Saunders. The movie is cleverly adapted from its source material by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, who penned “Deadpool” and is competently directed by Joseph Kosinski who helmed this summer’s “Top Gun” sequel.
The film stars Chris Hemsworth (Thor from the MCU) and Miles Teller in his second project with the director this year. Hemsworth plays the jailer who is running a research facility, using the transferred inmates as guinea pigs for experimental emotion-manipulating drugs.