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John Scalzi

It was made for a relatively modest sum ($23 million) for two purposes: To fill the ever-gaping maw of Netflix, and also to be potential Oscar bait. Netflix gave it a token theatrical release to satisfy the Academy requirements, and in a less good year (or had the movie done slightly better critically), it might have gotten a Best Actor and Best Cinematography nod. It was also probably made as a way for Netflix to stay in business with Brad Pitt, whose Plan B production company made this and War Machine (which Pitt starred in and which was also directed by Michod).

All of which is to say it was made for a number of reasons, none of which has much to do with the actual movie on the screen.

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