Why The Trilogy Rose To The Top Of Netflix Charts Despite The Awful 365 Days 3 Review

Why The Trilogy Rose To The Top Of Netflix Charts Despite The Awful 365 Days 3 Review

The 365 Days 3 review is out and the movie has been receiving blows from critics from all sides. All three 365 Days films are based on three books. This is a trilogy by Polish author Blanka Lipinska. The first installment, 365 Days was released on February 7, 2020. Parts 2 and 3 were released two years later. Netflix premiered This Day on April 27, 2022, and the third (and supposed final installment) The Next 365 Days was released on August 19. 

Do you want to know why it’s a smash hit on Netflix despite getting 0% on the Rotten Tomatoes review? Let’s get to it. 

How It All Started

This is not the first time that romance franchises bombed with critics yet became big hits with their audiences. The Twilight movies for instance raked in hundreds of millions of dollars at the box office despite it being mocked by critics as being corny and orchestrated. And now it looks like the 365 Days trilogy erotic thriller is exactly in the same predicament. But critics feel it’s much more displeasing compared to other laughable and cringe romance flicks. 

What is the 3rd 365 Days Movie All About?

The first movie installment began by telling the story of Laura who was captured by mafia don Massimo and he does everything in his power to make her fall in love with him. Its sequel 365 Days: This Day gets even more complicated as the movie introduces Massimo’s twin brother who is out with a vengeance, the discovery of secret rival mafia dons, a new love interest coming into the picture, and a series of montages to make your head spin by the end of the two-hour film. So, What is the end of 365 Days? The third and final installment The Next 365 Days, is a cliffhanger, which left viewers wondering if Massimo and Laura finally got back together or ended their relationship for good. 

What Is The Storyline For 365 Days 3?

So what exactly is the big deal that critics continue to frown upon this trilogy? Is it because it’s being a silly over-the-top-guilty pleasure that audiences couldn’t get enough of? Not really. Apparently, the franchise appears to be glamorizing the abusive type of relationship that is portrayed by the main characters, Laura and Massimo. 

From the start of the first film back in 2020, Massimo promised he would never touch Laura without her consent. And yet he constantly gropes and manhandles her, makes her uncomfortable, and coerces her into compromising situations. One of the most vivid examples was her being forced to watch Massimo receive oral sex from another woman while Laura was tied up in bed. Some critics fear that this would promote very abusive behaviors. 

The 0% Rating From Rotten Tomatoes

Is 365 Days a flop? Probably one of the biggest blows this movie received was the 0% rating it got from Rotten Tomatoes, the American review-aggregation site for film and television. As it is, the movie has been heavily criticized for its technical flaws, such as an absurd storyline, cheesy soundtrack, and bad acting, among others. But what really bothers critics is how impressionable viewers could be influenced by this film. Moreover, even viewers who wouldn’t even in their wildest dreams replicate such bad behaviors would still find it to be cringe-worthy and embarrassingly awful. 

Here’s what one of them has to say:

“… the dumber-than-hair sexual politics, the two flavors of misogyny (internalized and overt) and the extremely ugly suggestion— exemplified by a flight attendant smiling through streaky mascara as though the rough oral sex she reluctantly performed on Massimo were somehow pleasurable for her—that consent can be obtained retroactively. That, of course is the premise of “365 Days” and also one of the oldest, falsest, and most enraging canards of rape apologism: That it can’t be rape if it seems, after the fact, like she ‘enjoyed’ it. Couple that to the tacitly admiring attitude toward to Massimo’s ‘alpha male’ mafia status and you just have to hope that 365 Days’ utter preposterousness will be bulwark enough against its queasy, archaic assumptions ever even lightly brushing against the real world.”Variety

Why It Shot Up To The Top Of Netflix Charts

Ever heard the phrase “something this bad never tasted so good?” That’s exactly what happened to the 365 Days franchise. The 365 Days 3 review will surely be overshadowed by the fact that its second movie installment earned almost 78 million streaming hours during its first week landing on Netflix. But why is this the case? 

It offers a reprieve, plain and simple. Yes, it may be laughable, an over-the-top guilty pleasure for its viewers as proven by their feedback on social media. But it’s entertaining nonetheless, and will satisfy its viewers in more ways than one. So, Is there 4th part of 365 Days? Not for the time being.

At the end of the day, viewer discretion is advised, and it’s up to the person watching to decide if he or she could pull off something like this in real life, or just enjoy themselves watching the film like they’re supposed to. In short, it’s totally up to you.