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Hailee Steinfeld has become a hugely popular figure among comic book fans after voicing Gwen Stacy in the instant classic Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Versebefore winning a whole new legion of fans as the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Kate Bishop in Hawk Eye. However, his first foray into the genre couldn’t have been much worse, given the response to 2016 term life.
Based on the graphic novel of the same name by AJ Lieberman and Nick Thornborrow, Vince Vaughn and Steinfeld lead the cast as father and daughter duo Nick and Cate Barrow. He’s a hitman, but he must stay alive for 21 days for his life insurance policy to take effect, providing payment and financial security for his estranged child.
Naturally, there’s a slew of criminals, mob agents, rival hitmen and corrupt cops hot on his trail, forcing the family unit to flee in an effort to ensure he survives long enough. to provide for the needs of his offspring. It’s a decent setup bolstered by two talented stars, not to mention a supporting ensemble that includes Bill Paxton, Jonathan Banks, Taraji P. Henson, Jon Favreau, Terrence Howard and many more among them.
However, term life holds the distinction of being one of the lowest rated comic book movies in recent history, thanks to a hefty zero percent score on Rotten Tomatoes. Realized by A Christmas story‘s Ralphie of all, the universal effort has at least finally received a gift after being rediscovered by streaming subscribers.
By FlixPatrol, term life is currently the ninth most-watched feature on ad-supported platform Freevee’s global charts, though many viewers may regret their decision by the time the credits roll.