Netflix’s Escape The Undertaker Movie Facing Controversy

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There’s a new interactive movie that’s making the rounds on Netflix called Escape The Undertaker and it’s not for good reasons.

The film features the iconic WWE wrestler, The Undertaker, and the famous wrestling trio The New Day.

So, what’s the premise of this new interactive Netflix movie?

Well, The New Day enter The Undertaker’s mansion in the hope that he might let them combine their powers with the power of the Urn.

He lets them in, but it’s up to you, the viewer, to help them to survive The Undertaker’s mansion in a new choose-your-own-adventure style adventure.

Yep, it’s really that dumb, and fans have already been bashing the movie and also the idea that Netflix would do such a film with someone as controversial as The Undertaker.

The WWE’s real-world views made this new Netflix movie an issue before it was already released.

Seems like Netflix might want to escape Escape The Undertaker

Read more: Escape Room’s Sequel Has Been Delayed To 2021 Due To COVID-19

The Undertaker – aka Mark Calaway – has shared some rather controversial opinions on the Black Lives Matter movement.

He’s publicly supported the Blue Lives Matter movement, as well as former President of the United States, Donald Trump.

Honestly, all of this combined with the fact that this new interactive Netflix film is about The Undertaker locking three black men in his mansion and forcing them to play twisted games doesn’t make for a good look.

Viewers have not been happy about it, and they took to social media to let Netflix know how they feel about it all.

What do you make of this news?

Do you think Netflix’s new interactive movie, Escape The Undertaker, looks any good?

We think it looks horrendous.

Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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  1. ChocolateCrazed31

    I enjoyed the film Kayfabe-wise. Trying as MUCH AS POSSIBLE to keep the character separate from the performer.

    But agreed with it being VERY tone-deaf to the point of seemingly deliberate that they cast The New Day alongside Calaway given his racist views.

    Not only that, but we have his comments on Rogan’s Podcast about missing the days “when men were men” instead of playing video games. Xavier Woods later tweeted respectfully that he appreciates the current, more stable era than Taker’s toxic period. Basically, politely telling Taker to “f. off.”

    So having Calaway play in a film where he’s trying to kill 3 black men being played by the guys he was taking potshots at for not being real men early last year does look bad all around, and certainly has not gone unnoticed.

    It’s possible that it may be a way of trying to take heat off Calaway by having him working & collabing more with black people -the same way we had a very racist Hulk Hogan hosting mania with Titus. But those things don’t help for rehabilitating one’s image. It does the opposite due how forcefully pandering it clearly is.

  2. Anonymous

    It a fun game…. why cant it just be that.
    News flash: it isnt real! they weren’t really locked in there.

  3. Laura G Gavlinski-Hansen

    My husband and kids enjoyed it. I am not a wrestling fan, but I even thought it was cute. The way they could choose how things went was intriguing to them and they went back and chose different options to change the story up.

    Not once during the film did I even think about the fact that ‘black men’ were the pawns in the game. It was a game and not about race, but fun. I doubt it crossed any of their minds either. People’s personal comments or views really have nothing to do with a scripted plot they are acting out.

    I don’t think it was meant to be a blockbuster #1 film at the award shows, but rather an enjoyable interactive for people to take an active part in. I’d love to see more of this style of being able to choose what happens next. Many a time people are yelling at their screens for a character to ‘not open the door’ or ‘kiss him already” instead of the actual plot…

  4. Anonymous

    NOBODY THINKS THE UNDERTAKER IS controversial you DIPSHIT JUST SHUT THE FUCK UP

    AND WHO CARES IF HE SAID ANYTHING AGAINST BLM THE GROUP ITSELF IS CORRUPT AS FUCK
    AND WHO CARES IF HE IS A REPUBLICAN U DUMB CUNTS


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