sorry for the mistakes
The Spanish Armada of the Spanish TV series strikes again. King Alex
Pina is unstoppable and while we are waiting for the last chapter of "
Money Heist " and after "White Lines", he offers us the long-awaited
"Sky Rojo" in league with Netflix.
Only eight episodes (the second season has already been announced), of
about half an hour in which you can see the classic style of the
Spanish series: kitsch and scumbag. Who knows why, all or almost all
the Iberian series have to suffer from this things.
"Sky Rojo" points with honour to female exploitation, talking about sex and putting on some tits, mixed with blood and action.
A very evident reference to female violence like Russ Meyer, Tarantino
but also to a certain way of telling Alex De La Iglesia, without
forgetting “Thelma & Louise”. Things that make any
lover of genre or independent cinema foam at the mouth, but after
having seen “Sky Rojo”, he is quite disappointed.
Pina, in fact, gives us a product that beyond the apparent good
intentions at the beginning, looks like a soap opera with weapons and
blood. And boobs.
The girl power of the premise almost immediately dampens its power and
at a certain point even the protagonists and villains find themselves
almost in balance. Sexy ballets and strong words to raise the level of
what is allowed is cool, but in the end they appear more like a parody
of the same genre than a way to tell the story.
“Sky Rojo” had deceived us, or at least it had deceived us
lovers of a certain cinema. Because it is normal for Pina to aim for
nothing more than a platform product, suitable for the general
audience, to which he added a little spicy and a lot of action. It must
be recognized that he reaches the goal with a sparkling story, easy to
follow and with an accurate production, with excellent cinematography
in saturated colours. However it remains an extremely banal product.
"Sky Rojo" tells the story of three strippers/prostitutes played by
Verónica Sánchez (Coral), Yany Prado (Gina) and Lali
Espósito (Wendy), who work in a club in the middle of the desert
(yes, like the one in " From Dusk till Dawn”), who one day in
search of a new life run away from the club, leaving some blood.
Clearly who runs the club is a ruthless gangster who sends his minions
(idiots) to retrieve the girls. Between chases, deaths and shootings,
the dramatic stories of life and desperation of these three girls
deepen victims as always of the events and ended up in spite of
themselves in the classic troubles.