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Netflix's new thriller movie Awake leaves fans divided

Gina Rodriguez leads the cast in the new film

Francesca Shillcock

Plenty of exciting titles are landing on Netflix this week, including a brand new thriller movie starring Gina Rodriguez. The Jane the Virgin actress plays Jill, a mother on a quest to protect her family after a global event causes disaster.

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The synopsis reads: "After a sudden global event wipes out all electronics and takes away humankind’s ability to sleep, chaos quickly begins to consume the world.

"Only Jill, an ex-soldier with a troubled past, may hold the key to a cure in the form of her own daughter. The question is, can Jill safely deliver her daughter and save the world before she herself loses her mind." Sounds intriguing, right?

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WATCH: Gina Rodriguez stars in new thriller Awake

Awake only landed on Netflix on Friday, but many eager movie fans have already watched it and given their verdict – however, it seems the film has sparked a mixed reaction.

Taking to social media, one fan said after watching: "Just watched #Awake on Netflix. Wow it's a must see. I really enjoyed watching it." Another agreed, tweeting: "Watching #Awake on Netflix and it was great. #GinaRodriguez always does a wonderful job!" A third also said: "@Netflix #Awake is intenseeeeeeee."

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Gina Rodriguez as Jill in Awake on Netflix

However, others were left disappointed by the films plot, branding it unrealistic. "Tried to watch #Awake on Netflix and dozed off in minutes," said one viewer.

Another tweeted: "These people are stupid. Can't watch any more of this movie. So bad, so unreal. Leaving the car outside with the keys in the ignition was the final drop. #netflix."

A third was left unimpressed with the film's portrayal of an animal in pain: "Watching Netflix Awake and the movie had me till they showed a chimpanzee with half its brain exposed. I don't care when humans die but do not show me any animal in pain or dying #Netflix #Awake." A fourth added: "Y'all, don't watch #awake on Netflix unless you want to be mad the entire time." 

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