I think this was a compromise situation between the major theater chains and Netflix. It is essentially having a month's window even though it will only play for a week. So it's going to disappear between the end of the theatrical engagement and the Netflix launch.Have to admit I think almost a month before it hits the service it was made for is a bit excessive.
I still think they might extend it a week. If that's happening, I guess they'll announce it on Monday. If not, this week-long run was an obligation that Johnson and company were smart enough to get in their deal.I think Netflix is leaving a lot of money on the table by not making this a traditional extended wide theatrical release prior to streaming. But they paid for it, so I guess they can leave money on the table if they like.
Within the world that Benoit Blanc inhabits, this didn't bother me at all. If that actually happened in the world, obviously there would be a different conversation. But I thought it was hilarious in fiction.The "joke-like" burning and destruction of the Mona Lisa.
That would be the logical thing to do if the studio was concerned about making as much money as possible. But Netflix is concerned with getting as many people to watch it on their platform as possible, which is a very different position.I still think they might extend it a week.
I think that part of the fun of the first one was due to it being new and unexpected. Now, everyone has high expectations for another film because of how good the first one was, so this one is not as much of a surprise. But I don't think Glass Onion on its own terms could have been much better than this.Not as good as the first but wasn’t expecting it to be.
....But I thought it was hilarious in fiction....
I get the reasoning. I just don't agree with it. You don't mind how they are releasing it because you are lucky enough to be in an area where you can see an early screening. Would you still feel the same way if you didn't have access to it?I think this was a compromise situation between the major theater chains and Netflix. It is essentially having a month's window even though it will only play for a week. So it's going to disappear between the end of the theatrical engagement and the Netflix launch.
The chains obviously wanted some kind of window, but Netflix wants most people to watch it on the streaming service. I'm glad they did it because I'm glad I got the opportunity to see it theatrically, which I wouldn't have otherwise.
I still rank it 3rd behind Empire and the Original, but The Last Jedi is definitely firmly behind those two. I have absolutely loved it since my first viewing. I’m rooting for Rian to get his hands back into Star Wars in ANY capacity. The Mandalorian and Andor have shown how great SW can be on the medium of “TV”.Perhaps ironically, I love Rian Johnson's The Last Jedi. It's actually my favorite of all the Star Wars movies, even above The Empire Strikes back. But that feeling is shared by only a relatively few other Star Wars fans. I sure wish he could do another Star Wars movie or TV series, which I would definitely prefer to have over another movie or two in this series, even though I liked the first one a lot.
Personally I feel VERY lucky that I not only had multiple theaters in my area playing it, but that I was able to make it out to see it during this ONE week, and a particularly busy week to boot, with it being a holiday. If there hadn’t been a ridiculously but delightfully early showtime (9:45am) I may not have been able to sneak out and go at all. So I definitely feel for anyone who didn’t have the same opportunity. Even having seen it I would definitely have preferred a later showtime and have been able to take my wife with me.I get the reasoning. I just don't agree with it. You don't mind how they are releasing it because you are lucky enough to be in an area where you can see an early screening. Would you still feel the same way if you didn't have access to it?
Yes, I would, because anything that gets Netflix and the big movie theater chains to cooperate is a positive in my book. With the success of this release, it becomes more likely that they could work together again. While I certainly feel for fans who don't have the movie in their area yet, the fact that the movie was released like this at all is progress.Would you still feel the same way if you didn't have access to it?