I feel bad for the directors though. Their last movie (Bad Boys 3) was lots of fun.
After seeing Dr. Strange 2 and coming away somewhat disappointed, I had a friend recommend this to me and I'm glad he did. To me this was the far superior "multiverse" movie and tells a story worth telling within an action/sci-fi/comedy wrapper, as opposed to a story that feels like it was mandated by a corporation to keep the gravy train rolling.
Is Netflix Creating a Cinematic Hell That We Can’t Escape? Only if Netflix is the only source of cinema. There are plenty of other sources though.
If what their algorithm curates is too bland or predictable, people will tune into something else. They have lots of options. And the algorithm will be adjusted.
It's as if writer is bemoaning the cinematic sky falling, and is trying to get others on board.
Sure there is some crap they've made that was popular (Red Notice I'm looking at you), but it's not all like that. The sky looks OK to me. Especially outside of Netflix
It's defined as "continue in a course of action even in the face of difficulty or with little or no prospect of success."
Seems like it was used correctly in the headline.
What are theatres and filmmakers afraid of? If they offer a compelling product at a fair price, people will want to purchase their product over streaming it from home.
Pandemic aside, I think they're afraid that people would rather watch the movies at home rather than go to the cinema. If they lose their ability to hold movies hostage for months before they can be viewed anywhere else, then they know people won't always choose them.
I'll go see certain movies in the cinema even if it's streaming on launch day because I love the spectacle big screen experience, but I don't need that for every movie. It's not always worth it, and cinemas know that. That's what has them afraid. They're the CD and video stores of the movie industry. They want to hold on to and old business model that people don't always want to support any more, and they'll fight tooth and nail to be able to hold on to it.
I think it's funny that people always claim that Avatar ripped off the story of either Dances With Wolves, Fern Gully, Pocahontas or Atlantis: The Lost Empire (take your pick), but no one ever claims those films ripped each other off. If their stories are all the same, that should be the case.
Haters gonna hate. I for one loved it and am really looking forward to part 2 & 3.