Ron Swanson wrote:I'm sure I'll get a lot of backlash from the "you should go to the theater and financially support artists and their intellectual property" crowd, but who seriously is gonna take the side of the distributors on this one? Guys like Nolan just sounding incredibly tone deaf. This is a pretty special circumstance and I don't really see their "slippery slope" argument in regards to streaming. Reeks of corporate greed in a time where a lot of people are hurting financially.
I agree with you. Plus, WB bent over backwards for Nolan to get out Tenet (Which sucked, imo). He forced them to have it go Theatrically, losing millions of dollars in the middle of a pandemic, instead of doing something like VOD rental. Movie theaters aren't going to die, but they will and need to change. Not sure what that looks like but there will still be movie going experiences for people. I think releasing in theaters and HBO Max same day was a good move.