Virgil Vox, on 26 September 2020 - 08:07 PM, said:
I'm curious how much of Tenet's poor box office was due to COVID-19 and how much was due to the movie itself. I must admit that the marketing didn't grab me and I didn't feel a strong desire to see the movie.
If Bond stays at Nov. 20 it will be interesting to see how it performs since it is a known property, there is plenty of interest in it, and it is Craig's last Bond film.
I think it was the movie itself. I watched this a number of weeks ago when theaters cracked open a bit in my area.
Besides being quite a long movie, the story line didn't grab me that much.
However, I think it created a lot of confusion, especially when current time and future time or maybe it was past time, were all converging on the screen at the same time.
You have things moving forward and backward in time at the same time on the screen. Makes my head spin remembering watching it
Visually, pretty cool look to the movie, but it felt more like a movie for the special effects guys to show off their stuff than focus on the story itself.
By the time it was over, and it is a long movie, I felt very neutral. I found the grandeur and expanse of the movie off the charts.
My personal best benefit was it was the first movie I could watch in a theater on a very hot day in Florida during this pandemic and the air conditioning for several hours was glorious
And I also agree that when it popped out, and one of the first big ones out there, the average movie patron was unlikely to venture out to be an early adopter like myself.
If my only option to see any movie was on a weekend night where more humans would share space, I probably would not have gone.
I had the luxury of just retiring before this virus hit, so any theater that has an afternoon movie to see, I am all over it as long as it looks interesting.
Their A/C beats mine at home any day
Edited by zarkon, 27 September 2020 - 10:13 AM.