This looks pretty cool, but if it ends up being awful I won’t be surprised. BUT!

What I really like is that this is a big-budget-looking Hollywood-style movie, except it’s being released on Netflix instead of traditional theaters.

I love this. I want all movies released like this. I’m probably the exception, but I don’t really care about seeing movies at the cineplex anymore. The experience at home is far superior for me, so I am all for bypassing the “release in theaters, wait, release on Disc, wait, release on streaming services I may or may not subscribe to” cycle of today.

Seriously. When a film opens, let it open everywhere. I’ll decide the medium in which I want to consume it.

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7 thoughts on “This looks pretty cool, but if it ends up being awful I won’t be surprised. BUT!

  1. Yeah, Shudder (which is a Netflixalike that focuses on horror) has started funding and releasing their own horror movies straight to their streaming service along with movies that can’t find a wider release in the US (smaller indies but also some popular foreign horror films) and I love it.

  2. I’m also looking forward to this an awful lot. I’d actually forgotten it was a Netflix Original since I’d seen the trailer, which actually makes me more excited, since I don’t have to wait for it to come out of theaters.

    I still enjoy watching movies in the theater. It’s a different experience than watching in your living room; It’s an occasion, an event rather than just an evening on the couch. The screen is bigger, and these days crystal clear even at most discount theaters, the popcorn is usually better than what you make at home, and there’s a social aspect, even if you go alone and don’t talk to anyone while you’re there; You’re still experiencing the movie in the company of other humans, and there’s a certain spice to watching a movie like that (so long as there aren’t any overly obnoxious humans; for instance, my own children).

    But it’s harder to find time, it’s more expensive, and if you have children, like I do, that compounds both of those, while adding the stress of keeping the kids quiet enough not to ruin anyone else’s viewing experience; Less of a problem with children’s movies obviously, but that kind of limits what movies I get to go see in theaters.

  3. occasion, an event rather than just an evening on the couch. The screen is bigger, and these days crystal clear even at most discount theaters, the popcorn is usually better than what you make at home, and there’s a social aspect, even if you go alone and don’t talk to anyone while you’re there; You’re still experiencing the movie in the company of other humans, and there’s a certain spice to watching a movie like that (so long as there aren’t any overly obnoxious humans; for instance, my own children). But it’s harder to find time, it’s more expensive, and if you have children, like I do, that compounds both of those, while adding the stress of keeping the kids quiet enough not to ruin anyone else’s viewing experience; Less of a problem with children’s movies obviously, but that kind of limits what movies I get to go see in theaters.]]>

  4. I suppose I’d enjoy the theater experience more if there was a good theater near me, but there isn’t. It’s multiplexes where sound bleeds from one theater into another, or else theater-restaurant hybrids, which I don’t enjoy at all.

  5. The one near me, the one time I went, was mediocre food combined with a middling projection setup, with the added benefit of wait staff constantly interrupting you throughout the film. Plus, lots of people talking the whole time. “There’s food, so we can act just like we do at home.”