Subject: Re: The Cloverfield Paradox
On Mon, 05 Feb 2018 05:46:32 -0600, trotsky wrote:
> On 2/5/18 5:23 AM, rachel wrote:
>> On Mon, 05 Feb 2018 05:03:50 -0600, trotsky wrote:
>>> Doesn't sound too good:
>> It's being released direct to video rather than in cinemas first. You
>> expected better?
> You're confused. Netflix produces their own movies now, and this is a
> new paradigm in the release channels for movies. Previously they
> released "Bright" which was both well received and watched by a
> gajillion people. It's weird how few people seem to have a grasp about
> how the business of movies is conducted.
Blah, blah, blah ...
Fact is, I don't recall this Cloverfield Paradox thing getting a wide
theatrical release, or even so much as seeing an ad on TV for it.
A movie without a theatrical release is direct-to-video, by definition.
Now please tell me the last time a direct-to-video sequel of *anything*
was anything other than utter crap?