As George Clooney prepares to release Midnight in the Universe on Netflix next month, the actor has given his opinion on the theatrical release of Tenet, Christopher Nolan’s latest film. And the least we can say is that there is no such thing as a dead hand.
The giants of SVOD, big winners this year
Indeed, given the current health situation, it has to be said that the cinema news is not really there. In this year 2020, many blockbusters like Top Gun 2, Black Widow and Dying have been postponed. In short, let’s not be afraid of words, this year will have been almost zero for big productions and cinephiles.
For those who rub their hands, however, it is the streaming platforms that have managed to offer an alternative for anyone who wants to have a movie session despite the limitations. Additionally, Clooney took refuge on Netflix to get his movie out and welcomed him in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
A bad idea to have put Tenet in theaters
The actor / director did not deprive himself of the open criticism of the youngest Nolan, who was still in cinemas despite the health situation associated with the Covid-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, Tenet had worldwide sales of $ 350 million, a disappointing figure for a production of over $ 200 million.
Even though his film and Christopher Nolan’s film will be the only two blockbusters of 2020 for George Clooney, he believes that keeping it in theaters was absolutely not the right strategy:
I haven’t seen Tenet yet, but getting people to go to the movies in the middle of a pandemic is awfully tricky.
An opinion shared by several personalities such as Scott Derrickson, the director of Doctor Strange, who advised the public not to go to the theater to see Tenet because of the danger posed by the Covid-19.
As a reminder, Midnight in the Universe is a post-apocalyptic film between the Arctic and outer space that will be released on Netflix on December 23rd. We’ll find Felicity Jones, Kyle Chandler and David Oyelowo in the cast alongside the director.