In Blackest Night
I got up this morning to look up the showtimes for Green Lantern at Village, Launceston. Strangely, they weren’t showing it. I was a little annoyed, but this sort of thing isn’t that uncommon in our crappy local cinema, so I looked up the Metro times. Not showing. Hmmm. Maybe it’s a week late in Australia, so I look up the release date for Australia. Oh it’s just not on till August…
WAIT! WHAT! AUGUST!
Yes, that’s right. Our release is almost 2 months after the rest of the world. Hell, New Zealand got it today, what makes them so special?
I did some digging and it’s apparently because they want to maximise the amount of 3D screens available (there are too many 3D movies on right now?), because Australians are drawn more to 3D movies than the rest of the world. Considerably more. So much more that they are risking everyone just pirating this movie, or not going because of reviews in the rest of the world might not be good.
Personally, I always like to try to see movies in the cinema, and don’t download them where possible. However, I have a big TV and inevitably a Blu-Ray rip will appear online. For once, I will be really considering downloading it. In this internet age it’s hard enough to avoid finding out spoilers, without having to do it for 2 extra months after the rest of the world saw it.
Would you really rather wait 2 months for a movie, than possibly not be able to see it in 3D? Let me know in the comments!