Christopher Nolan says HBO Max is “worst streaming service”

Tenet movie director Christopher Nolan has bashed Warner Bros. for its decision to stream all new movies on the HBO Max service.

According to Gamesradar, filmmaker Christopher Nolan, in interaction with Hollywood Reporter, seriously slammed Warner Bros., he also expressed his anger towards the studio. A few days ago, it was announced that all the movies of 2021 would stream on the HBO Max platform. And simultaneously, they will arrive in theaters as well. On the other hand, the director says that he thinks it’s not a great decision.

“They don’t even understand what they’re losing. Their decision makes no economic sense.”

Christopher Nolan calls HBO Max the worst streaming service!

Moreover, the biggest shock came when he called out Warner Bros. for deciding to present the new releases on its streaming platform. He said that many filmmakers put a lot of effort into doing their projects. And they need to reach a wider and large audience. But HBO Max is not so good. He clearly said that it’s the “worst streaming service.”

“Some of our industry’s biggest filmmakers and most important movie stars went to bed the night before thinking they were working for the greatest movie studio and woke up to find out they were working for the worst streaming service.”

Although he also believes that due to COVID-19 impact, a hybrid solution of releasing movies is necessary. But he didn’t expect such an outcome. That is, to make all the scheduled titles straight-up available on the HBO Max streaming portal.

“Their decision makes no economic sense, and even the most casual Wall Street investor can see the difference between disruption and dysfunction.”

Next years’ slate from Warner Bros. includes big productions like Dune, The Matrix 4, and The Suicide Squad.

Wonder Woman 1984 has already begun to premiere in several theaters. And it will come to all cinema halls across the globe during Christmas.

Future of theatrical releases amid a pandemic

After the intense and angry reaction from Chris Nolan himself, others will follow suit in the coming days, for sure. It can be said, at least, for those associated with Warner Bros’ properties. However, the stark reality of the present situation is that theatrical release is challenging. The pandemic has created a big hole in the entertainment industry that has to be gradually filled in the future. The way of streaming can be called a momentary positivity but not in terms of long term objectives.

Thus, what Christopher Nolan has expressed should be considered crucial and vital for the traditional theatrical experience’s essence and relevance.

 

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