by Brandon Butler
Atypical? Try desperate. 11/19/2020

With the news of Wonder Woman 1984 releasing simultaneously to theaters and HBO Max on Christmas day, I found this quote in Variety from AMC CEO Adam Aron pretty amusing:

“Given that atypical circumstances call for atypical economic relationships between studios and theaters, and atypical windows and releasing strategies, AMC is fully onboard for Warner Brothers’ announcement,” Aron said.

Translation: “Please, we’re desperate, we’ll take anything, we’ll even play a Universal film again, just give us something.”

I mean, what else can he say? Aron had his fun playing the big tough guy when Universal released Trolls via Premium VOD back in April, but the world is not recovering from COVID and AMC is out of cash. You know, I’d feel bad for him if he hadn’t been such a short-sighted crybaby when this whole thing started.

I’ll be proudly watching WW84 safe at home. You know, 2021 is sounding like it could be the year of the home theater — maybe you’ll want to get ready and pick yourself up a nice new HDR TV or soundbar on Black Friday. Shop online, watch online, and stay safe.