A serial killer thriller that’s been banned and bombed exposes streaming corruption
Many people have bemoaned the demise of the decently budgeted thriller, aimed at an older audience but when the financial results turn out to be as bad as they were in 2015 child 44you can kind of understand why the big studios are so hesitant to open their checkbooks.
With a budget of $50 million, the Cold War mystery thriller hobbled to a disastrous box-office hit of just $13 million. The fact that it was widely panned didn’t help, as evidenced by Rotten Tomatoes ratings of 27 and 42 percent from critics and viewers, respectively, but the film also generated a lot of bad talk across Europe.
Things got so heated that the Russian culture ministry blocked an early showing before strictly banning it, and the minister himself blasted the way his people were portrayed as “physically and morally vile subhumans” and even went so far as to compare it to Lord of the Rings and his portrayal of Mordor.
child 44 was also shelved in Belarus, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, while its release in Georgia was delayed by six months. That’s not a good situation for an expensive historical piece starring Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Noomi Rapace, Joel Kinnaman, Vincent Cassell, Jason Clarke, Paddy Considine, Charles Dance and more, but one small grace is that the Buried Bomb has systemic Corruption in the streaming charts revealed.
According to FlixPatrol, Starz subscribers were more than happy to hear the outcome of Hardy’s disgraced secret police officer teaming up with Oldman’s general to apprehend a boy-hunting serial killer, even if it puts them squarely in the crosshairs of top leadership orchestrated a cover-up the entire time.
https://wegotthiscovered.com/movies/an-all-star-serial-killer-thriller-that-was-banned-buried-and-bombed-hard-unravels-systemic-streaming-corruption/ A serial killer thriller that’s been banned and bombed exposes streaming corruption