Just when we thought we had the readership figured out.
The last couple of days and nights our patrols have reported a declining presence downtown, people eschewing local hotspots and boits to stand in long lines at local movie houses.
Cool, we thought, we’ve shaken off the pandemic and decided it’s okay to see a movie together again. Gee, we said, we wonder what has their attention.
Mister Cruise? The latest impossible mission? The tale of professor Oppenheimer and crew’s creation of the atomic bomb? That had to be it, right? Incredible story, great cast – a terrible science that, arguably, ended a World War and set the stage for the way the world has lived ever since. Had to be… but, nope, the locals are lining up to see… Barbie.
A movie about a doll. Dolls, to be specific, because apparently they dragged Ken into it, too.
There had to be more, we reasoned, what was the key to pulling so many citizens away from their Big Screens and into the theaters? We understand the pre-release marketing is clever and who doesn’t like the pretty actors involved, but there had to be more… right?
You tell us. Please.