June 16th, 2019.
Keen readers of this website (and there are a couple in Russia, I think…. bots, perhaps, but I consider them loyal) might have, over the years, have detected a slight anti-Disney bias in amongst these journals. And sure, maybe it’s because that company often hosts. closed. premieres, and mislabels. events, and hides stars behind curtains at fan events, limits wristbands to tiny numbers. (twice.)…. and somehow gives every indication of being a company that wants all the media attention of having a premiere without… you know… the actual matter of HAVING a premiere.
Today they managed it again, with one of the laziest, lamest events ever to carry the label “European Premiere” I can remember. And if Disney can’t be bothered to host a proper event, I can’t be bothered to write a proper journal. Still gonna post it of course… where else am I going to whine about it!
So here’s how I wasted my day :) …
Oh, and “наслаждайтесь, товарищи! “
(Google Translate tells me that’s how you write “enjoy, comrades!” in Russian).
And so, with the pre-amble done, I’m going to do the rest of the premiere with all the care and professionalism and fan-focussed efficiency of a Disney European Premiere.
So…that was some kind of thing. Call it a European Premiere if you want, Disney. Call it a World Premiere, call it a “We Love Our Fans” Event, digitally insert Keanu Reeves and Tim Allen into the promo photos using whatever digital effects you feel are necessary…. I don’t care. You’re a billion dollar company, and clearly you can do whatever you want.
Although it was an afternoon premiere, I didn’t stay try to take better photos of Tom Hanks leaving the cinema. I figured I’d better leave before Disney’s agents opened fire on people, or whatever it is they do when they want them to clear out, and/or buy movie tickets based on goodwill created by having a European Premiere.
Peace out, Disney. Hope your next Star Wars movie is as crap as the last two.
(ps. Buy my site!!)
Postscript : Oh, look : Disney’s already rewriting history?