MGM is screwing over its movie and screwing over the fans.
The first Addams Family movie was a big hit, so much so that a sequel was quickly ordered. That sequel is now set to open on October 1st, only MGM decided to cut the legs out from under it by releasing it to livestreaming on the same day, thus dooming its box office and, in all likelihood, any chance of there being any more sequels. Not cool, MGM. Not cool. Yes, when the decision was made a few weeks back the deltarona surge was still on the rise and showing no sign of abating, but that’s not an excuse. Movies have continued to be released throughout the summer and have done, if not as well as they might have without the deltarona, at least fairly well. It is guaranteed that THE ADDAMS FAMILY 2 will now make less than it would have if they’d released it exclusively to theaters, deltarona or no deltarona.
It gets worse, though. Way worse. The movie is now opening against VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE. It’s going to get slaughtered, and through no fault of its own. That’s not fair. The original THE ADDAMS FAMILY was a delightful, charming treat, and there’s no reason to expect that this new one won’t be good. But the boneheaded move by the suits-in-offices at the studio have done it a grave disservice. It’s a major screwjob on the part of the studio, and a major screw-up. I’ll go see VENOM first, sure. But I also plan to make it a point to see THE ADDAMS FAMILY 2. I hope you will as well.