Screen equivalent of junk food
“You can't make a film for streaming the same way you make a theatrical [ie, a film intended for a cinema release].
You can't. There's different metrics and there's a different approach. There has to be, even for the reason that people can turn off very quickly... What is a cinematic experience for me as a filmmaker... becomes, 'Ok, I've got to adjust to retain my audience'.”
~ Dexter Fletcher
“Direct-to-streaming movies might keep us on the sofa and away from the remote control, but that doesn't mean they are any good.
What it means, in fact, is that they are the screen equivalent of junk food: easy to consume after a hard day's work, but not exactly nourishing.”
~ Nicholas Barber