Within the buildup to final 12 months’s Memory coming to theaters and HBO Max, one recurring criticism of the advertising and marketing marketing campaign was that it made the film look a bit too just like the work of Christopher Nolan, on condition that the hybrid of sci-fi thriller and homicide thriller got here shrouded in thriller, albeit with the promise of bold narrative scope and a sky-high idea.
When you consider it, the comparisons had been inevitable when author and director Lisa Pleasure has been the Darkish Knight trilogy architect’s sister-in-law for over a decade after marrying his brother Jonathan, whereas the spouses partnered as much as co-create and oversee the thematic and religious predecessor Westword.
Sadly, Memory wasn’t even in the identical stratosphere as Nolan’s cinematic output, and went down within the historical past books as an all-timer of a field workplace bomb. Whereas a hybrid launch and the pandemic clearly didn’t assist issues, it’s nonetheless a truth of file that no movie to ever open on 3000 screens or extra has ever scored a worse opening weekend than the Hugh Jackman car’s $2 million.
That being mentioned, the calamitous monetary failure has been placing in a robust displaying on streaming this week, by conquering the charts on two rival platforms. As per FlixPatrol, Memory is the second most-watched title on Netflix in Australia, whereas concurrently rating on the HBO Max world most-watched record.
It isn’t a flip of occasions we noticed coming, but it surely’s far too late for Memory to even contemplate the prospect of being deemed a hit on any stage.