More Hollywood hits coming to town
When the government and the Motion Picture Association (MPA) agreed on a deal that would allow Hollywood films to enter the Indonesian market, movie fans thought it would mean a flash flood of summer blockbusters.
It turned out to be nothing more than a trickle.
Since the new deal was inked in July, only four Hollywood blockbusters have hit the screen: Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part 2, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Fast Five and Kung Fu Panda 2.
“Since the latest Harry Potter film premiered in Indonesia [on July 29], we only had three other Hollywood blockbusters on our screens,” Anandia Yuda Mahardika, a resident of Karet, South Jakarta, said on Thursday.
Fellow movie buff Aria Nurfikry said he was disappointed that after a long wait he had only seen three movies.
“I don’t know why it is taking so long for the movie chain to screen more films. But the unintended consequence is that people don’t have to scramble for tickets if all the Hollywood blockbusters are being screened simultaneously,” he told The Jakarta Post on Thursday.