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.
â€œSince the latest Harry Potter film premiered in Indonesia [on July 29], we only had three other Hollywood blockbusters on our screens,â€ 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.
â€œI donâ€™t know why it is taking so long for the movie chain to screen more films. But the unintended consequence is that people donâ€™t have to scramble for tickets if all the Hollywood blockbusters are being screened simultaneously,â€ he told The Jakarta Post on Thursday.