LOS ANGELES - Saudi Arabia lifted their 35-year cinema ban, but the first movie to hit the theater might make them put the ban back in place!
The first movie available was The Emoji Movie, which got a 9% on Rotten Tomatoes and has become notorious for just how bad it is. The Verge reports:
“The Emoji Movie screening was part of a week-long series of screenings and took place at a state-run cultural center because no permanent theaters have opened yet. ‘We tried to use these films to be a starting point as the first cinematic screening,’ event organizer Mamdouh Salim told Reuters. According to the report, the Saudi government expects to open 300 theaters by 2030.”
What movie should they have shown instead?