The last many years in Saudi Arabia worked its analogue of a great firewall from Western infection. One of his items was a ban on cinemas, which operated for 35 years. As reported by Reuters, the ban was canceled in December last year and on days in the country hosted the first movie show.
AND they did not " Citizen Kane " , " Matrix " or " Gone with the Wind " , and quite no " Emoji Film " . Rather, worse than no - on aggregator Rotten Tomatoes It is 9% fresh, Metacritic 12 points from 100 possible.
As noted by Reuters, in the country has not yet very ready for great movie - infrastructure in there are no cinemas from words, rental companies and distributors also do not. Therefore, apparently, for the show they took what is bad. An excellent market for the distribution of films by Alexander Nevsky.
Read in Russian: В Саудовской Аравии впервые за 35 лет показали фильм в кинотеатре