Netflix’s ‘Wednesday’ is the ‘Addams Family’ spinoff we deserve
A year in, Netflix has produced three original stand-alone movies that are different, not only different from the four hour-long episodes of “Orange is the New Black” that came before them, but also different from any movie the streaming giant has ever made.
“I’m a romantic. You’re either going to watch one of my movies, or you’re going to watch three of yours,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel” director Wes Anderson said on the “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”
“In a lot of ways we’re like the ‘Addams Family’ of the streaming age — we’re like that movie that’s so different and refreshing and fresh and exciting and you can’t wait to see it again.”
And if you want to go to the movies, Netflix is going to be there to take you.
“I like to call it ‘The Netflix Movie,’” Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos said in an interview for the release of the film last month. “But it’s more than that.”
For more than a decade, a handful of movie executives and directors have used the social network to release films like “The Avengers,” “Iron Man,” “The Dark Knight” and more; the streaming giant is now using the same formula for “The Grand Budapest Hotel.”
“We’ll make our own original movies, and it’s a really big deal,” Anderson said on the Colbert show. The first three are called “The Three Musketeers,” “Bridget Jones,” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel.”
The three movies offer a unique perspective on the streaming giant’s history of making movies. With the release of “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” Netflix has become a new force in the movie biz — and the company believes it’s on its way to becoming a household name.
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