Bad Times at the El Royale features some very popular actors, including Hollywood veteran, Jeff Bridges. It is well-ensembled, with a mysterious trailer to spark the audience's interest, having an-off-the-track approach to its storytelling.
The true question is, will the popular cast and storyline be strong enough for profitable results at the box office when it opens this weekend? (By the way, last week, I mentioned that First Man will have an opening night by itself, but I was mistaken, being that both of these movies' release date is October 12. Let's see what happens.)
While there seems to be a lot of attention from Hollywood nowadays on space travel, with The First television series, starring Sean Penn, and the upcoming movie with Ryan Gosling, I suspect that Bad Times At The El Royale may come out ahead.
A movie's success on its opening weekend basically comes down to how strong its appeal is, and if it impresses that weekend's audience.
I think El Royale will have good times on opening weekend. That's the update.
Seven strangers, each with a secret to bury, meet at a run-down hotel in Lake Tahoe in 1960s in California. Over the course of a fateful night, they all get one last shot at redemption before everything goes wrong.
Film critic Jon White resides on the Peninsula.