October 25, 2004
GTA: San Andreas
Tonight, I was walking a few blocks away from my local movie megaplex, and saw a long line of people waiting in line? What movie could possibly attract so many folks on a Monday night?
Whoops! The crowd was waiting in line at the local game store for the chance to reserve a copy of the latest version of Grand Theft Auto, which is being released tomorrow. The mass-market newspapers and magazines don't make as much of a fuss about a Play Station 2 release as as they do about Friday Night Lights or Shall We Dance?, but GTA will outgross both of them combined.
And it's hard to find anybody passionate about either movie. By the time the two films are largely forgotten, released on DVD, and shown on airplanes and premium cable networks, GTA aficianados will still be passionate about GTA.