I stared at it a bit though, not sure what in the world they were referring to this week. And then, finally, it hit me, and I burst out laughing. It's also probably their most political comment. I'm not sure how many people passing the theater by will get the joke, since it's pretty subtle, most especially compared to their previous marquee quips. But clear enough since it was definitely in the news.
Rio de Janeiro, as you know, is the largest city in Brazil. Its president, Jair Bolsonaro, has long been a close ally of Trump. Indeed, in his ongoing and ill-advised effort to suck up, he's similarly been very dismissive of the coronavirus, referring to it merely as nothing more than "the flu." Bolsonaro has also even followed in his buddy Trump's footsteps an advocate of the drug hydroxychloroquine being the miracle cure, despite it not having medical approval anywhere in the world.
This past Wednesday, Brazil President Bolsonaro tested positive for COVD-19.
As CNN reported about Bolsonaro's response now, "He also acknowledged the grave risk posed by a virus that he has in the past dismissed as just a 'little flu.' 'We know the fatality of the virus for those of a certain age, like me, above 65, as well as for those with comorbidities, diseases, other issues. In those cases, the virus could be decisive and lead to death -- everyone knew that.'"
Well, not everyone. And even those who did didn't always say it.
But back to the main point here -- I don't know who's in charge of the Royal's marquee, but hats off for their love and knowledge of movies, and willingness to go all-in with subtlety.