Kontent is king! Or at least that’s the line most of us seem to live by these days. Especially if you’ve got an IV of Disney hooked up to your veins. And your bank account. The constant… No, relentless march of new shows, movies and animation must be making Disney feel all the more justified for raising the price of their streaming service over and over. I mean, they’ve still got me on the hook.Continue reading “C’mon MCU, you gotta do better than this”
I’d feel pretty justified in saying that Star Wars, as a brand, has had a bit of roller coaster ride of fortunes since Disney’s big money purchase of the franchise. To say opinion of Star Wars has become decisive since they’ve taken the reigns would be a massive understatement.
No amount of frustration or anger at George Lucas’s creative choices around the special edition or the prequel trilogy would come close to the white-hot rage some parts of the fandom would feel about the direction of the franchise under Disney’s guidance.
A sentiment I’ve many film buffs lamenting these past few years is the current trend of mainstream movie veering away from from tackling difficult or challenging subject matter. We live in a franchise driven industry right now, one where everything needs to have as broad an appeal as possible.
Disney is more guilty of this than anyone, culling their own Marvel Cinematic Universe for the sake of of having it slot into a much neater, and more easily marketable form. The cancelation of Netflix’s Marvel series being the first victim of this.