We’re only about one month into having Disney+, but I’m having a hard time taking the service as seriously as I take Netflix, Hulu, or even Amazon.
One month in, and my household is already running out of new things to watch. One month in, and I’m still running into frustrating glitches and unexplained shortcomings.
For whatever reason (probably marketing), I pictured myself swimming in a sea of titles like Scrooge McDuck Dives Into All of That Gold.
Yeah, that’s not happening.
It never occurred to me that I’m already officially over certain Disney movies because I had to replay…
All you ever want is for Star Wars to be good.
That’s it. That’s all you want. You want to watch great stories taking place in a galaxy far, far away, a galaxy which has felt like home to you since you were old enough to process stories. Like so many, you came to Star Wars as a child, and it still makes you feel that way, every time you hear the music or see an X-wing fighter. Your brain is filled with the names of fictional planets and characters and species. You know when to look for Willrow Hood…
On Monday, Disney published a gargantuan Twitter thread listing nearly everything that’s coming to its new Disney+ service next month — from Bambi to Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century and, uh, The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes. In doing so, the nostalgia manufacturer tipped its hand to show its most powerful card in the streaming wars: A library of movies and shows that you completely forgot about and, even if you won’t admit it, would probably watch again in between Star Wars or Marvel releases.
When I was young, the idea of an amusement park based entirely around Star Wars would have been paradise on Earth. Now that I’m 42, Disney has actually created Galaxy’s Edge, and I… well, I still desperately want to go. But I’m also very, very afraid of what I’m going to find there.
If you’re unaware, Galaxy’s Edge is the newest addition to Disneyland, a giant, 14-acre theme park based entirely around the Star Wars franchise. Calling it a theme park may actually be misleading, as it’s supposed to be a true immersive experience, as if you’re actually being transported…
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