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As many of you know Disney has been buying out the entertainment industry for quite some time. As a movie buff myself I've all but given up on Hollywood. The film industry by and large isn't as interested in making adult or even artistic films anymore. It's become stale in my opinion. At least Fox Searchlight and 20th Century Fox still made films that were more mature even though they didn't garner huge sums of money. Films like The Shape of Water, and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, The Post were great films that were nominated for several awards and had good writing. As someone who writes in their spare time themselves it hurts me to see the industry more and more become this monolith that supports Disney's Blockbuster heavy writing style. Catch phrase heavy set piece films were witty jokes are thrown in and poses predictability over integrity... Films that throw you out of the world and into some sort calculated lines that garner calculated attention.

I might get hate from this but Super Hero films don't do it for me these days. The medium follows the same binary system every time and it seems to be what people want. They want to go watch a film were there are defined good and bad guys, dialogue that doesn't take investment, and charm and transaction that take credence over thought and nuance.

It's like the film industry has become a caricature of itself and it's sad that its heading in this direction more and more.

I should say, I have no idea what disney will do once they start producing fox films. I have no idea if they will utilize the companies credibility or simply make it assimilate. But I do know disney films are polished productions that have no edges. They are mass fodder that look like their parks do.

I'm not saying a Disney park isn't good every now and again.

But my god I'd hate to live in one.

https://www.theringer.com/movies/2017/12/14/16776016/disney-buys-21st-century-fox
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I hate the idea as well.
You just gotta hope others step up to the plate.
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What's the point of even having antitrust laws on the books. Unbelievable.
So at this point Sony and Disney and Comcast basically own the entire entertainment industry. :P


Ugh. More god damn super hero movies will be coming too now. I believe that Disney will now finally own the X-men franchise rights. So we'll get to see another reboot, and 10 more of those movies. Plus crossovers. And maybe another dozen or so Netflix series.
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To me, this is great news. Im a comic book fan and really enjoy seeing comic book based movies. No more shitty X-men and Fantastic 4 movies. What will this do to the little movies, I dont know, but I'd like to think that they will still be out there, maybe a little harder to find.
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Disney Owns Fox.
Fox owns Aliens.
There's going to be some weird looking Disney Princesses when the Alien offspring hatch.
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arnold5000 wrote:

To me, this is great news. Im a comic book fan and really enjoy seeing comic book based movies. No more shitty X-men and Fantastic 4 movies. What will this do to the little movies, I dont know, but I'd like to think that they will still be out there, maybe a little harder to find.


I don't have an issue with comic book films, it's just the direction they are taking. Think like the difference between Logan and the Dark Knight between films like Iron Man. I don't have any issue with the medium if companies take time to nail pacing, tone, dialogue, and story because then you are left with brilliant films...
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Disney intends to launch its own streaming service in 2019. They're working to build that platform and the production behind it to exceed the limitations of the box office. If that creates a better end product, I'm for it.
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Good, good. 52 billion? Why even bother, where the fuck do they even get that number from? What is the point

Alright, people are just in it for the money, fuck the entertainment business. Good, I knew I stopped watching anything that came out for a reason. All lies, all focused on brain dead youth, endless monotony, and consumers.

I'm soo glad I can value my ideas without throwing a dollar sign in front of it. Disney can literally choke on their endless wealth. I laugh at anyone who gets on their knees to sell out for them. Why were you an entertainer in the first place? For money right. Then when Disney isn't watching you it's cocaine and bad life choices right? Oh ya so sweet and innocent. Now where's my money Daddy?

52 billion. 52 Billion dollars.... what is life? Nobody will ever acquire that wealth, why are we still here?
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Posted 12/14/17 , edited 12/14/17

mxdan wrote:


arnold5000 wrote:

To me, this is great news. Im a comic book fan and really enjoy seeing comic book based movies. No more shitty X-men and Fantastic 4 movies. What will this do to the little movies, I dont know, but I'd like to think that they will still be out there, maybe a little harder to find.


I don't have an issue with comic book films, it's just the direction they are taking. Think like the difference between Logan and the Dark Knight between films like Iron Man. I don't have any issue with the medium if companies take time to nail pacing, tone, dialogue, and story because then you are left with brilliant films...


I agree.I love the mcu,but their movies do have a cookie cutter feel.Fox was just starting to diversify their films.Logan-neo western,Deadpool-meta dark comedy and then new mutants being horror.With disney now in charge,I don't think their future films will be as risky.
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since the buying, be prepared for remakes of the remakes. however now they can indoctrinate more and even control/brain wash more minds... sad and a shame really however I haven't been all that impressed with Disney, however there are a few shows that fox does, the cartoons, Gotham, now we shall see the horrors this brings about. can't wait for another destruction thanks to Disney, let's hope they don't get Lionsgate that's about the only one left that is trying to be decent, but I believe they recently merged with Sony. but I'm with the OP, there aren't many good movies anymore, hollywood is drumming out garbage or redos mostly, not much original, thank goodness they haven't failed me in foreign films/cartoons just yet.
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I guess Fox news is going to be a real Micky Mouse operation now
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Posted 12/15/17 , edited 12/16/17

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I guess Fox news is going to be a real Micky Mouse operation now


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Posted 12/15/17 , edited 12/16/17
Actually, Fox News wasn't part of the deal
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I read somewhere that they didn't buy everything but just certain parts of it. Namely everything related to super heroes. Any idea behind that?
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Posted 12/16/17 , edited 12/16/17

Rujikin wrote:

I read somewhere that they didn't buy everything but just certain parts of it. Namely everything related to super heroes. Any idea behind that?


Looks like everything
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42353545

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