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Would you be willing to spend $30 on a Disney + Star Wars project?

Discussion in 'General Movie Discussion' started by Andrew Waples, Aug 6, 2020.

  1. Andrew Waples

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    I say project, because this model could be used as a tv series. In the wake of the Mulan news, it got me thinking about what this could mean for Star Wars moving forward. I don't know how else to describe this, but I'm just going to say if something like Solo came out for + at that price... would you jump? All this is assuming it'll have the same quality has any Star Wars movie.
     
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    Disney’s Mulan decision is a little disturbing, because if they make money on it, you can be darn sure they’ll do it again.
    I would not pay 30 dollars for the Mandalorian (a good show, good visuals, but none of the main characters really appealed to me,) but let’s say they put out a movie as good as Solo or better, yes, I would pay 30 dollars.
     
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    No, I would not. There seems to be a couple things weaved together here....the current implosion of the brick and mortar movie theater due to covid....and the seeming rise in pay per view shows.....

    I sincerely hope we get to see movies in theaters again....
     
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    Regardless of whether Mulan turns a profit or not I don't at all think it means it's a shoe-in that they'll do it again. There's already a backlash against the additional price, but the reason why there isn't full scale uproar is because people realize that until it's safe to go and watch movies in theaters again, this is the only way they're going to be able to see it. They might do it until things go back to normal but this would never fly in a non-virus climate. Obviously with TV it's different because TV is (for the most part) watched at home or at the very least, in some sort of intimate setting, BUT there would be obvious and huge push back if Disney tried to get people to pay extra for Star Wars TV, especially since a precedent has already been set with the first season of Mandalorian. We shouldn't look at Mulan as a forecast for what the future could be (at least for now), it's an outlier because of a very unique and unfortunate situation.

    To answer the question though, it depends. It's essentially pay to own (for as long as you have a D+ account) so it's not like it's a one-time deal or even a rental so that's cool, but when it comes to movies/television shows I'd rather own them physically than have them exist on some streaming service. If we ever found ourselves in a similar situation to the one we're currently in, god forbid, I would probably shell out the extra money to watch a Star Wars movie, but not a TV show. Under normal circumstances I wouldn't pay extra for anything.
     
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    I'm gonna ignore the question and say that this is probably what they're going to do with J. D. Dillard's Star Wars movie. Maybe give it a simultaneous theatrical run in a limited capacity.
     
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    Honestly, probably not. I'd think long and hard about it, but right now I don't think I would. Granted, Star Wars would make me think about it first.
    The MCU is the only thing I may spend that money on, and even then it's a big ask (now if it was Infinity War or Endgame, then it would have been an easy "yes" at the time).

    I just don't have faith that I'd be satisfied with my purchase, and this isn't like a book or a game where I can return it once I've finished watching/watched a part and get my money back. And if I don't have that faith, then I'm not going to spend that kind of money.
     
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    The upcharge is just for day-and-date release, right? I mean, six months later (or whatever) it would just be on there with everything else, yeah? So what you’re paying additional for is the privilege of “early” viewing.

    If that price tag is the only way I can see it ever, then yeah, I’d probably pay. If I can just wait and watch at the same price I’m already paying for the subscription, I’d probably do that (unless the reviews are overwhelmingly positive).
     
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    Yes without hesitation. No wonder people think I’m a Disney/Lucasfilm shill. :p
     
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    I would actually not pay an extra fee as long as there is enough stuff I haven't seen yet and would wait ( I doubt they will keep the extra fee up for lifetime).
    But if you have 5 friends that all want to watch it you can "invite" them to bring 5$ and some snacks and watch it together (with 6 feet distance between you and them)
     
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    I would have to as a Star Wars fan. There are very few movies I would pay $30 to rent. It has to be something I'm super invested in and want to take part in the larger conversation around, like Star Wars or Marvel.

    You know, people have been talking for awhile now about the death of theaters and the rise of streaming. But I think this is really exposing why Hollywood needs movie theaters if it wants to keep operating on these massive budgets.

    When I pay $10 - $15 dollars for a movie ticket, or $30 for my family, I'm paying for a whole experience. I'm paying for the screen, the sound, the reactions of the crowd, even the whole feel and smell of a movie theater that brings back so much nostalgia--and, of course, I get to see the movie months before home release.

    To pay that much, or even more, for an at-home rental just makes no sense to me as a consumer. I'm literally receiving less for my money. Yes, I get to see the movie before "home release," whatever that means now, but I don't receive any other part of the theater experience.

    I can rent the movie or buy it for significantly cheaper in a few months. So the question is, am I willing to spend $20-25 extra dollars simply for the right to see it now?

    I don't think you can build a whole consumer model on the assumption that people will pay that much just to see something early, unless it's a tentpole franchise they're invested in.
     
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    When it comes to Star Wars, if it’s a movie it should be realised in cinemas/theatres. If it’s a TV show, it should included in the monthly cost of Disney+.

    Asking people to pay a monthly subscription, then an additional fee every time they release a “premium” TV show, would kill Disney+ faster than you can say “Netflix FTW”.
     
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    I know I’d spend the money just because it’s Star Wars and I can’t imagine not doing it, but I think it’s a horrible idea and I hope they never go that route. I realize they would’ve lost a lot of money on Mulan if they just decided to throw it on Disney+ instead of charging a premium fee, but let’s be real, Disney has more than enough money, and I don’t think audiences are going to take too kindly to having to pay that kind of fee every time a major film is released to Disney+ (i.e. any live-action Disney remake, all future Marvel and Star Wars films, etc.), so I hope they stick to their statement that this is a one-time thing.

    Plus, like others have said, Star Wars absolutely deserves to be experienced in theaters with an audience. I think The Mandalorian works really well, but it’s also a series and is supposed to work in that way because it was made for that medium. That approach is not going to work for everything, and it’s certainly not going to work for Star Wars films.

    Let’s put it this way –– if it weren’t for the fact that I’m a diehard Star Wars fan, I more than likely would not pay the $30 fee when I can just wait for it to become available with the rest of the stuff I have access to with my subscription. Disney needs to realize that it’s no different than when they don’t cater to hardcore fans any other time because they have to appeal to the masses. The masses are more than likely not going to gravitate toward that type of consumption model, and as others have stated, this wouldn’t work AT ALL if it weren’t for COVID-19 and the fact that movie theaters aren’t reopening in the foreseeable future.
     
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    I for my part are going to wait for the second season of mandalorian to drop, then wait for like another 5, 6 weeks and then subscribe. It's not like I have to review it for an audience or something, I am just watching it solely for my personal entertainment, so I don't give a Blast if anyone already has seen it before me and so one.

    And yeah, not going to pay 30 dollars extra for a movie. Speaking of Mulan- I was really looking forward seing this one, but I can wait.
     
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    A 90 minute high end animated film that covers the reign of Emperor Vitiate. It would have to be as sophisticated as the cut scenes.
     
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    What? Mulan is $30 on D+? Isn't it cheaper to see it in a theatre at that point...I'm confused. I'd only spend that on a video game or physical merch.
     
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    Not me, I've found movie sites that allow me to see movies early for free & no I won't be sharing the links.
     
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    Why not am probably about 10k in the hole regarding anything Star Wars.
    Whats another 30 bucks.
     
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    If this option was available for any recent SW film...

    I would see the movie in theater on opening night. And then I would go home and buy it on whatever streaming service it lived. Either way, I'd have no problem shelling out $30 for it upon release.
     
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    Probably if TROS had been due for release 6 months later then I might have seriously considered it despite the fact it would have just been me watching it making this a much more expensive option then going to the cinema
     
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