Sometimes, we all have those moments in our lives where a company or product has disappointed us so much that it makes sense to take some time and distance from them. Here are my thoughts on why I walked away from Disney.
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Disney and I are no longer together.
It’s a terrible state of affairs when a child grows up liking and worshipping Disney and all of its characters, only to grow up and rejoice when Disney does something extremely foolish. But Disney has offended a sizable segment of their fan base on several occasions, and it’s just too much to overlook. Buckle up, because I’m going to say a lot. To completely comprehend my split, we must begin at the beginning, when everything was perfect.
I grew up watching Star Wars Episodes I through VI on television. Episodes II, V, and VI are my top three Star Wars films (not in any order). My favorite Star Wars film as a kid was Episode II – Attack of the Clones, and my sister and I would spend hours playing the LEGO Star Wars video games.
I sense your disapproval of Episode II, but it doesn’t bother me. In Geonosis, the closing quarter of the movie was particularly remarkable. “Wizard” was Anakin riding on the speeder with John Williams’ soundtrack playing in the background. Some of my favorite Star Wars events were the Geonosian factory, arena, combat (with the clones), and duel with Count Dooku.
I was both delighted and suspicious when the second trilogy was revealed. Disney was infamous for “Disneyfying” characters, for want of a better phrase. Because I was in college and way too much of a normie to care, I was unaware of all the criticism over the character casting. I was blown away when I saw Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens and thought it was incredible! I had no idea we didn’t receive a scene with Luke, Han, and Leia from the original trilogy!
With my buddies, I went to see Rogue One: A Star Wars Story at the cinema. I felt it was a big success, particularly the Darth Vader scene at the conclusion. In 2017, Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi was released, and the promotion for it was incredible, and the great majority of fans were ecstatic! I watched the movie in the theatre, and it was fantastic! Please put down your pitchforks and give me a chance to finish!
When Solo: A Star Wars Story was out, I had no desire to watch it because I couldn’t imagine anybody else playing Han Solo other than Harrison Ford. I watched it on DVD and couldn’t see a single thing. I assumed it was my television that was malfunctioning. It was a “okay” film with nothing particularly noteworthy. It didn’t seem essential to me.
Next up came Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker, which I much preferred than The Last Jedi. I was really liking The Mandalorian by the time Episode IX came out. I felt it was a fantastic program with a tone that was consistent with the original trilogy. The characters were all distinct and creative, and the acting, music, and cinematography were all excellent, as was the technology utilized to shoot the program.
Then something unexpected occurred. My “normie” status was progressively eroding. After hearing about the Dark Saber that we saw at the conclusion of season 1 of The Mandalorian, my buddy persuaded me to start watching the animated program Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Season 7 of The Clone Wars would also be released, according to my pal. I originally saw the Clone Wars movies and was underwhelmed. I started watching the program and fell in love with the characters and storylines in the Star Wars world with each episode (or nearly every episode – the droid arc required a lot of devotion). Anakin Skywalker’s characterisation, as well as that of all the other characters in the prequels, was built up in the program. We were introduced to new characters like as Ventress, and Ahsoka Tano rapidly became one of my favorites. Anakin had a genuine protective sibling attachment with her. The episode also demonstrated Anakin’s evil side. Anakin’s demise in the prequel trilogy, in my perspective, seemed a little hasty. This show just adds to the characters’ and world’s complexity.
I wasn’t even thinking of the subsequent trilogy at this time. Season 6 was over, and I was officially caught up on The Clone Wars, since season 7 had not yet been released. Despite the fact that my companion had not seen Star Wars: Rebels, I chose to watch it (the animation style was a turnoff for him). The battle between Vader and Ahsoka was enthralling, and I was left reeling at the conclusion of season 2. Ahsoka, what had happened to her?! I didn’t feel either excited or disappointed after I completed Rebels. The “world between worlds” was not my cup of tea, and I believe Ahsoka avoided death. After that, I began playing EA’s Star Wars Battlefront II and Jedi: Fallen Order games. They were fantastic!
Then I began to consider Episode VIII.
The more I thought about Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the more I despised it. Luke’s total transformation into a recluse was horrifying. He could still see the good in his father, despite the fact that he slaughtered millions, but he had a disturbing dream about his nephew and decided it was time to kill him? What? In the seventh film, Rey and Finn had such amazing chemistry that Finn even asked whether she had a partner; they were clearly attracted to each other. Then, for the most of The Last Jedi, Rey and Finn were separated!
Rey, a Force user with little experience, seemed to be better than Luke Skywalker. In any of the three films, she did not depend on her pals. When you re-watched the choreography in slow-mo, the combat sequence with Rey and Ben against the guards in The Last Jedi was plain hilarious. Finn was reduced to a minor character who wandered about a casino but had little bearing on the storyline. We’ve got Rose Tico — there’s nothing more to say about her. It really became a disgrace to the original characters and to Star Wars. Then I began to reconsider the other sequels and Disney movies.
Apart from Jyn and Andor, I couldn’t recall a single name from Rogue One. Darth Vader was in the finest section of the movie. I remember laughing out loud at the droid’s amusing quips at the theater, but I couldn’t recall what he said hours afterwards!
In Episode VII, I realized Han had been reduced to the smuggler we met in A New Hope. In the original trilogy, his whole journey was deleted. His kid had succumbed to the Dark Side, and he had abandoned his wife. Then, towards the end, Han Solo dies, and Leia walks straight by a heartbroken Chewie after learning of his death. Instead of walking to her own buddy, she goes to Rey, a girl she doesn’t even know? In addition, Leia was downgraded from Princess to General in order to take on a more manly rank. I’m not sure what type of writing this is.
Then I got to thinking about Episode IX some more. “Rise of Identity Theft Skywalker,” I thought, would have been a better title for this picture. The writing was abysmal. “Palpatine reappeared in some way.” Despite the fact that the whole second trilogy maintains that Anakin’s saber is Luke’s, we never learn how Maz obtained it. Is Disney not going to make an effort to explain anything? It merely ends with Rey on her alone in Tatooine, burying Luke and Leia’s lightsabers on a planet where the twins’ father and grandmother were slaves. “How appropriate,” no one remarked. Even “Reylo” fans were disappointed when Ben Solo died and Rey was left alone since she “could take care of herself.” Disney, why would you do such a thing?
We didn’t get a single scene of the original trio together in three films. What a lost and squandered chance. I was simply so enthralled by the prospect of new Star Wars films that I was completely blind! “Wait a minute, how did we get here?” says the quotation. “We’re smarter than this!” is a phrase that springs to mind.
When Disney bought Lucasfilm in 2012, it terminated The Clone Wars. Sure, you could see unpublished and incomplete episodes on YouTube, but it wasn’t enough. “Save Clone Wars” became a hot hashtag, and Disney ultimately chose to renew the program for a seventh and final season in 2018, announcing it in 2018. When it first aired in 2020, it was available only on Disney+.
However, due of feminism, Disney had to rewrite Ahsoka’s path when she left the Jedi Temple. Ahsoka was supposed to meet a man at a repair shop. Because Ahsoka “doesn’t need a boyfriend,” we got Trace and Rafa Martez instead. “We’re beating about the bush here,” Ashley Eckstein, Ahsoka’s voice actor, commented. For a brief while, Ahsoka had a boyfriend.” Trace and Rafa were universally derided as the show’s “annoying sisters” and were much despised. It was all about feminism: females banding together and not relying on men to look after them. Yes, women’s strength! You may see the 2016 interview below. Start at the 21-minute mark for a reference point.
Aside from that storyline, Season 7 was fantastic! But let’s be honest. Disney only brought the program back for one more season, and they didn’t even complete all of the unaired episodes to tell us where Bo-Katan Kryze, Rex, and Ahsoka ended up. Rex was required for The Bad Batch, while Ahsoka was required for her live-action debut and to bridge the gap between The Clone Wars’ original finale and her appearance in Rebels. It was also necessary to provide additional information about Mandalore in general.
With season 2 of The Mandalorian, Ahsoka and Bo-Katan were brought to life, and I was really disappointed in Disney’s depiction of Ahsoka. I get why her lekku was too short, but you could have simply CGIed the rest in, particularly since we’ve already met Shaak-Ti in the prequel trilogy. She was rigid as a board and without spirit. I was skeptical when her new live-action program was revealed. Ahsoka should never have been made into a live-action film in my opinion. She had a fantastic, well-developed arc, starting as an unpleasant, “snippy” young padawan and progressing to a wise lady. If anything, an animated continuation of Rebels would have been fantastic. What happens to Ahsoka and Sabine? Does that sequence take place after Ahsoka’s live-action debut? Ahsoka was done filthy in live-action, in my opinion, for such a popular figure.
Disney, of course, takes one stride forward and two steps back with The Mandalorian. When Luke appeared in the season 2 finale, everyone erupted in applause and tears of delight. It was incredible to see the hero we’d been waiting for, the genuine Luke Skywalker, not “Jake Skywalker.” Then they dismissed Gina Carano, who played Cara Dune in The Mandalorian.
Gina was fired after posting the following on Facebook:
“Not by Nazi troops, but by their neighbors…even by children, Jews were thrashed in the streets.” Most people today are unaware that, in order to get to the point where Nazi forces could easily pick up thousands of Jews, the government first made their neighbors hate them for being Jews. What makes you think that’s any different from disliking someone because of their political beliefs?”
Disney didn’t like her honesty and had been attempting to terminate her for months since she didn’t support their political agenda. She was frequently attacked and targeted on social media, as well as tormented by other Lucasfilm workers. Except when these ladies disagreed with them, Disney’s message was one of a strong female thinking for herself.
Pedro Pascal, who portrays The Mandalorian’s eponymous character, drew various parallels to particular persons that were possibly worse than anything Gina Carano had ever said. He even praised a rapist who preyed on children.
So why did one get fired but not the other? Is it only due to political ideologies? Not to mention the fact that Disney had already dismissed James Gunn, the director of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, for improper statements on Twitter. They rehired him after that, and he even made light of Gina Carano’s firing!
Gina’s termination was a wake-up call heard throughout the globe. Thousands of customers cancelled their Disney+ subscriptions right away. I did, but I was still allowed to watch Disney+ until December 2021 since I had a yearly membership.
Employees at Lucasfilm, as previously said, are bullies. When Gina Carano was dismissed, Rebels voice actor Freddie Prinz Jr. went to Twitter to express his feelings about her. He tweeted the following as an excellent illustration of his arrogance.
February 11, 2021 — Freddie Prinze Jr (@RealFPJr)
Pablo Hidalgo, who notably ridiculed YouTuber Star Wars Theory for sobbing at Luke Skywalker’s entrance in The Mandalorian, is another good example. “Emotions are not for sharing,” said Hidalgo, a Lucasfilm veteran who is now the “Creative Executive in Story Development.” This comment is both illogical and offensive. Films are created for the purpose of entertainment. Is it forbidden to talk about entertainment these days? Star Wars Theory is a huge admirer of Lucasfilm and draws a lot of attention to the studio. Snarky comments directed against the most popular Star Wars channel on YouTube reflect badly on Lucasfilm’s professionalism.
The folks that work for Disney are like this. This sort of behavior will persist until the whole system is cleansed from top to bottom. I just cannot support a firm that was founded on enthusiasm and creativity but has now devolved into a nasty and arrogant enterprise.
Kathleen Kennedy, the president of Lucasfilm, donned a t-shirt that said “The Force is Female” in 2018. Obviously, this sparked considerable debate. It’s ironic that she wore this t-shirt and then dismissed Gina for having an opposing viewpoint. The next year, she said that there is no source material for Star Wars. I suppose none of the “extended universe” novels, comics, or the first six films qualify as “source material.”
Furthermore, the phrase “Slave Leia” is today considered politically unacceptable and oppressive. “Slave Leia” began to morph into “Hutt Slayer” in 2015. Indeed, the feminist movement had evolved to the point that Star Wars comic creator J. Scott Campbell claimed that Disney was bending the knee and banning Leia from being represented in her “slave” attire or even a “sexy stance.” People on all sides of the political divide did not want Leia to be portrayed as a slave or a sex symbol. Disney went all-in on Princess Leia.
I was able to view The Bad Batch in 2021 since I had a membership at the time of its launch. The first episode was fantastic, in my opinion. Showing Order 66, the squad’s personalities and skills, and witnessing Kamino were all highlights! Then it started to slow down. Even if it’s just for a few minutes, we finally get to meet Captain Rex again. The season finale was a disappointment, but the program was generally entertaining to watch. I don’t think I’ll ever watch it again, particularly since I no longer have a membership.
Disney seems to be following Marvel’s lead (more on that below) in bringing all of the characters together in live-action to confront Thanos… I’m referring to Thrawn. In The Book of Boba Fett, a show with numerous flaws, we even saw Ahsoka and Luke conversing.
The name of Boba Fett’s spacecraft, Slave I, was dropped in favor of simply calling it his “Firespray gunship.” I haven’t seen a single episode of Boba Fett, but from what I’ve heard, Boba informs Fennec that he’s searching for his “Firespray gunship,” which makes sense since she wouldn’t know what ship to hunt for unless she was acquainted with Boba and his ship. I’m hoping that’s the last time the ship is referred to as “Firespray.”
“Give them an inch, and they’ll take a mile,” is how I see it. What will they do next if all goes well? And it is the more serious problem. People have also said that it is a marketing choice since “parents would not purchase a ship called Slave I.” That isn’t a joke; that is their justification! Because people were so offended by it, I assume LEGO didn’t sell a single Slave I ship in the previous 20 years. Take notice of the sarcasm! When you bring these facts up on social media, you will be criticized and bullied.
Disney’s shoddy preparation for the second trilogy would be a significant nail in the coffin. Aside from the aforementioned criticism, George Lucas had sent Disney his writings for the new trilogy, which Disney had vehemently rejected. “This has been in the plans for a long time,” Kathleen Kennedy stated. She, on the other hand, plainly lied. Daisy Ridley, who played Rey, indicated that Rey would be linked to Obi-Wan Kenobi at first, but that by Episode IX, J.J. Abrams had changed his mind and decided she was Rey Palpatine. You’d think they’d take great care with a four-billion-dollar intellectual property. It’s worth noting that John Boyega’s picture was removed from the Chinese poster for Star Wars: The Force Awakens due to his race. Despite all of Disney’s awakened pandering, they continue to promote in China.
Finn (who is black) and Chewbacca (who is a Wookiee) from Star Wars were shafted in China. pic.twitter.com/ATpvcd51L6 HT @asmuniz
December 1, 2015 — Ray (@raykwong)
Not to note that Disney honored China (in the live-action Mulan end credits), a government that still possesses slaves and imprisons innocent people for religious cleansing. To me, it seems hypocritical to delete a ship’s name or Leia’s dress because of the term “slave,” but still conduct business with China. I shouldn’t care what they do with Star Wars at this time, but I do. “Take a look at how they slaughtered my kid.”
Since you’ve read this far, I feel obligated to be completely honest with you: I’ve never read a Marvel comic. In 2012, I was a normie once again when I went to see The Avengers in cinemas. It was such a fun, well-developed picture, with enough of screen time for each character! I decided to go back and see all of the previous Marvel movies. I believed they were pure entertainment: lighthearted, charming films that could be enjoyed with friends and family.
I have seen practically every MCU film released in theaters after 2012, with the exception of Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man (1 and 2), Doctor Strange, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, and Spider-Man: Homecoming. I didn’t see these movies in cinemas because either I didn’t care or I was too preoccupied with college. I ultimately finished watching all of the movies that were available for home viewing. Avengers: Endgame appeared to tie up a lot of loose ends, and it seemed like a wonderful way to wrap up the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier is my all-time favorite MCU film. It was gripping and heartbreaking, and all of the characters were given a chance to shine. Sam Wilson, who rapidly became a wonderful friend and ally to Steve and Natasha, was presented to us. Even though I loved Guardians of the Galaxy, it wasn’t nearly the “cookie cutter” movie that most MCU films are today, and it didn’t have all the humor and brilliant colors.
Unfortunately, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier has tarnished my favorite MCU film. Sam, Bucky, and Sharon Carter’s initial characterizations were utterly demolished in the program. They have all devolved into shells of their former selves. In Endgame, Steve Rogers abandons everyone to go back in time to marry Agent Peggy Carter, and Sam becomes the new Captain America in the new Disney program, but plays the victim card and begs people to “do better,” but unfortunately, doesn’t tell them how. Not to add how he ignores the “Flag Smashers” and refuses to confront Karli, the leader. Agent Sharon Carter, who was left alone, seems to have turned into a monster and murders Karli since a man cannot murder a woman. Bucky was underappreciated and just apologizes for being white, despite the fact that he was a “slave” for more than 70 years.
And don’t even begin to tell me about WandaVision! Monica Rambeau tells Wanda, “They’ll never know what you gave for them,” after she enslaves a whole community for months.
Because of her anguish, how can Wanda be anything but a villain? “I breach the rules, and I become the enemy,” Wanda tells Strange in the new Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Madness teaser. Wanda not accepting responsibility for her actions is another another example, which is a far cry from how we originally encountered her in Age of Ultron.
Loki makes an appearance. Loki just sobs and hides behind Sylvie, his female counterpart. He was a terrifying villain in The Avengers, only to be reduced to a worthless demigod who didn’t even get his own show!
After viewing Disney+ episodes like WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and Loki, I just don’t care. Even though my membership was still current at the time, I didn’t bother with Hawkeye. After Avengers: Endgame, I haven’t watched a single new MCU film.
Doctor Strange was eliminated from the program WandaVision because he was white, according to Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios. You know Disney is regressing when the MCU prioritizes diversity and feminism above storyline and genuine characterisation.
Disney used to be a fantastic place to unwind. The MCU, like Lucasfilm, has weak narrative and relies on virtue signaling. It all comes down to the message. The MCU is now focusing on anybody who isn’t a straight white guy, since Rey from Star Wars has no difficulty and is instantaneously the greatest at anything she does.
Pixar & Parks
Pixar has had several successes and failures. My personal favorites are undoubtedly Ratatouille and Luca. When Toy Story 4 came out, though, I was quite disappointed. Woody eventually abandons his whole family, including his closest buddy Buzz, in order to pursue Bo Peep. Overall, I adore Pixar and all of the classic animated films, but that alone isn’t enough to preserve Disney for me.
I haven’t visited Disney World since I was four years old, but the prospect of visiting was always appealing. However, I find the rise in ticket, meal, and retail costs to be utterly unacceptable. It’s absurd to spend hundreds of dollars to stand in line for hours for a single trip.
Writing my Disney goodbye offers me no joy. I’ll do my best not to give this corporation any money, but there will be a few exceptions, such as video games and the occasional item. Perhaps the Disney runners should pause and consider what Walt Disney once stated.
“No matter what you do, do it well.” Do it so well that people will want to come back to watch you do it again, and they will want to bring others to see how well you do what you do.” Walt Disney, Jr.
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