Following Disney+ Page 56

  • boo 13 May 2021 12:07:37 13,846 posts
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    What's the jury's opinion on Disney+?

    Looking at it, I'd really like to see:

    The Mandalorian
    Wandavision
    Falcon & The Winter Soldier
    Possibly the Star Wars : Clone Wars stuff.

    I can get Jessica Jones and Luke Cage on Netflix, and I've got the MCU / Star Wars films on DVD.

    Is there much else worth watching on there? (people's tastes differ, yeah, yeah)

    And are the above series' worth signing up for, or are they a bit meh?
  • scott1987 13 May 2021 12:34:52 276 posts
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    Having all the simpsons episodes on tap is the only reason I signed up and continue to keep it going.

    The marvel and star wars stuff is a bonus.
  • robthehermit 13 May 2021 12:40:23 8,504 posts
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    @boo

    I really enjoyed the marvel series, and still to come this year are Loki, What If...?, Ms Marvel and Hawkeye.

    Star has a decent selection of films and TV, it's a mixed bag but I'd be surprised if you couldn't find anything to watch.

    New Star Wars animation The Bad Batch started recently. Then there's the Pixar stuff to go through as well. Even some of the proper Disney output is surprisingly inoffensive if you smoke enough weed. Ever fancied watching a musical about the children of classic disney villains going to high school with the good kids, well now you can.

    Is it worth £80 a year? I think so, but then I don't own all the MCU and Star Wars films, although if I did, the convenience of being able to watch them without putting the dvd in would definitely be part of the consideration.
  • kentmonkey 13 May 2021 12:41:20 24,282 posts
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    @boo at the original price point (£50 which I renewed on) it's just about worth it for me.

    However, despite being very interested in the first three, none of them have been must watch TV for me.

    The boy gets some use out of it for on demand Disney films, and I'm looking forward to Loki, but slightly concerned that I was really looking forward to both Mandalorian and Wanda and, despite both being fine, neither justified the sub for me.

    Unless you're absolutely busting a gut to watch any of these now, they're not going to disappear off the platform anytime soon and you can wait for more content to be added before deciding if it's worth it.

    We've got three streaming services now (Prime, Netflix and Disney) and I will be dumping one of them when it comes to renewal. At the moment, that one would be Disney.

    Edited by kentmonkey at 12:42:17 13-05-2021
  • gamecat 13 May 2021 12:41:40 1,181 posts
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    Sub a month, watch exclusives, cancel, come back in 6 months time : repeat, seems to be best way to use Disney+. Unless you have kids of the age that like to re-watch the same films over and over until their eyes bleed, then all bets are off.
  • Trowel 13 May 2021 13:12:13 24,423 posts
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    The biggest strength of Disney+ is also its biggest weakness over Prime and Netflix etc., as by making the entire catalogue available there's relatively little change over time, so little reason to maintain the sub once you've watched what you wanted to watch. Kids would probably get better value for discovering and reaching.
  • Dougs 13 May 2021 13:27:12 99,639 posts
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    At the moment, my kids are on run through 2 of Futurama. They def get good value from it.
  • hillbilly66 13 May 2021 13:32:27 3,298 posts
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    Considering it to binge watch the Simpsons.
  • mothercruncher 13 May 2021 13:53:35 19,323 posts
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    Great for kids, as an adult that doesnít do the superhero stuff though, itís pretty meh.
  • oldskooldeano 13 May 2021 13:59:45 3,448 posts
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    @boo the mandalorian is the real draw. The marvel series are good but you can live without. I rewatch star wars and MCU movies but you have them.
    Nomadland on there was a great bonus. My daughter watched Disney stuff and I like Pixar, I mean who doesnít?
    Star is utter trash as far as Iím concerned but you might get something out of it.
    On the whole I like my Disney sub but I paid £50 and not sure I would want to pay more..
  • Not-a-reviewer 13 May 2021 14:40:35 7,436 posts
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    I probably watch as much stuff on there as I do on Netflix. Thereís plenty of older stuff, including loads of the Fox tv and film stuff.

    Thereís a lot of shit but thereís quite a lot that isnít, as well as the marvel, SW and Pixar stuff.
  • TechnoHippy 13 May 2021 15:04:47 19,118 posts
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    I have it in the same way as Starz - there's the occasional new thing that's interesting enough and to be fair it's hardly a big monthly cost.
  • RawShark 13 May 2021 20:31:08 1,880 posts
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    Thereís usually one thing a month that keeps my sub going. This month it was Nomadland, which is easily worth the price of a one month sub. Next month, Loki. And thereís Family Guy/American Dad on tap whenever you just need to turn your brain off.

    And psstÖ in case you havenít predicted it, the Fox channels are going to wind down on Sky etc soon. So if you are one of the twelve people that still watches the Walking Dead, you might want to sign on.
  • Dougs 13 May 2021 20:34:32 99,639 posts
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    I keep forgetting about Nomadland. That's up this weekend.
  • Syrette 13 May 2021 23:09:34 51,118 posts
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    @Dougs

    Can't recommend it highly enough. Can imagine it looks superb in UHD too, but don't have 4K tv so making an assumption there!
  • RawShark 13 May 2021 23:19:16 1,880 posts
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    Syrette wrote:
    @Dougs

    Can't recommend it highly enough. Can imagine it looks superb in UHD too, but don't have 4K tv so making an assumption there!
    I can confirm it looks stunning.
  • Khanivor 14 May 2021 15:58:17 44,740 posts
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    The Mighty Ducks show is good viewing
  • Jono62 14 May 2021 16:21:11 26,995 posts
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    Big Sky is worth a watch too.
  • Porko_Rossi 14 May 2021 16:34:14 124 posts
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    The classic animations are great. Pinocchio is more terrifying than I remembered
  • robthehermit 14 May 2021 16:38:22 8,504 posts
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    The remakes of the classics are largely forgettable though.
  • Porko_Rossi 14 May 2021 17:08:26 124 posts
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    Think I managed 1 minute of the real-life Aladdin with will smith.
    I saw this Disney clip recently about multi-plain camera animation, got me inspired to watch some classics
    https://youtu.be/YdHTlUGN1zw
  • TommyUnderwear 15 May 2021 10:17:46 385 posts
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    Khanivor wrote:
    The Mighty Ducks show is good viewing
    Great for the nostalgia factor. Retread of the old stories but whatís not to love about that.
  • Not-a-reviewer 22 May 2021 20:26:24 7,436 posts
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    MODOK is up there now, looks like one a week.

    Itís not bad, feels a bit overlong but apparently the series improves as it goes on.
  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 22 May 2021 20:32:30 4,316 posts
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    Why must streaming companies force 4:3 content into badly zoomed 16:9? Even worse with D+, while looking up if it could be fixed, it apparently was enabled last year and disabled again... It is only a step worse than the dawn of widescreen TVs where stupid people and demos stretched their 4:3 content because they would rather have a warped picture than some black bars....

    Yeah, it has always been a pet peeve of mine...
  • Jono62 22 May 2021 21:08:41 26,995 posts
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    The Simpsons looked shite in 16:9.
  • Red_Bool 26 May 2021 15:19:16 2,270 posts
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    Wandavision was surprisingly awesome. It takes some guts to start a Marvel spin-off series like that. Both my sons (13 and 17) bounced off it after two episodes, but I stuck with it and I'm glad I did.

    In the mean time I got my oldest to continue watching it and he now also loves it.

    Needless to say that Falcon and the Winter Soldier was appreciated more by the boys (and less by the missus ;)).
  • Wayne 26 May 2021 15:39:52 3,630 posts
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    Jono62 wrote:
    The Simpsons looked shite in 16:9.
    You can change it to 4:3
  • oldskooldeano 27 May 2021 20:00:37 3,448 posts
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    I surprised myself and really enjoyed M.O.D.O.K. Nice stop motion animation. If they donít bring out a toy range they are really missing a trick.
  • TechnoHippy 11 Jun 2021 08:27:19 19,118 posts
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    End of Days has been added!

    I do love that film :-)
  • Decks 11 Jun 2021 08:44:10 30,288 posts
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    Is the Last Dragon any good? Don't think I've seen anyone mention it.
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