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2020-08-04 7:23:38 PM  
My wife and I won't either and were not just stockholders where also Disney World annual passholders.
 
2020-08-04 7:29:47 PM  

growinthings: My wife and I won't either and were not just stockholders where also Disney World annual passholders.


Ooooh look at Mr Moneybags with his stocks and annual passes!
 
2020-08-04 7:30:31 PM  
And The Boys S2 drops on 9/4, so I really could not care less about Mulan.
 
2020-08-04 7:31:42 PM  

scottydoesntknow: growinthings: My wife and I won't either and were not just stockholders where also Disney World annual passholders.

Ooooh look at Mr Moneybags with his stocks and annual passes!


The weekday select pass is approx $42 a month for both of us!
 
2020-08-04 7:45:44 PM  
Nooope
 
2020-08-04 7:48:23 PM  

growinthings: scottydoesntknow: growinthings: My wife and I won't either and were not just stockholders where also Disney World annual passholders.

Ooooh look at Mr Moneybags with his stocks and annual passes!

The weekday select pass is approx $42 a month for both of us!


A friend of mine rarely took her kids to Disneyland because of the cost.  Then she got a job at Disney (in Burbank), which comes with free annual passes.  They now go so often that she admits the pass would have been worth it.

/Doesn't mean it's affordable, just worth it...
 
2020-08-04 8:49:27 PM  
Nope
 
2020-08-04 8:53:43 PM  
$30 for a rental that'll be free on the same platform 4 months later? A platform that I'm already paying a subscription fee for? Piss off.
 
2020-08-04 10:35:05 PM  

growinthings: scottydoesntknow: growinthings: My wife and I won't either and were not just stockholders where also Disney World annual passholders.

Ooooh look at Mr Moneybags with his stocks and annual passes!

The weekday select pass is approx $42 a month for both of us!


fark you, Money McScrooge Duck!  $500 a year!?!? That's roughly what I spend on dry cleaning.

So Fark you!  I need a stiff collar!

/haven't spent a dime on dry cleaning since March.
//Don't plan too until the courts open
///Also, no shave in approaching 5 months.
 
2020-08-04 11:16:49 PM  
I can't imagine the world is clamoring for this movie right now.
 
2020-08-04 11:39:07 PM  
$30 rental I'll likely get for 2 days when seeing it at the movies would cost me maybe $60 between tickets for 2 and concessions as well? And I don't have to risk getting Covid for my trouble? Sure, why not? Why people are acting like this is straight up extortion is beyond me. They were holding out for a theatrical release, they decided to push it to digital and still need to recover some of their production costs. Y'all will spend $30 at McDonald's for 2 value meals and chicken nuggies, but THIS is too much? Lol ok edgelords.

I, like many others, will probably binge The Boys first, but we'll have a couple friends over and we'll watch Mulan. We'll view it on our outdoor screen with our projector, pop some popcorn over the fire pit and have s'mores.

Next week we're gonna watch Jurassic Park!  🦖 🦕
 
2020-08-05 12:38:49 AM  

Butterflew: $30 rental I'll likely get for 2 days when seeing it at the movies would cost me maybe $60 between tickets for 2 and concessions as well? And I don't have to risk getting Covid for my trouble? Sure, why not? Why people are acting like this is straight up extortion is beyond me. They were holding out for a theatrical release, they decided to push it to digital and still need to recover some of their production costs. Y'all will spend $30 at McDonald's for 2 value meals and chicken nuggies, but THIS is too much? Lol ok edgelords.

I, like many others, will probably binge The Boys first, but we'll have a couple friends over and we'll watch Mulan. We'll view it on our outdoor screen with our projector, pop some popcorn over the fire pit and have s'mores.

Next week we're gonna watch Jurassic Park!  🦖 🦕


Exactly.  My kids wanted to see both Onward and Trolls World Tour in the theater.  I looked at them and calmly explained how it'd cost at least $120 to do that, based on ticket prices and concessions.  Then when they moved Onward to Disney+, and Trolls to a two-day rental for $20, we were all happy.  They got to see those movies, and I got to save $100 (I don't count the Disney+ subscription in my figures).
 
2020-08-05 12:41:48 AM  
If you have kids, nope is likely not an option.
And $30 is probably half of what you'd spend at a theater.
 
2020-08-05 12:46:44 AM  
And you permanently lose the rights to watch that thing you paid $30 for it if you should ever fail to make a payment on your Disney+ membership, am I reading that correctly?
 
2020-08-05 12:49:34 AM  

Butterflew: $30 rental I'll likely get for 2 days when seeing it at the movies would cost me maybe $60 between tickets for 2 and concessions as well? And I don't have to risk getting Covid for my trouble? Sure, why not? Why people are acting like this is straight up extortion is beyond me. They were holding out for a theatrical release, they decided to push it to digital and still need to recover some of their production costs. Y'all will spend $30 at McDonald's for 2 value meals and chicken nuggies, but THIS is too much? Lol ok edgelords.

I, like many others, will probably binge The Boys first, but we'll have a couple friends over and we'll watch Mulan. We'll view it on our outdoor screen with our projector, pop some popcorn over the fire pit and have s'mores.

Next week we're gonna watch Jurassic Park!  🦖 🦕


Why not? Because I seriously doubt it's a good movie. The issue for me isn't the price.
 
2020-08-05 1:08:18 AM  
 
2020-08-05 1:13:29 AM  
Mulan was forgettable
 
2020-08-05 1:24:48 AM  

reudant: Mulan was forgettable


Best part of Mulan:

Mulan | I'll Make A Man Out Of You | Disney Sing-Along
Youtube TVcLIfSC4OE
 
2020-08-05 1:41:22 AM  

Iggie: reudant: Mulan was forgettable

Best part of Mulan:

[YouTube video: Mulan | I'll Make A Man Out Of You | Disney Sing-Along]


I can make you a man (from The Rocky Horror Picture Show)
Youtube tEx8__ie6bg
 
2020-08-05 1:49:57 AM  
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2020-08-05 1:50:05 AM  
My response to this movie's existence was "please for the love of god stop doing this shiat" when it was gonna be a ten dollar ticket that I could buy with cash instead of giving another untrustworthy corporation access to my credit line over an unsecured connection.

I get the idea behind the math here (that two point something people will see it on average so they can milk that much out of people) but I don't think this movie is the one to try to force this particular scam.
 
2020-08-05 1:50:05 AM  

gameshowhost: And you permanently lose the rights to watch that thing you paid $30 for it if you should ever fail to make a payment on your Disney+ membership, am I reading that correctly?


But of course. Big media is working hard to stuff the genie back into the bottle of owning movies.
 
2020-08-05 2:31:23 AM  

bluorangefyre: Butterflew: $30 rental I'll likely get for 2 days when seeing it at the movies would cost me maybe $60 between tickets for 2 and concessions as well? And I don't have to risk getting Covid for my trouble? Sure, why not? Why people are acting like this is straight up extortion is beyond me. They were holding out for a theatrical release, they decided to push it to digital and still need to recover some of their production costs. Y'all will spend $30 at McDonald's for 2 value meals and chicken nuggies, but THIS is too much? Lol ok edgelords.

I, like many others, will probably binge The Boys first, but we'll have a couple friends over and we'll watch Mulan. We'll view it on our outdoor screen with our projector, pop some popcorn over the fire pit and have s'mores.

Next week we're gonna watch Jurassic Park!  🦖 🦕

Exactly.  My kids wanted to see both Onward and Trolls World Tour in the theater.  I looked at them and calmly explained how it'd cost at least $120 to do that, based on ticket prices and concessions.  Then when they moved Onward to Disney+, and Trolls to a two-day rental for $20, we were all happy.  They got to see those movies, and I got to save $100 (I don't count the Disney+ subscription in my figures).


Why do you account for concession ? You know you don't have to get some, right ?
 
2020-08-05 2:31:36 AM  
For Black Widow maybe. But a meh live action rehash of good animated film i like, no.
 
2020-08-05 2:46:28 AM  
Ha ha. Subby's A poor.
 
2020-08-05 2:50:09 AM  

Three Crooked Squirrels: growinthings: scottydoesntknow: growinthings: My wife and I won't either and were not just stockholders where also Disney World annual passholders.

Ooooh look at Mr Moneybags with his stocks and annual passes!

The weekday select pass is approx $42 a month for both of us!

fark you, Money McScrooge Duck!  $500 a year!?!? That's roughly what I spend on dry cleaning.

So Fark you!  I need a stiff collar!

/haven't spent a dime on dry cleaning since March.
//Don't plan too until the courts open
///Also, no shave in approaching 5 months.


Lol I also used to starch and shave. Not always clean-shaven, but tight. These months I'm wearing whatever T-shirt doesn't smell as bad as the others. My ex just sent me a sweet care package including some high-end body wash from Bath and Body Works (umbrella company she works for) so I have that going for me.

I propose a COVID beard-off. Just like a playoff beard, only sadder. I keep mowing mine down but it only seems to provoke it and grows back harder than ever.
 
2020-08-05 3:02:10 AM  

dickfreckle: Three Crooked Squirrels: growinthings: scottydoesntknow: growinthings: My wife and I won't either and were not just stockholders where also Disney World annual passholders.

Ooooh look at Mr Moneybags with his stocks and annual passes!

The weekday select pass is approx $42 a month for both of us!

fark you, Money McScrooge Duck!  $500 a year!?!? That's roughly what I spend on dry cleaning.

So Fark you!  I need a stiff collar!

/haven't spent a dime on dry cleaning since March.
//Don't plan too until the courts open
///Also, no shave in approaching 5 months.

Lol I also used to starch and shave. Not always clean-shaven, but tight. These months I'm wearing whatever T-shirt doesn't smell as bad as the others. My ex just sent me a sweet care package including some high-end body wash from Bath and Body Works (umbrella company she works for) so I have that going for me.

I propose a COVID beard-off. Just like a playoff beard, only sadder. I keep mowing mine down but it only seems to provoke it and grows back harder than ever.


oh nooo...

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2020-08-05 4:17:27 AM  
Or there's Birate Pay
 
2020-08-05 6:24:01 AM  

sirrerun: If you have kids, nope is likely not an option.
And $30 is probably half of what you'd spend at a theater.


Nope is always an option. But, this doesn't sound like a bad deal.
 
2020-08-05 6:58:41 AM  
It'll be on the torrent sites within minutes of release...and I still won't watch.
 
2020-08-05 7:31:41 AM  

Butterflew: $30 rental I'll likely get for 2 days when seeing it at the movies would cost me maybe $60 between tickets for 2 and concessions as well? And I don't have to risk getting Covid for my trouble? Sure, why not? Why people are acting like this is straight up extortion is beyond me. They were holding out for a theatrical release, they decided to push it to digital and still need to recover some of their production costs. Y'all will spend $30 at McDonald's for 2 value meals and chicken nuggies, but THIS is too much? Lol ok edgelords.

I, like many others, will probably binge The Boys first, but we'll have a couple friends over and we'll watch Mulan. We'll view it on our outdoor screen with our projector, pop some popcorn over the fire pit and have s'mores.

Next week we're gonna watch Jurassic Park!  🦖 🦕


I just did the math myself.  If I took my kid and wife, our tickets would be about $15.  Thrown in a large popcorn and a drink - probably about $25. (Of course, I will only do matinees - movie theaters priced themselves out from me ever taking my family during peak hours years ago. )

I may be out of touch because I can't remember the last time I bought one - but I've never paid more than $25 for a DVD that I can OWN and watch whenever I want over and over again.

Now they want $30 for some crappy movie that I also have to be subscribed to their service for?

[Update, 9:30pm ET: Disney has since confirmed that a $30 payment for Mulan will permanently unlock it in your Disney+ account, so long as you remain a paying subscriber.]

This kind of BS is why I no longer do digital and I hope the entire digital distribution model fails.  After losing all of my Wii and Wii U games that I can never get back - I will never ever rely on a digital platform to purchase media again.  Physical or nothing.

/old man done yelling at cloud
 
2020-08-05 7:45:55 AM  
heh
 
2020-08-05 7:48:35 AM  
Why would you pay for Chinese propaganda?
 
2020-08-05 8:01:44 AM  
I'd gladly pay $30 for a movie I want to see in the theater but obv can't/won't right now.  It's way cheaper than what I would pay for my family to go see it in the theater with the added bonus of no annoying people.

Nolan will never cave (Tenet) but I hope other high-profile movies follow suit.

Will probably take a big-budget movie, that is good, bombing in theaters for them to consider VOD first.
 
2020-08-05 8:34:39 AM  
This seems an extremely stupid idea. Nothing against the film, but there are few things I'd spend an extra $30 on a service I'm already paying for.
 
2020-08-05 9:00:03 AM  

sirrerun: If you have kids, nope is likely not an option.
And $30 is probably half of what you'd spend at a theater.


This. Some people brought that Trolls movie 3-4 times for their chillins, just to keep them from going nuts
 
2020-08-05 9:54:30 AM  
I expect that it will eventually be put on the regular side of Disney+. I'll watch it then.
 
2020-08-05 11:57:00 AM  
what else did you spend $800 for your 65"  uncalibrated 4k display that you sit 14 feet away from and your $249 120 watt soundbar

this is your chance to put your "home theater" to the test.
replicate that theater experience.
 
2020-08-05 12:56:29 PM  
My wife, who is Chinese, was already not going to bother with this film thanks to Liu Yifei's comments about the Hong Kong protests. Now we have a second reason not to bother.
 
2020-08-05 1:25:02 PM  

Rattrap007: For Black Widow maybe. But a meh live action rehash of good animated film i like, no.


Has there been any word on when it might get released?
 
2020-08-05 4:56:32 PM  

kukukupo: Butterflew: $30 rental I'll likely get for 2 days when seeing it at the movies would cost me maybe $60 between tickets for 2 and concessions as well? And I don't have to risk getting Covid for my trouble? Sure, why not? Why people are acting like this is straight up extortion is beyond me. They were holding out for a theatrical release, they decided to push it to digital and still need to recover some of their production costs. Y'all will spend $30 at McDonald's for 2 value meals and chicken nuggies, but THIS is too much? Lol ok edgelords.

I, like many others, will probably binge The Boys first, but we'll have a couple friends over and we'll watch Mulan. We'll view it on our outdoor screen with our projector, pop some popcorn over the fire pit and have s'mores.

Next week we're gonna watch Jurassic Park!  🦖 🦕

I just did the math myself.  If I took my kid and wife, our tickets would be about $15.  Thrown in a large popcorn and a drink - probably about $25. (Of course, I will only do matinees - movie theaters priced themselves out from me ever taking my family during peak hours years ago. )

I may be out of touch because I can't remember the last time I bought one - but I've never paid more than $25 for a DVD that I can OWN and watch whenever I want over and over again.

Now they want $30 for some crappy movie that I also have to be subscribed to their service for?

[Update, 9:30pm ET: Disney has since confirmed that a $30 payment for Mulan will permanently unlock it in your Disney+ account, so long as you remain a paying subscriber.]

This kind of BS is why I no longer do digital and I hope the entire digital distribution model fails.  After losing all of my Wii and Wii U games that I can never get back - I will never ever rely on a digital platform to purchase media again.  Physical or nothing.

/old man done yelling at cloud


This was my perspective, too.  I know that I'm exceptional because I have a job with odd hours, so I'll go see movies on Tuesday mornings or something when they're like $8.  I almost never buy concessions, although a lot of the places here have beer and wine and sometimes I'll treat myself.  I can definitely see how people can spend way more, but that's also their choice, not simply how the system works.

And ditto on the streaming/digital:  I hate the idea of not owning the media I want to watch.  I'm a bit of a film nerd and I'm always looking for stuff that isn't so easy to find, especially art and foreign films.  Many of them aren't available through any streaming service, and when they are, it's usually quite temporary.  Trying to find most films before, say, 2005 or 2010 on services is already a huge chore.  I rarely spend more than $20 on a disc, unless it's hugely rare or a very special edition.

So yeah, if you're spending $60 at the theater, maybe $30 to watch a movie at home doesn't seem awful, but when you're used to spending less than $10, your tastes aren't necessarily mainstream enough to make a bunch of subscription services worthwhile, and thus you prefer to actually own much of the media you consume, the idea of paying $30 to essentially rent a movie forever while also having to pay a monthly rental fee on top of it just seems insane.

/The Criterion Channel is pretty damn amazing, though.  I could probably cancel everything else and not miss them, other than a show or two on Netflix.
 
2020-08-05 7:35:43 PM  

luidprand: I expect that it will eventually be put on the regular side of Disney+. I'll watch it then.


Yeah.  The trailer made it look pretty good, but I'm not paying an extra $30 to watch it, when I can watch the animated version already.

I hope they digitally release the Dwayne Johnson/Emily Blunt movie Jungle Cruiseon Disney+ later this year; it looks like a lot of fun.
 
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