It’s not just Disney Corp’s new Snow White movie that’s having a total meltdown. It’s only No. 9 or 10 in an unbroken series of box-office bombs. Obviously they have no idea of what they’re doing wrong… or they wouldn’t keep doing it. Would they? So hard to tell with Wokies!
Here are some things those movies have in common.
*They are all based on earlier movies or, in “The Haunted Mansion,” a Disney theme park ride. You take a classic feature-length cartoon and try to turn it into a live-action movie. Or you could use a ride or a toy or a TV show. This is not originality.
*If they’re not based on Disney capers, they’re based on Marvel Comics. I’m so sick of superheroes, I could heave. That doesn’t stop Disney from cranking them out. (“Stop, please stop! Enough, enough!”) But Disney bought Marvel, and a few other companies, too–and now it’s just too big. Alexander the Great’s empire was too big to stay in one piece. So is Disney’s empire.
*Every Disney movie now is steeped in Woke-ness. This insults and antagonizes millions of potential viewers. “Hey! We despise you and everything you stand for–and your country sucks, too! Hope you like our movies.” Woke is abominable. Normal people loathe it. Disney has picked the wrong side of the cultural divide.
*No matter how many times they fail, they just keep on doing the same damned things over and over again. Unoriginal, confused, and culturally hostile–that’s the Disney formula.
And if they don’t change, drastically, their corporation might collapse.
(Not a dry eye on the house!)