Disney ruining beloved properties

old lady

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Do you get the impression that Disney ruins their and their required properties by not being true to the source.
 

Bill007

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Jan 16, 2018
Do you mean acquired properties?
Can you give some examples? I think this is true for some of the 'straight to DVD' movies that sometimes negate the endings to the originals.
 
  • Unvoiced_Apollo

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    That’s why I have my original Star Wars DVDs. I like to see it without all of its crazy changes.
    Btw, Greedo shot first. /troll

    Regarding all these things about franchises being ruined aren't really true. We don't have to have everything related to the franchise. I don't have any of the Disney DVD sequels or live action versions. But I can still love Aladdin and Beauty and the Beast and all of the classics while ignoring everything I don't like. Nothing has been ruined in this case. So really, the only one who has ruined anything has been George Lucas.
     
  • Unvoiced_Apollo

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    Dialogue was changed in Empire too to make it work better with Ep I-III. I like watching the original theatrical versions.

    Now, MCU is really probably the best example of what Disney did right with a property.
    Empire was not originally received well and I would disagree that Disney hasn't done Star Wars right. The main issue is MCU was comics adapted to movies whereas Star Wars has a fan base who had the image built up of exactly what they wanted in terms of the story continuing. MCU had a comics fan base but there was no real movie audience with pre-conceived notions about what to truly expect. And so Disney had a lot more freedom to take license with the characters while still figuring out how to represent them. Other than the subversions not being set up well, I thought The Last Jedi was good follow up to the first of the sequels trilogy.
     

    BrianL

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    I'm one of those few people who has zero problems with the changes made to Star Wars. I watched a video recently that detailed every one of them, and I generally find them all to be better, at least in their final forms as seen on the Blu-ray or 4K releases (some of the changes in 1997 looked a little rough, though I had no issues with them conceptually).

    I do understand though when someone sees things as having gone off the rails. I see it a lot on comic books (i.e. Marvel right now) and while I try not to let it impact my enjoyment of past output, that can be difficult since it is a continuing mythos. Generally though, I don't think Disney is bad with this - even the dreaded straight-to-video- sequels are mostly inconsequential and don't "ruin" anything other than being of questionable quality sometimes. They are easily ignored, though I admit I have a soft spot for some of them and am excited to see a lot of the ones I never have on D+.
     

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