Zachary VIII said:
I’ll be at the Galaxy’s Edge theme park soaking in all the Star Wars I can, seeing Episode IX multiple times in Dolby, and enjoying my Disney+ subscription. Life is short, I am going to enjoy what I enjoy.
Feel free to do that. But try to at least retain some class consciousness and remember what Disney is.
I’m not sure there can be monopolies on non essential entertainment. People will always create other things. Actually, if you want more new and original intellectual properties, then Disney buying things up is sort of a good thing, as it will force the people to create something else.
If you stop liking what Disney is producing, then just go watch something different. There are so many studios and streaming services, the idea of someone monopolizing the industry sounds crazy to me. I remember having three TV stations and no VCR. Now I have access to even the most obscure content from numerous providers.
Monopolies are dangerous and can hurt consumers though, but I think it is more significant when we talk about more essential services, utilities, airlines, phones, internet providers. I think entertainment options are becoming more broad, not less. Disney is just good at making money, and that isn’t a bad home for you favorite things.