The opening splash page is clean and well organized, which is a way of saying it meets industry standards.
Format resembles Netflix, with rows designated as Trending, Recommended For You, Originals, Hit Movies and so on. You get the idea. Some of the ones that are more interesting are Out of Vault (older animated movie classics), Throwback (older non-classic content although it did include Gargoyles which I was happy about).
Streaming Quality: this rates a zero. The servers are slammed and the only thing I can watch is an error message, which my youngest finds less than entertaining.
I’ll let you know what it’s like when I can actually see some of it.
UPDATE: Streaming quality is high as is the audio.
The Mandalorean is so far much better than the current trilogy. Admittedly, a low bar to stumble over.
3 thoughts on “Disney Plus: First Impressions”
No, no, no….it’s a trap!!! 🙂
The wife, who is a big SW fan, saw the recent Mandalorean sneak peak and simply said “That told me nothing about the show.”
saw ‘The Current War’, was not bad.
rather shocking that they pretty much allowed the White! CisHetero! Patriarchal! Oppressor! Capitalist! Pig! Westinghouse to be the honorable protagonist of the movie.
Edison is in the primary ‘hero’ role, but they don’t completely shy away from the fact that he was an obnoxious, grasping and petty little shit. they do make a point to not mention Edison’s role in the excision of Tesla from the American public consciousness.
to the extent that the film does not excoriate Edison, i expect this is due in large measure this is due to Benederp Cumberdumpster’s credit as an Executive Producer while he was also playing Thomas Alva. but it’s also hard for ANYONE from Hollywood to critique the man who invented movies.
the narrative of the movie also closes after the Chicago World’s Fair and they avoid any of Tesla’s public demonstrations of electrical tech.
probably the least believable aspect of the movie was the constant pointless front and center placement of Negro reporters circa 1900. there were entire Northern Sundowner cities back then and most public houses of any repute were segregated. that was still a ‘problem’ in the 1950s, Frank Sinatra forced many hotels and clubs to suspend their ‘No Negro’ policies for Sammy Davis Jr, 60 years after the events in this film. the endemic segregation of the Jim Crow South goes without saying.
Twain and Mencken and Einstein were conspicuous via their absence but you do have to limit the ensemble somewhere.