Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi is the latest instalment in the increasingly bloated Star Wars film series. As expected, the franchise has become Disneyfied beyond belief, there’s been a new movie in each of the last three years. It won’t stop there, Disney have announced at least five more Star Wars films plus a TV show.
With each new flick we hurtle towards a reality where people no longer care about subsequent releases in the series. Like the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Disney will continue bombarding us with Star Wars properties until they’ve printed enough money to fund a real-life Death Star.
Disney recently announced that it will remove its properties from Netflix in 2019, in order to launch a streaming service and secure a bigger share of the streaming pie. Disney’s new service could challenge Netflix’s iron grip on streaming. This is exciting news which will cause a shift in the market: let’s explore this.
The Walt Disney Corporation is the second largest media conglomerate in the world; a lot of people think Disney is just kids films and High School Musical, but they own of a huge number of beloved entertainment properties.
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BEWARE MILD SPOILERS AHEAD
Star Wars is a cultural phenomenon, an epic space opera that has spawned eight films; along with spinoff video games, TV shows, books, novels and all sorts of other shit. The most recent entry to the franchise was Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, released in December 2016.
Today I am going to talk to you about morality and Dark CGI, a term I have coined to describe reviving dead actors for new film roles. Different from cases where actors died during a film’s production and digital trickery was used to complete their scenes. Rogue One used Dark CGI to bring Peter Cushing back from the dead to reprise his role as Grand Moff Tarkin, which was unnecessary and added little to the story.