@sweep: I think having people that are born as chemical disasters aren't really a good allegory for any kind of real world prejudice. There's not a minority group in the world that can shoot lasers out of their eyes.
Not sure if you're being serious or not. It's either you're on the wind up or you don't know what "allegory" means. There's no flying cars and aliens don't openly roam the planet & yet lots of science fiction which is allegorical stories about real life. The idea of a group of people being attacked, despised, ostracised, and all because of something they were born with, that they didn't choose, that's the allegory for racism. Not the specific nature of the mutations. It's not a particularly subtle allegory but it's 1960s comic books man, that shit was fun but entirely throw away (seriously, get a free trial for Marvel Unlimited & read the first few issues of X-Men), you're not going to get subtlety there.
Anyway, as a pathetic manbaby who really doesn't watch many movies these days that aren't Marvel films, I'm totally fine with this. There's a lot of serious concerns about the issue of competition, especially ownership of TV networks, but it's also a US problem and I'm not in America so that part doesn't fuss me very much. Disney ramping up the unnecessary sequels on Pixar films really irked me, and you have something like Fox Searchlight which continually funds what I guess you could regard as prestige films, award fodder that doesn't bring home the cash like a summer blockbuster, but the world would be a poorer place without the likes of Black Swan, The Last King of Scotland, Sunshine, Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel, so you'd have to hope Disney will just give those people the continued freedom to keep doing what they do.
Disney would also apparently pick up a big stake in Hulu which I guess could become their dedicated streaming platform rather than actually launching a specific Disney thing to compete with Amazon & Netflix. I dunno, it's totally healthy to be insanely sceptical of companies potentially being a monopoly or monoposy, but at the same time, for example the spreading of all the shit you'd want to watch over 3 or 4 separate streaming services is a total ballache for consumers. "This month do I want to watch Stranger Things & The Grand Tour or do I drop one of them so I can binge watch WWE Network/UFC Fight Pass/New Japan World/Hulu/Crunchy Roll/god there are so many streaming services now/etc?" is not actually great. Everything being in one place has a huge upside. Of course, that lack of competition also means they are free to price gouge so man, no easy answers. So long as the regulators ensure they can't own both ABC & Fox it's not a totally horrible thing, and there are definite upsides on the superhero front, but I'm not sure it's really full of major positives either.
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