Loved Loki But Black Widow Question

Yeah, I’m that girl. Woman. Person.

One moment, while I share my thoughts on one of my favorite genres and movie franchises, Marvel. 

To be clear, this really isn’t about the movies themselves, though I’m happy to have that conversation any day of the week and twice on Sundays – and if I’m being honest, I’m usually having that conversation with my favorite movie partner-in-marvel-crime, the now very cool teenager Julie (we even have our own Wakanda Forever hand-shake. Yeah, we’re that kind of Marvel fans! We make no apologies.)

But this post is about something else…money (it’s always about money isn’t it?).

I have a question.  

For the record, I loved Loki. I also loved The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.  If I’m being real honest, I did NOT like WandaVision so much, but I see why people did enjoy it. And I understand the artistry of WandaVision, so it’s all good in my book. 

But here’s my question: Why is Disney charging $30 for Black Widow ON TOP of the monthly subscription?  I understand that because of Covid they need to get a different kind of financial stream happening –  the world has changed, and how we view movies now is different. But I’m thinking that’s NOT the way to do it and feels absolutely CRAY. 

I have not seen it yet, and I probably won’t till much later. And somehow, it’s already lost some luster for me. I’m not as interested in seeing it now. I know eventually I will, but…meh.

I’m going to admit that I am one of those people who would go to the movie theater, during the day – yes, I’d purposely take that time to go by myself and watch a movie mid-day. And Marvel movies, especially Black Panther, I saw multiple times. And let me be clear, when I say “multiple times” I mean more than three, barely less than ten. Uhem. Yeah, for the record, this is not alarming to Marvel fans.

I’m just shook by this new price tag though… After Infinity War and Endgame, it seems to me, that Marvel fatigue is going to be a thing – but these great “series” of background or filler information on characters via episodes is a wonderful way to go — at least as far as I’m concerned.  

Since Covid has changed the way in which we all watch anything and everything, I’m curious if people are ready to spend $30 for a film to watch in thier own home. I guess if you’re a family of two or more, then maybe that would make sense. But for me?  No. Not unless I can keep the movie itself, which is not the case.  My understanding is you have access to it for only a limited time?  

In all fairness, Black Widow will be available on Disney+ in October for those with a subscription – just three months after it’s premier. I’ll wait till then to chime in on what I thought of the film. Curious if anyone who paid the additional $30 thought it was worth it?

I will say this — I am thoroughly excited to see some of the upcoming Marvel flicks — like Thor: Love and Thunder, Dr. Strange: In the Multiverse of Madness due out in 2022 , and of course, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.  Still, I’m not sure I’m willing to pay an addition $30 for any of them — but I do hope we’re in a different place as far as Covid is concerned so we can get back to the movie theater in peace. Honestly, as much as I love the privacy of my own home and watching it on my couch, I do miss the movie theater.  It was one of the last communal things we did as neighbors, strangers, friends. And nothing will ever beat, watching endgame with a bunch of people and seeing Captain America pick up Thor’s hammer — amiright?  It still gives me chills every time I watch it – for those of you who remember, here’s that moment (captured by the studio/crew viewing I believe):

That was so much fun!

I look forward to those days again. I really do hope we find our way back to the movie theaters soon!

4 thoughts on “Loved Loki But Black Widow Question

  1. I will try to watch Loki if one of my cable-subscribed platforms is offering it. No, I won’t spend $30 to see the Widow. I enjoy Marvel movies and am currently watching the Iron Fist series on Netflix. It’s free after my son hooked it up from his set.
    That’s my favorite four-letter word. “F R E E!”

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    • I love that it’s your favorite four-letter word! Hahahahahaha! But yeah, I hear you. I think it’s horrible to spend that kind of money on top of paying a subscription fee. Someone mentioned that after driving your car, paying for parking, buying popcorn and a drink – even pre-Covid ticket prices had sky-rocketed, that you probably paid at least $30 to go the movies…. Of course my response is, that’s a different experience all together and worth it. You can’t duplicate that in your home. At least I can’t. I get that Hollywood is trying to figure out another way to bring in monies, but this ain’t it! I’ll have to check out Iron Fist. I’m surprised it’s not on Disney, since Disney owns all of Marvel — but that’s cool. Loki is ONLY on Disney Plus at the moment, but I do hope you get to check it out. It was quirky, but so fun and…I liked it!

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  2. the “S” in Disney is a dollar sign if you think about it. For a company that prides itself on being family-friendly, they sure aren’t when it comes to a family budget. Going to the theme parks will cost you a lot of money. Most everyone loves Disney so they know you will pay a premium.

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