So it’s 10:34 pm in Malaysia, and I’ve just finished up homework and preparation for tomorrow. A little tired, but I guess here’s just a short update post on from the comforts of my home.
Since the Daily Prompt was released earlier on, I guess I would tackle that with the main topic being Disney’s buying of Lucasfilms from George Lucas (who donated the USD 4 billion to charity, what an absolute legend).
Let me first start by saying: I’m a geek. I’m the type of person who loves Lord of the Rings, Star Wars among other things. I am a ‘casual geek’. I don’t play with Pokemon cards (well at least not for a while now, and not any other form of cards for that matter), I don’t spend 6 hours a day playing Call of Duty or Battlefield (haven’t bought a video game in something like 4 years, although I have an XBOX 360 which I barely touch – it lays in a sorta slumber connected to my television set) and I most certainly do not go for ComicCon and other costume related conventions. I’m the casual geek. The guy who just watches these types of films and can spend absolutely ages with my ages talking about them. That’s me.
I personally believe that Disney are just going to be making movies for the sake of the money – with no actual intention of achieving customer satisfaction – especiailly among the fanboys. I came across this video:
My apologies but I can’t embed here due to them disabling the option, however you can go here to view it, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGNdPEbYy3I&feature=channel&list=UL
Don’t F*ck up a fantastic space franchise. Do not suddenly target kids. Aim for the same crowd despite the different generation. Let the world somehow (praying that they find a way anyhow) enjoy it.
Apparently, they are also letting the Lucasfilms division release 4 films a year, so there goes any genuine effort to please the audience and in comes the sorta greedy monopoly that is Disney. But one has to admit that Disney have a *hitload of money. It’s almost ridiculous. 4 billion bucks just to buy in essence the Star Wars franchise alone.
You can’t help but feel that there’s a big long term plan behind this that we’re not getting the picture of just yet. Perhaps they felt that they didn’t have some of the technology that George Lucas implemented with Lucasfilms. Perhaps Disney are planning to do more space-related films, but 4 billion USD is no joke.
This is especially intersting considering (I just checked) Nasa’s annual budget is around 19 billion dollars. So you’re going to use 21% of the annual budget of Nasa in an attempt of producing a movie that is a) fictional and b) for pure entertainment? Don’t get me wrong, I love the series, but it you look at the numbers, it is slightly ridiculous.
But yeah. It’s been a lazy day for me. Homework done. Packing done. Preparation done. Doing a little bit of revision before I head off to sleep, but I guess that’s all I have for today.