Disney+ is killing the blockbuster movie with its identikit mega-hits
It may be much-loved, but the streaming service’s winning formula has insidiously changed films into formulaic franchise fare
It’s a shame the German-American philosopher Herbert Marcuse died in 1979, because he would have loved Disney+. Not because he might have been a secret Muppets obsessive, thrilled to have their collected work available in one place; nor because he’d caught theStar Wars Holiday Special in the year before his death and pined for a rewatch. No, Marcuse would have loved Disney+ because it proved his theories right.