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 fareIt’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 the Star 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.Related: ‘Feasting on fantasy’: my month of extreme immersion in Disney+

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