30 Days and 30 Blogs: Day 3
So Disney buys Marvel and people lose their collective minds! Marvel fans are panicking about Disney making the Marvel universe more “family friendly.” And Disney fans are fpitching a fit about the possibility of Marvel characters showing up in Disney theme parks.
I’ll grant you, I’m more a DC fan than Marvel (as I sit typing this in my Superman T-shirt) but I really don’t think people have that much to worry about. Disney owns Miramax Films after all…the people who gave us Pulp Fiction, Clerks, Scream, Sin City…etc. None of those are exactly family friendly. (Unless you count the scene in Clerks where Randal rattles off the porn titles in front of the little girl…heartwarming). Disney knows they aren’t experts on comics…I’m sure they’ll leave the comics to the comic makers.
Then there’s the Disney purists who want to make sure Marvel stays out of Disneyland and the like. I’ve even read one person say “…It would almost make me not want to go to Disney…” Really? Do we really need to fight tooth and nail to keep the purity of 75 more rides themed to Toy Story or Captain Jack Sparrow?
Look…Little girls like princess, little boys like superheros, and bloggers like over simplifying the world with widely accepted stereotypes. I’m just saying, there are a bunch of little boys who would love to come to Disneyland and spend some time with their favorite wall crawler or team of mutants. Don’t poo poo on their dreams just because Uncle Walt didn’t come up with the idea for a guy who gets angry and turns green. Lets allow as many people as possible who want to have fun in the park to do so. Excelsior!