Disney Plus holds the hopes of fervent Marvel fans. With many superheroes coming to the OTT platform for Phase 4 of MCU, it is the ‘most sought after screen’ of 2020. But it seems Disney Plus has degraded the quality of the Marvel superheroes.
Disney Plus has degraded the quality of many of the Marvel movies that are streaming on the OTT platform. When talks of the platform going live came into motion, it had high hopes of fans all over the world. These hopes spiked up with the announcement of Marvel shows. But now that some of the Marvel movies are going live on Disney Plus, fans are not happy with the quality
Disney Plus went live on November 12, 2019, with a promise of marvel-ous content.
Binge Watching Bad Quality on Disney Plus
While watching (and re-watching and re-re-watching) ‘Avengers: Endgame’, many fans discovered that the images on Disney Plus seemed washed out and muddy.
A side-by-side comparison shows that the difference in Marvel movies’ quality on Disney Plus is not a meager one.
But what does Disney Plus have to say about the poor image quality of the Marvel movies? When one reads through the support page of the OTT platform the first line says it all, “Videos will play in the highest definition your device can support.”
Is it the usual case of a bad device or low internet bandwidth? According to Disney Plus, yes, these factors are exactly what is hindering quality entertainment. But some fans have a different view. Despite good bandwidth, good devices, and prime locations, the “poor” quality problems persist.
#1 Room for Reason
The poor quality of Marvel movies on Disney Plus might not really be “poor” but a deliberate solution. All the pictures in Disney Plus’ Avengers: Endgame’ are a tone ‘brighter’ than the original Blu Ray one. This might be a deliberate attempt at providing good visuals that are ‘really’ visible and not-too-dark across all devices.
But if we go overboard on the thinking train in a different direction, there might be a hidden agenda behind the quality.
#2 All for a Marvel-ous Experience
Avengers movies grossed over a billion dollars and one of the MCU movies even broke the previous record to become the top-grossing movie of the ever. With Phase 4, MCU undertook a whole new direction for on-screen superheroes. While Disney Plus subscription retails for $6.99 a month, MCU is a billion-dollar deal with box-office tickets going as high as $200-500 on the opening days!
But when all the superheroes will be available at the doorstep, why would fans prefer to go to the movies? The only factors that can still motivate fans to watch the same actors tell a different story on the silver screen are quality and some kick-a$$ visual effects. This makes one think whether the quality of Marvel movies on Disney Plus is deliberately tempered with. Does that put two and two together for you?
On the other hand, if that is truly the case and Disney Plus is deliberately degrading the quality of Marvel movies, it remains to be seen how this affects the way fans ‘worship’ these on-screen superheroes.