I know I’ve not posted any movie reviews in sometime, but I’ve honestly not be able to go to the movies much over the last several months. There have been some great ones that I did get to see, but I ran short on time to sit down and write about them. Under the current situation we find ourselves in, I have found some time to put my thoughts into words and type them out… Granted, this post itself isn’t so much a Disney movie review as it is a review about Disney and one of their movies.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our lives have strayed from the norm. Granted, I work for a local municipality and am still required to come to work everyday. At the time of this posting, we have not had any confirmed cases of the virus in our town. I pray it remains that way. If the virus does arrive here, I’m sure more of my normal will change. I know many are already working from home and having to make adjustments to their eating out schedule, due to the majority of restaurants, even here that have decided to close or limit their accessibility to carry out or curbside service. It warms my heart to see so many doing their part to help in lowering the curve of this virus. It is a time for us to work together and make sacrifices in our norm to help and assist those who are most vulnerable to this virus. Companies like Disney are a shining example of that sacrifice. I know they are a multi-billion dollar powerhouse. But to make the decision to close all their parks is a major hit! They have also decided to pay all their staff throughout the closure. That is literally millions of dollars a day in lost revenue. But one action of theirs struck a cord with me even more so than the decision to close the parks. It was the early release of a major film of theirs…Frozen 2. The norm for these companies is to have a theatrical release, then DVD sales, then they’ll offer it on the subscription streaming services. Disney jumped their release to their streaming service 3 months early. The reason, to give families a positive in a current world being bombarded by the negative. That impressed me. I guess I pay more attention to the actions dealing with movies, because I am just a movie junky. I know there are literally thousands of actions across our Nation and world that are greater sacrifices that people are making for the greater good. In no way am I trying to take anything away from them. It just impresses me when these major corporations react in a way that is helpful or a positive when it’s obvious a hit to their bottom line.
I do hope that the sacrifices you are having to make, pay off in the dividends of helping society as a whole. Please remember to help your local small businesses. Buy gift cards, order take out, use your local food delivery services, stay healthy, look out for each other, and hopefully, sooner than later, I’ll see you in the movie theater.