If it was a say a year of exclusivity (my god that would be awful), then it's worth it. But for just a few weeks? Crazy.£19.99 premium for a movie, who thinks up these prices?
If cinemas were open it's cheaper for two adults to go to Odeon Luxe than pay that! Only really cheaper if you have a whole family going.
I had the same beef with Wonder Woman 1984 and with the terrible reviews I'll wait for it to be included free.
The £19.99 payment basically just unlocks access to the film earlier than it being made available as part of the standard D+ subscription (which will on 4th June). It's not a rental as there is no expiration date on it and you can watch the film as many times as you like. It does, however, need an active sub to continue viewing.
I also really do not like this Disney+ approach. Whatever one thinks of iTunes, at least you can rent Movies like this for €19,99 without having to be signed up to a pay-per-month deal.I do agree there, which also makes this whole thing with regards to "renting" and also having to be a subscriber unnecessarily convoluted. And unnecessarily costly at that.
If they actually let me purchase it in 4K for the £20 price, that would be a different story. But where Disney Plus is concerned in particular, I don't want to have to pay the now £7.99 to have access to it as well. That basically means for me to sign up and rent it's £28. Absolutely scandalous price, especially now during a pandemic when many are struggling. But that's for another discussion.
For me this whole renting thing during the pandemic has been a complete debacle.
I also really do not like this Disney+ approach. Whatever one thinks of iTunes, at least you can rent Movies like this for €19,99 without having to be signed up to a pay-per-month deal.
I do get that, but for me there's no difference. Although I appreciate that's just me.
If I'm not able to watch it on the big screen for £28, then I damn well want to own it on the small screen at that price.
£10 - £15 would be a much more sensible and accessible amount for a rental. £20+ is too much in my opinion, and treating the public unfairly at this time.