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#1 Lostprincess

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Posted 03 August 2017 - 10:08 PM

With the Emoji Movie soon coming over to the UK, I wanted to ask you, being nerds and film fans, do you think that movies are as original as they used to be?  Now that even Disney, one of the most beloved animation studios in the world, is following this trend, I'm starting to worry. I'm not talking about their films from the villain's pov, I think that's an interesting idea and well worth retelling a story for yet their shot by shot remakes (Cinderella, Jungle Book, Beauty and the Beast and now The Lion King) are lazy at best. 

 

When animation studios get so much money off of completely boring, bland and stupid ideas like Minions, The Boss Baby and Sing, I can't help but shake my head in shame.  

 

 

If you want to add anything to the points I've made here, whether it be argument or agreement, please comment below as I'm interested in your thoughts. 

 

If you want me to expand on why I think any of the films in bold were boring or bland or less than interesting, I'm happy to do so. I've really only started the discussion here so I might add more if you have questions! 

 

 

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Posted 04 August 2017 - 12:51 AM

Money is money, basically. Things like Minions appeal to children, so of course they're going to cash in on that franchise as much as possible. I personally liked the Despicable Me movies, though I've not seen the third, nor Minions itself, so I can't say much on those. I can't say anything at all about Boss Baby or Sing, because I'm not that much of a kids movie-goer unless I get talked into going with my little one.

 

With regards to remakes I again can't say too much, though I'm curious as to why you believe them to be nothing but lazy remakes. Cinderella, The Jungle Book, and Beauty & the Beast were all well-received by critics and audience alike, and The Lion King isn't out for another two years, so I'm very curious as to how you can dub it a "lazy" remake.


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Posted 04 August 2017 - 07:21 AM

 

So, Doug pretty much sums up my opinion on this topic. I am very selective about what I will and won't watch, and I mostly watch kid's stuff.


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Posted 04 August 2017 - 12:55 PM

I think movies have gotten much less original, and on a whole there are many less I enjoy watching. That being said, with the advances in CGI, the remake of The Jungle Book was fucking awesome. I'd like to see what's going to happen with The Lion King as well. I think some of their movies fit well with a more serious tone. I think there's going to be a live action Ala din too, which I'm excited for in general, but I'm not sure how anyone else is going to play Genie. 


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Posted 05 August 2017 - 09:30 AM

The real question is why did David Bowie never voice Disney movies. Think of how amazing Aladin would have been with the long thin man singing A whole new world

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Posted 05 August 2017 - 09:32 AM

That being said, with the advances in CGI, the remake of Ala din too, which I'm excited for in general, but I'm not sure how anyone else is going to play Genie. 


Forgot to say, right?! Who can do Genie? No one, that's who. No matter how good the movie is I know I'll be dissapointed

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Posted 05 August 2017 - 03:41 PM

All I know of the Aladdin remake presently is that there's a lot of hate going on for the currently confirmed cast, because none of them are the right race.


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Posted 05 August 2017 - 11:46 PM

All I know of the Aladdin remake presently is that there's a lot of hate going on for the currently confirmed cast, because none of them are the right race.


Didn't you see ghost in the shell? They're Arabic on the inside. Death note too

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Posted 06 August 2017 - 02:34 AM

I refuse to watch GitS on the premise that live-action anime movies are never good.


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Posted 06 August 2017 - 05:21 PM

Money is money, basically. Things like Minions appeal to children, so of course they're going to cash in on that franchise as much as possible. I personally liked the Despicable Me movies, though I've not seen the third, nor Minions itself, so I can't say much on those. I can't say anything at all about Boss Baby or Sing, because I'm not that much of a kids movie-goer unless I get talked into going with my little one.

 

With regards to remakes I again can't say too much, though I'm curious as to why you believe them to be nothing but lazy remakes. Cinderella, The Jungle Book, and Beauty & the Beast were all well-received by critics and audience alike, and The Lion King isn't out for another two years, so I'm very curious as to how you can dub it a "lazy" remake.

 

Well, I thought they were lazy because many of the changes they made were purely stylistic rather than story-based. I know people liked that about them because the stories are classic but I thought either be daring and original with your storytelling or don't make a movie : leave the originals as is.

 

One example which particularly irked me personally was the whole gay angle they were spinning on Lefou because all he does is dance with a man and act in a really flamboyant way which most cartoon characters, especially villains/sidekicks, act like anyway. It was just a little disappointing when that had been one of the main selling points of the movie and one that distanced it from the 90's version.

 

As for why I dubbed The Lion King as lazy without seeing it, I just kind of put it in the same category as the others I have seen. Beauty and the Beast, Jungle Book, Cinderella.  Stylistically pleasing and beautiful but without any added meat to the established story. 

Sort of the same reasons you've written off the Ghost In The Shell film without seeing it, I'm not a fan of Disney remakes when they're not villainous retellings.

 

Not that I've seen GitS but still.


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Posted 06 August 2017 - 05:24 PM

 

So, Doug pretty much sums up my opinion on this topic. I am very selective about what I will and won't watch, and I mostly watch kid's stuff.

 

I love Nostalgia Critic! In fact, his sibling rivalry videos inspired this post.  


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Posted 06 August 2017 - 05:37 PM

As for Aladdin, it'll be impossible to find someone who will surpass Robin Williams as the Genie but you never know, the actor they choose may still add a new and unique side to the character which could be interesting. I don't really mind about the race of the actors, it would be nice to include some people genuinely from Arabia but acting talent should be the main focus.

 

The visuals is one thing the Disney remakes all get right - the CGI and scenery is breathtaking to say the least.

 

I love David Bowie and think he would have been perfect in a Disney role - he was amazing in Labyrinth. I think the Moana villain, Tomatoa, was inspired in part by Bowie but it's not the same thing.



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Posted 08 August 2017 - 08:45 AM

The real question is why did David Bowie never voice Disney movies. Think of how amazing Aladin would have been with the long thin man singing A whole new world

We got Labyrinth. Is that good enough?


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Posted 16 August 2017 - 04:59 PM

Honestly, they can be really hit or miss. It really depends on the year. Last year was fantastic; Kubo And The 2 Strings, Moana, Zootopia, Kung Fu Panda 3, Storks, Sausage Party...I even admit I enjoyed Sing and Trolls, even though not a whole lot people did. This year, barring like 5 or six movies (Captain Underpants, Lego Batman, Cars 3, Possibly Lego Ninjago, Coco, and Ferdinand) has been sorta lackluster for mainstream animation as a whole. Who knows what next year holds? We could get another really good year of animated movies. 


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Posted 18 August 2017 - 03:02 PM

Sausage Party

Um, what?

 

...What?

 

We are talking kids' movies, right?


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Posted 20 August 2017 - 02:04 AM

Um, what?

 

...What?

 

We are talking kids' movies, right?

 

Woah, shit...Forgot. Got caught up in general animation, rather than children's animation. My bad dawg.


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Posted 21 August 2017 - 08:55 AM

That's cool. Just got scared. Thought for a moment you were one of those shining idiots who was under the impression that that was a kids' movie.


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Posted 05 November 2017 - 10:29 PM

In the Aladdin movie, it is confirmed that Will Smith will be the Genie.


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I am beyond excited. Too bad it doesn't come out until 2019.

I have heard rumors of a Mulan movie, but why do people keep asking about The Little Mermaid? It's most likely way too difficult to make a video that takes place almost entirely underwater.

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 08:11 AM

Will Smith will be the Genie.

Disney really is trying to recapture the magic of the 90s.


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Posted 22 November 2017 - 05:02 AM

I really enjoyed Wreck-it-Ralph and Inside Out.


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