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Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
« Reply #11970 on: August 13, 2019, 04:42:23 PM »
Interesting.  Apparently Mulan is not going to be a musical and will omit the characters of Captain Shang and the dragon Mushu.  Some people are saying it appears to more closely follow the original story too, but I can't find any confirmation of that.
Possibly the only "live action" remake of a disney movie I'd be interested in, but only if does actually adhere more closely to the the legend. 


I really don't get why any would want to see a less cartoony version of the Lion King or Aladdin. 

I tend to agree with the latinist, if the plan is a shot for shot remake, why bother? With the Disney CGI remakes, especially the movies about anthropamorphic animals, who cares?

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« Reply #11971 on: August 13, 2019, 06:26:35 PM »
Watching "Endgame" at home. Much pausing will be done  during the actual end game.
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Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
« Reply #11972 on: August 13, 2019, 07:09:27 PM »
Watching "Endgame" at home. Much pausing will be done  during the actual end game.

Thanks for the reminder, my kid really wants to see it and I hadn't checked in a while if it was available in digital yet.
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« Reply #11973 on: August 14, 2019, 06:53:54 AM »
Watching "Endgame" at home. Much pausing will be done  during the actual end game.

Thanks for the reminder, my kid really wants to see it and I hadn't checked in a while if it was available in digital yet.
Various streaming services are offering it. Fandango was the latest one I saw.
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« Reply #11974 on: August 14, 2019, 07:20:05 AM »
Disney has a hard time NOT making a musical out of anything. I wonder if they've looked at Anne Frank's diary.  ::)

Didn’t they already have a go at “Springtime For Hitler”?

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« Reply #11975 on: August 14, 2019, 09:08:16 AM »
Disney has a hard time NOT making a musical out of anything. I wonder if they've looked at Anne Frank's diary.  ::)

Didn’t they already have a go at “Springtime For Hitler”?
Yeah, but they renamed it "Pocahontas."  >:D
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Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
« Reply #11976 on: August 14, 2019, 09:59:45 AM »
Shazam
7.5/10
A fun movie that isn't trying to do too much but executes very well.  Zachary Levi would get an Oscar nomination if Oscars were legitimately based solely on acting quality.  You 100% believe that the older/younger versions of Billy are the same person.

A lot of people have been comparing this to Captain Marvel, maybe because that was Shazam's original name, or maybe because they were released around the same time.  Compared to Captain Marvel, I would say this movie aims lower but executes better.  Captain Marvel was trying to do some complicated story telling techniques and make some statements about sexism and comment on the treatment of refugees, and it was a lot to handle.  This movie is happy just being a silly superhero movie.
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Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
« Reply #11977 on: August 14, 2019, 03:52:00 PM »
Disney has a hard time NOT making a musical out of anything. I wonder if they've looked at Anne Frank's diary.  ::)

Didn’t they already have a go at “Springtime For Hitler”?
Yeah, but they renamed it "Pocahontas."  >:D

There are already Anne Frank musicals. Disney could animate one of those  ;)

https://www.broadwayworld.com/off-broadway/article/ANNE-FRANK-The-Musical-Makes-Off-Broadway-Debut-In-September-2019-20190526

There was another one back in the 80's "Yours, Anne"

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Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
« Reply #11978 on: August 14, 2019, 05:59:34 PM »
Dora and The Lost City 7/10 (for kids)
This film is definitely for under 12s but its quite a fun jungle adventure movie with an enthusiastic lead who is into astronomy and learning and is basically fearless.
She has a monkey friend who helps her out and has to find the lost city to rescue her parents. She isnt after treasure but knowledge.


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Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
« Reply #11979 on: August 14, 2019, 06:55:26 PM »
Dora and The Lost City 7/10 (for kids)

How did it compare to the other live-action version, Dora the Explorer: The Search for the Infinity Orb (2012)?  ;)


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Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
« Reply #11980 on: August 15, 2019, 12:25:19 AM »
When did Dora become rope bondage fetish porn?
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Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
« Reply #11981 on: August 15, 2019, 01:43:42 AM »
They’re  expanding their target demographic to include drunken college guys


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Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
« Reply #11982 on: August 15, 2019, 03:36:25 AM »
i am not against remakes.  I am against these remakes, which are just a blatantly for the purpose of maintaining copyright protections on older IP and wringing whatever cash they can out of the originals.

And I am not alone, the reviews for all of these remakes are all objectively worse than for the originals.
Show me any era where reviewers and pundits weren't unkind to remakes. Oh, that's right, didn't exist. It's easy to say "I don't mind X it's just that the modern iteration of X is garbage", it's a little harder to recognize when you're barely a step removed from "get off my lawn". It's part of growing up, it's our brain tricking us, nostalgia is a distorted view, and our memories suck. Every era has remakes and adaptations, every era has cranky adults whining that it wasn't like that when they were kids, and it's just as dumb every time. Yes, the budgets and the hype have increased, giving the impression that it's something new-ish,  but the overall concept is basically the same. Story tellers find new ways to tell stories. No story is precious, no tale should be kept under glass, no format or telling from the past is inherently superior to any possible update.

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Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
« Reply #11983 on: August 15, 2019, 04:16:42 AM »
Dora and The Lost City 7/10 (for kids)

How did it compare to the other live-action version, Dora the Explorer: The Search for the Infinity Orb (2012)?  ;)


I mean....minus the guns and torture...its very similar!

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Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
« Reply #11984 on: August 15, 2019, 11:39:23 AM »
i am not against remakes.  I am against these remakes, which are just a blatantly for the purpose of maintaining copyright protections on older IP and wringing whatever cash they can out of the originals.

And I am not alone, the reviews for all of these remakes are all objectively worse than for the originals.
Show me any era where reviewers and pundits weren't unkind to remakes. Oh, that's right, didn't exist. It's easy to say "I don't mind X it's just that the modern iteration of X is garbage", it's a little harder to recognize when you're barely a step removed from "get off my lawn". It's part of growing up, it's our brain tricking us, nostalgia is a distorted view, and our memories suck. Every era has remakes and adaptations, every era has cranky adults whining that it wasn't like that when they were kids, and it's just as dumb every time. Yes, the budgets and the hype have increased, giving the impression that it's something new-ish,  but the overall concept is basically the same. Story tellers find new ways to tell stories. No story is precious, no tale should be kept under glass, no format or telling from the past is inherently superior to any possible update.

Okay, I'm done, I'll get off your lawn.

I agree, it's very easy to just be in get off my lawn territory.  But these movies are practically the bare minimum above simply rereleasing them.   "but the overall concept is basically the same. "  This is way more than the overall concept being the same.  The scripts, songs, set design, character design, costuming, are as similar as can be given the limitations of moving from animation to live action. 



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