In honor of the release of The Lion King (2019), we returned to the sparse memory of the new obsession imagined by Disney to research what projects were worth and not worth all the time, effort and nostalgia.
FYI: Movies away, like Mary Poppins is back (2018), and remakes of Disney classics that were largely already live-action, like Pete's Dragon (2016), were excluded. Enjoy!
At first glance, filmmaker Tim Burton and author Lewis Carroll look like a match of paradise. Unfortunately, as both of Burton Alice Illustrated films, this is really not the case.
Interminably cynical, Burton Alice in Wonderland transforms a beloved adventure so far into a rabbit terrier into a tale of Joan of Arc that sucks all the pleasure of a world of talking cats. The stars Mia Wasikowska, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway and Johnny Depp offer generally excellent performances, without however marveling the comic strips by adhering to the bitter tone of the film.
Although the costumes and the artistic direction awarded at the Oscars are quite pleasant, Alice in Wonderland remains an excellent example of why some classics are best left alone.
Tim Burton's sequel Alice in Wonderland ranks higher on our list, if only because it doubles its boring qualities with remarkable bravery.
With a vibrant color palette, Alice through the mirror Try to be more than your predecessor – but when you travel and make a strange wink at the sexist medical practices of Victorian England, everything is like being crazy.
If the disappointing box office of the film was due to scandal Around his star Johnny Depp or his generally unbearable nature is hard to say. Anyway, Alice through the mirror was a failure for both Disney and his audience.
Tim Burton takes Dumbo was not as exhausting as his two Alice in Wonderland projects, but he was likewise self-indulgent.
A host of persistent photos of the adorable baby Dumbo moaning for his mother and bursting out big tears the size of an elephant, Dumbo (2019) plays more like an ASPCA campaign from the vaudeville era than a children's movie. As Angie Han from Mashable Note that it is not that the kindness of Dumbo is a problem in itself, but it is often the impression of being abused in a film without having to do anything else.
Yes, some parts of this uneven remake – namely all the schtick of Michael Keaton and Colin Farrell-ness of everything – are quite pleasant. Unfortunately, overall, the project failed to prove that the refurbishment of a 77-year-old classic was worth the effort.
Technically speaking, Christopher Robin is a sequel to Disney's original Winnie the Pooh movies – not a remake of them. But this is the first time that busy residents of Hundred Acre Wood are receiving live action treatment and we are allowing them to feature (albeit a low spot) in our rankings.
A less magical Hook scam Christopher Robin follows the return of an adult Christopher to his fantasies of childhood. Star Ewan McGregor does his best to keep the wobbly story on track, but it's the incomparable Winnie, voiced by Jim Cummings, who steals the show.
Delivering a dazzling dialogue of laughter with nostalgic perfection, Pooh is exactly what you remembered. It's the saving grace of a film that often feels forced – even to the point that we look Christopher Robin again, if only to play another round of "Say what you see".
The beauty and the Beast just try a little too hard.
Featuring the exceptional cast of Emma Watson, this remake of 2017 attempts to tell this "tale of the past" with tons of backstory, new characters, a cast of stars, a kind of genre (not the all) LGBTQ including subplotand a unique rich visual style, unlike any Disney princess movie.
Unfortunately, these many efforts tend to blur the story of Beauty and the Beast rather than elevate it. There are times when the current fantasy is worth the price of entry – namely Watson's staircase appearance in what is a yellow version of the dress worn by Hermione Granger at the Christmas ball . But overall, this is not particularly memorable.
With an operating time greater than two hours, The beauty and the Beast (2017) is undoubtedly more of the story that you come to know and love. But, like Mashable's Angie Han Explainit does not make it more magical.
When images of a nauseating Will Smith blue appeared on the Web in February, we feared the worst. But, as it turns out, Aladdin (2019) is not so bad.
While genius has remained a low point in the final form of the film, the stars Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott – both found through an international casting search – are breathtaking as Disney's unlikely unlikely couple. Nail each nuance of character with a few definite improvements written for Jasmine of Scott, these two characters go through the film as many traps as they can.
Unfortunately, the under-sought musical numbers in the film prevent the duo from reaching its true grandeur. Reflecting on Aladdinlack of dance numbers worthy of Bollywood, Masa Proma Khosla "It is disappointing to see that, in an attempt to pay tribute to the traditions of oriental dance, Aladdin chose to go on the So you think you can dance and mitigate these forms of art until the West recognizes them already. "
Better than expected, but still not as good as the original, Aladdin is good – but not the Agrabah royalty.
The Lion King is not bad in itself, but it is a struggle to overcome one's fear of failure.
A constantly faithful reconstruction of the masterpiece of 1994, that of Jon Favreau on the Saharian plateau Hamlet s' hangs at its source – offering only the superb photorealistic animation style as justification for its creation.
Yes, the world of digitally rendered Pride Lands is a technical triumph and the voice played by its starred actors is largely enjoyable. But like Mashable's Angie Han written"None of this comes down to anything new or vital, the remake does not deepen our understanding of these characters, this story, this world, significantly."
Without a doubt the most tedious of the films on this list, The Lion King cherishes the kings who preceded him like no other, but fails to win a throne of his own making.
When the time has come for Disney to repeat the 1959 classic Sleeping Beauty, They did not just do everything live. Instead, they told the story from the point of view of its iconic villain – a decision that has re-imagined one of Disney's best to date.
Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning play the roles of Maleficent and Aurora, but their characters still stand between them, but for far more complicated reasons than it seemed there. Oozing with style, Maleficent creates a dark world that is similar to the realm seen in the original Sleeping Beautybut with a dark texture and a slippery personality all its own.
Part of the sequel, a remake party, this Disney tour is both enjoyable as a standalone and as an extension of the original animation. And this suite, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil? We could not be more ready for that.
Many advocates of Disney's live-action remake have argued that re-creating classic movies can help introduce older stories to new audiences. Jungle book is the one who actually does that.
Director Jon Favreau has managed to turn one of Disney's least-known commodity products into a high-end selection for 2016 kids, realizing the adventure of the Mowgli jungle in its most cinematic . Telling the story of a child befriending animals in the real world gave him the impression of being both more thoughtful, more terrifying and more adventurous.
Neel Sethi shines in the role of the young hero, while Idris Elba and Bill Murray shine in the role of Shere Khan and Baloo. It took a second to animate all this animal fur, The jungle Book is a new kind of classic
Published in 1956, Dodie Smith's timeless story about fleeing puppies has always been endearing, but Disney's live-action campy remake has made it a full-fledged movie. event.
Featuring the fabulous fabulous Glenn Close as Cruella de Vil, this 101 Dalmatians Transplanting the characters from the original animated feature into a stylish world of London madness. De Vil, now a world-renowned fashionista, tackles every scene with a sinister force, her superb black and white suit almost as iconic as her.
More sensitive to the comic style of the late 90s, this remake is struggling to hold up today while the second half returns to a heavy mess. But Close, whose role as De Vil earned him a Golden Globe nomination, more than makes up for his outstanding line deliveries.
Worth the detour, 101 Dalmatians (1996) is a proof of concept that Disney animated remakes can work.
Narrated and narrated by countless studios and creators, the story of Cinderella's encounter with Prince Charming at the ball is as classic as possible. So it's no wonder this is the only live remake that Disney has managed to do completely.
With Lily James, Cate Blanchett and Richard Madden, Cinderella (2015) honors the masterfully created images of the original film – including an exquisite rendering of this sky blue shirt – while expanding the central plot and characters to make the fantasy more heartfelt.
Fill a fairy tale with real people, Cinderella is all that one can wish for a dream reinvented child. If only he came with glass slippers.
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The film is premiered in the United States. On July 19, many critics praised the performances of the actors, while recognizing the similarities with their original performances.
You have been patiently browsing all of our previews of the film in the summer, knowing deep inside you that there is again no way you do through all these movies. It's only been several weeks in the summer and your wallet is so big. What can a person do if they only have the time, for example, of six films?
Answer: you read this chapter of our overview, composed of our best choices. These are the crowds and the animators of the conversation, the ones you would like to regret.
Or we think. We are not psychics. We are just movie buffs who have a very good feeling about it.
Here's what to look for if you just want the best of the best …
Avengers: war in the infinite capitalized on a decade of accumulation to destroy us with this end. Now, we can only hope that their next adventure will return us, as well as our heroes, again. Game over is a must if you have followed this saga, if you are curious about what might happen next, or if you want to understand the jokes, memes and convos that will make you the event.
Just like his Only lovers left alive It was not your typical vampire novel, Jim Jarmusch The dead do not die does not look like any ordinary zombie movie. It's a good thing. Adam Driver, Bill Murray and Chloë Sevigny play a trio of policemen in a small town facing an uprising of the living dead with the help of a Scottish morgue employee wielding the sword, interpreted by Tilda Swinton. Yes, please.
L & # 39; farewell is a lie: a family conspiracy to hide from his dear matriarch the fact that she is dying of cancer, to spare her sorrow. Yet what shines in this film is how honest and authentic it feels – in its cultural details, its superimposed emotions, its complex family dynamics. This will make you laugh a lot, but it will make you cry too, and you will leave impressed again by the Awkwafina chops.
It can be literally impossible to feel moved by the trailers The Lion King remake, which pushes the buttons of nostalgia even stronger than the The beauty and the Beast the trailers have done, and are releasing a series of extremely cute animals to boot. But this one contains new additions, such as a cast of great selection including Donald Glover, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Beyoncé Mother Effing Knowles-Carter.
You like Quentin Tarantino or you do not like it, and at this point, you probably know it anyway. if you are a fan, this starred version of Hollywood history should be in your wheelhouse. Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt play the role of an actor and his duet, who are struggling to move towards a complex industry at the same time that Sharon Tate (Margot Robbie) would have his terrible encounter with Charles Manson (Damon Herriman ).
Do not ask us to explain what is happening here because we can not begin to guess. What we make know is that Hereditary frightened the living day of us, and that we are still haunted by it. Therefore, we will absolutely sign for everything Hereditary the director Ari Aster you have to come – what happens to be this cult picture with a scary look.
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No you James Earl Jones, Do You Mustafa, James Did you know this remake trailer of CGified by Disney The Lion King.
100 days before the release of the film, Disney delivered a new revealing trailer that gives Mustafa and Scar (voiced by Chiwetel Ejiofor) a more focused treatment. Fans of the family with the original animated film of 1994 will not, however, be caught off guard; Although there are surely some differences, this trailer continues to present the film as a pretty successful recreation.
This is not necessarily a thing for a Disney film so loved. Make sure to watch this one until the end of the most telling tease of Simba, Timon and Pumbaa's best friends (voiced by Donald Glover, Billy Eichner and Seth Rogen, respectively).
The Lion King will arrive in theaters on July 19th.
This includes The Lion King, whose remake was teased at Disney's Cinema with billboard on Wednesday.
The exclusive images projected in the room were the new version of an original 1994 family scene, in which an enthusiastic young Simba (JD McCrary) wakes up his dad, Mufasa (James Earl Jones), for require that they patrol together.
The clip follows Mufasa and Simba as they ascend to survey their realm – it's "all that light touches", but certainly not the dark parts – and discuss the responsibilities of power and the fragile balance of life and the death.
They walk around until they meet Zazu (John Oliver, who seems perfectly planted), hear him talking about the morning report, then follow an impromptu lesson that ends with a very upset Zazu, a very simba proud, and an amused Mufasa.
All this should seem extremely familiar to fans of the original. It is basically a replica of repetition, until Sarabi (Alfre Woodard) who grumbled sleepily in Mufasa: "Before sunrise, it's your son."
Although we were warned that the sound mix and the visual effects were not quite complete, what we saw seemed rather polite.
As with 2016 The jungle Book remake, seeing animated English-speaking photorealistic animals takes a while, but with this movie, the details are impressive. These creatures move so precisely that it's easy to forget that we're not looking at real creatures at all.
If you liked the original, the new Lion King should be difficult to reject. It is comforting to see the presence of these characters and delighted to see how much the technology of animation has progressed since the last time we saw them on the big screen.
But it is equally difficult to understand, at least on the basis of the limited sequences we have seen, that this new Lion King could try to offer that the original does not do it.
That said, Disney must have chosen the right clip to show on its first CinemaCon panel since acquiring 20th Century Fox.
"All that light touches our kingdom," Mufasa explains to Simba how well their reign is – but it also seems a fair description of Disney's place in the film landscape.
The Lion King arrives on July 19th.