With a new ‘Mulan“To hit Disney Plus instead of the theaters on September 4 and in direct action”Hercules‘recently announced, now’s the perfect time to reflect on Pandora’s true box office remake of Disney action that has hit the screens in recent years. Although this phenomenon originated in the giant bomb ‘The Jungle Book’ by Rudyard Kipling in 1994 starring Jason Scott Lee, it did not start to the extent we see now until “Cinderella” 2015. It has been remade updated at an ever-increasing rate and will hit the airwaves in 2019 with the release of four such remakes – ‘Dumbo,’ ‘Aladdin,’ ‘The Lion King,’ ‘Lady and the Tramp,’ and ‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil,’ a follow-up to ‘Maleficent’ 2014.
But hot: stop.
Disney movies are known not only for their beautiful animations, delightful stories and of course the childhood memories they have the power to evoke, but also for the ways in which they combine old stories and new artistic media in innovative and imaginative ways. . Which the remake is not. They are fine at best, and more often cheated and unnatural, deliberately dominating the elements that made the originals so lovely. YouTuber and movie critic Lindsay Ellis put it quite appropriately in a refreshing frank and descriptive review on the remake of “Beauty and the Beast” 2017, a comprehensive example of this development. The film, as she emphasizes and I agree with it, is insultingly useless in its existence in that the filmmakers added seemingly calculated responses to the pedantic, logical viewers who pointed out little in the way of the plot in the original (“the whole castle was cursed for action of a fragile ten-year-old ?? It is not LoGiCaL !!!! ”), but also kept episodes from the original. Inevitably, this collision damaged much of the planned morality of the story.
More emphasis should be placed on developing and releasing new, original material, rather than constantly, cheaply renaming old favorites to try to exploit the child’s nostalgia. Let’s hope we get to see more original material like the upcoming flicks’Saul, ”Raya and the Last Dragon, ”Encanto, ‘and’Luca, ‘rather than more of this beautiful mess about nothing.
Source: The Nordic Page