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She is a good singer. But I gotta say, it just seems like they've cast her to appease the PC brigade. Why is everyone afraid of casting white people to play a white character? It's not controversial to try and keep to the film you're adapting from.

And before someone screams at me for being a massive racist, get over yourselves. It's not a case of "white is better", it's a case of "the little mermaid was white". Just like if a white girl played Princess Jasmine or a black girl played Mulan. Nothing to do with being a racist.

I was livid they screwed up Beauty and the Beast...Emma Watson cannot sing, there was zero chemistry between her and the Beast...so much annoyed me about that film I actually cannot sit through it anymore.

Jafar and Iago in Aladdin were dreadful, Naomi Scott can sing but did not have the dynamic vocal ability to perform Speechless (another stupid addition to that film) and her dad? The sultan? He just seemed baffled to be in a film where he wasn't the typecast terrorist. There was this whole dumb 2019 feminism cobblers woven through it which was completely unnecessary too. Personally, I thought it was more PC crap. Jasmine in the cartoon was still feisty and ballsy without making women look pathetic - why did they have to change it?

Ugh. I'm not even going to attempt the Lion King...
I agree. I have no plans to see remakes of movies that don't need to be remade, and it's almost as if when they do remake things and change the character to a different race or gender, and if people don't love that right off the bat, it gives them a reason to claim the world is crawling with racists and sexists. I also think (even though I am in the LGBT community by default now) that pandering to that community by making formerly straight characters gay or trans is... well, it's just cringe. I have zero interest in seeing myself "represented", I wanna watch a movie to escape what my life is! Not see it on the screen. Make an original gay character, don't mess with existing characters or try to shoehorn them into a previous IP to try to prove that the world isn't accepting or to try to force people to accept. It only makes people annoyed and feel like everything they are fans of is being hijacked and manipulated. Are they really so short of ideas they can't make some new ones to represent other demographics?

But what I really wish is that they would just concentrate on making some good original content in Hollywood and stop worrying about race, gender and sexuality. So tired of them going on about it.
It's especially weird for the little mermaid since the original version it was based off of is Danish in origin. So the person that wrote that with the intention that Ariel even though she was a mermaid she still looked european in skin tone. It'd be like making Thor black even Scandanavians are pretty pale white, ironically theirs a running joke going around that Hollywood is turning all the red headed characters black in live-adaptation remakes and Thor contrary to what Marvel would have people believe Thor is a red-head in Norse-myths not blonde. So say if Dinsey never acquired the rights to Marvel characters and decided "Hey we did Greek myth with Hercules, how about we tackle Norse with Thor? He'd probably be black.
 
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Nextflix Marvel: Dare Devil Season 3 > 1 > 2 --> Luke Cage S1 (I have not seen S2 yet) --> Punisher --> The Defenders --> Jessica Jones --> Ironfist. With that said, I consider The Defenders great, and Jessica Jones frustrating to watch. Ironfist I found boring
 

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Nextflix Marvel: Dare Devil Season 3 > 1 > 2 --> Luke Cage S1 (I have not seen S2 yet) --> Punisher --> The Defenders --> Jessica Jones --> Ironfist. With that said, I consider The Defenders great, and Jessica Jones frustrating to watch. Ironfist I found boring
The main villain in Luke Cage season 2 is great - really enjoyed what he brought to the show. See what you think when you get a chance to watch it.
 

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From all the comments around the internet, it does seem like this is an unpopular opinion. I think the werewolf design for Van Helsing sucks. Everyone seems to love it and I don't understand why. First of all, it's a 100% CGI fake ass looking thing. And second, it's cartoony looking CGI to boot. Cartoony, I tell you. I can't fathom how anyone can take it seriously. Here's a couple of scenes taken from the last fight.





Look at that ****. That's supposed to look badass? You know what comes to my mind whenever I watch those? This in the background:


I dare anyone to claim it wouldn't fit perfectly, especially on the second gif there. It's that cartoony. The constant close-up shots, the exaggerated fangs and mouth, the overly bulky body, it all contributes to that effect. Just ugh.
 

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From all the comments around the internet, it does seem like this is an unpopular opinion. I think the werewolf design for Van Helsing sucks. Everyone seems to love it and I don't understand why. First of all, it's a 100% CGI fake ass looking thing. And second, it's cartoony looking CGI to boot. Cartoony, I tell you. I can't fathom how anyone can take it seriously. Here's a couple of scenes taken from the last fight.





Look at that ****. That's supposed to look badass? You know what comes to my mind whenever I watch those? This in the background:


I dare anyone to claim it wouldn't fit perfectly, especially on the second gif there. It's that cartoony. The constant close-up shots, the exaggerated fangs and mouth, the overly bulky body, it all contributes to that effect. Just ugh.

I think the reason why this gets so much leeway is A.) Hugh Jackman movie, B.) it was the closest live-action adaption of Castlevania people could get at the time. Then Dracula Untold happen and we have the Castlevania animated series.

Even for 2004, the CGI was questionable at best. I always thought Van Helsing was just okay. Some decent background noise once in a while.
 

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Disney needs to stop making live action versions of their cartoons.

They suck.

At the very least they could TRY to find people with talent to take on roles that require the ability to sing.
I agree. Most Disney films are being re-adapted and rebooted because they thought they can get away with a remake rather than a sequel.

Most Disney films are pure advertisement for the songs themselves. I don't think that it'll work in today's marketplace.
She is a good singer. But I gotta say, it just seems like they've cast her to appease the PC brigade. Why is everyone afraid of casting white people to play a white character? It's not controversial to try and keep to the film you're adapting from.
The problem is most movie directors think that controversy works all the time. Ahem. No, it does not. You'll only destroy the film's quality that way.
And before someone screams at me for being a massive racist, get over yourselves. It's not a case of "white is better", it's a case of "the little mermaid was white". Just like if a white girl played Princess Jasmine or a black girl played Mulan. Nothing to do with being a racist.
I agree with that comment. Except for Mulan and Jasmine, though. You can make the case that a black lady can play the role, because some black ladies have that color hue. That tan-ish, brown-ish mix, if you know what I mean. As long as the directors choose the right lady to play the role, I'm game. Jasmine doesn't look black in the live-action film, she looks like one of those dark arabs.
I was livid they screwed up Beauty and the Beast...Emma Watson cannot sing, there was zero chemistry between her and the Beast...so much annoyed me about that film I actually cannot sit through it anymore.
I can't say I was livid, but I can agree that I couldn't sit through the film with a smile. I got nothing from the actress. Beast too. It feels like a half-baked film. I'm not trying to jump on this hivemind, but that's how I felt about that film. I mean, I guess it's okay, but what's special about it? The only thing I will give credit to is the graphics. They replicated most of the film exactly like the original. And they've managed to keep the magical feel. That much I will give the film.
Jafar and Iago in Aladdin were dreadful, Naomi Scott can sing but did not have the dynamic vocal ability to perform Speechless (another stupid addition to that film) and her dad? The sultan? He just seemed baffled to be in a film where he wasn't the typecast terrorist. There was this whole dumb 2019 feminism cobblers woven through it which was completely unnecessary too. Personally, I thought it was more PC crap. Jasmine in the cartoon was still feisty and ballsy without making women look pathetic - why did they have to change it?
That's because the PC era is nimble. The fact that you said that Jasmine doesn't have this fiesty, ballsy attitude makes me go like, "Oh really? Not surprised." The fiesty, ballsy ladies of the world are being buried these days. I've met my share of fiesty/ballsy ladies, and they attract me enough to be curious what's coming. I like calm ladies, but the fiesty parts of women can be interesting when the time is right. In fact, when they are fiesty/ballsy, they're actually being sarcastic. The fun kind of sarcastic. :)

Damn. I'm disappointed that Aladdin isn't interesting based on what I read here. I loved the original film, despite the whole sing-a-long theme going on in there.
Ugh. I'm not even going to attempt the Lion King...
It's that bad?
EA is once again under attack for their lootbox policies, and once again the old argument "are lootboxes a form of gambling?" is resurfacing.

Well, as much as I hate EA, this time I agree with them that lootboxes aren't gambling.

Now, I know the definition is blurry and open to interpretation, different people and different countries have different concepts of what gambling is. But to me, a key aspect of it is that there has to be the concept of win and loss, as in you spend your money and get nothing in return.

Lootboxes don't have the concept of loss. You might not get what you wanted, or you might get duplicates, but you still do get something. There aren't instances where you open a box and nothing comes out of it.

Are they often a scummy, anti consumer practice? Yes, absolutely, especially when tied to progression, making them a pay to win mechanic. But, IMO, they're not equivalent of gambling. And honestly, you don't need to label them as such to condemn them. You don't need to call them gambling and rely on the negative aura of that term to recognize them as the greedy, scummy practice that they are.
  • Dark Knight Rises is a great film and is better than Batman Begins. This is an unpopluar opinion if you are Moviebob, CinemaSins, or the Honest Trailer guys.
Oh, no no no. Quite the opposite. It's quite the opposite. It's a popular opinion. Dark Knight Rises is such a great film.
It's especially weird for the little mermaid since the original version it was based off of is Danish in origin. So the person that wrote that with the intention that Ariel even though she was a mermaid she still looked european in skin tone. It'd be like making Thor black even Scandanavians are pretty pale white, ironically theirs a running joke going around that Hollywood is turning all the red headed characters black in live-adaptation remakes and Thor contrary to what Marvel would have people believe Thor is a red-head in Norse-myths not blonde. So say if Dinsey never acquired the rights to Marvel characters and decided "Hey we did Greek myth with Hercules, how about we tackle Norse with Thor? He'd probably be black.
To be fair, in United States, especially if you took ethnic studies in college... Europeans people are seen as white people, so Hollywood is stupid then, they're stupid now. The funny thing is, some versions of The Little Mermaid changes the skin tones, and I wonder what the hell was it for...? I remember the original having this white skin tone, then later versions you have a tanned Ariel. The sequels followed this model.

I was told the same thing by a family member, so when I heard it in college, I was like "oh."
 
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I don't know if the lion king will be bad or good, I've just been put off adaptations so far and whilst it's not my favourite, the lion king holds a special place in my heart nostalgia-wise...if that got ruined, I'd be mad.

It looks impressive from the trailers...but then I thought Aladdin would be epic too.
 

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Bad CGI is nothing worse than bad practical effects. They're equally bad, and they only differ in the way they're bad. Crappy CGI is horribly immersion breaking, and bad practical effects are downright laughable to look at. So this conception that no matter what, CGI < practical can **** off. People only say that cause they only look at movies with bad CGI and ignore those with bad practicals, and/or they try to sound smarter and more "sophisticated" than they are.
 
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