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  1. 23 hours ago, FrozenUnicorn said:

    My sibling and I are really hoping to get to see this soon!

     

    Also, while I haven't seen the second one yet, one thing that I love about Maleficent is that it's a Disney story retelling that does something completely different with the source material. It doesn't just try to be a copy of the original (looking at you, Lion King), and it doesn't claim to follow the same plot as the original while then going and making a whole much of unneeded changes and tossing out beloved characters (looking at you big-time, upcoming-Mulan-movie). It takes the characters we're familiar with and puts them in a completely new setting and situation. It's basically like an alternate adaptation with the characters rather than being just a cash-grab remake.

    Yes! Honestly, as much as people complained about the first Maleficent's lack of faithfulness to the 1959 film (which may have inadvertently led to the lack of creativity in remakes like The Lion King), I think this is how all of the live action "remakes" should be. The original classics exist and have already stood the test of time, why bother going through the motions making shot-for-shot remakes that will ultimately be forgotten? If Disney had taken the characters from Beauty and the Beast, gave it a similar aesthetic to the original, but taken a different approach to the story (and I don't mean adding in pointless "fixes" from the original plot) it still would have made bank.

     

    People are already complaining about Mulan not including any of the songs and eliminating Mushu, but would we really want to see those songs auto-tuned to hell or a less funny expressionless Mushu? Because there is a 99% chance that's what we'd get if they were included. At least this seems like a slightly different take on the story.

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  2. 5 hours ago, JB33 said:

    Aaaaaaand, tickets bought for Sunday. Then Zombieland on Tuesday. Like I said, I am very much looking forward to the scene chewing of the lead actresses.

     

    So what say you guys? Will this repeat on top this weekend or will it lose out to Joker? I have it retaining the crown by a HAIR ($16.6M to J's $16.5M).

    Logic is telling me that it will retain the top spot, as it will have bigger weekend boosts than Joker. The audience for this is likely to wait until the weekend because of school. 

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  3. 58 minutes ago, JB33 said:

    Are the visual effects better than they looked in the trailer? The trailers made the movie look kinda fun, but the effects were jarring. It looks like something meant for Disney+ to be honest.

    I had no issues with the effects. I thought they were actually an improvement on the first film’s. Even more impressive given that they lost 7 months of post production with the release date change.


  4. Saw it last night, found it very enjoyable. Some excellent world building and costumes. It's nice to see one of these live action remakes take big swings, even if it's not perfect. A nice change of pace from the truly uninspired Lion King remake. Some really dark moments and something in the ending I didn't expect that might appease some people disappointed with the ending of the first film.

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  5. 5 hours ago, MrFanaticGuy34 said:

    Does anyone have a ranking for the Disney villains in the live action remakes that were released between 1996 (with 101 Dalmatians) to today (with most recently: Aladdin)? From most best to least best.

     

    I’m surprised we haven’t made a list for the villains in their live action counterparts. Here are the ones so far and those who played them:

     

    Cruella DeVil (Glenn Close)

    Iracebeth ”The Red Queen/Queen of Hearts” (Helena Bonham Carter)

    Maleficent (Angelina Jolie)

    Lady Tremaine (Cate Blanchett)

    Shere Khan (Idris Elba)

    Gaston (Luke Evans)

    Jafar (Marvan Kenzari)

     

     

    1. Cruella DeVil as played by Glenn Close

    2. Lady Tremaine as played by Cate Blanchett

    3. Maleficent as played by Angelina Jolie

    * a bit of space*

    4. The Red Queen as played by Helena Bonham Carter

    5. Gaston as played by Luke Evans

    6. Shere Khan as played by Idris Elba

     

    *a gulf of space*

     

    7. Jafar as played by Marwan Kenzari

     

    At least Kenzari’s face was nice to look at. I’m guessing Scar will end up somewhere in the middle.

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