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    Little Mermaid remake

    Oh man, this looks awful.



    It looks as full of energy and life as a dead fish, this is just a soulless lifeless pointless remake of a classic animated film that feels generic, drab and void of color as it lacks the beauty and energy of the original classic.

    The CGI look horrendous as Flounder, Scuttle and Sabastian look awful as somethings just don't translate well to live action. Hailey looks wooden and sounds robot-like with her line delivery as it lacks emotion or personality when her character is fighting with Triton as it lacks Jodie Benson's emotion filled voice. Melissa is just playing herself cosplaying as Ursula and this looks like a rip off of the original.

    Disney has been losing money lately at the box office, the parks, the merchandise, Disney Plus losing customers, and more while Universal is making billions with their parks and kicking Disney's butt at the box office with Puss in Boots 2, M3gan and Cocaine Bear because entertainment sells. This remake looks like a legit disaster and i suffered last year with that horrendous live action Pinocchio from Disney as that remake was soooo bad that afterwards, i watched my blu copy of the original 1940 movie to wash the bad taste out.

    This will bomb at the box office as these remakes are suffering diminishing returns
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    Quote Originally Posted by HarryCanyon View Post
    Oh man, this looks awful
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    Might as well just stick this thread in the Tar Swamp right away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benedict Judas Hel View Post
    Right?

    I was hoping this sort of thing would go the way of the dodo when the forums were offline for so long .
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    I love the original film. I haven't much liked the remakes they have been doing. I'm not mad about it, though.

    I also have zero issues with the casting. More, I'm quite happy with Halle Bailey in the role.


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    Quote Originally Posted by zodak74 View Post
    I was hoping this sort of thing would go the way of the dodo when the forums were offline for so long .
    Well, we can dream, can't we?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HarryCanyon View Post
    ...and i suffered last year with that horrendous live action Pinocchio from Disney as that remake was soooo bad...
    You knew you were going to hate it, so why watch it?

    The "suffering" is on you, not Disney.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benedict Judas Hel View Post

    At this point, since I never see this user engage in ANY of the other He-Man related threads, I like to imagine it's just one of them there AI programs constantly generating the same vitriol any time a sequel or reboot of something comes out. It's somehow just a little less sad that way

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    Quote Originally Posted by BCI Guy View Post
    You knew you were going to hate it, so why watch it?

    The "suffering" is on you, not Disney.
    Disney is suffering enough with the lay-offs, superhero fatigue, the razzies for Pinocchio, and general apathy for crap remakes

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    I don't like most of the live action remake of Disney Renaissance movies, some of them just straight cashgrab without thinking. It's like a making a beautiful painting without any souls of it. 90's Disney had a blood, sweat, tears, and souls. I know it's not fair for the actors and actresses on the new movies but I'd like to blame the production than the acting itself.

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    The Little Mermaid movie looks beautiful and magical, I can't wait to see it and I plan to buy the CD soundtrack, the DVD when it is released and all related books.
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    I'm just not a fan of these live versions. I'd rather stick with the classics as those are the ones I grew up with and want to remember.

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    I haven't minded the live actions versions. It's not like the animated versions are going to (magically) vanish. I'll watch this. I like what I see on the preview.
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    I don't understand the vitriol and negativity about The Little Mermaid or any of the live action Disney movies. I love the animated movies too, but a lot of heart and soul went into creating the live action versions which are visually beautiful, have magical music and are brilliantly performed. I also love the novels and CD soundtracks. I hope they keep making more like this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by depp76 View Post
    I'm just not a fan of these live versions. I'd rather stick with the classics as those are the ones I grew up with and want to remember.
    Yeah, I guess the expectation and hype are really high when it comes to reboot or live action on an animation, so that would be part of the problem, especially how good the original is. But truth to be told? there's nothing beat the original, regardless which franchise or genre or medium.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey View Post
    I don't understand the vitriol and negativity about The Little Mermaid or any of the live action Disney movies.
    It's called an opinion. There are those individuals, such as the OP, who unanimously dislike certain movies of a similar origin wholeheartedly for whatever personal reasons. Conversely, there are also certain individuals who unanimously adore and love certain movies of a similar origin for their own personal reasons. See example below:

    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey View Post
    The Little Mermaid movie looks beautiful and magical, I can't wait to see it and I plan to buy the CD soundtrack, the DVD when it is released and all related books. I love the animated movies too, but a lot of heart and soul went into creating the live action versions which are visually beautiful, have magical music and are brilliantly performed. I also love the novels and CD soundtracks. I hope they keep making more like this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drakken View Post
    I haven't minded the live actions versions. It's not like the animated versions are going to (magically) vanish. I'll watch this. I like what I see on the preview.
    That's the one thing I've never understood about people getting so upset about remakes. The original/source is still there. If you don't like the latest adaptation, it just reinforces why you loved the original. As a kid, I really didn't like the live-action He-Man movie. But it didn't make me stop playing He-Man or watching cartoons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drakken View Post
    I haven't minded the live actions versions. It's not like the animated versions are going to (magically) vanish. I'll watch this. I like what I see on the preview.
    Agreed, I think we all agree to disagree regarding the live actions stuff. I'm definitely okay with you and others who love the live actions movies going to watch the movie. It's not like either of us going to throw knifes at each other because of differences of opinion like: [you like live action/I prefer animated film version].
    If you roll with watching Live Action Disney movie? that's cool and great, as long as you don't grab me to the mall and force me to watch the movie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hachiman View Post
    That's the one thing I've never understood about people getting so upset about remakes. The original/source is still there. If you don't like the latest adaptation, it just reinforces why you loved the original. As a kid, I really didn't like the live-action He-Man movie. But it didn't make me stop playing He-Man or watching cartoons.

    Me either. I think these people like to think they're opinion matters to to others, or they are a "Critic" ... its really weird. You would think movies watchers would get over remakes as they've been around since the 20's but oh well..haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by H.A.L.9000 View Post
    Me either. I think these people like to think they're opinion matters to to others, or they are a "Critic" ... its really weird. You would think movies watchers would get over remakes as they've been around since the 20's but oh well..haha
    I doubt that I'm a critic, I'm just expressing my opinion of the remake to Live Action is a bit too cashgrab on my opinion. nothing's wrong with that. if you stand with your opinion? cool, because we're not going to fight over it or going to any university hall for debate.

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    Iím never opposed to a remake in all honestly like HAL said theyíve been making them forever. I guess it depends on how high in regard you find the original.
    I guess the more iconic the movie the more people decide not to like it. Iíve never seen anyone complain about remakes of The Taking of Pelham 123, Assault on Precinct 13, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, the Blob, The Thing, The Haunting, The Fly, the Champ etc etc
    Whereas iconic movies like Nightmare on Elm Street, Halloween, Childís Play, Alfie, Get Carter, Black Christmas, any Disney live action, etc etc get ripped to shreds.
    The first time I saw Assault on Precinct 13 I realised Iíd never seen the original so went and watched the John Carpenter one on the same day and enjoyed them both.
    Now if I see a film is a remake or has a remake I make the effort to watch both movies or in the case of movies like Carrie and the Cat and the Canary 3/4 movies.

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    Isn't it odd that this dude never comes back and comments on his posts? Well he sparked a conversation I guess lol.

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    I look forward to having friendly discourse with you all in the upcoming Peter Pan thread!

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    Quote Originally Posted by depp76 View Post
    Isn't it odd that this dude never comes back and comments on his posts? Well he sparked a conversation I guess lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benedict Judas Hel View Post
    It's called an opinion. There are those individuals, such as the OP, who unanimously dislike certain movies of a similar origin wholeheartedly for whatever personal reasons. Conversely, there are also certain individuals who unanimously adore and love certain movies of a similar origin for their own personal reasons. See example below:
    From what I've read from Mikey, he appears to be content with living in a fantasy realm where everything in the world is beyond criticism. Given some of his hardships in the real world that he's been up front about on the forum, I've come to think it's a coping mechanism.

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