Man can write good songs but he can also absentmindedly collect a paycheck like the rest of us.One of the new songs (Scuttlebutt) is absolutely atrocious and definitely a reason to stop using Lin Manuel Miranda.
Audiences are just pickier now about which movies they choose to see in theaters. Streaming has changed the game.Money wise this full cost around lion king but will not make near that because of the WW appeal doesn’t seem ti be there with the last two remakes before this not doing well on Disney plus no idea of this will finally stop them from making more live action remakes
I agree but i wonder if this is the beginning of the end of these filmsAudiences are just pickier now about which movies they choose to see in theaters. Streaming has changed the game.
I think it might lose some money on the box office. Needs to make over $700 million to break even which appears pretty unlikely, but I think it will easily make up that money lost on continued public awareness of the mermaid brand, merchandise, Disney Plus etcLittle Mermaid will be fine, family movie legs and the beginning of summer will get it to a profitable number irrespective of what's happening overseas. Definitely a bit disappointing overseas but oh well.
I do think there's something to the idea that Disney needs to be more careful now that they've run through the big Renaissance hits (TLM, Lion King, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast). Classic-Disney remakes like Dumbo and Cinderella don't do nearly as the Renaissance movies, so it's an open question if Snow White will do anything, and stuff like Hunchback, Hercules and Lilo are a tier below in terms of the original film's box office. I doubt they're touching Pocahontas. And remaking Moana just feels desperate. The idea/fear that Disney had a perpetual motion machine where they could remake animated movies until their current canon was old enough to remake ended up not coming to pass.
I assume its becauseThe cgi was really bad in some parts, the animals were kinda creepy ( some kids were scared) The movie was so long and the length made it a little boring. Not sure why they made it so long.
I watched this yesterday, and wow kind of shocked by how rough it was. The rotten tomatoes score is similar to beauty and the beast live action but found this so much worse.
I think Halle is a good singer but her acting was very flat(maybe director's fault)? Especially noticeable during the Part of your World reprise scene and triton scenes. King Triton and Arial's relationship is the heart of the original movie but completely missed in remake.
Between the rough CGI, poor direction, meh acting this movie is kind of a chore to watch
Saw this tonight in 3D as I enjoy the added depth. Was surprised the theater was sold out still, although it was Disney Springs. My initial thoughts right away? This will probably be blasphemy to some, but I realized that my only knowledge of the film I have is from seeing TLM stuff at WDW. Like, aside from Scuttlebutt, I didn't know that Eric's song was new at all. It seemed to fit in very well and was actually a really good song imo which is why i'm just so confused on Scuttlebutt.
Anyway, I really enjoyed everything up until Scuttlebutt. I get what they were going for with with that song, but I feel the movie would've been better off had that song been left on a shelf somewhere. You could feel the length of the movie a bit towards the end, but I only really say that because the whole Ursula battle at the end just had me not caring at all. I really liked Halle Bailey and the guy who played Eric though.
Overall, seeing as this was really my first time actually seeing The Little Mermaid in any fashion I don't have anything to compare it too, I thought it was pretty good and right next to Aladdin as my favorite Disney live action remake.
As the biggest scuttlebutt hater when the movie first came out....it actually works as a palate cleanser after I watched the movie the second/third time. Its just extremely jarring because the song comes out of absolutely nowhere with a vibe unlike anything else in the movie and just brings you out of the film a bit.
But once you know it's coming up, its not as bad and the lyrics are extremely witty.
great mouse detective or bust