Beauty and the Beast is additionally pretty loathsome in just how desperate it is for awards. It created a slew of forgettable, shit-tastic songs just because it was gagging for the Best Original Song category during Oscar season.
I really enjoyed the Christopher Robin movie. It had the charm of the books and animated versions, but it was it’s own story that wasn’t preachy and had a good message (unlike Maleificent). As you said, it wasn’t even a remake, so to me, that made it better.If I could call any of the live action remakes good, I'd say that the only honestly GOOD one is Christopher Robin ... And that's because it wasn't even a remake. It was its own new story/movie.
I looked it up, it turns out there are three sequels to The Parent Trap that came out in the 80's, followed by the Lindsay Lohan remake in 98. There was also a horrible Olsen twins movie from the early or mid 90's that is basically the same thing but with a couple of different details.Weren't there some awful 70s~80sish Parent Trap remake? Not the 00ish one with that one chick, but like still a remake of the Hayley Mills one.
Honestly I feel it's because Maleficent is a female disney villain, and even then there were better choices that could've worked instead of her.What I don't understand about Maleficent is that it took one of the more vindictive and perma-evil villains in Disney's lineup and decided that the friggin' MISTRESS OF ALL EVIL was worthy of a woobie-fest. I can see there being sympathy for villains like Scar or Hades or maybe even Gaston but Maleficent? She's fine being badass and evil and using "all the powers of Hell" as she proudly announces at the climax of Sleeping Beauty before turning into a bombass dragon to kill our boring male love interest.
I've said it before but it would have been a hell of a lot more interesting had Disney decided to do a complex character study film where the villain falls from grace. Pull a "Carrie" so to speak where the main character is a sympathetic victim but certainly also a villain for how far off the edge they spiral over the course of the film.
But I guess I was stupid for thinking Disney could ever go that dark. Even what they gave us was pretty weak as it was just a typical "lover scorned" story. The killing blow was what they did to the fairies/having Maleficent be Aurora's surrogate mother.
And it was based on a book, which even had an anime remake.I looked it up, it turns out there are three sequels to The Parent Trap that came out in the 80's, followed by the Lindsay Lohan remake in 98. There was also a horrible Olsen twins movie from the early or mid 90's that is basically the same thing but with a couple of different details.