Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Questions Answered

Most of the reviews for The Jungle Book have been positive, some even ecstatic. Here's one that asks dumb rhetorical questions:

Will we ever know why Disney remade The Jungle Book?

Sure. It was the same reason they remade Cinderella. And are remaking Dumbo. And took a new whack at putting the villainous Maleficent in a movie. Or why they remade the 1977 Star Wars with a gender-flipped version of the old plot-line. Moe. Ney.

Disney thought there was significant coin to be made ... and Disney was RIGHT. ...

Can you call a movie that’s 90 percent computer animation live-action?

Sure. You can call it the Brooklyn Bridge if you want to. But it's still an animated feature film.

See, we have this weird, unhinged point-of-view. If you can't make the movie in a live-action environment with a camera -- and this one didn't -- then it's not a live-action movie.

... I can’t think of anything the new version of The Jungle Book does better than the original animated version—and if you can’t do it better, why even bother?

At the risk of repeating myself, $$$$$.


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