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User Info: Mr Lasastryke

Mr Lasastryke
1 month ago#371
first of all, the lion king isn't live-action >_>

well, i thought this wasn't good. i agree that trying to tell this story with realistic-looking animals, who have these blank stares on their faces at all times, just didn't work.

plus almost all of the changes they made to the original sucked. why was be prepared only 10 seconds long? as doug walker said in his review, why the f*** was can you feel the love tonight in broad daylight?

you know what this reminded me of? the gus van sant psycho remake. it's a shot-by-shot remake of the original for the most part but because of some glaring flaws it didn't work nearly as well (psycho shouldn't be in color, vince vaughn isn't anthony perkins), and the changes they DID make were crap and made no sense.

i did enjoy myself watching it in the theater because seeing all the familiar scenes again brought me back to my childhood. but yeah, this wasn't a good remake.
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User Info: LinkMarioSamus

LinkMarioSamus
1 month ago#372
Okay I know it's not technically a "live-action" remake, but same kind of idea.
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User Info: Mr Lasastryke

Mr Lasastryke
1 month ago#373
yeah i'm being pedantic, everyone calls it live-action.

but it's wrong, dang it!
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User Info: ZenOfThunder

ZenOfThunder
1 month ago#374
everyone def calls it live action which is wrong

but you do need an easy way to differentiate it and "live action" fits with the recent trend and everyone immediately gets it

still dumb to call it that tho i wish people would just say "i went to see the bad lion king today"
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User Info: LinkMarioSamus

LinkMarioSamus
1 month ago#375
Clearly if we're going by the audience score on Rotten Tomatoes the movie isn't anywhere close to bad.
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User Info: CasanovaZelos

CasanovaZelos
1 month ago#376
LinkMarioSamus posted...
Clearly if we're going by the audience score on Rotten Tomatoes the movie isn't anywhere close to bad.


But why would we do something silly like that?
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User Info: Mr Lasastryke

Mr Lasastryke
1 month ago#377
i mean, the audience score for the new shaft movie is 94% on rottentomatoes. i haven't seen it yet but i find it hard to believe it's THAT great.

i generally find IMDb to be a lot more reliable for scores than RT (the lion king does have a decent score on IMDb, to be fair).
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User Info: jcgamer107

jcgamer107
1 month ago#378
I feel like the audience score is higher than usual because we all get the gist of the "live-action" remakes - you like them or you don't. If you're going to see it you probably already know you like it.
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User Info: CasanovaZelos

CasanovaZelos
1 month ago#379
An 89% on Rottentomatoes (where practically every other movie has a positive score too), a 7.2 on IMDb, and a 3.0/5.0 on Letterboxd. Audience scores certainly aren't consistent across sources.
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User Info: Johnbobb

Johnbobb
1 month ago#380
"live-action" sounds better than "near-photorealistic animation intended to appear as live-action"
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