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Old 03-17-23, 08:58 AM
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Re: Disney’s The Little Mermaid - live action (2023, D: Marshall)

Originally Posted by RocShemp
The difference, however, is that the shark in Jaws and the squid in 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea were convincing for the time they were released. The visual effects in this remake aren't convincing now.
Yeah, but it's a live-action adaption of a cartoon aimed at kids with singing crabs and shit.

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Re: Disney’s The Little Mermaid - live action (2023, D: Marshall)

Originally Posted by Josh-da-man
Yeah, but it's a live-action adaption of a cartoon aimed at kids with singing crabs and shit.
Jungle Book and The Lion King were adaptations of kids movies, both had great CGI.
Old 03-18-23, 02:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Runaway
Jungle Book and The Lion King were adaptations of kids movies, both had great CGI.
I immediately remembered the 1994 live-action version of JUNGLE BOOK with Jason Scott Lee, but I didn't recall it having any CGI. Then I recalled Christopher Walken singing one of the songs from the animated movie and realized it had to be a different movie. So I looked up Walken's credits and found the 2016 film, which was a remake of the Disney film and had the songs from it. So I looked up my film log from 2016 and found that I had indeed seen it and even went to a theater for it (the price of the ticket was $12.60--and that included the senior discount!), although I can't remember what motivated me to do so. My daughter was in her 30s by that point, so I didn't take her and my review of it was quite negative.
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Re: Disney’s The Little Mermaid - live action (2023, D: Marshall)

Originally Posted by Ash Ketchum
I immediately remembered the 1994 live-action version of JUNGLE BOOK with Jason Scott Lee, but I didn't recall it having any CGI. Then I recalled Christopher Walken singing one of the songs from the animated movie and realized it had to be a different movie. So I looked up Walken's credits and found the 2016 film, which was a remake of the Disney film and had the songs from it. So I looked up my film log from 2016 and found that I had indeed seen it and even went to a theater for it (the price of the ticket was $12.60--and that included the senior discount!), although I can't remember what motivated me to do so. My daughter was in her 30s by that point, so I didn't take her and my review of it was quite negative.
The 2016 Jungle Book remake was kind of a sleeper hit for disney and I think the movie that really started all this recent live action adaptation nonsense. That may be why you watched it.

I forgot about the Jason Scott Lee Jungle Book. I used to really like that movie. I wonder if it still holds up today.
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The visual design for the creatures is certainly... a choice.

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Re: Disney’s The Little Mermaid - live action (2023, D: Marshall)

Okay, the crab looks fine but Flounder is Yellow, not gray or some blue tone type color. What an odd decision by the filmmakers, as I totally can care less that Ariel is now played by an African American singer/actress, but why change the color of Flounder from Yellow to Gray, there is nothing progressive about that action, lol.
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Re: Disney’s The Little Mermaid - live action (2023, D: Marshall)

The new version of Flounder is based on an actual species of fish, rather than just being a "realistic" interpretation of the cartoon.
Old 04-26-23, 01:53 PM
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Re: Disney’s The Little Mermaid - live action (2023, D: Marshall)

Originally Posted by fujishig
The visual design for the creatures is certainly... a choice.

https://twitter.com/DiscussingFilm/s...44956432969738
They chose to make Sebastian look like a crab and Flounder to look like a fish in this one. Interesting.
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Re: Disney’s The Little Mermaid - live action (2023, D: Marshall)

Originally Posted by rocket1312
The new version of Flounder is based on an actual species of fish, rather than just being a "realistic" interpretation of the cartoon.
I hear what you and JJCool are saying about flounder looking like an actual fish vs a more cartoony looking sidekick like we got in the animated classic, it is just a bit jarring to see the live action version of Flounder has a noticeably different color scheme than what we got in the animated film. Having watched the teaser though, it really was not that big of a deal that Flounder does not look exactly like his animated counterpart.

I think this will be a fun film to watch when it hits Disney+ in 5-6 months (comes out at the end of May, so I figure Disney+ will have it right around the start of the Holiday season, so perhaps in time for folks to enjoy on D+ over the long Thanksgiving day weekend).
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Re: Disney’s The Little Mermaid - live action (2023, D: Marshall)

Originally Posted by fujishig
The visual design for the creatures is certainly... a choice.

https://twitter.com/DiscussingFilm/s...44956432969738
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Re: Disney’s The Little Mermaid - live action (2023, D: Marshall)

Mena Massoud (Aladdin) believes it will not surpass his movie at the box office.

Don't understand why his comments were so controversial and he has to deactivate or delete his Twitter account?


Mena Massoud deleted his Twitter profile after facing backlash over his comments comparing his 2019 live-action Disney movie Aladdin to the new Little Mermaid film.

On Saturday, the actor, 31, responded to a tweet that shared box office projections for the upcoming Little Mermaid movie, which debuts in theaters May 26, and contrasted the numbers with Aladdin's opening weekend four years ago.

Aladdin, which also starred Will Smith and Naomi Scott, went on to earn more than $1 billion worldwide. The Lion King (2019), Beauty and the Beast (2017) and Alice in Wonderland (2010) also made it to $1 billion.

Massoud tweeted, "Our film was unique in that audiences went to watch it multiple times. It's the only way we reached the billion dollar mark with our opening. My guess is TLM doesn't cross the billion mark but will undoubtedly get a sequel."

Some Twitter users quickly responded to Massoud's comments, defending The Little Mermaid, which has faced racist backlash over Halle Bailey's casting as the lead. He has since deactivated his account.

"and what exactly did u gain from commenting this?" tweeted one person. Another wrote, "I'm honestly still confused as to why Mena Massoud tweeted this in the first place. Did he WANT to start a fight?" wrote one person.
https://people.com/movies/aladdin-ac...maid-comments/




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Sounds like the "a black sheriff mermaid?!" controversy has died down so some new publicity had to be drummed up for this flick. Cos, really, his was just a box office prediction and nothing more.
Old 05-17-23, 09:42 AM
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I'm so glad Im not on any of those damn online media platforms. I'm on facebook to make sure my kids are behaving. lol (I still my very first picture on my profile from day 1).

Everyone is ultra super-duper sensitive now a days.
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Agree and don't see why predicting the box office results would offend anybody unless you produced the film.
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Re: Disney’s The Little Mermaid - live action (2023, D: Marshall)

Am I the only person who reads articles on this movie and sees "Halle Berry" instead of "Halle Bailey?"

And then I think to myself "Halle Berry is in this?" for, like a half a second.
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Re: Disney’s The Little Mermaid - live action (2023, D: Marshall)

Originally Posted by Josh-da-man
Am I the only person who reads articles on this movie and sees "Halle Berry" instead of "Halle Bailey?"

And then I think to myself "Halle Berry is in this?" for, like a half a second.
Nope. I thought Halle Berry was in it for pretty much all of last year.
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Bailey was on Live with Kelly and Mark today and they mentioned the name thing. She her and Berry have talked over social media for a while. And they finally met at last years Oscars.
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Is that her real name or stage name? If stage name I would've thought she did it on purpose because it's so close.
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Originally Posted by fujishig
Is that her real name or stage name? If stage name I would've thought she did it on purpose because it's so close.
Real.
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Re: Disney’s The Little Mermaid - live action (2023, D: Marshall)

Next Wednesday is one of those early access screenings. I think they’re giving away a free poster and something else. I’m going to try to check it out. I already booked a seat a few weeks ago and it was practically full.
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Not surprised in the least that some people are up in arms over Mena's tweets. Some people just need to feel outraged. Over anything, even completely innocuous tweets.
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I wouldn't have been outraged about it, but I also wouldn't call them "completely innocuous".

If he had left off the ending "but will undoubtedly get a sequel", I would agree with you, but he didn't.

It reads like there are other reasons at play why this will get a sequel and Aladdin didn't. And maybe there are, but it reads like a dig to me.
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He's been bitter for years that his career didn't take off post-Aladdin and it hasn't gotten a sequel yet. Regardless, who cares what he said.
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He's been bitter for years that his career didn't take off post-Aladdin and it hasn't gotten a sequel yet. Regardless, who cares what he said.
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