Disney’s live-action “Aladdin” (May 24, 2019)

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  1. Ghostworld

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    Hahahah. Ridiculous. All this Press is simply a matter of “quick let’s get it to print because it’s new. What are they saying on Twitter?”who cares. I’m surprised I didn’t see a headline “Will smith’s blue genie proves actor is ashamed of being a person of color.” Although I’m sure that’ll show up in the next few days
     
  2. Chris DeVoe

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    Probably so. Also, there is the issue of the animated movie having come out when some of the most active commenters were kids, so there's that whole "Disney is polluting my childhood!" nonsense as well.

    Looking at the teaser again, once the transition from smoke is finished, as far as I can tell, that is just Will Smith with latex ears, a shaved head with a topknot glued to it and a whole bunch of blue body paint.
     
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  3. Ghostworld

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    Apparently he got off lucky and they’re just going to CGI the color onto his body.
     
  4. Chris DeVoe

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    OK, that means they can have a lot more fun with it.

    Seriously, who judges a 2 hour movie based on a 15 second teaser?

    OK, the Internet. Was it a rhetorical question? I guess it was.
     
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  5. Jack White

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    Disney is in the midst of a series of live action films remade from their animation canon. I believe the tentative release dates are: a live action 'Drumbo' in March, the live action 'Aladdin' in May, the live action 'Lion King' in July and the live action 'Lady and The Tramp' in October. And that's just this year.
     
  6. Chris DeVoe

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    They make movies (of public domain properties...while fighting against any of their creations ever entering the public domain.) Why shouldn't they make live action versions of their most beloved animated films if they can? I know they beat the franchise into the ground, but remember how stunned everyone was when the very first Pirates of the Caribbean turned out to actually be really good? A movie based on an amusement part ride?
     
  7. gabacabriel

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    I've only seen the teaser the one time, but from what I saw the Will Smith genie looked CG to me....
     
  8. gabacabriel

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    Just watched it again. Still looks CG.
     
  9. Chris DeVoe

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    If it is, then it might be an early version of the rendering. State of the art CGI involves actually rendering the layers of skin, capillaries and subcutaneous fat for light to scatter through (we have to do something with all the CPU cycles available these days!)

    But I can totally believe that it's an accurate rendition of Smith's body, after he buffed up to play Ali, and has softened up since.

    [​IMG]
     
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  10. Ghostworld

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    He’s a big guy now that he’s buff.
     
  11. Strat-Mangler

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    I suggest you watch the movie. It's terrific and a big part of it is because of Robin.
     
  12. Chris DeVoe

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    Yeah, he was crazy-big in Suicide Squad.

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  13. Chris DeVoe

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    It's low on the list of movies I need to see. I've seen enough clips of his manic riffing from that film to repulse me. If I get in the mood to see a Robin Williams film, I'll watch The World According to Garp or The Fisher King.
     
  14. Strat-Mangler

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    And yet, if walks like a duck and quacks like duck... maybe it's just a duck. :D
     
  15. PaulKTF

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    Plus there were two Direct-To-Video sequels to the original Disney animated movie, and a TV series too.
     
  16. PaulKTF

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    You almost expect the Genie to pop out of the lamp and shout "AW HELL NAW!"
     
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  17. Oatsdad

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    "Beauty and the Beast":

    Disney movie: 1991
    Broadway show: 1994
    Live-action movie: 2017

    Worldwide gross of 2017 movie "only" 26 years after the original: $1.263 billion...
     
  18. Chazro

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    Looking at that pic of a blue Smith. Wow, that's some hi-tech Lou Ferrigno/Hulk level make-up!;)
     
  19. Vidiot

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    The real reason is why Disney has to remake something we've seen 50 times before. And the danger is (as I said) going to the creative well once too often and making a movie that nobody wants to see.

    Naw, it looks like Will Smith's face pin-registered & roto'd onto a blue CGI body.
     
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  20. You're forgetting Aladdin IV: Jafar May Need Glasses... Oh, wait. That one actually was a joke! My bad.

    :hide:
     
  21. Jack White

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    Is Will Smith not as popular as he was earlier in his career and his presence in a film doesn't automatically equal box office success?
     
  22. Oatsdad

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    No, Smith is no longer the box office gold he was from roughly 1996-2008.

    Some of that is self-imposed, as he chose not to work much for a few years, but he's still far from the star he was in his heyday...
     
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  23. Deuce66

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    New trailer.

     
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  24. Anthology123

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    Maybe this movie is to make up for the TV series version of this franchise. The genie was voiced by Dan Castellaneta, so when I caught it one day, the genie sounded so much like Homer Simpson, it was hard to picture it any other way.
     
  25. forthlin

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    Yikes, I'm afraid this doesn't look so great. I'm not a hater but the acting isn't very convincing. I'll stick with the original animated version.
     
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