Aladdin (Guy Ritchie, 2019)

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Aladdin (Guy Ritchie, 2019)

#1 Post by McCrutchy » Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:31 am


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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#2 Post by dda1996a » Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:32 am

Another reason might be that none of these live action remakes are doing anything interesting in the first place?

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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#3 Post by black&huge » Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:01 am

Will Smith looks like the pinhead twins from Freaks

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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#4 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:32 am

Aladdin has Marty McFly's jacket

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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#5 Post by McCrutchy » Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:36 am

When I first saw Will Smith, my initial reaction was simply "Black Charlie Chan".

Also, I've not been following this film, so I'm rather stunned to learn that Disney has entrusted what is surely one of their most important live-action remakes to...Guy Ritchie?!?!?! Not that Ritchie is incompetent or anything, but his recent filmography hasn't exactly set the box office alight, and it would seem he has very limited experience with "family" entertainment or musicals.

I wonder if this is a project most were unwilling to take on, and Disney is simply insisting on railroading it into theaters now, either before the 1992 film potentially becomes "too old", or possibly before the idea of an Western production of an Arabic story becomes too uncomfortable.

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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#6 Post by dda1996a » Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:00 am

His only "non-action" film is Swept Away. Here's hoping

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Re: Aladdin (Guy Ritchie, 2019)

#7 Post by Roscoe » Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:40 am

Will Smith's hair beard and earring are borrowed from an old Hanna Barbera cartoon character, the genie Shazzan.

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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#8 Post by Murdoch » Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:46 pm

dda1996a wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:32 am
Another reason might be that none of these live action remakes are doing anything interesting in the first place?
I dunno, I got a kick out of the live action "Gaston" song and actually preferred it to the animated version. Beauty and the Beast was entertaining enough to merit a watch, even if Watson was a weak lead with a weaker voice.

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Re: Aladdin (Guy Ritchie, 2019)

#9 Post by Monterey Jack » Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:37 pm

Knew they'd cover up Jasmine's midriff. :mad: When the inevitable live-action remake of Little Mermaid rolls around, expect her to be buried in a baggy turtleneck sweater for the whole movie.


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Re: Aladdin (Guy Ritchie, 2019)

#11 Post by What A Disgrace » Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:55 am

Holy chrome.

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Re: Aladdin (Guy Ritchie, 2019)

#12 Post by Never Cursed » Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:06 am

swo17 wrote:
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I hate movies so much

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Re: Aladdin (Guy Ritchie, 2019)

#13 Post by Big Ben » Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:23 am

You're all welcome. I can't wait to see this Genie sing!

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#14 Post by domino harvey » Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:24 am

Between Deepfake Will Smith, CW cinematography, and Jafar sounding about as menacing as a nerd in an 80s beer commercial, this took what was already not a good idea and somehow made it far worse than I expected

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Re: Aladdin (Guy Ritchie, 2019)

#15 Post by domino harvey » Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:27 am

Someone on Reddit said Jafar sounds like Cate Blanchett in Lord of the Rings and wrap it up folks, no one's going to top that

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Re: Aladdin (Guy Ritchie, 2019)

#16 Post by Zot! » Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:57 am

Big Ben wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:23 am
You're all welcome. I can't wait to see this Genie sing!

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Man, poor Sindbad was a day late and a dollar short.

Again.

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Re: Aladdin (Guy Ritchie, 2019)

#17 Post by nitin » Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:32 am

I can’t wait to see how many hundreds of millions it makes...

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Re: Aladdin (Guy Ritchie, 2019)

#18 Post by Aunt Peg » Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:47 am

Directed by Guy Ritchie = I'll pass

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Re: Aladdin (Guy Ritchie, 2019)

#19 Post by tenia » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:40 am

Never underestimate Hollywood in this regard.
As nitin hinted, the real question is if it will turn out to please crowds and make as many $$$ as Bohemian Rhapsody.

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Re: Aladdin (Guy Ritchie, 2019)

#20 Post by domino harvey » Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:59 am

This is getting mercilessly mocked everywhere. That may or may not reflect the average moviegoer's response as well, but you really have to search hard to find anyone thinking this looks good. I think there's a good chance this one bombs, or as much as a movie like this from Disney can bomb

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Re: Aladdin (Guy Ritchie, 2019)

#21 Post by Never Cursed » Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:05 pm

Lasse Hallström's latest, made for Disney, tanked pretty hard late last year, though it probably wasn't on the same level of promotion as this is

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Re: Aladdin (Guy Ritchie, 2019)

#22 Post by Arrow » Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:31 pm

These pre-existing franchises remain the safest bet in Hollywood, though it could underperform compared to its live action reboot predecessors.

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Re: Aladdin (Guy Ritchie, 2019)

#23 Post by soundchaser » Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:31 pm

Although I’m sure the Genie will be the thing everyone discusses here (and it is genuinely jaw-dropping), I’m amazed at how bad the score sounds. I thought those were temporary synth strings at the beginning, but no, I guess this is the actual soundtrack. It sounds like it was auto-arranged by a computer.

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Re: Aladdin (Guy Ritchie, 2019)

#24 Post by Roscoe » Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:40 pm

It looks like they're continuing the shoddy CGI from Condon's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST.

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Re: Aladdin (Guy Ritchie, 2019)

#25 Post by movielocke » Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:50 pm

Wow, that looks spectacular in how horrifically awful it is, can they reshoot/redub jafar? I could probably not be bothered by most of the rest of the aesthetic, but the jafar-fail is pretty colossal.

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