When Disney started making live-action remakes of some of their most popular animated films I was super excited about the idea. And at first, it seemed like a great idea but as the years have gone by and the films have come I’m beginning to think that maybe it wasn’t as good an idea as it sounded. The live-action remake of Cinderella turned out to be a mediocre film with 84% on Rotten Tomatoes and 6.9 on Imdb. I tried to watch it about a year ago but when I saw Prince Charming (who was not charming at all by the way) I couldn’t go any further.
If you’re going to cast someone to play Prince Charming! he’s got to look a little bit better than this. Excuse me for my bluntness.
The Jungle Book was pretty good. I mean, I enjoyed it but I didn’t find it to be that incredible. The critics, however, say otherwise as they gave this movie a whopping 95% on Rotten Tomatoes. At the time, it truly seemed like Disney was doing a good thing by remaking their most loved animated classics.
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DC Comics beat Marvel at having the first female-led superhero film two years ago with Wonder Woman. It was an exciting time to finally see a female superhero get the recognition she deserves with a standalone movie that was not only led by a woman in front of the screen but behind the screen as well with a female director, Patty Jenkins. It would end up becoming the third highest grossing film that year with $822 million dollars and it was instantly heralded as the franchise’s best film.
Now Marvel is releasing the first standalone movie featuring a woman of their own with Captain Marvel and the anticipation is high. People are already selling out theaters so that girls get a chance to see this powerful woman taking charge and kicking butt and it’s already slated to have a massive opening weekend north of $100 million, which will indeed be larger than Wonder Woman‘s $103 million dollar opening weekend.
I, for one, am super excited to see this movie. It took until last September for any news of this film to arrive and gradually more and more content has presented itself and now, with less than 50 days left the movie is fastly approaching; an exciting prospect.
And even though I haven’t watched the movie yet I’m warming up to Brie Larson as Captain Marvel more and more. In fact, I can’t wait to see her in this movie. She’s tough, she looks fantastic in the suit whether it’s the green and blue version or the iconic red, yellow, and blue look, and she looks like a character worthy of her own film.
Continue reading Is Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel Already Greater Than Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman?