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Ranking the Live-Action Disney Remakes: From Worst to Best

Disney has been recreating their classics and making them live-action. Some have bad while others have been surprisingly great, even to the point of, in my opinion, surpassing their animated predecessors. In light of Cruella‘s recent addition to the lise, I wanted to share my ranking of the live-action Disney remakes. Enjoy!

13. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

When I heard there was going to be a Maleficent sequel I was intrigued to see it. When I finally did I was more than disappointed. Much of the movie I complained about how awful it was and when it eventually concluded I was just tired of it all.

I will, however, be watching this again soon and maybe after a second viewing I’ll have a better appreciation. Maybe…

12. Dumbo

Dumbo made me cry, yes it did, but it ultimately is the most forgettable of the live-action movies. Its story was bland and I’m not a fan of Colin Farrel, hence my low ranking.

11. Mary Poppins Returns

Yes, Mary Poppins Returns isn’t as bad as these other two movies (mainly because of Emily Blunt who is one of my absolute favorite actresses) but thanks to Lin Manuel-Miranda’s awful English accent and the lackluster musical numbers this movie falls flat for me.

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My Top 5 Favorite Live-Action Disney Remakes

Walt Disney Studios has thought of something brilliant; remake their animated classics for this generations’ youth. There have been some hits and misses but overall these films are reintroducing these stories to children in bright, colorful, and memorable ways. Today, I’m sharing a lit of the five Disney remakes that have made me really, really happy. Enjoy!

5. Cinderella

I’ve never seen the original film, I just remember reading the stories and finding myself lost in the pictures and the wonder of it all. When I finally watched Cinderella I was impressed by its story, I loved the extra material, and Cate Blanchett was an absolutely despicably perfect evil stepmother. And the costumes, oh my goodness they were gorgeous.

Plus, I thought Lily James was a beautiful and very sweet Cinderella.

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A Movie Ranking: Luke Evans

I knew nothing about Luke Evans until The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. I was pretty much smitten instantly but beyond the actor’s impressive looks he’s become an actor who I actually like in each of the films he’s managed to grace. Namely, in Beauty and the Beast as Gaston…but I’m getting ahead of myself, aren’t I? Let me get to this movie ranking. Enjoy!

6. Clash of the Titans

Sam Worthington in Clash of the Titans (2010)

I don’t even remember seeing Luke Evans in this movie but I’ll tell you this, this movie is so bad I watched it. Does that make sense? It was so laughably terrible that I ended up watching a good chunk of the movie just to see how much worse it was going to get. Lol. Continue reading A Movie Ranking: Luke Evans

A Movie Ranking: Emma Watson

Emma Watson is one of the most recognized and beloved actresses for her work as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter movies. Since then, she has managed to break a little bit out of her Hermione shell, starring in other films that have garnered her critical acclaim. This December you can see her in her newest role as Meg March in the Oscar-winning contender, Little Women. But until then, I’m ranking all of the movies that I’ve seen starring the talented Emma Watson. Enjoy!

10. Noah

Emma Watson in Noah (2014)

I went to see Noah with my father and sister when it came out. I’ll admit it, I cried at the end. Don’t ask me why. However, I wasn’t a fan of the film. Now, Emma Watson did a pretty good job in the movie. There was one moment in particular that I found myself nearly drawn to tears by her performance but overall, the film is stuck in my brain for all of the wrong reasons. Continue reading A Movie Ranking: Emma Watson

Do You Remember What the Last Positively-Reviewed Live-Action Disney Remake Was?

The live-action Disney remakes have been met with less than fond praise, at least by critics anyway, and yet Disney doesn’t mind, for many of the live-action films have made the studio plenty of money through the love of casual viewers. But, get this, six out of the nine live-action remakes that have been brought to the big screen have had rotten Rotten Tomatoes scores. That’s kind of terrible. In fact, can you even remember the last positively reviewed live-action Disney remake?

If you can’t that’s not a problem because it was a while ago.

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The last positively-reviewed live-action remake was Beauty and the Beast. Yeah, Disney has not made a well-received live-action Disney film in two! years. That is insane.

And yet, Disney doesn’t seem to mind as they prepare to give us even more live-action remakes in the near future. From Mulan to The Little Mermaid, Disney is determined to peddle out mediocre films that have just enough to appeal to land them near-billion dollar hits with every release due to the incredible amount of hype. And why these movies continue to make so much money despite critics’ disdain is that they’re still better than most of the animated children’s movies. So when families go take their little ones to the cinema what are they going to take them to see? The Lion King.

Gosh, Disney is smart.

So yes, the only positively-reviewed live-action Disney remakes on Rotten Tomatoes (by critics) have been CinderellaThe Jungle Book, and Beauty and the Beast. That means less than 30% of Disney’s live-action remakes have been, according to critics, not good. Ouch.

Will Mulan be Disney’s first live-action remake since 2017 to garner a positive Rotten Tomatoes score? It has all the makings of being a decent movie. They even got rid of the songs! Or will it once again fail to impress? I am definitely intrigued.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a lovely day.

Movie Review Flashback: The Live-Action ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Is a Beautiful Take On A Fairy Tale Classic

The last really good live-action remake of a Disney classic was Beauty and the Beast and boy, was it entertaining, especially after seeing how faithful it was to the original. Ahead of The Lion King which comes out in less than a month, I’m looking back at the review I wrote for 2017’s Beauty and the Beast starring the instantly recognizable Emma Watson. Enjoy!

I finally watched the live-action version of Beauty and the Beast and I can honestly say I highly enjoyed it. Here’s a rundown on what I know of Beauty and the Beast. I never watched the animated Disney Beauty and the Beast film, I missed that bandwagon, but I did own a book of the fairy tale when I was a child and I LOVED it. I read it over and over again and so to see the movie brought back all of that nostalgia from when I was a little girl.

When this movie was coming out in 2017 there was so MUCH publicity surrounding the film I didn’t want to watch it but now that it’s been just over a year since it burst into theaters I’ve finally seen it and I am very happy that I did. I tried to watch Cinderella and couldn’t finish it but Beauty and the Beast was much better.

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