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.
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 Cinderella, The 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.
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