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.

Ranking the Oscar-Winning Movies I’ve Seen; from Worst to Best

As a moviemaker, you want to be known for telling outstanding stories that drive people to the movie theater to watch your film. Some movies, while they may never garner recognition for Best Picture, go on to make billions of dollars as it provides joy to the masses. Some films may not get the incredible box-office results as others but are movies you will never forget. And then there are the flicks that are a dream for moviemakers. The flicks that not only get nominated for Best Picture but win. Today I’m ranking all of the Best Picture-winning movies I’ve seen from worst to best. Enjoy!

13. Casablanca

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I’ve been hearing about Casablanca for years and so when I finally got the chance to watch it, I did. Unfortunately, it would end up being a disappointment. I’m all into movie love stories but this one did not grasp me in the way that I thought it would. As a modern woman, Ilsa Lund’s incessant crying and wanting to be with Rick Blaine–the man she had an affair with while her husband was away at war 😒–is just not my thing.

Now, I will say, I loved the writing. So beautiful, so concise, the screenwriters did a great job conveying this story in a perfect fashion. And Rick Blaine was an amazing character to follow in this tumultuous section of his life.

While this movie will never sit in the list of my favorite movies I am very happy that I have seen it. Continue reading Ranking the Oscar-Winning Movies I’ve Seen; from Worst to Best

A Marvel Studios First

Marvel Studios has had plenty of milestones in the franchise’s history, from having movies that have won historic Oscars to becoming the franchise with the highest-grossing movie of all time. And yet, Marvel Studios has reached yet another milestone in its decade-long run.

For the first time in the franchise’s history, every Marvel film that has come out has made over a billion dollars. Captain Marvel made $1.1 billion dollars. Avengers: Endgame has made $2.8 billion dollars! and is still making money. And now Spider-Man: Far from Home has become the first Spider-Man movie to cross a billion dollars. Wow!

I applaud Marvel Studios for building this franchise to this point. That many people have grown such an appreciation for these movies that we have sent all three films over a billion dollars. I love it!