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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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‘Cruella’ After a Second viewing

Last Friday I watched Cruella for the first time and was pleasantly surprised. No the movie wasn’t perfect but it was far more enjoyable than the likes of Mulan, both Maleficent films, and even Cinderella.

Because I liked it so much I decided to watch it again yesterday to see if its enjoyment would hold up and sure enough, it did.

You know those movies that aren’t particularly great stories but are super rewatchable. Cruella is one of those movies.

It’s a classic Disney story with no real authenticity, the writer’s timidity on making Cruella truly evil is a bit frustrating, and yes, the CGI is awful, but ultimately it might become the live-action Disney movie I’ll watch the most.

Cruella is the New Miranda Priestly - The New York Times

So what is it that makes Cruella so magnetic? Simple. The characters.

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‘Loki’ Drops Tomorrow!

I can’t believe it. Usually, we’d have to wait until this Friday but because Disney+ has so many series with episodes dropping on Friday they decided to push it to Wednesdays and I couldn’t be more excited. Tomorrow we get to see where the God of Mischief’s story continues.

And, in case you didn’t know, like The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, we’re going to be getting six long episodes. The first two episodes have already been confirmed to be 51 and 54 minutes long so we’ll have a great idea of what to expect with this series pertaining to its tone and storyline.

I can’t wait to see why this show is going to be so important to the whole scheme of Phase 4 and I’m just EXCITED!

Here’s a bonus treat.

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I ran into this fascinating fan art from the incomparable Uzuri Art featuring none other than Cruella so I had to share it. 😁

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‘Cruella’ Is Delightfully Delicious

Disney, as you very well know, has decided in the last decade to recreate (or simply elaborate) on a bunch of classic Disney stories that needed a modern revamp. And so we’ve gotten our fill of live-action Disney stories that have ranged from surprisingly entertaining to downright underwhelming (Maleficent, Cinderella, The Jungle Book, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, Mary Poppins Returns, and Mulan). Now, arrives their latest movie to join this long list, Cruella, and it is near perfect, darling.

Glenn Close Owns All the Cruella De Vil Costumes From '101 Dalmatians'

Cruella de Vil is easily, in my opinion, the evilest villain in all of Disney thanks to her shocking mission to kill a hundred Dalmatian puppies and turn them into a coat in the 101 Dalmatians. She takes the idea of mean and cruel to the next level.

So how was Disney, the Mickey Mouse brand, going to make a movie about this woman’s origin story? It turns out Cruella is practically Cinderella, with a villainous flair.

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It’s a Disney+ Wednesday!

It’s Hump Day and I’m feeling the urge to talk about Disney+. This past week has been exciting for all Disney fans as we have gotten two exclusive clips for Black Widow and Loki as well as first reactions for Disney’s latest live-action remake, Cruella. Enjoy!

If I’m being honest, this particular clip for Black Widow is kind of weak. We don’t know the stakes so there is no feeling, the fact that I’ve seen the best parts of this clip in the trailers over and over again makes this clip kind of underwhelming, and the lack of flow is kind of obvious.

Does this make me not excited for the actual film? Oh, I’m totally excited but this clip was kind of lame.

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‘Black Widow’ Gets Another Release Date and Disney+ Gets More Highly-Anticipated Content

Well, it’s official; Black Widow is coming out on July 9 simultaneously in theaters and on Disney+ with Premier Access. The model must be doing well with Raya and the Last Dragon considering that Disney has decided to move forward with this approach for Marvel Studios’ upcoming movie.

With Black Widow being delayed yet again, we’ve also got a new date for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings which is now slated for a September 3 release. And then just two months after that we’ll apparently be getting Eternals on November 5 and a month later Spider-Man 3 on December 17 if everything goes according to plan.

If there was ever a time for MCU fatigue that would be now with at least three Marvel Disney+ series still set to debut (Loki, What If…?, and Hawkeye) and now four movies to watch in the last five months of the year. Yeah, it’s a bit excessive but as a Marvel fan I am here for all of it.

Cruella (2021) - IMDb

And then there was even more Disney news. Cruella, the origin story of Disney’s evilest villain, Cruella de Vil, is now simultaneously coming out on May 28 in theaters and on Disney+. I am very excited to see this movie and how Emma Stone can recreate this classic character in her youth. However, I hope the movie keeps her unapologetically evil and doesn’t try to humanize her too much to the point where we actually see her as a bit of a hero, not the terrifying lady that we know in 101 Dalmatians. But I will definitely be watching this via Premier Access because I’m just not that invested to see this in theaters.

And then on June 18, one week after the Loki premiere, Disney/Pixar’s newest movie, Luca will be coming to Disney+ free of charge. Yay!

All in all, Disney is going to bring plenty of smiles to our faces this year.

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