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Re: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:36 am
by Jenuall
Looking over his filmography it is surprising just how much gooseberry fool Smith has been involved in over the years, his ratio of bad to good films is pretty strawberry floating appalling for such a high profile actor.

Can't say as I'm looking forward to his Genie in the pointless Aladdin remake, if there was one man capable of being more annoying that Robin Williams in that role they've certainly managed to find him. :dread:

Re: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:37 am
by Poser
Dual wrote:When was the last time he was in a good film? He's an overrated actor but comes across really well and back in the 90s he was in a very famous TV show.


I guess he had a decent run in the mid-00s - I, Robot, I Am Legend, Pursuit of Happyness, Seven Pounds, Hancock. I haven't seen a film with him in for a long time, though will probably watch Concussion one day as the subject interests me.

I certainly don't dislike him, even though he does largely play the part of Will Smith in most of his movies. I wonder if trying to shake that off has held him back. Audiences want what they want.

Re: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:37 am
by Hexx
Jenuall wrote:L more annoying that Robin Williams in that role


Dem's fighting words you little motherchuffer!

Re: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:43 am
by Moggy
Poser wrote:Yeah, I'm unconvinced how playing the best character in what will be one of the biggest films of 2019 is a bad thing.

Edit: responding to preezy, not dual.


He’s no Jasmine :datass:

Re: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:43 am
by Frank
Poser wrote:Yeah, I'm unconvinced how playing the best character in what will be one of the biggest films of 2019 is a bad thing.


Haven't previous live action remakes done worse than Disney were hoping? You'd think with the success of Mary Poppins Returns they'd start looking into more "original" stories rather than just shinier, padded-out, soulless retellings of what's already been told.

Re: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:50 am
by Jenuall
Moggy wrote:
Poser wrote:Yeah, I'm unconvinced how playing the best character in what will be one of the biggest films of 2019 is a bad thing.

Edit: responding to preezy, not dual.


He’s no Jasmine :datass:


Isn't she supposed to be like 15 or something...

Hexx wrote:
Jenuall wrote:L more annoying that Robin Williams in that role

Dem's fighting words you little motherchuffer!


Bring it!

I can't stand that character and performance, it's just a constant barrage of shite forced on the unsuspecting viewer. Sneak preview of Williams' original script:

MOVIE REFERENCE
CELEBRITY IMPRESSION
WACKY NOISE (x3)
MOVIE REFERENCE
JOKE THAT IS SUPPOSED TO BE TO STOP THE ADULTS FALLING ASLEEP
TV REFERENCE
CELEBRITY IMPRESSION

Cast Notes: Must be played by someone capable of shouting constantly

Re: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:01 am
by Poser
Jenuall wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Poser wrote:Yeah, I'm unconvinced how playing the best character in what will be one of the biggest films of 2019 is a bad thing.

Edit: responding to preezy, not dual.


He’s no Jasmine :datass:


Isn't she supposed to be like 15 or something...



Yeah, but she shouldn't get bonus points for that.


She's definitely the hottest animated Disney Princess. :toot:

Re: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:08 am
by Moggy
Poser wrote:
Jenuall wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Poser wrote:Yeah, I'm unconvinced how playing the best character in what will be one of the biggest films of 2019 is a bad thing.

Edit: responding to preezy, not dual.


He’s no Jasmine :datass:


Isn't she supposed to be like 15 or something...



Yeah, but she shouldn't get bonus points for that.


She's definitely the hottest animated Disney Princess. :toot:


I was 13 when Aladdin was released so there’s no problems there. :datass:

Re: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:09 am
by Poser
Frank wrote:
Poser wrote:Yeah, I'm unconvinced how playing the best character in what will be one of the biggest films of 2019 is a bad thing.


Haven't previous live action remakes done worse than Disney were hoping? You'd think with the success of Mary Poppins Returns they'd start looking into more "original" stories rather than just shinier, padded-out, soulless retellings of what's already been told.


Mary Poppins Returns wasn't a remake, but did do badly, taking $335m worldwide. However, actual remakes have done better: worldwide, Jungle Book took $1bn, Beauty and the Beast took $1.2bn,

For comparison, Last Jedi took $1.3bn; Avengers Infinity War took £2bn.

I think they've done well enough that we'll be seeing more of them*. However, I do think Aladdin is going to be hugely overshadowed by Lion King this summer.


Sources (Last Jedi and Avengers numbers from the same site):
https://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?i ... n22018.htm
https://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?i ... ok2015.htm
https://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?i ... st2017.htm


* Oh strawberry floating hell they're doing loads of them. :fp:

https://variety.com/gallery/disneys-liv ... the-beast/

Re: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:11 am
by Mafro
Aladdin and the Lion King are both out this year?

Re: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:12 am
by Poser
Moggy wrote:
Poser wrote:
Jenuall wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Poser wrote:Yeah, I'm unconvinced how playing the best character in what will be one of the biggest films of 2019 is a bad thing.

Edit: responding to preezy, not dual.


He’s no Jasmine :datass:


Isn't she supposed to be like 15 or something...



Yeah, but she shouldn't get bonus points for that.


She's definitely the hottest animated Disney Princess. :toot:


I was 13 when Aladdin was released so there’s no problems there. :datass:


And the new Jasmine was almost born when the original came out, but is still 26 now, so that's ok too. :shifty:

Re: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:13 am
by Poser
Mafro wrote:Aladdin and the Lion King are both out this year?


Yeah, within two months of each other. It's madness.

There's also Toy Story 4 this summer. :shock:

Re: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:14 am
by Benzin
Let's not forget that the Tim Burton live action Dumbo remake is a thing as well for this year :dread:

Re: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:14 am
by Poser
Benzin wrote:Let's not forget that the Tim Burton live action Dumbo remake is a thing as well for this year :dread:


Johnny Depp will look gooseberry fool dressed as an elephant.

Re: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:16 am
by Jenuall
Poser wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Poser wrote:
Jenuall wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Poser wrote:Yeah, I'm unconvinced how playing the best character in what will be one of the biggest films of 2019 is a bad thing.

Edit: responding to preezy, not dual.


He’s no Jasmine :datass:


Isn't she supposed to be like 15 or something...



Yeah, but she shouldn't get bonus points for that.


She's definitely the hottest animated Disney Princess. :toot:


I was 13 when Aladdin was released so there’s no problems there. :datass:


And the new Jasmine was almost born when the original came out, but is still 26 now, so that's ok too. :shifty:


I will admit that live action Jasmine can't hold a candle to the original. :datass:

Re: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:42 pm
by Tafdolphin
I tend to use hyperbole as a device on here, partly for emphasis and partly because I tend to think in extremes.

Still. That Aladdin trailer is one of the worst pieces of promotional material I think I've ever seen and Will Smith's Genie looks and sounds god strawberry floating awful.

Urgh. Just...urgh.

Re: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:54 pm
by Skarjo
Could be worse, he could be doing Robin Williams karaoke.

Smith is undeniably charming and given a half decent script has got a few belters under his... belt. That said, it's a bad sign that Jafar sounded wet and we didn't actually get to hear from the actual title character.

I'm most cautious about this one, because I never saw the remake of Jungle Book and never really liked the original, and I quite liked Beauty and the Beast but never had any real affinity for the original because it was written for THE FEMOIDS.

But Aladdin... I mean, that and the Lion King were my childhood jam. I think I might know both word for word. I've seen Aladdin on stage and it only reminded me how much I loved the movie. It's the first time one of the new gen will be directly stepping on my childhood.

Dark times ahead, my friends.

Re: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:56 pm
by Rax
Skarjo wrote:Could be worse, he could be doing Robin Williams karaoke.

I think he is and they just havent shown any of that in the trailer.

I still say Richard Ayoade should have been the genie.

Re: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:59 pm
by Mafro
Looks fine.

Re: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:00 pm
by Skarjo
Rax wrote:
Skarjo wrote:Could be worse, he could be doing Robin Williams karaoke.

I think he is and they just havent shown any of that in the trailer.

I still say Richard Ayoade should have been the genie.


I'm going to remain optimistic that a)they wouldn't be that stupid and b) Smith has enough showbiz sense to not sign up for such a performance.

If Smith can be accused of anything, it's not that he over-reaches out of his comfort zone. I think it's more plausible that we get a diet Fresh Prince Genie than a Williams impression.