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Thread started 04/19/17 6:12am

domainator2010

Beauty and the Beast

I just saw it - I didn't like the story, it was completely nonsensical in a lot of places, and the songs were very simple - you can make up stuff like that anytime in your own head I think (and of course, they weren't even NEW - they just copied them from 1992) (I mean, of course, it IS a *children's* movie!)... - but the visuals!!! Oh My God. Now THAT is a different story. They've taken it the NEXT LEVEL. Absolutely BREATHTAKING. The entire thing. (The Beast was jerking a little in different places, but besides that....) STUNNING!

Anybody here see it?? smile

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Reply #1 posted 04/19/17 6:55am

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Overkill.

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Reply #2 posted 04/19/17 10:49am

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Would love to go see that

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Reply #3 posted 04/20/17 12:39am

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I was also excited to watch this movie but it was not upto my satisfaction level.

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Reply #4 posted 04/20/17 1:14am

EmmaMcG

I took my daughter to see it on Monday and we didn't like it. I thought it was boring and whereas it may not have been a terrible movie, I would never want to watch it again. And to say that it's a children's movie isn't a good enough defence. Toy Story, Aladdin, Up, The Jungle Book (animated version) and Monsters Inc are all children's movies but they're all good. In fact, they're classics which will be talked about for years to come. The live action Beauty and the Beast will be largely forgotten about come the summer. Disney need to quit with the remakes and get back to creating brand new stories. Looking at they're upcoming release schedule they've got live action remakes of Dumbo, The Little Mermaid and Aladdin still to come though. At least Pixar still do some original movies in between Toy Story sequels, I suppose.
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Reply #5 posted 04/20/17 6:01am

domainator2010

EmmaMcG said:

I took my daughter to see it on Monday and we didn't like it. I thought it was boring and whereas it may not have been a terrible movie, I would never want to watch it again. And to say that it's a children's movie isn't a good enough defence. Toy Story, Aladdin, Up, The Jungle Book (animated version) and Monsters Inc are all children's movies but they're all good. In fact, they're classics which will be talked about for years to come. The live action Beauty and the Beast will be largely forgotten about come the summer. Disney need to quit with the remakes and get back to creating brand new stories. Looking at they're upcoming release schedule they've got live action remakes of Dumbo, The Little Mermaid and Aladdin still to come though. At least Pixar still do some original movies in between Toy Story sequels, I suppose.

Oh come on!! You didn't like even the "Be our guest" sequence??!!! I thought it was Absolutely AMAZING!!! smile

WHAT didn't you like, exactly.....? (both you and Bertha)....?

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Reply #6 posted 04/20/17 6:03am

domainator2010

(was it the fact that this is Live action, as opposed to Animated??)

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Reply #7 posted 04/20/17 8:31am

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The tv series was better.

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Reply #8 posted 04/20/17 10:16am

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domainator2010 said:



EmmaMcG said:


I took my daughter to see it on Monday and we didn't like it. I thought it was boring and whereas it may not have been a terrible movie, I would never want to watch it again. And to say that it's a children's movie isn't a good enough defence. Toy Story, Aladdin, Up, The Jungle Book (animated version) and Monsters Inc are all children's movies but they're all good. In fact, they're classics which will be talked about for years to come. The live action Beauty and the Beast will be largely forgotten about come the summer. Disney need to quit with the remakes and get back to creating brand new stories. Looking at they're upcoming release schedule they've got live action remakes of Dumbo, The Little Mermaid and Aladdin still to come though. At least Pixar still do some original movies in between Toy Story sequels, I suppose.


Oh come on!! You didn't like even the "Be our guest" sequence??!!! I thought it was Absolutely AMAZING!!! smile



WHAT didn't you like, exactly.....? (both you and Bertha)....?



I just didn't like the story, the characters or the whole tone of the movie, for that matter. I was never a big fan of the animated one either but I could watch that if I had to. I can never imagine myself watching the live action one again. Not that I think it's terrible or anything, I just found it boring. There was nothing in it that would make me want to recommend it to a friend. Emily didn't like it either but that could be down to her not feeling well over the weekend but having said that, Robocop was on TV that night and she watched a bit of that before bed and she loved it.
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Reply #9 posted 04/21/17 4:05am

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I have not seen the Classic animated version, but I will check out the updated version when it hits PPV....and I agree 1000% that the Classic TV version was outstanding...I watched every episode back in the day...

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Reply #10 posted 04/21/17 6:16am

domainator2010

EmmaMcG said:

but having said that, Robocop was on TV that night and she watched a bit of that before bed and she loved it.

Wow! smile Sounds like your girl is a soldier girl...! smile

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Reply #11 posted 04/21/17 6:34am

domainator2010

...and out of curiosity, what is your opinion simply on the CGI??? Like, leaving the story aside....?

All you guys for that matter....

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Reply #12 posted 04/21/17 8:33am

EmmaMcG

domainator2010 said:

...and out of curiosity, what is your opinion simply on the CGI??? Like, leaving the story aside....?



All you guys for that matter....



The CGI is actually pretty good but no less than I'd expect from a mega budget Disney production. I think with the technology and money available to major studios these days, it's pretty unforgivable for a movie to come out with bad special effects. Batman vs Superman (which I like) and Suicide Squad are two of the main offenders for bad CGI but aside from those, you don't see many big movies now with bad special effects. That side of the movie industry has moved on a lot. You only have to compare the CGI from The Force Awakens to Revenge of the Sith to see how much things have improved.
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Reply #13 posted 04/21/17 8:36am

EmmaMcG

domainator2010 said:



EmmaMcG said:


but having said that, Robocop was on TV that night and she watched a bit of that before bed and she loved it.


Wow! smile Sounds like your girl is a soldier girl...! smile



She's like me at that age. My friends would be watching the likes of Bambi and Beauty and the Beast and I'd be watching Schwarzenegger and Stallone movies. I had a weird childhood smile
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Reply #14 posted 04/21/17 9:06am

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EmmaMcG said:

Disney need to quit with the remakes and get back to creating brand new stories. Looking at they're upcoming release schedule they've got live action remakes of Dumbo, The Little Mermaid and Aladdin still to come though. At least Pixar still do some original movies in between Toy Story sequels, I suppose.


Walt Disney Animation Studios are still doing original movies. The most recent, Moana came out in November. Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 and Gigantic will follow in 2018. Considering this movie (B&tB) made $460 million domestically in one month I doubt the live action department has lost any of their ambition.

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Reply #15 posted 04/21/17 10:08am

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I have not seen the Classic animated version, but I will check out the updated version when it hits PPV....and I agree 1000% that the Classic TV version was outstanding...I watched every episode back in the day...

Are you talking about this show?

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Reply #16 posted 04/21/17 10:11am

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EmmaMcG said:

domainator2010 said:

...and out of curiosity, what is your opinion simply on the CGI??? Like, leaving the story aside....?

All you guys for that matter....

The CGI is actually pretty good but no less than I'd expect from a mega budget Disney production. I think with the technology and money available to major studios these days, it's pretty unforgivable for a movie to come out with bad special effects. Batman vs Superman (which I like) and Suicide Squad are two of the main offenders for bad CGI but aside from those, you don't see many big movies now with bad special effects. That side of the movie industry has moved on a lot. You only have to compare the CGI from The Force Awakens to Revenge of the Sith to see how much things have improved.

Would like a CGI movie of

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Reply #17 posted 04/21/17 10:24am

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EmmaMcG said:

domainator2010 said:

...and out of curiosity, what is your opinion simply on the CGI??? Like, leaving the story aside....?

All you guys for that matter....

The CGI is actually pretty good but no less than I'd expect from a mega budget Disney production. I think with the technology and money available to major studios these days, it's pretty unforgivable for a movie to come out with bad special effects. Batman vs Superman (which I like) and Suicide Squad are two of the main offenders for bad CGI but aside from those, you don't see many big movies now with bad special effects. That side of the movie industry has moved on a lot. You only have to compare the CGI from The Force Awakens to Revenge of the Sith to see how much things have improved.

The first Hulk movie CGI was horrible and considering the first Jurassic Park movie came out almost 10 years earlier, it should have been better. The only people who like that movie are Ang Lee fans who hate to admit he made a bad movie. Also The Mist was horrible in CGI, it looked like a movie from the Sfy-Fi channel instead of a theatrical release.

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Reply #18 posted 04/21/17 10:57am

EmmaMcG

Hudson said:



EmmaMcG said:


Disney need to quit with the remakes and get back to creating brand new stories. Looking at they're upcoming release schedule they've got live action remakes of Dumbo, The Little Mermaid and Aladdin still to come though. At least Pixar still do some original movies in between Toy Story sequels, I suppose.


Walt Disney Animation Studios are still doing original movies. The most recent, Moana came out in November. Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 and Gigantic will follow in 2018. Considering this movie (B&tB) made $460 million domestically in one month I doubt the live action department has lost any of their ambition.



It's not like I have a major issue with sequels or anything. If it's good, then I don't care if it's the first or tenth movie in the franchise. It's just that sometimes you can just tell that certain sequels are just made purely for the money with very little thought or care put into the story. The Marvel movies may be beyond cynical but I still enjoy them. You can see that there was effort put in by filmmakers who have a respect for the source material. Then there are movies like Beauty and the Beast and even the last Godzilla movie. They're not Plan 9 from Outer Space bad but at the same time, you don't get the sense that the filmmakers have any type of passion for the project.
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Reply #19 posted 04/21/17 11:01am

EmmaMcG

kpowers said:



EmmaMcG said:


domainator2010 said:

...and out of curiosity, what is your opinion simply on the CGI??? Like, leaving the story aside....?



All you guys for that matter....



The CGI is actually pretty good but no less than I'd expect from a mega budget Disney production. I think with the technology and money available to major studios these days, it's pretty unforgivable for a movie to come out with bad special effects. Batman vs Superman (which I like) and Suicide Squad are two of the main offenders for bad CGI but aside from those, you don't see many big movies now with bad special effects. That side of the movie industry has moved on a lot. You only have to compare the CGI from The Force Awakens to Revenge of the Sith to see how much things have improved.

The first Hulk movie CGI was horrible and considering the first Jurassic Park movie came out almost 10 years earlier, it should have been better. The only people who like that movie are Ang Lee fans who hate to admit he made a bad movie. Also The Mist was horrible in CGI, it looked like a movie from the Sfy-Fi channel instead of a theatrical release.



The Hulk felt very much like a rush job anyway. I'd put that in the same category as the Fantastic Four movies. Like I said, some things there just aren't excuses for.

Is The Mist the one with Tom Welling or am I thinking about The Fog?
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Reply #20 posted 04/21/17 2:09pm

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EmmaMcG said:

kpowers said:

The first Hulk movie CGI was horrible and considering the first Jurassic Park movie came out almost 10 years earlier, it should have been better. The only people who like that movie are Ang Lee fans who hate to admit he made a bad movie. Also The Mist was horrible in CGI, it looked like a movie from the Sfy-Fi channel instead of a theatrical release.

The Hulk felt very much like a rush job anyway. I'd put that in the same category as the Fantastic Four movies. Like I said, some things there just aren't excuses for. Is The Mist the one with Tom Welling or am I thinking about The Fog?

Tom Welling starred in the bad remake of The Fog. No real big names in the Mist (A Stephen King Novel)

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Reply #21 posted 04/23/17 10:26am

domainator2010

EmmaMcG said:

You only have to compare the CGI from The Force Awakens to Revenge of the Sith to see how much things have improved.

I'm NOT a Star Wars fan at ALL - I think the whole thing is a huge bunch of BULLSHIT - but, I'm curious to know exactly what you meant when you said this....?

Did you read my note, btw?

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Reply #22 posted 04/23/17 10:27am

domainator2010

EmmaMcG said:

domainator2010 said:

Wow! smile Sounds like your girl is a soldier girl...! smile

She's like me at that age. My friends would be watching the likes of Bambi and Beauty and the Beast and I'd be watching Schwarzenegger and Stallone movies. I had a weird childhood smile

You don't like, take a gun and run around shooting people late at night or something, do you? smile

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Reply #23 posted 04/23/17 12:05pm

EmmaMcG

domainator2010 said:



EmmaMcG said:


You only have to compare the CGI from The Force Awakens to Revenge of the Sith to see how much things have improved.


I'm NOT a Star Wars fan at ALL - I think the whole thing is a huge bunch of BULLSHIT - but, I'm curious to know exactly what you meant when you said this....?



Did you read my note, btw?



The CGI in the Star Wars prequels was pretty good for its time. Nothing groundbreaking but decent enough. Looking at it now though, especially when compared to recent movies in the same series, and it looks awful. It just goes to show how quickly technology has improved in such a short space of time.
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Reply #24 posted 04/23/17 12:11pm

EmmaMcG

domainator2010 said:



EmmaMcG said:


domainator2010 said:



Wow! smile Sounds like your girl is a soldier girl...! smile



She's like me at that age. My friends would be watching the likes of Bambi and Beauty and the Beast and I'd be watching Schwarzenegger and Stallone movies. I had a weird childhood smile


You don't like, take a gun and run around shooting people late at night or something, do you? smile



Well, what else is there to do on Sunday nights?? It's not enough just to shoot people though. That gets old fast. I find that if I throw in a few one liners it makes things more enjoyable. Things like "eat lead" and "hasta la vista". Maybe the odd "I'd buy that for a dollar" just to mix things up. smile
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Reply #25 posted 04/24/17 12:02am

domainator2010

EmmaMcG said:

domainator2010 said:

I'm NOT a Star Wars fan at ALL - I think the whole thing is a huge bunch of BULLSHIT - but, I'm curious to know exactly what you meant when you said this....?

Did you read my note, btw?

The CGI in the Star Wars prequels was pretty good for its time. Nothing groundbreaking but decent enough.

WOW! You're a Pretty Demanding Member of the Public, aren't you??!!

Have you heard of "ILM", and do you know that George Lucas owns it??

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Reply #26 posted 04/24/17 3:00am

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Are you talking about this show?


Of course...Sarah Connor in the Flesh, only more girly, refined and double-dipped in Money...I think I'm Team Sarah but I give Catherine her strong rich-girl-props...

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Reply #27 posted 04/24/17 3:17am

EmmaMcG

domainator2010 said:



EmmaMcG said:


domainator2010 said:



I'm NOT a Star Wars fan at ALL - I think the whole thing is a huge bunch of BULLSHIT - but, I'm curious to know exactly what you meant when you said this....?



Did you read my note, btw?



The CGI in the Star Wars prequels was pretty good for its time. Nothing groundbreaking but decent enough.


WOW! You're a Pretty Demanding Member of the Public, aren't you??!!



Have you heard of "ILM", and do you know that George Lucas owns it??



Yes, I know all about ILM and George Lucas' involvement but what I don't know is how that is relevant to my previous comment. Nor do I know how saying that the star wars prequels had good, but not state of the art CGI, makes me a "Pretty Demanding Member of the Public".
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Reply #28 posted 04/24/17 9:40am

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kpowers said:


Of course...Sarah Connor in the Flesh, only more girly, refined and double-dipped in Money...I think I'm Team Sarah but I give Catherine her strong rich-girl-props...

Yeah loved that show too. The newer one they had on the CW was ok. I was hoping they would have some tie in or cameos by Ron Pearlman and Linda Hamilton but they didn't, what a missed opportunity for the fans

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Reply #29 posted 04/25/17 1:55am

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Yeah loved that show too. The newer one they had on the CW was ok. I was hoping they would have some tie in or cameos by Ron Pearlman and Linda Hamilton but they didn't, what a missed opportunity for the fans



I did not know about the newer one..I think the CW network is Garbage and polluted with D-listers.

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