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FedUpWolf Blue Sparx Gems: 924
#2251 Posted: 17:37:00 03/03/2019
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Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle > Jungle Book 2016.

As much as the Jungle Book isn't bad, wow the sheer rawness of the Andy Serkis movie is so good. Disney was way too safe in that movie and seeing the deaths and the really good grayness of the whole thing was so refreshing compared to songs and unsurprising "make everyone happy" ending.

also Bagheera and Baloo are pretty much a couple in Mowgli and I love it



I really wanted to see that because talking wolves and big cats. I've seen the trailer and it seems more lively.
Bifrost Platinum Sparx Gems: 6559
#2252 Posted: 20:40:20 03/03/2019
The uncanny valley is real with the faces, but it's a bit better than realistic animals with mouth flaps, I feel.
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Drawdler Gold Sparx Gems: 2746
#2253 Posted: 12:50:43 05/03/2019
I don't know if this is an unpopular opinion, but it probably is soooo I'll put it here even though I was going to post it in Confessions.
I think stylised art is too soft these days. Too many wrinkles cut out, too many gentle and simple shapes, rise of lineless styles that lack texture.

And we aren't seeing truly fun, out-there stuff done with most of it. Like '30s cartoons do stuff that just has its own logic and I'd love to see more of that line of thinking... although made-up logic only suits certain things... buuuut you could say the same about cleaner or softer styles and I feel like I'm seeing them all the time.

It's way easier to just cut out texture and make a shape in the same kinda vein than fit it on an exagerrated shape while making it look good and avoiding the uncanny valley and etc., it's not easy to make a really amazing fun cartoon shape either but it's far easier because you're cutting out a lot of work on detail and it's a lot easier to just roll with or edit a simpler style.

But I'm talking even in a lot of digital art you see total flatness and everything cleaned up, I feel. A lot of lineless art suffers from it, there are styles that would float around tumblr and probably illustrate my point. Just leave in your goddamn strokes, you can use them to suggest a lot of things. Make (purposefully) messier art and designs. Stop chasing the clean shape and funny animations strend so much, look at real skin and how it wrinkles, use THAT as part of animations too and look at what a real ****ing stone looks like. Or go all the way, render simpler art in a creative way, or make up new logic for it (beyond breaking limbs).

I know this is a huge generalisation, and sometimes I think it's very successful. There is stuff that's simpler but still more structured or fleshed out or meaningful than what I'm getting at.
I don't think it's perfect, but while it's soft BoTW's look has more to it than just being clean cut, the style has a reasoning behind it. Look like a painting, make you feel like you're looking at impressionist landscapes.
There is stuff closer to reality that's just really boring or sterilised. Too stiff gesture. Too restrained color.

However, I really feel like there's a shift towards making anything cartoony really soft. More than usual. More simplified than ever. And it ends up feeling a lot more samey. People going for these styles without a real artistic reason. Sure it can be fun, but there's substance even in style, truly effective and fitting styles are developed and picked with their media taken into consideration. You can do better than "simple shapes because those can get really animated", and balacing different elements of different styles in is way more impressive and "replayable".

The CalArts stereotype is a really infamous example of a soft and overused style, and I really dislike that artstyle. And you might know how I feel about the ****ing Spyro remakes. But this goes beyond that. It should give an idea of how I feel about certain art trends I see. I'm just seeing more untextured art like that, and it's less structured, and more cleaned up, and feels lame like it's trying to appeal to everyone.
I also think cutting out detailed texture is cutting out a lot of potential for mood, scratched-up metal has a different feel to one clean and polished for instance. With simpler styles that seem to trend these days, these things feel lost or far weaker. And again, I don't think this stuff is getting this creative.

Back on the N64 even Mario had a few darker environments. As primitive as it is, for instance, Bowser's Castle N64 still has a chilling atmosphere to me. The colors in SM64 are noticeably darker than the DS remake, and the game was always goofy as hell, but it gives certain things more mood. The Bowser courses are kinda nothing in the remake.
Honestly, look at ****ing any video game remake these days and they prefectly illustrate how much brighter things are these days, and I'm sure some of it had to be done for the sake of visibility under new tech and lighting and etc, but I feel like very few people even try to make things look dark these days. Again, I mean more than usual, it was never dominant.

It's too complex of a topic for me to just sum up more here but if anyone else (besides Bryman iirc) thinks so too... you ain't alone there...

I guess it's kinda... eh, whatcha gonna do. A lot of art isn't good, that's what makes the good stuff good. Everyone's super yeah yeah. I guess I'm just really bothered by it because I really don't like this kind of style. I find the worse artistic trends in gen 7 games much easier to look back at and swallow and I'd rather sit through that again, just personally.
I will say I think there's a much better balance of cartoony and more realistic styles around in everything than, say, fifteen years ago- but most of the cartoony art looks the same, and I think more realistic art has really improved in color clarity etc. where cartoonier art has homogenised and regressed. The way cartoonier art looks now it's just going to help perpetuate "cartoony=kiddy/simple" stereotypes. It's really moving closer to them.

Really wonder where this trend started.
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#2254 Posted: 21:30:55 11/03/2019
This may not be an unpopular opinion in that people will disagree, but more so hate it for not being pro-classic Spyro, but


The world of Skylands is much more creative then Classic Spyro's world. Yeah, Classic's is great but the ideas are a bit more.....plain, when compared to Skylands.
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Sesshomaru75 Platinum Sparx Gems: 5818
#2255 Posted: 21:31:33 11/03/2019
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This may not be an unpopular opinion in that people will disagree, but more so hate it for it being pro-classic Spyro, but


The world of Skylands is much more creative then Classic Spyro's world. Yeah, Classic's is great but the ideas are a bit more.....plain, when compared to Skylands.


To be fair, you have to take into account the limitations of the hardware from that era.

Plus, Skylanders took inspiration from Classic Spyro with its worlds and atmosphere, so it seems kind of pointless to say this regardless since they were obviously going to build upon what was already there. :/
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#2256 Posted: 23:23:58 11/03/2019
The team is also huge in comparison and they have time to write lore, share crazy ideas, etc. Apples and oranges really.

However, compared to AHT... Yeah it's pretty apt. Eurocom is/was nothing to scoff at but everything is pretty bare bones, so much that Shadow Legacy had to fill in the holes.
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#2257 Posted: 23:29:44 11/03/2019
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The team is also huge in comparison and they have time to write lore, share crazy ideas, etc. Apples and oranges really.

However, compared to AHT... Yeah it's pretty apt. Eurocom is/was nothing to scoff at but everything is pretty bare bones, so much that Shadow Legacy had to fill in the holes.


Yeah, pretty much. lol
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#2258 Posted: 23:59:36 11/03/2019
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This may not be an unpopular opinion in that people will disagree, but more so hate it for it being pro-classic Spyro, but


The world of Skylands is much more creative then Classic Spyro's world. Yeah, Classic's is great but the ideas are a bit more.....plain, when compared to Skylands.


To be fair, you have to take into account the limitations of the hardware from that era.

Plus, Skylanders took inspiration from Classic Spyro with its worlds and atmosphere, so it seems kind of pointless to say this regardless since they were obviously going to build upon what was already there. :/



Yeah,after posting that I thought through it more and, yeah, hardware limitations did play a factor in the worlds they could make.


And, ALSO a good point.
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Sesshomaru75 Platinum Sparx Gems: 5818
#2259 Posted: 00:02:45 12/03/2019
Now that the remakes are out of the way, we'll probably see future Spyro games take further inspiration from Skylanders in regards to its worlds and atmosphere, while still retaining the look and feel of Classic Spyro overall.

For the most part I feel that TFB's artistic direction (Previously used with the Skylanders series) worked miracles with Reignited, so I'm excited to see what's in store for the series going forward when they aren't as restricted on their creative decisions.
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Bolt Platinum Sparx Gems: 5304
#2260 Posted: 05:50:40 12/03/2019
I do joke about Skylanders being **** sometimes, but honestly I've played the first two and I don't think they're that bad. I'm indifferent to them, and I appreciate/respect that people like those games. They're similar to the classic games, but they're personally not my cup of tea!
Sorry if I come across like I hate Skylanders sometimes. I'll try to stop the jokes if it bothers people. ><;

And I 100% agree with Sess' latest comment too. ;;
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#2261 Posted: 12:08:26 12/03/2019
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I do joke about Skylanders being **** sometimes, but honestly I've played the first two and I don't think they're that bad. I'm indifferent to them, and I appreciate/respect that people like those games. They're similar to the classic games, but they're personally not my cup of tea!
Sorry if I come across like I hate Skylanders sometimes. I'll try to stop the jokes if it bothers people. ><;


This pretty much.
I've given the games a chance, but isometric camera angles and hack-and-slash gameplay are not my thing. That said, I really do appreciate the world building, background lore, and character depth those games have and can see why people do enjoy the franchise and respect those sentiments.

I'm not going to respond to those previous comments. HIHD and Sess, I'm not going to argue with those statements, but just- bah, forget it.
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#2262 Posted: 18:15:07 12/03/2019
Why say anything then?
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#2263 Posted: 15:15:10 18/03/2019
Audiences cheering and clapping during a movie makes the movie watching experience infinitely better. I don't wanna go into a movie like Avengers: Infinity War or Jurassic World with the audience being completely dead silent about a movie they've been hyped to see(which did happen when I saw both of those movies and was awful watching it that way). Especially in the MCU's case.
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#2264 Posted: 16:27:16 18/03/2019
I don't like the cheering that much because some people never know when to stop(it's not like theatre where the actors will wait), but clapping at the end and laughing along helps a lot with atmosphere.
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#2265 Posted: 22:51:45 18/03/2019 | Topic Creator
The normalization of depression is a problem. TBH it seems like everybody has it now and the jokes are always gonna make it seem less serious. A lot of people don't even know what it is or if they even have it. I'm writing this because I just randomly started feeling emotionless
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#2266 Posted: 01:45:03 21/03/2019
This is painting one of my largest strokes but

People keep asking for too many sequels and I can't really think of much off the top of my head that would be better if it continued as long as people ask (or stays fresh enough for that). Most stuff is tighter and better and more satisfying if it actually ****ing ends (even if the quality keeps up) or god forbid, for some ideas, you go with a self-contained single piece of media

I guess part of the reason I love Jo's is an it's an exception for this to me, I'd be fine with that series continuing forever because *cough*i'mafangirl*cough* it has interesting enough rules, and is unique enough, and changes everything up enough in each part, and the continuity isn't too serious/swamped but things are still established enough to make it worth being a series. Sue me. The thing is that isn't typical "pick up from the last story", it works off bloodlines, which imo is the best way to make a really long-running series... it's at least my favorite way anyway.

Also a lot of sequels are not as good as the original, a lot of loved ones, imo. I almost always feel the first entries have the clearest vision, the least holes, the best ideas/execution with their concept, and are trying hardest to establish themselves which pays off (as they think through what they're doing), and obviously they're always least bogged down.

Kinda related, here's a short list of second entries people generally prefer over the originals or claim to completely improve on or supercede it that I disagree with. Second entries specifically because they always seem to be the most hyped up?
  • Spyro 2: minigame fest (and bad minigames at that), no difficulty anywhere, boring level design, lacks polish and content, much slower, definitely does not supercede the original and was very sick of hearing that. Gonna say it again: 3 is what 2 should have been, even if 3 would still have been very (too?) different from the original game. Besides improving worldbuilding and keeping quality art Spyro 2 is a kinda bad sequel imo, because it totally forgets what made the original a fantastic game, though it could have been a more natural progression and at least it paved the way for Spyro 3 which is great (and looked back at Spyro 1 where it should have). Much like Odyssey, certainly don't hate the game, certainly do hate how people don't call out its flaws.
  • Crash 2: still great, but 1 has much more cohesive and thematic art and is purer, and somehow 2 feels a bit long for me. However it polished a lot that needed polishing, was still creative and didn't lose too much appeal from the original, so I think it's a great sequel. I guess people call out Crash 2 in NST for being a sloppy remake tho (which it is, so much so I still prefer the PSX version by a wide margin) so don't know if that counts. If it does this applies to both versions.
  • Skylanders Giants: this shouldn't even be a contest, the original is far more packed, unique, complete, (despite the tone not being as dark) mature, replayable, extremely well-designed and paced, less cashgrabby believe it or not (Giants gates missions behind reposes, yeah screw the original collectors there), better in almost every aspect, and the overwhelming majority of levels in Giants are bad. Mad props for the legacy support and additions to old characters and PVP tho (besides some paywalling...). While I still like it, I still don't think it's really "bad" and totally understand someone loving it its honestly one of the worse entries in the series to me and absolutely doesn't deserve most of the credit it gets
  • Toy Story 2: 1 didn't have a clear cut villain (Sid is the closest, but he isn't the main conflict and didn't aim to cause the main conflict, he's setup for related stuff), I think it seemed a bit more adult (2 has more blatant pop culture kinda jokes from what I remember and just feels sillier and yeah the clear villain makes it a more kiddy movie rather than thematic), had a few less flaws, I feel 1 was more relatable as well and I appreciate how I can just view it as self-contained. 2 is still pretty great tho, and a worthy sequel (also on this note the third movie was MEH besides that one ending scene, I remember it for way too many muted palettes and I don't like it much, it's also really a retread of 2 and while the series deserved more closure, 3 honestly didn't need to exist in its current form and didn't add as much as it should have)
  • How To Train Your Dragon 2: already ranted about this in HTTYD3 topic. Okay sequel but should have been much better, doesn't expand on OG enough and just feels like a generic extra adventure in a generic part of the same world, still enjoyable but much worse than OG (which had fairly strong themes, was much cleaner, was more emotional and also far more fleshed out).
  • New Super Mario Bros. Wii: this one is really dumb, but it's just based on nostalgia. I think I'll always prefer the DS game for that reason. I can immerse myself in it more with that nostalgia. I spent dozens of hours replaying it and looking for the secrets and trying to be pro. I haven't played these games in something like a decade, but I had way more fun with the battle mode and minigames in the DS game than stuff in the Wii game. Something was just missing from it for me. I think it felt more gimmicky to me (probably not accurate/fair, NSMBW isn't really gimmicky). I also loved the powerups in the first game. I remember the first game being harder as well, but I don't know how true that is. It's probably not true, honestly. Looking back at them, Wii seems to have more interesting challenges, wether or not it's harder (and I consider interesting challenges more important).

Mario Galaxy 2 is a stretch, mixed opinions on which is better, so I left it off this list. Prefer 1 for its atmosphere, feels more complete rather than just gamey, obviously was more groundbreaking and doesn't have reused content in the same engine. There's definitely nostalgia involved, but bits of scenery and music in SMG1 actually make me tear up (and I would still slow down for, without nostalgia). There are just more aspects to the first game that I appreciate, I appreciate it as more than just game design and after that I feel SMG2 really highlights where Mario games usually skimp, so even though it's still great that is a huge blemish on the sequel. SMG1 is simply a much better experience, even though 2 is arguably a better game.
Also, I think 3D World is better than 3D Land, but not by the margin people make it out to be. 3D Land is great too. Both games are kinda underappreciated.

Kung-Fu Panda 2 is a sequel I definitely prefer and that isn't an unpopular opinion but I think it didn't get enough credit, so there's something UwU positive
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#2267 Posted: 01:55:33 21/03/2019
What about Despacito 2
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#2268 Posted: 14:11:47 26/03/2019
i dont know if this is actually unpopular but it sure feels like it

judging people on the distant past when theyve very clearly changed seems extremely unfair to me. todays society feels like it hold so many people up, then completely demolishes them based on past actions. while some of these are definitely deserved (i.e. kevin spacey, logan paul), there are also very many that seem unwarranted since the person in question or society itself has clearly changed, such as james gunn. his jokes were offensive and should not have been condoned, but he has very clearly changed from the person that made those kinds of comments 10+ years ago. i was super transphobic in the past, but now im trans myself. by that same logic some have of people not changing in regards to stuff like that, it would mean i myself am transphobic against myself and others like me, which couldnt be farther from the truth.

another offshoot of this logic that bothers me is the “sins of the father” argument that i see going around. my first example is how ive seen a growing number of people hoping to boycott disney over racist stereotypes in movies like Song of the South and Lady and the Tramp. once again, the actions portrayed shouldnt be supported, but the studio itself was in a different era, where thinks like that were considered to be okay. if anything, i think these kinds of things should be a lesson on how society has changed and how to prevent these kinds of awful and harmful depictions, rather than flat out erasure.
the entire “boycott Krispy Kreme/Panera/Dr. Pepper/lots of other foodstuffs” thing falls into the same camp. the people behind those corporations were literally so shocked about this that they gave millions to charity. they arent nazis themselves, despite having family members that were, but the ones that were are dead and gone, and the ones in charge now obviously dont carry those same ideals. it seems ridiculous that, even after donating millions, people are still clamoring for a more severe punishment. you dont pick your ancestors, why should they have to atone for something they didnt do, even despite already giving some of what they had?
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#2269 Posted: 11:05:20 28/03/2019
i don't like cadbury creme eggs.
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#2270 Posted: 19:57:53 05/04/2019
Using mental illness as an excuse. I used to be there, I used to be that person, but now I think it's bull****. imo you are not a "strong person" for dealing with a mental illness, you are only strong when you push yourself to overcome it and try to get yourself out of it. I've realised that wallowing in your sadness does nothing for yourself or others, everyone has problems and a lot of people have it worse than you and yet they still deal with the everyday and get themselves out there and don't just wallow in pity at home.
I may be sounding harsh, but I've come to have no sympathy for people who refuse to get out of the situation that makes them sad. I've been burnt by them too many times.

"I'm sad I can't work." Yeah, but doing something makes you feel better. Sitting at home all day does nothing for you at all. It'll make you more sad. :T
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#2271 Posted: 02:24:58 06/04/2019
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Using mental illness as an excuse. I used to be there, I used to be that person, but now I think it's bull****. imo you are not a "strong person" for dealing with a mental illness, you are only strong when you push yourself to overcome it and try to get yourself out of it. I've realised that wallowing in your sadness does nothing for yourself or others, everyone has problems and a lot of people have it worse than you and yet they still deal with the everyday and get themselves out there and don't just wallow in pity at home.
I may be sounding harsh, but I've come to have no sympathy for people who refuse to get out of the situation that makes them sad. I've been burnt by them too many times.

"I'm sad I can't work." Yeah, but doing something makes you feel better. Sitting at home all day does nothing for you at all. It'll make you more sad. :T


Where's the clapping emoji when you need it
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#2272 Posted: 09:59:27 06/04/2019
April Henry’s books have been anti-climactic and tropey so far.
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#2273 Posted: 20:47:52 08/04/2019
Beyonce's music is overrated and she isn't a goddess among humans or whatever.
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#2274 Posted: 00:49:00 09/04/2019
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Beyonce's music is overrated and she isn't a goddess among humans or whatever.


run

run while you still can

they will find you
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#2275 Posted: 01:02:41 09/04/2019
im beyonce
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#2276 Posted: 01:53:34 09/04/2019 | Topic Creator
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Using mental illness as an excuse. I used to be there, I used to be that person, but now I think it's bull****. imo you are not a "strong person" for dealing with a mental illness, you are only strong when you push yourself to overcome it and try to get yourself out of it. I've realised that wallowing in your sadness does nothing for yourself or others, everyone has problems and a lot of people have it worse than you and yet they still deal with the everyday and get themselves out there and don't just wallow in pity at home.
I may be sounding harsh, but I've come to have no sympathy for people who refuse to get out of the situation that makes them sad. I've been burnt by them too many times.

"I'm sad I can't work." Yeah, but doing something makes you feel better. Sitting at home all day does nothing for you at all. It'll make you more sad. :T



honestly I always felt this way but I'm also afraid to say this in this site specifically
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#2277 Posted: 18:18:30 10/04/2019
While I'll admit to being a tad disappointed with Scar's design in the Lion King remake, and I will miss Jeremy Irons' voice, I still like how Scar looks and sounds and feel that people are being a bit unreasonable complaining about it like they are. :/

At least I can tell that he's supposed to be Scar in terms of both appearance and voice, unlike whatever the hell the remake of Aladdin is doing with Jafar. *shrug*

Also, this might not necessarily be an "unpopular opinion" per se, but the remake of The Lion King looks a million times better than both the Aladdin and Dumbo remakes, imo.
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#2278 Posted: 20:01:43 10/04/2019
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While I'll admit to being a tad disappointed with Scar's design in the Lion King remake, and I will miss Jeremy Irons' voice, I still like how Scar looks and sounds and feel that people are being a bit unreasonable complaining about it like they are. :/

At least I can tell that he's supposed to be Scar in terms of both appearance and voice, unlike whatever the hell the remake of Aladdin is doing with Jafar. *shrug*

Also, this might not necessarily be an "unpopular opinion" per se, but the remake of The Lion King looks a million times better than both the Aladdin and Dumbo remakes, imo.


I'm of the unpopular opinion that both live action remakes look god awful.
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#2279 Posted: 20:03:20 10/04/2019
Quote: Vespi
I'm of the unpopular opinion that both live action remakes look god awful.


I hope you aren't saying that Lion King looks "god awful", because the visuals are absolutely fantastic. (I'm not talking about overall quality here, mind you, as there's no way of me knowing how good the remake is as a whole without having watched it)
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#2280 Posted: 20:18:27 10/04/2019
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I'm of the unpopular opinion that both live action remakes look god awful.


I hope you aren't saying that Lion King looks "god awful", because the visuals are absolutely fantastic. (I'm not talking about overall quality here, mind you, as there's no way of me knowing how good the remake is as a whole without having watched it)


Oh no, I agree the visuals look excellent. It shows a clear step up over Jungle Book, which was already great.
I just don't think there's any way it will live up to the legacy of the original, and I don't think it's necessary since the original still stands on its own, just like all the other Disney animated films. I guess I just think all the live action versions are cheap cash grabs that look pretty that are simply piggybacking off of the originals because they don't have any other ideas, and it's guaranteed money for Disney.
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#2281 Posted: 20:24:15 10/04/2019
I guess that's another unpopular opinion of mine then, in that of course the remake isn't going to live up to the remake. (The rest of this post isn't directed at you, btw)
But it doesn't have to, and I think that's something people don't seem to understand and bring up when it's an obvious "no ****" argument. :/

On top of that, while I agree that the live-action remakes are a bit over-saturated as of late, Disney is by no means "lacking in originality" since it seems like people forget that they're making animated movies still on a regular basis.
Not only that, but the whole "cash grab" argument is also a "no ****" argument.
It's almost like they're a giant mega-corporation that needs money to stay afloat and is one of numerous companies, both within and outside of the film industry, taking advantage of the current wave of nostalgia in entertainment. : ^ )

I like both the original and remake versions of The Jungle Book, for example, but I like them for different reasons.
I was honestly expecting myself to be a lot more critical of the Lion King remake than the other recent Disney remakes since it's my favorite animated movie, and I wasn't sure how they'd go about doing it, but so far I'm really impressed.

TL;DR: I just feel like a lot of the complaints about the live-action remakes as a concept (Not the actual quality of them, mind you) seems more of an attempt to act contrarian than anything, and I feel like it's only because of how big of a company Disney is.
I still expect to be disappointed with things in the Lion King remake, but I can live with that if the movie as a whole is still enjoyable.
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#2282 Posted: 20:55:20 10/04/2019
lol if we're talking about live action remakes ... Scooby Doo is the best live action remake and you can't change my mind.

( And I think the argument about Disney lacking originality comes from the fact that they're only making these remakes and sequels at this point. Don't know how true that is because I've honestly completely lost interest in Disney, and, well, just films as a whole at this point, but that's the argument I've heard? But seriously, Disney has never really been "original" in the first place, most of their films are based off books and fabels (which isnt a bad thing by any means) and TLK was supposedly their first ever original story ... despite the fact that it clearly ripped off Kimba ;p )
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#2283 Posted: 21:14:35 10/04/2019
Quote: Bolt
despite the fact that it clearly ripped off Kimba ;p )


Well, that, and the fact that it's loosely based off of Hamlet. smilie
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#2284 Posted: 21:33:41 10/04/2019
My problem with remakes is exactly when they are too similar to the original. Like what's the point, just re-release the original in IMAX or something then. That's more the case with Beauty and the Beast. If you're gonna remake a movie then do something new and different, bold and risky. Nobody's gonna care if it's bad then, at least the original is still there and the remake is gonna just have a value on its own. And nobody is gonna ask you to live up to the original because trying to recreate what made the original good is not the intention, it would be to just create a different interpretation of that story.
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#2285 Posted: 23:22:14 10/04/2019
Quote: Crash10
My problem with remakes is exactly when they are too similar to the original. Like what's the point, just re-release the original in IMAX or something then. That's more the case with Beauty and the Beast. If you're gonna remake a movie then do something new and different, bold and risky. Nobody's gonna care if it's bad then, at least the original is still there and the remake is gonna just have a value on its own. And nobody is gonna ask you to live up to the original because trying to recreate what made the original good is not the intention, it would be to just create a different interpretation of that story.


^That
Plus they just feel soulless. I can understand remakes for things that haven't held up over time, for movies, games, and shows, but some get remade with no love or care just for the money.
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#2286 Posted: 23:27:32 10/04/2019
I suppose that's fair, yeah. I don't particularly feel that way about the Lion King remake (Yet, surprisingly), but I understand what you mean.
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#2287 Posted: 01:28:19 11/04/2019
http://forum.darkspyro.net/spy...php?topic=88918

Um excuse me, this is the best Lion King remake.
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#2288 Posted: 03:19:26 11/04/2019
Worth mentioning I'm looking forward to the Lion King remake, mostly because the original composers are back. While I have my worries about how much it will just copy and paste from the animated version like Beauty and the Beast did, I wanna give it a fair chance. The mix of techniques they're using are promising and might even work in an original movie.
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#2289 Posted: 03:30:32 11/04/2019
i find the remakes very frustrating and cash grabby (mostly because there are so many in such a short time frame) but i dont think that automatically makes them bad. ill probably see the lion king when it comes out, it looks good. i enjoyed the batb remake as well. dont really care about the rest tbh
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#2290 Posted: 07:35:16 11/04/2019
^ yeah. doubt ill ever watch it though to be honest. im indifferent towards these films. everyone on the internet seems to hate them, but people i know irl really seem to like them. if they make someone happy then i think they're worth it. c:


Quote: Crash10
My problem with remakes is exactly when they are too similar to the original. Like what's the point, just re-release the original in IMAX or something then. That's more the case with Beauty and the Beast. If you're gonna remake a movie then do something new and different, bold and risky. Nobody's gonna care if it's bad then, at least the original is still there and the remake is gonna just have a value on its own. And nobody is gonna ask you to live up to the original because trying to recreate what made the original good is not the intention, it would be to just create a different interpretation of that story.



GOOD POST
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#2291 Posted: 06:06:29 20/04/2019
While I'm at it and full of Not So Hot Takes™ tonight, I'm just gonna throw this out there.

As a trans woman myself, I find drag to be horribly demeaning and insensitive in some ways. There's nothing about it that I personally find "empowering", and I don't think it should be put up on a pedestal as much as it is in the LGBT community. If the person is actually trans? Great! I'm glad there's that representation out there, but half the time it feels like the struggles of trans men and women are objectified for entertainment purposes and I really don't think that's okay.
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#2292 Posted: 15:34:40 20/04/2019
i agree wholeheartedly. i always thought drag was pretty thinly veiled transphobia and in some ways sexism. i feel like because of drag queens trans women arent taken seriously and thats honestly just terrible.
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#2293 Posted: 00:36:26 27/04/2019
Despite how good Star vs the Forces of Evil has gotten (pls watch it’s really good in season 3 and 4 especially) the humour they’re going for holds it back tremendously.

Related to SVTFOE, Glossaryck is the worst character. He embodies my main gripe with Adventure Time; being way too vague in an attempt to be meaningful. I think.
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#2294 Posted: 18:48:46 27/04/2019 | Topic Creator
people are told to like stan lee but dont really know what he did. like hes important part of comic book history but he was a co-writer who helped make stories and characters with jack kirby and steve ditko. the thing is back then comics were drawn first most of stan lees job was to fill in the bubbles or kirbys and ditkos art. actually that last sentence was a kinda a lie. lee gave the artist a vague plot or idea that the artist drew up with steve adding the corny 60s lingo. lee was really just a company man who kinda screwed over the artist who made very very little. then again old comic book writers are kooky people.
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#2295 Posted: 05:26:29 07/05/2019
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Beyonce's music is overrated and she isn't a goddess among humans or whatever.


agreed
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#2296 Posted: 05:57:01 16/05/2019
People with small body types =/= loli
Trans people =/= traps
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#2297 Posted: 02:31:00 31/05/2019
not unpopular outside of tumblr/twitter but female characters who wear skimpy clothing and have breasts are not always sexist and drawing yuri and slapping "LOOK AT THESE POWERFUL LESBIANS uwu" on it is not edgy or progressive anymore
especially when it's two girls who have never interacted before like ok ur just drawing crack pairings
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#2298 Posted: 22:08:27 04/06/2019
Not sure if this is unpopular or not, but Modern Society is chock thucking full of double standards and we all know it, even if we deny it. That's not to say previous eras didn't, but they're especially prevalent today when it comes to politics, and social justice warrior crap.
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#2299 Posted: 05:38:45 05/06/2019
Vanilla Skyrim is decent
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#2300 Posted: 11:35:09 05/06/2019
Rodan was objectively the best monster in the new Godzilla movie
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sometimes that japanese future funk be hittin tho...
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