One of my first posts on this blog was about how Hollywood was getting lazy and taking the easy way out, by “rebooting” some older movies. Whether or not they were essentially a shot for shot remake or did a gender swap but the overall story remained the same. Some examples of “reboots” are: The Lion King, Dumbo, What Women Want (gender swapped to have a female lead and call it What Men Want), Pet Semetary and the newest one to get the remake treatment Little Women. None of these needed to be remade, the originals were perfectly acceptable, especially the Lion King.
Disney is releasing a new streaming service later this year and they are going to have a plethora of original content, essentially all the MCU’s characters which in turn will lead to Phase 4 and 5 of the MCU. You didn’t come to this post to hear about that, though after all this post is titled Rant 2.0! I recently read where Disney is going to reboot Home Alone for Disney+. WHY IN EVERYTHING THAT IS HOLY DOES THAT NEED TO BE REMADE? WAS IT NOT ENOUGH THAT WE GOT TWO SEQUELS, ONE OF WHICH HAD A CAMEO BY THE CURRENT PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES? LEAVE HOME ALONE, ALONE!!
Have you calmed down from that previous sentence? WELL GUESS WHAT?!?! WERE NOT DONE YET!!! BOOM! Also released this week was the news that Disney+ is going to be making a live action Lady and the Tramp. Yes that’s right, a live action Lady and the Tramp. WHY?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? LEAVE THE ORIGINALS ALONE DISNEY! WE GET YOU ARE LOOKING TO MAKE A DIME BUT STOP RUINING OUR CHILDHOOD YOU MONEY HUNGRY DEMONS!
So in summary, Disney cant leave the originals alone and except us the adults who grew up with the originals to take it lying down, well, as Twisted Sister says “We’re not going to take it” Were not going to take it
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by: Ryan Dyer