Over the years, Disney has managed to produce some of the best live-action remakes of some classic animated films. Although most of them are as great or even better as the original ones, some are somewhat mediocre. This is one of the reasons why most of these live-action remakes get mixed reviews from the audience.
Some believe that a remake should not have been done and some were ecstatic about them. If you are having a dilemma over which one you might want to see, then are some of the best ones for you.
Live-Action Remakes: Aladdin
The very first one is actually the live-action remake of the animated film Aladdin, and this was released in 2019. The film stars Will Smith as the Genie, which what experts believed as what made the film even more successful. Princess Jasmine was portrayed by actress Naomi Scott, while Mena Massoud was chosen for the role of Aladdin. According to film critics, the remake can be considered as one of Disney’s best ones.
That is because of how it managed to stick to the story by only making some necessary changes. These changes then made the film even better with all the great music and visuals. The animated film was released in 1992, and it even had high scores from the viewers. That is why this live-action one did not disappoint even if you have not seen the original one.
Live-Action Remakes: Lion King
2019 has indeed been a great year when it comes to the best live-action remakes Disney has done. That is because Lion King managed to make every one of every age fall in love with it all over again. Although the film was obviously heavy in CGI, it is still one of the greatest works of Disney. It features an amazing including Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Beyonce, and more. Although some critics felt like the remake was somewhat unnecessary, a lot of people still enjoyed seeing it. Some people actually felt nostalgic since the original animated film was released decades ago.
When it comes to the most popular fairytales, Cinderella is without a doubt on the top of the list. Her glass slipper is one of the most iconic fairytales in the world despite how long ago it was when her film was released. It took Disney a couple of decades to remake the classic tale and they surely did not disappoint.
Although the story of the remake was somewhat different, it stayed true to the plot. That is why millions of people all over the world still managed to enjoy it in a different way. Cate Blanchett’s role as the evil stepmother made the film even more remarkable.
Alice in Wonderland
With such an ensemble cast, Tim Burton decided to take Alice in Wonderland on such a different level. With Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, and Johnny Depp carrying the film, it was a box-office success. Mia Wasikowska played the titular character and she was given some mixed reviews from the critics. The film showcased a teenage Alice which was quite different from the 1951 version.