Still pretty mid, but easily superior to Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin’s remakes. Getting a lead who can sing goes a long way toward making for a more enjoyable experience, and Lin Manuel Miranda’s newer songs are a cut above the usual assembly line new songs made so the remakes can jockey for an Oscar. Nonetheless I do not anticipate revisiting this again.
Surprised that Jennifer Ten hasn't tried suing Guillermo del Toro for plagiarism yet.
Think about it:
- Human/animal romance that appears to be played straight in both this and The Shape of Water
- female protagonist has the letters l, i, s, and a in their names (Lisa and Elisa respectively)
- Heavy green aesthetic in interior and exterior environments; depictions of American suburbia
- Protagonist is in close association with a closeted gay man and has a best friend…
Why are we still here? Just to suffer?
I guess every generation gets the Gus Van Sant Psycho remake it deserves. I can’t wait for them to reuse every song with either blatant auto tune, overproduced remixing, or a general downgrade in both vocal memorability and dredged up outtakes rejected 25 years ago. I can’t wait for 30 minutes of extraneous padding so the House of Mouse’s overlords can justify taking people’s money a second time (and some subpar extra…