A quarrel as old as time: Disney originals versus live-action remakes
If you’re the kind of person who scoffs at any kind of movie adaptation of a book, claiming that the original book will always be far superior, then this article is probably not for you.
Disney has recently turned an interest into reviving Disney Renaissance classics movies and turning them into live-action remakes, like “Cinderella,” “Beauty and the Beast” and the upcoming 2020 live-action “Mulan.”
Remakes allow for fans to re-immerse themselves within the world of Disney magic. If you’re as avid of a Disney fan as I am, you’ve probably spent time and time again rewatching some of the same movies to relive that same cinema experience—but sometimes, watching the same movie to the point of memorizing the script isn’t enough. Live-action movies bring an important aspect to the table: evoking the nostalgia of older audiences, while bringing a fresh perspective to younger ones.
If anything, the ultimate weight that tips the scale would be the soundtracks. Every good Disney movie is almost always identifiable by its iconic songs—and the remakes bring in a whole new world of melodies. Accompanying soundtracks are brilliantly written in the style of the original with a modern twist while still reinforcing the central musical theme, such as “How Does A Moment Last Forever” and “Nevermore” by legendary singers Celine Dion and Josh Groban, respectively in the new “Beauty and the Beast.”
Remakes and sequels alike preserve the magical world of the movie we fall in love with. With that in mind, imagine some of our current movies getting remade in a new perspective for future generations to come.