No kidding. I was hoping that it would look better than what I had expected when this film was announced, but it actually looks way worse than I imagined. They just look too creepy looking, and even with such a classic song played over the trailer, the whole thing just feels really dumb, imo. I mean there's always been a bit of silliness which I don't mind because it's okay to be silly sometimes, but this just looks like a mess. I'll still see it though I guess because of the music, and to see how much worse it gets.
This... looks absolutely insane, and I really want to see it now. I need to witness this mess.
James Corden can fuck right off and Jennifer Hudson looks like she's overacting the shit out of her big number, but even then this is the least boring a Tom Hooper movie has ever looked. I still can't believe this exists.
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Jesus Christ! This looks like the worst Robert Zemeckis mo-cap movie ever made.
Shit, maybe reviews will be great. But I simply cannot imagine sitting through two hours of that.
Oh I almost forgot about the abomination that was Robert Zemeckis's A Christmas Carol too. Ack! This definitely looks worse though.
Totally agree about the two hours part. I can feel myself going to see it, but having to leave because it becomes too much to watch. Plus I read someone's reaction about how this trailer is going to keep popping up until it finally comes out, and now I'm even more scared of this whole thing.
Apart from everything else (there's A LOT here), the cinematography is just...it doesn't look like a movie, it's all lit like a behind-the-scenes video. Sets that look like nothing but sets, utterly artificial uncinematic lighting...and it's all so digital, yuck. Looks like changing the cinematographer and the aspect ratio didn't really help that much.
I'm truly, truly speechless. I didn't know something could look this ugly, it's straight out of the Uncanny Valley. Was this how people reacted when they saw Scorpion The Rock in The Mummy back in 2001? Is this a prank Disney secretly produced to make Lion King look less trashed? Is this why God has abandoned us? Will I ever get over my fear of accidentally catching a glimpse of this mess again, and go to a movie theater knowing this trailer could be shown? Am I gonna have nightmares of Cat!Rebel Wilson tonight? I'm facing a life crisis right now, you guys.
Post by Tommen_Saperstein on Jul 19, 2019 4:36:03 GMT
2019 has kind of been the year for this kind of horrible uncanny-valley CGI fuckery hasn't it? First the grotesque cuteness of Dumbo (source: Jenny Nicholson), then the whole Sonic fiasco, then the lifeless life-action/animation Lion King remake, and now this gloriously un-self-aware culmination of years of the internet putting Nic Cage's face on cats and bunnies. The letterboxd reviews are writing themselves.