I fucking hate modern Disney. There are not words to describe how shitty they are. I could sit here and explain in exhaustive detail all of my grievances with modern Disney, but then I’d be here for hours and you all would get REALLY bored. Understandably so. But what they are doing to cash in on people’s nostalgia has finally reached the point that it pisses me off beyond the pale. I could handle them fucking over the legacy of Robin Williams with their shit-tastic version of Aladdin. Especially since Will Smith sounds medicated in that movie. I listened to the soundtrack, and he sounds so tired in every song he sings. I was annoyed but just shrugged and went “whatever” when I saw their “live-action” version of The Lion King being advertised. Sure, all the CG animals have zero personality because they have the uncanny valley level of CG detail, but whatever.
I’ve heard that they are remaking Lilo & Stitch. Because that’s just what that filmed needed! A fun and colorful and touching story about a girl, an alien, and finding the meaning of family. It needed to be remade with Disney doing their now trademark diversity pandering! Yay! They’re remaking The Little Mermaid. Maybe they can have Ariel be a Muslim mermaid. Have her wearing a seaweed burka. Diversity, after all. And you know what, that’s all fine too. Because after all, why would we want to have those old 2D animated films be the ones we remember? Those aren’t the moves for “grown ups,” after all. No, instead we have to remake them in the worst way possible, with acting that is The Last Airbender levels of bad. Taking all the charm and whimsy the animated films had and bending them over a table without any lube.
Then I found out something utterly horrifying that has pissed me off so much – they are remaking A Night on Bald Mountain in “live-action.” Oh boy. Fuck you Disney! Fuck you and your creatively-bankrupt company! You all take the things that people love and fuck them over the ass. I loved that piece in Fantasia. It’s my second-favorite. My first being The Rite of Spring, telling the story of the growth of life on Earth. A Night on Bald Mountain is a fantastic piece. The levels of darkness, both musically and dramatically is just insane. The demon Chernabog summoning the souls of the dead and the damned for an insane party for one night, it’s incredible. The animation is flawless. Absolutely flawless. The portrayal of the dead and the damned is just so perfect. As they rise from the graves, rising up the mountain, you can almost feel the dread the townspeople are feeling as they stay inside and hope that dawn comes soon. It all builds and builds, culminating in the most visceral experience I have ever seen in 2D animation. Nothing else has even come close. Plus, at the end, there is the fantastic pairing up with Franz Schubert’s “Ave Maria,” which has the townspeople seeking the light of Heaven to cleanse them of the darkness. It’s perfect.
So I guess a whole bunch of suits and Disney are sitting around going…
“Hey guys, we’ve been remaking all of these classic movies and making money like gangbusters. What else do we got?”
“How about we take that one bit from Fantasia about the demon and remake it!”
“But that’s not a whole story. It’s a musical showing of what happened during one night. How could we make that into a full-length movie?”
“Just have some big actors/actresses with some stupid story about killing the demon and put in some diversity shit to make people talk about how, if you don’t see it, you’re a bad person. All of this nostalgia shit makes money anyway, so we can make this into whatever we want. Just make sure all the advertising for the movie only shows the stuff that will play on people’s nostalgia. We don’t want them to know that this is just a cash-grab that can make us a fuck-ton of cash.”
And then I figure that they laugh heartily and pay some Thai child to dance on top of a tank full of piranhas for their amusement. Because Disney is pure evil, after all.
I can’t believe that Disney is doing this. It isn’t enough that they took this franchise and turned it into a fucking Kinect game?! It isn’t enough that they have made cash-grab after cash-grab of all their old 2D films, and every last one of them has fucking sucked?! Without a single exception! They are all nothing but trash! That isn’t enough? Now you have to take one of the hallmarks of animation and turn it into another piece of shit, all so you can make a quick several hundred million dollars to satisfy your investors?! Oh how I wish Chernabog were real, so he could turn you and all your board of directors into pig demons. It would be fitting, after all. Then he could put you in front of a pile of money and tell you to worship it. Would be fitting, given what you all do.
How people can stomach modern Disney is beyond me. They pander to diversity because it sells. The moment it doesn’t, they will kick it out the door like a $10 whore. It’s why you don’t see gay characters in their big-budget movies, after all. Because then they wouldn’t be able to sell their films big in China. Although, I guess they won’t have to worry about that with this live-action trash. You can’t have ghosts in films that go to China either. So hey, go big with the gay pandering in this movie. Oh wait, that would be hard because the premise is about a demon having a giant party. Associating that with gay people would send the wrong message to the far-left community you are trying to pander to.
Ah, what the Hell. Just fuck over the entire storyline. In order to make this have a 90 minute runtime, you’re already gonna have to do that anyway, so might as well go big. Make Chernabog a person of color transgender pansexual. They aren’t having a party with all the damned and the souls of the dead that they summoned to them with their presence. They just wanted to give all the dead POCs a place to gather where they feel included. The villain can be Christian white nationalist groups! Maybe they are having a straight pride parade! Yeah, that’s a great angle. It’s not like Disney or whatever two-bit director they will get for this shit actually cares about the story they are adapting anyway, so why not? I’d kind of prefer that you all just go the distance with fucking the story over. Then I don’t have to feel like you are shitting on one of my favorite movies.
But you can guarantee that I’m not giving Disney money to see this trash. Not a fucking chance. Disney and their live-action butt-rape of this bit from one of my favorite films can suck a dick. Can suck all the dicks. Fuck Disney. Fuck these live-action movies. They all suck. They will always suck. The critics who say nice things about them are paid shills. The audience who likes them is Americans who we already know are dumb as dirt. Fuck this. Can these people please stop raping what I love?
Until next time, a quote,
“It’s very simple – if you stop going to bad movies, they’ll stop making bad movies.” – Jay Sherman