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What it all comes down to is that Toy Story 4 delivers. It wraps up a 24-year-old story neatly and beautifully, with the unlikely possibility of more adventures down the line. Unlikely because there is significant closure concerning Woody, Bo and the gang, so we probably won’t ever see these beloved characters again
Green Book is essentially a film that celebrates how one white guy met his only black friend, who, according to the Shirley family, never considered Tony more than a chauffeur and that he was only friendly with Tony because he was paying him to be his driver and bodyguard. There is no subtilty in the film at all, everything is out in the open and spelled out for the audience to keep people focused on the emotions they are telling you to feel instead of thinking about the film and realizing that it’s garbage.
That is the primary problem with Aladdin: it is wholly unoriginal and utterly useless as a film. That may seem harsh, but when a remake is essentially a shot-by-shot remake of a much better film, that’s what it is, like Gus Van Sant’s Psycho. There is very little here to distinguish it from the animated original which makes one wonder why they don’t just re-release the animated films instead of making these at great expense? Of course, the answer is that they make money and lots of it.