Beatles Yellow Submarine Remake, Will Another Classic Be Trashed?
Here we go again.
It has been announced that the remake of the Beatles classic Yellow Submarine is in the works.Why or why do they insist on taking classics and and trashing them? Didn't they learn their lesson with Willy Wonka, The Whiz, How The Grinch Stole Christmas, and Charlotte's Web? (just to name a few classics).
Yellow Submarine was magic on the screen back in 1968. Imagine how it looked to a generation that was used to seeing black and white television and experiencing the whole "make love not war" movement. It was also the year that Martin Luther King was assassinated. The movie came out at a time of great civil unrest, and it was a hit I mean a ray of yellow sunshine. *snicker*
In the movie, the playful rhymes of the charachter Jeremy Hillary Boob PhD. (he was my favorite) pretty much summed up the premise behind Yellow Submarine, "Peace! Peace! Supplant the doom and the gloom! Turn off what is sour! Turn into a flower and BLOOM! BLOOM! BLOOM"
To me, Yellow Submarine was more than just a trippy animated flick. It was part of an entire movement of peace and love. Beatles classic songs like Nowhere Man and All You Need Is Love melded together with trippy animation into a sensory overload of psychedelic yumminess which was loved by many young and old.
But Yellow Submarine was not loved by all and many considered it just a drugged out cartoon. Take for instance this scathing review (<<<click on the link) of Yellow Submarine when it was re-released in 1999. The review was entitled " Take a psychedelic journey to Nowhere land with the Beatles & the Nowhere Man where you'll find nothing too pleasing without the help from your friends." Needless to say of course I disagreed with that interview.
The original Yellow Submarine took two years to make, by 40 animators and 140 technical artists and had 14 different scripts. Now I know by today's standards, those methods are now obsolete, and technology has improved by leaps and bounds, but I am not too privy of someone taking this classic and making it into a modern day mess either.
Sadly, Disney is doing the remake. Now don't even get me started on Disney, with it's mass marketing of clothing and toys made in their GLOBAL sweat shops, and other things I don't care to get into. I just ask you to please do your homework before you support them!
Disney is also pairing up with Rob Zemeckis for this remake.
Now granted Zemeckis has some big and successful films under his belt, he also did two movies that I just totally despise which were Forest Gump and Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Two of the most annoying movies I ever had the displeasure of watching. Save me all the Forest Gump love fest comments which I am sure I will get. I HATED the movie with a passion and had trouble getting through the whole thing and almost walked out. And if I hear "life is just like a box of chocolates" in that HORRIBLE fake accent that Hanks did one more time, I swear I am going to get the screaming Blue Meanies out.