Disney Duster wrote:
I'd say just keep the Aladdin and Lion King sequels.The rest are all garbage.
Even Cinderella III? That one had so, so much effort put into it too.
It's obvious in many ways that the later sequels did have a lot more polish (especially with regards to animation), but the fact is that it still doesn't make them better per se. One problem lies with the fact that it's tricky, if not impossible, to make a sequel made years after a given film to completely fit in with the original's continuity, especially with regards to general production values. It's easy to tell, for example, that the likes of Cinderella III
and Bambi II
were digitally coloured and processed, whereas the originals were all hand painted and shot by analogue cameras.
My main problem, however, is that the majority of sequels are just so poorly conceived, as though the producers truly don't care about what they're doing. I have little good to say about Cinderella III
in terms of premise, execution and continuity with the original. Having the stepmother delve into black magic is just so out of character (she's supposed to be a domestic villain as opposed to an all-powerful sorceress!), and the whole story is too far-fetched and consequently distanced from the original classic for my liking. Believe it or not, though, my feelings on Cinderella III
are probably not as negative as other Disney DTV sequels or spin-offs!
Anyway, there's a reason why I requested earlier in this thread that all sequels be buried away never to be seen again. Despite modest budgets and whatnot, a lot of them could have had an increased consideration of continuity and more general effort put into them. Thank goodness that no new ones are being produced (aside from some terrible Tinker Bell films, of course :roll: