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Students Await More Movie Remakes


Article by Madalyn Chapman

We live in an age where, in lieu of creating new content, Hollywood has chosen to reimagine old movies. That is, if they don’t take them and add sequels to them.

The general consensus is among RC students is that they would like to continue to see Disney recreate its old animated films in live-action form.

“A live action ‘Snow White’ would be really cool. Or maybe a movie from the perspective of the Evil Queen,: said freshman Liam Courtney.

Freshman Shannon Baker said she’s “looking forward to the ‘Mulan’ movie,” referencing Disney’s plans to make a live-action “Mulan,” following the original cartoon by nearly 20 years. Several Roanoke students also like the new “Jurassic World” movies, which deviate slightly from the original “Jurassic Park” movies.

“I feel like that plot was lacking but…it’s a movie about dinosaurs. I loved it,” said Baker.

Courtney agreed, saying that he thought the movies were “pretty good.”

Freshman Joseph Carrick said he’d like to see some older movies recreated. citing the film “Who Framed Roger Rabbit.”

“I feel with all the new CGI and technology, they could make that really good. Because with the original it’s pretty bad,” he said. “Some of the live-action scenes are really sketchy. I think it would be a lot of fun to see a new one.”

Carrick also brought up the “Star Wars” prequels, Episodes I, II, and III.

“I feel like those were just so bad, you need to leave them alone,” Courtney said. I’m super excised for “The Last Jedi” that’s coming out,” Baker said.

Courney shared a similar sentiment. “It’s coming out over winter break, so I’m definitely going with friends to see that.