Friday, January 27, 2023

We measure up to Robert Zemeckis and Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio: Why one version is a disaster and the other one of the most memorable films of the year

2012 marks 10 years since those three ‘Snow Whites’ together (‘Mirror, Mirror’, ‘The Legend of the Hunter’ and Pablo Berger) and this year we have another round recap From the same story Two very different versions of ‘Pinocchio’ We have arrived in these last months of the year but… Which of the two films is better?

Disney vs Netflix

Two new versions of ‘Pinocchio’ directed by two great directors: ‘Pinocchio’ by Robert ZemeckisDirectly premiered on Disney+ platform than ‘Pinocchio’ by Guillermo del toroWhich came to Netflix after a fleeting passage through theaters.

Despite the fact that both constructions have taken place over time, they couldn’t be more different propositions, the first one is optimization live action As part of the recycling trend we’ve been seeing lately the Mouse Factory, while another is stop-motion animation tape.

in one hand, Zemeckis’ tape aims to move not so much the original story but 1940 classic but “in real image”, Who would have thought though, given its worrying pacing problems and the questionable decision to CG render certain characters.

Not just because it wasn’t necessary to make Honest John, Figaro or Cleo a CGI-created fish, but because the end result is quite a mess And loads of horrifying scenes such as Moth’s ass transformation (which is disturbing, but for the wrong reasons).

unlike del Toro in which we see a amazing use of stop motion animation, The aesthetic, the design of the characters, the creation of the atmosphere…an authentic show with its own visual identity.

Zemeckis’s film very close to the disney version And whatever changes he makes are for the worse and so minor that they do not discover their own personality. Not even poor Tom Hanks, doing what he can with his Geppetto, manages to save the furniture.

Plus, it looks just like the live-action version i would like to go more cartoon tone At times, and he struggles with wanting to capture the 1940 film so tightly. In the end, it just makes the scenes that try to veer toward a tone closer to “Aladdin” great (like the meta-referential clock jokes). And they leave you with the feeling that you don’t know very well what you’re looking at (not good, that’s for sure).

del toro’s tape he is so successful in his voice cast (Gregory Mann, David Bradley, Ewan McGregor) As amendments introduced The exchange of the Island of Happiness for a fascist military camp, their way of recreating the afterlife, Pinocchio’s dilemma of not being able to die…

Receives animation, for tone Perfect balance between a children’s story with a more adult nuance With its brightest scenes in comparison to the other more gloomy and eerie

These two starkly contrasting cases take us to a time when many purists of the original (in this case, by no means, since the original wasn’t even a Disney film, but Carlo Collodi’s story) championed a social-based narrative. Hai Network, it seems we forgot: Adaptation is a revision of the work, not a copy,

Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Pinocchio’ Wins Where Zemeckis Fails: Expresses the personal vision of its author and desire want to tell an already known story but in a new and unique way, Unfortunately, as long as pre-made adaptations continue to do well at the box office, it’s unlikely that Disney will decide to change its strategy.

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