Modern Disney Movies That Have Already Aged Poorly | CBR

There are many Disney movies, both classic and modern, that remain a hit with fans even today. No matter how long it’s been since these movies were first released, they are still considered amazing and unforgettable by many fans.

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However, there are some Disney movies that just miss the mark, especially some of the more modern movies. From Alice Through The Looking Glass to The Good Dinosaur, these films are considered fairly underwhelming by fans. These films received poor reception due to bad storytelling, controversial casting, and the various changes made between the films when compared to their source material.

10 Alice Through The Looking Glass Was Doomed To Fail

Alice In Wonderland did fairly well in theatres in 2010, despite mixed reception over the main actress’ performance and Tim Burton directing the film. However, its sequel released in 2016, Alice Through The Looking Glass, was considered underwhelming and disappointing by fans of the first film.

Many fans and critics criticized this movie for its convoluted plot and character development. Despite promising background into the Red Queen and White Queen’s tumultuous past, fans felt that it underdelivered on that plot point. Many fans of the first movie, as a result, pretend that the second movie never happened.

9 The Good Dinosaur Is Forgettable

The Good Dinosaur was Disney’s take on what could happen if dinosaurs survived the events of the meteor that killed them all. Despite the fun concept, however, fans found this movie to be lackluster.

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Some fans criticized the film for its slow pacing, as well as the lack of storytelling charm that most other films had. However, it did gain praise for its realism and special effects. Despite this praise, however, it’s considered to be one of the more forgettable Disney animated movies.

8 Oz The Great & Powerful Lacked The Charm It Needed

Oz The Great And Powerful fell flat for many fans, despite praise from critics for Mila Kunis’ performance as the villain, the Wicked Witch of the West. The film was supposed to be the origin story of how the Wizard of Oz first came to Oz, since he originally is from Kansas.

Those that watched the film were unimpressed by the movie’s overuse of special effects, the romance between Oz and the Good Witch of the North, and some other plot points. Fans of the original Wizard of Oz movie pretend that Oz The Great And Powerful never happened, as a consequence.

7 The Lone Ranger Took On Controversy

The Lone Ranger was highly criticized by fans and critics alike. Many did not enjoy Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer’s performances. They also did not enjoy the odd storytelling throughout the movie as well. Some fans even criticized Depp for being cast as a Native American character, with worries about him portraying the Comanche accurately.

Depp responded to the claims by stating that he has Native American ancestry. Either way, the film’s poor performance is enough for fans to know it won’t be remembered well in later years.

6 The Live-Action Version Of Pete’s Dragon Might As Well Not Exist

Pete’s Dragon is better known by fans in its animated version. However, a live-action version was released in 2016 and was much less popular with fans.

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Even though the film garnered positive reviews from critics, fans of the original movie felt that the live-action version didn’t live up to its original version’s charm. Some were also put off by the dragon’s appearance in the live-action remake when compared with the animated version. Even though it wasn’t panned like other live-action remakes, this film was not necessarily memorable in the long run.

5 Some Fans Pretend Mary Poppins Never Returned

Mary Poppins Returns was a surprise for many fans of the first movie, considering how long ago Mary Poppins was released. Instead of Julie Andrews, however, it was Emily Blunt who took on the titular role. Fans had mixed feelings over Blunt’s performance as Mary Poppins, but most found that the film underdelivered compared to the original Mary Poppins movie.

Some fans agree that though the second movie was good, it just didn’t capture the same charm the original movie did.

4 Toy Story 4 Is The Most Forgettable Out Of All The Films In Its Series

Fans were shocked when Toy Story 3 released years after the second movie, but it received generally positive reception. However, Toy Story 4 was much less lucky when it was later released. Despite an energetic new character in Forky, the film didn’t have the same nostalgia factor with fans as the third movie did, especially when compared to the first two movies.

Despite this, however, it is not the worst-developed film out of the rest on this list, and it’s one of the stronger movies overall compared to the others.

3 The Live-Action Version Of Beauty & The Beast Did Not Sit Well With Some Fans

Many fans of the animated Beauty And The Beast movie were surprised to see Emma Watson star as Belle in the live-action remake. There was mixed reception over Watson’s performance, including her singing and acting skills.

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There was also additional mixed-to-negative reception over the several changes made to the live-action version. For example, Belle inherited her father Maurice’s skills as an inventor, while the Beast was given a new look. The changes made to Belle’s dress for reasons including Watson refusing to wear a corset, despite the other characters’ costumes adhering more to the historical setting, were also a giant contention with fans of the original. There are also fans that argue that despite the changes made for the film to have a more empowering, feminist spin, the changes actually made that angle backfire for varying reasons. Either way, many fans agree that this film didn’t capture the charm that the original movie did.

2 Artemis Fowl Failed To Impress

Artemis Fowl received negative reviews from critics for its screenplay, visual effects, and changes made from the source material. It did so poorly that it scored a measly 8% on Rotten Tomatoes. Many fans of the original series were incensed by the changes made to the film compared to its source material.

It also did not help that this film had troubled production, even before the pandemic forced the film to push its release date all the way to June 12th, 2020.

1 The Nutcracker & The Four Realms Is Considered One Of The Worst Disney Films To Date

The Nutcracker And The Four Realms did poorly at the box office, as well as with fans and critics alike. Many criticized the film for the lack of a cohesive plotline and the lack of actual dancing and musical numbers despite being based on the original Nutcracker ballet.

Those that watched the movie, despite enjoying the special effects, disliked the performances of several of the actors, including the main heroine. The most memorable part of the movie is the song used to promote it; “Fall On Me” performed by Matteo and Andrea Bocelli.

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From Alice Through The Looking Glass to The Good Dinosaur, these Disney films are considered fairly underwhelming by fans.

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