Remake with Tom Hanks: “Pinocchio”: a movie as soulless as a wooden doll
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Remakes of several cartoon classics are very popular at Disney. This time 1940’s “Pinocchio” got it. But aside from technical sophistication, this remake starring Tom Hanks as Geppetto has nothing to offer.
From a creative point of view, the idea of reproducing old cartoons with modern technology is appealing. While the computer-generated “Lion King” still caused amazement and “Dumbo” touched the heart with an adapted story, the live-action adaptation of “Aladdin” with Will Smith seemed pale again. Above all, the dollar sign seemed to wave rather than the desire for new creativity.
The remake with real and animated characters of 1940’s “Pinocchio” – to be streamed on Disney+ – also hits in this shot. Director Robert Zemeckis seems to have no interest in the well-known characters. The story of the little wooden doll, who wants to become a real boy, is settled in almost every way. Where the cartoon classics still accentuate, this new “Pinocchio” is as soulless as a real wooden doll.
A detailed review of “Pinocchio” by Ronny Rüsch – now in a new episode of the ntv podcast “Oscars & Raspberry”. Also included: the “Lord of the Rings” series “The Rings of Power”, the Marvel movie “Thor: Love and Thunder” and the musical film “Annette”.
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