The only one of the live-action remakes I have watched was Beauty and the Beast, and I rather enjoyed it. Part of that was that the cast was great (Luke Evans is my man-crush). I still think they could have done better with the Beast himself. Personally, I think that had this been done in the heyday of Rick Baker, he could have done a practical effect that would have looked much more convincing.I saw the live-action remake of Cinderella and I liked the cartoon much better.
Good film...Don's Party (Bruce Beresford, 1976) ... there was only one thing I could bear to watch tonight. The line "You shouldn't argue with people if you disagree with them" will resonate. Hopefully.
On a lighter note (and one that will probably only make sense to any Aussies on the forum), the original casting had Barry Crocker, Paul Hogan and Mike Willesee in the film!
Particularly with including Hogan. The script was perfect for Graham Kennedy's television persona, Crocker would have been essentially reprising his Bazza MaKenzie role but deleting the parody element, and Willesee's combative interview technique at the time was perfect for the argumentative dentist prick.together in one film would've been... interesting.