Is it a good idea that classical fairy tales turn into modern movies?

fairy tales
@Shavkat (63449)
Philippines
June 14, 2016 10:24pm CST
One of the best classic fairy tales that I know of is Thumbelina. Thumbelina is a literary fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen. It was published on December 16, 1835 in Copenhagen, Denmark. This story is about a tiny girl who meets a fairy prince. The prince saves her from the harmful creatures in the woods. The prime time of Thumbelina movie created in 1994. I think it is nice to turn the classical fairy tales into modern movies. It happens recently, when they created Maleficent. However, the difference it didn’t focus to Sleeping Beauty character. Thus, it highlighted the wicked witch who had cursed the classic character in the movie. Any thoughts about it? Photo Credit: Pixabay.com
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15 Jun 16
I think it's refreshing to have different interpretations of classic fairytales. When we are young we hear the original, basic version usually with happily ever after. As we grow up, we see modern versions of it and the complexity and different shades appeal to our minds. It's almost like the story is growing up with us. I like it.
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@Shavkat (63449)
• Philippines
16 Jun 16
@esotericme It is so great that old stories bring to a new version and the excitement brings out naturally while watching them.
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@trivia79 (7889)
• El Segundo, California
15 Jun 16
for me, the answer to your question is that only if they don't change many things
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@Shavkat (63449)
• Philippines
16 Jun 16
@trivia79 I hope the real story will be there and added special effects to amazed the moviegoers.
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@trivia79 (7889)
• El Segundo, California
16 Jun 16
@Shavkat it is so rare for movies not to add or delete some scenes from the original story
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@Shavkat (63449)
• Philippines
17 Jun 16
@trivia79 That's business, my friend!lol
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@skysnap (17805)
15 Jun 16
modern movies are destroying the simplicity of the old movies. i wish no old movie has remake now.
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@Shavkat (63449)
• Philippines
16 Jun 16
@skynap I think the changes had come to realization in capturing the target markets. But then, it is also nice to know the differences when watching the new version.
@skysnap (17805)
16 Jun 16
@Shavkat true that.
@zarlamain (24999)
• United States
15 Jun 16
Sure, I think they are fun to watch.
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@Shavkat (63449)
• Philippines
16 Jun 16
I do think it is fun to watch.
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@zarlamain (24999)
• United States
16 Jun 16
@Shavkat Yes, they are.
@puddleglum (1418)
• United States
15 Jun 16
I enjoyed Maleficent. While I always like a nice "good versus evil" story, I also like it when someone presents an old, traditional story with a new twist so that it isn't simple and one-sided. I think it adds a little depth to the tale. To me, Maleficent did this nicely.
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@Shavkat (63449)
• Philippines
16 Jun 16
@puddleglum It was a great film. The evil witch has its good heart eventually in the film.
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@shivamani10 (11229)
• Hyderabad, India
15 Jun 16
People are totally bored of routine stores and now they have turned to classic fairy talles, history, and some phantacy oriented literary works. This is with all most all proucers in different countries. A movie 'BAHUBALI' was shot based on some historic scripture. Of course, I got aversion for history. There is nothing but revoves round a hero who makes some feats jumping from one hill to another to catch the heroin . Totally absurd.
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@Shavkat (63449)
• Philippines
16 Jun 16
I guess that's the best thing for them to capture the target viewers and gain more profit from it.
@snowy22315 (49073)
• United States
15 Jun 16
I didn't see the movie, but I think it would have been a good one. I thought it was about Snow White though.
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@Shavkat (63449)
• Philippines
16 Jun 16
@snowy You are right the Snow White and Maleficent has its changes in the story. But the effects embedded in the films were so great.
@shubhu3 (14275)
• New Delhi, India
15 Jun 16
Yeah I feel the same.The Classical ones are being transformed into the modern ones.The plot is the same.
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@Shavkat (63449)
• Philippines
16 Jun 16
@shubhu3 I do think that classic films can bring back the old memories and find new twist in watching the modern ones.
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@shubhu3 (14275)
• New Delhi, India
16 Jun 16
@Shavkat Ya I feel the same. :)
@Potorino (293)
15 Jun 16
Actually its good and there's but about it. The good about it was the story comes to life that you can only imagine when you're reading the book. The bad part in the movie has only 10% part of the book only bring those main scenes only.
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@Shavkat (63449)
• Philippines
16 Jun 16
@Potorino You have a point here. The film doesn't capture all the scenes when read the hard books.
@sofssu (14451)
15 Jun 16
I will vote for having fairy tales made into movies.. the magic and the romance comes alive in these tales. I like them more because there is hope yet and good always wins over evil..
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@Shavkat (63449)
• Philippines
16 Jun 16
@sofssu It is indeed always in a happy ending. It is also nice to watch them comes to life in movies.
@Macarrosel (7551)
• Philippines
15 Jun 16
I love the idea of fairy tales into the movies because I know it's a happy ending.
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@Shavkat (63449)
• Philippines
16 Jun 16
@Macarrosel I agree. It is so idealistic with happy endings.
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@Dramista (545)
15 Jun 16
Yep, the fairy tales you knew were revised versions of local myths and legends from different towns and countries Europe. Children nowadays don't seem to have the attention span nor discipline to read such stories. They are far more likely to learn if you show them some flashy film than the a classic work of art :)
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@Shavkat (63449)
• Philippines
16 Jun 16
@Dramista You might be right. If the film directors revived these old fairy tales. The young generations are still into curiosity.
@JudyEv (126283)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Jun 16
I haven't seen the film. The fairytales focus on some very fundamental themes don't they? Many films seem to be based on these themes.
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@Shavkat (63449)
• Philippines
16 Jun 16
@JudyEv It is always based on the classical themes. The foundation of the film comes from where it started.
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@youless (92269)
• Guangzhou, China
15 Jun 16
I have a high expectation to it. But I feel disappointed when I watched The Snow White movie. And how come the step mother is even much more beautiful than the Snow White herself? And it is the same for the movie Sleeping Beauty.
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@Shavkat (63449)
• Philippines
16 Jun 16
@youless I guess it depends on how the moviegoers reactions. I agree. I don't like the Snow White turned into a film.
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@salonga (27964)
• Philippines
16 Jun 16
I would love to watch fairy tales in movies of course!