RDJ is Dr Dolittle

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  1. Venixion

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    Cool I gusss. I mean, Dr. Doolittle isn't one of my favorites, but its something I'll watch on tv now and again.
     
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    Those posters look really bad, and I actually thought the trailer was ok
     
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    I will see this movie if only because there’s going to be a talking duck.
     
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    Haha, ohhh optimistic me of 2017...
    Seems pretty clear now that I was wrong. Really, really wrong.

    Guess I expected... I don't know.. just NOT this after the epic finale of Tony Stark.
     
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    this looks so bad. i'm excited.
     
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    What really happened to Spider-man after the Blip... Don't look at me like that. Have you seen some of the crazy fan theories on the internet trying to connect movies that everyone else looks at and doesn't think are related at all. I would not put it past someone to try to explain how Jip and Spider-man are the same character and that Dr. Dolittle is just a version of Tony as Peter imagined him during the Blip.

    Jokes aside...

    This movie looks a lot more like the original version with Rex Harrison.



    The way RDJ is dressed is a similar style to the original, the animals names are all straight out of the original. Though Che-Che as you can see in this trailer was a Chip not an Ape.



    While there is a parrot in this new version the animals actually talk like the Eddie Murphy version. The Rex Harrison trailer doesn't show it but that Doctor Dolittle couldn't naturally speak to animals like you're seeing in the Eddie Murphy trailer. The parrot taught him how to talk to the animals. That seems to be the only thing they're taking from this version is that we're actually getting to hear the animals speak English.



    I had to look this up because I haven't seen it in so long I couldn't remember but the tiger from the Eddie Murphy movie was called Jacob not Barry. I though maybe the Tiger at least since that was something from the Eddie Murphy movie would have the same name but nope...

    Anyway I'm just glad that after years of sequels with declining sales that they FINALLY made a more faithful remake to the original Doctor Dolittle. Not the Eddie Murphy version was bad... I really liked those first two movies... you know the ones he was actually in. But when they started making movies about his daughters I kinda lost interest. Partly because they kept having them played by different actresses in every movie and also because the younger daughter was portrayed totally out of character in those movies. It was the older daughter who was ashamed of her ability, the younger daughter WANTED to be like her dad. So why all the sudden in the sequels is a huge part of the plot about hiding who she is... you know something she never did as she was the one who convinced her father not to do exactly what she was doing. And they had like three of those movies with her learning that same lesson over and over again. It's no wander they couldn't get Eddie Murphy to agree to even making a cameo in those films because they were terrible movies that never made any sense.

    It could of been OK if they could get any of the same cast to show up and if they didn't recycle the same plot in a different setting every time. There are ways a story focuses on his daughters could work but they never did that and instead just made a bunch of really bad straight to video sequels that hardly anyone even remembers. Well now we have a brand new Dr. Dolittle.

    It's also just occurred to me that given how similar RWJ is to the Rex Harrison version, being set in the past rather than modern day, dressing in a similar style, he even seems to be speaking in the same accent... this could very easily be a sequel to the original version if Chee-Chee was a Chimpanzee like the original instead of a Gorilla.
     
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    The one with the Gorilla made me laugh but probably for the wrong reasons.
     
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    Reviews are here!

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    Dolittle (2020)



     
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    'Dolittle': Film Review


     
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    Why what happened? Did he get bit or something?
     
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    I mean, who in their right mind DIDN'T call this from day one?? I know a lot of us hoped for the best when it was announced back in 2017 because it's RDJ, but the second that first trailer dropped with him acting like a more morose version of his Sherlock being cheeky with terribly done CGI animals, it was game over. And it only got worse with each additional trailer & commercial thereafter.
     
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    Mmhm.

    Well why not? The original had a 2 headed lama and a giant lunar moth.
     
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    Hopefully he didn’t go full r-

    er- scratch that.


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    RDJ on Joe Rogan:

     
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    The irony is that this movie is going to "Do Little" at the box office this weekend. It's almost as if this movie was doomed from the start...
     
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    Sadly it's not surprising. I'd imagine he wanted to do a movie that he could watch with his kids. Lots of actors do that.
     
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    Yeah he's said his kids were a big reason, and he also cites the fact that his family apparently has a virtual zoo's worth of animals at home as being the main motivator. I'm sure that's all true to a degree, but we all know the $$$ thrown at him is what actually got him to do it.

    It's just a shame that this is his big post-Endgame movie, especially when looking at what Johansson and Evans did with theirs via Marriage Story and Knives Out. Those were very right choices. I'm personally hoping to see RDJ turn out something dramatic again stat... before he follows Depp down that same rabbit hole with these kinds of constantly quirky characters with accents in movies that no one wants to see.
     
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