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Dolittle

  • 13-10-2019 10:43pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 56,396 ✭✭✭✭ Agent Coulson


    After losing his wife seven years earlier, the eccentric Dr. John Dolittle (Downey), famed doctor and veterinarian of Queen Victoria’s England, hermits himself away behind the high walls of Dolittle Manor with only his menagerie of exotic animals for company. But when the young queen (Jessie Buckley) falls gravely ill, a reluctant Dolittle is forced to set sail on an epic adventure to a mythical island in search of a cure, regaining his wit and courage as he crosses old adversaries and discovers wondrous creatures



    The live action actors.
    Robert Downey Jr. as Dr. John Dolittle, a veterinarian who has the ability to speak to animals.
    Harry Collett as Tommy Stubbins, Dolittle's self-appointed apprentice.
    Antonio Banderas as Rassouli
    Michael Sheen as Mudfly
    Jim Broadbent
    Jessie Buckley as Queen Victoria
    Ralph Ineson as Arnall Stubbins
    Kasia Smutniak



    The animals voices.
    John Cena as Yoshi, an up-beat polar bear who wears a hat and bickers with Plimpton.
    Marion Cotillard as Tutu, a fox.
    Carmen Ejogo as Regine, a lioness.
    Ralph Fiennes as Barry, a tiger.
    Selena Gomez as Betsy, a giraffe.
    Tom Holland as Jip, a dog who wears glasses.
    Rami Malek as Chee-Chee, an anxious gorilla.
    Kumail Nanjiani as Plimpton, a cynical ostrich who bickers with Yoshi.
    Craig Robinson as Fleming, a mouse.
    Octavia Spencer as Dab-Dab, an enthusiastic but bird-brained duck.
    Emma Thompson as Polynesia, Dr. Dolittle's headstrong parrot who's his most trusted advisor and confidante.
    Frances de la Tour as Ginko-Who-Soars


Comments

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,697 ✭✭✭ Slydice


    The cast!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,584 Frank O. Pinion


    What's next, a white Nutty Professor?


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,828 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pixelburp


    Man, every few years Hollywood takes another stab at Dolittle; it's one of those public domain properties that persists yet for some reason I can't quite work out the why. It ain't that interesting, at least not enough to hang a 2 hour film off.

    Most odd is this being Downey's first post-MCU job: he hardly needs the cash, so I'm surprised he's jumping back into a green-screen blockbuster so soon. Had expected him to pop up in a few indie / prestige flicks first.


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 25,535 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Dades


    That trailer music is awful. An awful cover that feels like it was added to the wrong movie.

    Has left me no desire to see it, despite the fact I'll bet this movie is actually a wise-cracking animal crowd-pleaser.

    But enough with the CGI animals already.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,834 ✭✭✭ nix


    haha why is he talking like Little finger? That accent is hilarious :pac::D


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  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,828 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pixelburp


    nix wrote: »
    haha why is he talking like Little finger? That accent is hilarious :pac::D

    Isn't it? I wonder is that why there was so little dialogue in the trailer, that they're scrambling to do recording some ADR, or not wanting the driving chatter to be over his wonky accent.


  • Registered Users Posts: 75,473 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    I'm guessing Rob and his missus Susan are producers too


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,697 ✭✭✭ Slydice


    Trailer people: let's add a surprise in at the end

    Trailer advertising people: let's ruin the surprise in the first 5 seconds

    Here's a direct link to 5 seconds into the
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjm6rDgKNMY&feature=youtu.be&t=5


    or here's the trailer from the start:


  • Registered Users Posts: 826 ✭✭✭ El Duda


    Me a few months ago whilst rewatching Zodiac: "Hopefully RDJ can star in more stuff like this now he's out of the MCU!"




    Me Now:

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  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,828 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pixelburp


    Early contender for 2020s list of box office flops?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,697 ✭✭✭ Slydice


    The dragon move would certainly suggest they are worried


  • Registered Users Posts: 826 ✭✭✭ El Duda


    Reviews are coming in...

    Oh dear


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,697 ✭✭✭ Slydice




  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,828 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pixelburp


    Hopefully just an aberration and Downey picks up some better roles in his post MCU career. We know he can act, but this is a weird one to take off the bat


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,696 ✭✭✭✭ silverharp


    major bomb, expected loss in the $150m range, ouch!

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  • Registered Users Posts: 16,945 ✭✭✭✭ razorblunt


    Only way they could save it is to add a post credits scene where it’s revealed this is Sherlock on an Opium binge come down.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,055 ✭✭✭ MfMan


    Looks a prime Razzies candidate.


  • Registered Users Posts: 826 ✭✭✭ El Duda


    Says a lot about the lack of pull major stars have. This is RDJ coming off the back of Iron Man FFS. He is as big a name as there is.

    This needed to take half a billion to break even. Shockingly deluded.


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,828 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pixelburp


    "Star Power" barely exists anymore. It's all about the franchises and Shared Universes, whether we like 'em or not. There are a few outliers like The Rock who seem to attract audiences but by and large hooking a giant budgeted movie on a star is incredibly outdated.

    Perhaps "Doolittle" might be this generation's "Hello Dolly!" and finally kill the mega-budget blockbuster off? One can hope.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,518 ✭✭✭ Azatadine


    Old thread I know but its on RTE at the moment. My God, it truly is atrocious for all kinds of reasons. Downey is absolutely abysmal in this.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 28,025 ✭✭✭✭ gmisk


    Azatadine wrote: »
    Old thread I know but its on RTE at the moment. My God, it truly is atrocious for all kinds of reasons. Downey is absolutely abysmal in this.
    His accent.....it's meant to be Welsh.....lol


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,518 ✭✭✭ Azatadine


    gmisk wrote: »
    His accent.....it's meant to be Welsh.....lol

    I was wondering about that. Couldn't quite tie it down but thought it was likely supposed to be Welsh. My God, I actually think its one of the worst movies I've ever seen and the worst ever performance by a well regarded actor!!


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