Disney Is Being Dragged After Censoring ‘Splash’ With Terrible CGI On Their Disney+ Streaming Service

We all thought the CGI in the recent ‘Cats’ film was terrifying, but you ain’t seen nothing yet.

The Disney classic film ‘Splash’ starring Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah, hit the Disney+ streaming service back in February. In the movie, Hanks plays a character who falls in love with a mermaid after she saves him from nearly drowning.

The film was originally rated PG when it was released back in 1984, even though it featured a few nude scenes.

There are many scenes of nudity in this movie, mostly female, but in one case male as well. This movie nevertheless gets a PG rating because the nudity is all non-sexual nudity, and it is all essential to the plot. All parts of the body are visible at one point or another except for pubic areas or genitalia, which we never see clearly.

In one scene, you can see the mermaid’s bare butt as she dives back into the ocean. In the original edit, the butt is not clearly seen. I mean, it’s there, but it’s kinda covered by her long hair as well.

Apparently, that wasn’t good enough for Disney. They did their own Disney+ edit on the film, and the results are, uh, questionable.

They also edited the Statue of Liberty scene, which originally showed a clear view of Hannah’s butt. They blurred it out in this edit.

Many people are upset because now Disney gets to decide what is okay and what is not for everyone. There are several extremely violent scenes featured on the streaming service in various films, but for some reason, a distant butt diving into the ocean is too much.

It’s just another reason to fight back against the idea of letting Disney buy every damn thing in Hollywood. If one studio owns all programming, we’ll be subjected to all sorts of unnecessary censorship.

This also continues the sex vs violence debate. Or even the violence vs strong language debate. For some reason, violence is accepted. Networks have no problem showing violent scenes, but when it comes to sex or saying the f-word, it’s taboo. WHY IS THAT?

Check Out The New (And Improved?) Sonic In Trailer For ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’

Remember when the first trailer for the live-action ‘Sonic the Hedgehog‘ film was released? It was released earlier this year and received widespread criticism for Sonic’s human-like appearance.

Fans didn’t like how normal his face looked. Small eyes, human teeth…it was just unsettling.

And to the studio’s credit, they listened to the criticism and decided to fix Sonic’s appearance. The film was scheduled to be released in November of 2019, but they pushed it back ’til February 2020 to work on the CGI.

The first trailer featuring the new and improved Sonic just hit YouTube this week, and it seems like fans are pretty delighted with the changes.

As you can see, Sonic looks a little smaller and less like a human. He looks less creepy. That’s for sure.

Of course, this doesn’t mean the film will be good. It simply means Sonic’s appearance won’t be the problem.

Tom Cruise Is Down For ‘Top Gun 2’ But Only If There Is No “CGI On The Jets”

Tom Cruise is ready to take our breath away once again. Even though he’s currently promoting his new Mission: Impossible movie, the 53-year-old actor seemed excited to step back for a moment to talk about Top Gun 2, the sequel that has been on and off more times than Lieutenant Dan trying to ride a mechanical bull.

While talking with Extra, Mr. Cruise said he would love to film the sequel, but only if the jets were real…

“I’d like to fly those jets again. But we’ve got to do all the jets practical. No CGI on the jets. I remember when I did the first one, I said ‘Look, in my contract I had to have three flights in the F-14.’ And it had to be in the film, a shot from that. So we had to film it. And luckily they wanted me bad enough to do it, so I was able to do that. I’m saying right now – no CGI on the jets.”

Of course. Would you expect anything less from Tom Freakin’ Cruise? The man is insane. But still, don’t get too excited for this sequel. A lot of important people in Hollywood have been trying to make this thing happen for years now.

Producer David Ellison did reveal recently that a new screenplay for the sequel was in development, with unmanned drones replacing the pilots…

There is an amazing role for Maverick in the movie, and there is no Top Gun without Maverick.

We’ll keep you posted. And if you need some Tom Cruise in your life right now, be sure to check out Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation in theaters this Friday!

Hunger Games Director Refused To Use ‘Digital Trickery’ To Recreate Philip Seymour Hoffman


Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead inside his apartment back in February of this year. News of his death shocked his fans, family and his Hunger Games co-stars. The award-winning actor had just a few scenes left to film for his role as Plutarch Heavensbee in the ‘Hunger Games’ franchise.

After his death, rumors surfaced that director Francis Lawrence would digitally recreate the actor for his last two scenes in the series. Obviously, with the technology in place today, that wouldn’t have been an issue for Lawrence.

However, during a recent interview with Huffpost Live, the director explained that he refused to use CGI to recreate Hoffman.

“He had two scenes with dialogue that were left and we decided we didn’t want to try any digital trickery with him, so we rewrote his scenes and gave the dialogue to other actors.”

Why did he decide to do that? Well, because Hoffman deserved better.

“I just think to try to fake a Philip Seymour Hoffman performance would have been catastrophic and I would never want to do that.”

It’s hard to argue with his reasoning. And the films have done a tremendous job of staying true to the books, so I don’t think this change will ruin the movie for anybody.

You can catch The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 in a theater near you this Friday. Or if you are like me and purchased tickets to the advance screening, you’ll be watching it a day early on Thursday.