Aladdin & The PLAGUE of Disney Live Action Remakes

  • Published on Feb 14, 2019
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    Disney's new live action Aladdin starring Will Smith has not been getting a good response from fans. Here's why.

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  • captainmidnight
    captainmidnight  4 months ago +356

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    What did you think of the Aladdin trailer?

    • Eprocto-Files
      Eprocto-Files 8 days ago

      Telling any company to stop making money is stupid. Sorry not sorry.

    • Andrea Hoffman
      Andrea Hoffman 24 days ago

      Disney was good in classic animated movies/ fairytales. For realistic fairytales they should go to school in Czech film industry. Best realistic Cinderella and best Little Mermaid are done by Czech.

    • Alexa Nunez
      Alexa Nunez 26 days ago

      Ok, I 'll be honest .....the aladdin trailer was a hot mess but... the movie was a diffrenet story
      I did not have high hopes for this movie when I went to see it
      When the movie started I began laughing at Will Smith and I felt the movie was better than the animation (don't hate me). It did tell a diffrent story. A modern story that was not expected. And it was hilarious

    • Charmander
      Charmander 27 days ago

      captainmidnight dogshit

    • goofycker
      goofycker 27 days ago

      he, well yeah, captain obvious

  • Max Covfefe
    Max Covfefe 9 hours ago

    "Who is it for?" Overseas audiences. They're outpacing North American audiences in terms of disposable income.

  • joshua armstrong

    what ruins it for me is, they take all the joy out of the originals and toss that out, the CG looks ugly and terrifying, the story is changed dramatically, no pun intended, and elements in the original get changed even more, like with beauty and the beast, we all know the original had him make the sin of refusing someone based on looks, and that he was trapped in his castle to await his true love that would break the spell, but...when you give the beast a goddamn BOOK that could take him anywhere in the world, that whole thing gets gutted pretty quickly, taking away the whole "trapped" thing, making the bond belle and the beast have feel empty and hollow, not believable at all, there's scenes that feel familiar, but overall, it was shitty and not good, there are times when im glad to not see this in theaters or any other way, other than reviews, thats as close as we want to get to those live action shit stains, good lord, plus the magic is lost when it comes to live action, a lot has to be sacrificed in order to make them, and its painful to witness, yes new leaps in technology have made some awesome movies, but let us never forget the 2D animations we grew up with and love, and also never forget to share them with YOUR children, passing on traditions is good, but sharing the disney movies that dazzled you, is just as important, they left an impact that stays with you, no one should forget that, nostalgia, can sometimes be good, makes you smile, but the live action remakes butcher the source material SO BADLY, its painful, only CG that has looked okay, is stuff like toy story, cars, bugs life, you get me, but when they do live action, why does it always end up so cringe worthy and scary

  • redv bae
    redv bae Day ago

    People are asking for more of this shh 😣😣 i can't with society any more bruh

  • Piction
    Piction 2 days ago

    Jungle book was a boring mess imo.

  • Aaron Smith
    Aaron Smith 2 days ago

    "Remember when" is the lowest form of conversation

  • Aaron Halnan
    Aaron Halnan 2 days ago

    I wish Disney made new movies
    Either based on stories (like books or fairytales) they haven’t done yet or new original stories

  • 『ᗰ』
    『ᗰ』 2 days ago

    Reminds me of how awesome 2d graphics have been replaced with boring 2.5d in video games

  • Joe Glove
    Joe Glove 3 days ago

    In King of the monsters, Michael Dougherty decided to make Godzilla a metaphor for tsunamis which is funny because Godzilla started as a metaphor for nuclear destruction which made him famous all over japan.

  • Joe Glove
    Joe Glove 3 days ago +1

    Godzilla: King of the monsters was more original then all of thee live-action remakes from Disney.

  • CinemaSans
    CinemaSans 3 days ago

    Aladdin's CGI looks good and I love the live action remakes.

  • Churchill Ngai
    Churchill Ngai 4 days ago +1 are trashing a movie without having watched it? 14/2/19 upload of this video while the movie is not out until May? Why can't you just give the kids nowadays a break. If they prefer this style of animation over cartoon, let them be. (not saying I like the animation style, but its just wrong to say a movie is bad without watching it first, you're being biased)

  • Mohammed Amrani
    Mohammed Amrani 4 days ago

    that's bulls*it ! the aladdin movie was awesome

  • IronicIntrovert
    IronicIntrovert 4 days ago +1

    They're remaking the little mermaid???
    You're right there's no end in sight

  • Thodnern
    Thodnern 5 days ago +1

    That trailer was pretty terrible, but I thought the movie was actually pretty great.

  • Samantha Mautner
    Samantha Mautner 5 days ago +1

    I need an actually live action lion king remake starring housecats in farm

  • KaraokeKoder
    KaraokeKoder 6 days ago +1

    my dude, the movies are?for connecting with your children.

  • Abdul Raiem
    Abdul Raiem 7 days ago

    You should watch it. It is an awesome movie!

  • Dandan soysauce
    Dandan soysauce 7 days ago +1

    If I wanted to watch realistic animals, I would watch Animal Planet, Disney. An animal simply sitting in a puddle is way more vibrant and interesting than the CGI crap you're trying to pull with the new Lion King tbh

  • imp3rfec4ionist
    imp3rfec4ionist 8 days ago +1

    The new movie is very very good. This video must be feeling pretty stupid right now.

    • imp3rfec4ionist
      imp3rfec4ionist 5 days ago +1

      @Nick Sorenson But its main point is basically that they're bad ideas. But good movies will never be bad ideas, so i don't see how the point is valid.

    • Nick Sorenson
      Nick Sorenson 5 days ago

      +imp3rfec4ionist It still made a perfectly valid point about all of these remakes.

  • Renske Dunnewold
    Renske Dunnewold 8 days ago +1

    The best I can say about all of the remakes that I've seen is that the costumes and the decor look really nice (usually, Belle's gold dress was just disappointing). The rest is just.. there

  • Weta
    Weta 9 days ago +1

    SPOT the f**k ON!

  • Tom Oliver
    Tom Oliver 9 days ago +1

    Who doesn't like Emma Watson, Will Smith or Donald Glover?


  • Sona Avakian
    Sona Avakian 10 days ago +1

    Now they trying to ruin Dumbo.

  • jayko945
    jayko945 11 days ago +1

    Aladin was awesome and you should feel bad

  • Risna Kleijn
    Risna Kleijn 12 days ago +1

    You are sooooo right.

  • dave israel
    dave israel 12 days ago

    Next up they're gonna make cartoons like Dexter's laboratory powerpuff girls into live action

  • PandorasCrate0
    PandorasCrate0 12 days ago

    They're starting camera tests for The Little Mermaid next week.

  • scottieman2
    scottieman2 13 days ago

    And they are not doing anything different with them.

  • krishna kishor bhat
    krishna kishor bhat 13 days ago +1

    You missed one important point, Hollywood's reach is now international. There are great deal of people in developing countries like India and China who are willing to watch these reboots, because they didn't get to watch all originals on big screens. Also, Hollywood movies recently have been out preforming Bollywood movies at box office collections.
    And what about gen z, they must be watching these movies in America and Europe.

  • Hannah Mogen
    Hannah Mogen 13 days ago

    The La Criox analogy made me lol. So damn true.

  • John Martin
    John Martin 13 days ago

    That snes Aladdin game is frickin hard hahaha I forgot about that one. Great video!

  • KingMartits
    KingMartits 13 days ago

    I agree on principle but after watching the new aladdin, my mind was blown by how good the CGI actually was. Maybe the best I've ever seen.

  • micshaz
    micshaz 13 days ago

    no, no hollywood is definitely out of ideas.

  • Keiron Richmond
    Keiron Richmond 14 days ago

    Oh my god, this expressed my feelings exactly.

  • OnceUponATime518 Alex
    OnceUponATime518 Alex 14 days ago

    It at 600 million tho

  • Michael Cain
    Michael Cain 15 days ago

    Good points. It’s trial not trail.

  • The anything show 2
    The anything show 2 15 days ago

    Snow White was the first Disney animated film and I believe it will be the last live action remake of the hand drawn era.

  • Sophia Mermaid
    Sophia Mermaid 15 days ago

    Ugh why do we need live actions? There ruining children’s childhood today!!

  • Thales87 G
    Thales87 G 15 days ago

    Its their IP, they are gonna do what they want. I dont see the point of the new movies which is why i havnt watched any of them, but thats just me and i would never say i didnt know who these movies are for, they are for the millions who went to see them and loved them. As far as i can tell these movies are well recieved both critically and audience wise so im not sure what the point is your trying to make? If these films make people happy then isnt that a good thing? I agree that i prefer the animated and songs of the originals but thats the minority opinion, these movies arent hurting anyone and the rest of us still have the originals

  • rilla46
    rilla46 15 days ago +1

    Will Smith is the worst

  • x x
    x x 15 days ago

    Disney, the overblown recycling station

  • vinyl
    vinyl 16 days ago +3

    Turned out , It was really great.
    Who’s the clown now ?

    • Baku Ketsu
      Baku Ketsu 15 days ago

      @Nick Sorenson seriously why even.... I'm very disappointed

    • Nick Sorenson
      Nick Sorenson 16 days ago

      @vinyl Why the fuck would I when I have the original? And when a big reason why Aladdin appealed to me so much in the first place was *because* of its animation? You're like naive sheep eating up every questionable thing Disney puts out today and then kissing their asses for it.

    • vinyl
      vinyl 16 days ago

      Nick Sorenson have you even seen it? It's so fun and have a whole new fresh air into it? It's a must-see!

    • Nick Sorenson
      Nick Sorenson 16 days ago

      +vinyl You are. Because the remake is extremely pointless and you went to see it anyway.

    • Courtney Jones
      Courtney Jones 16 days ago

      vinyl exactly the movie was amazing

  • Nick Sorenson
    Nick Sorenson 16 days ago

    A lot of the people on here saying that "new Aladdin is good!" completely miss the point. The original Aladdin was *already* a good movie in its own right, and still is. Same with the original Lion King and original Beauty and the Beast. The fact that they were animated movies is irrelevant of the fact that they were just good movies in general, but the fact that they *were* animated only really added to their appeal.

    The point to be made here, that the original movies are already good and pretty much timeless classics, is to make a point of how pointless a lot of these current Disney remakes truly are, which I can tell just exist to be nostalgic cash-grabs to make a quick and fleeting buck with. But the real problem here isn't simply just remaking the original movie, but *how many* of their animated classics Disney is currently intent on making, which is way too many then there should even need to be. It's remakes for the sake of remakes, with the potential danger of even making people forget all the animation of the originals. For all we know there may even be a belief at Disney that the originals don't hold up as movies because they were made in hand-drawn animation and weren't full of all the realistic CGI of today.

    Creatively this should not be seen as a good thing at all that Disney is doing, but you people still choose to see these remakes anyway and then come out of it telling Disney that they *are* good. You're basically just giving them credit by letting them think that they should be doing all this to begin with. It doesn't matter if you think that the new Aladdin is a good remake. It's a *pointless* remake! If you really want Disney to go back to putting out more original movies again, and more 2D animated features that can be as good as the ones they're so intent on remaking right now, then here's a thought for you to consider when the new Lion King comes out: *don't give Disney so much support for all of these pointless remakes!*

  • Tyler Daise
    Tyler Daise 16 days ago

    Heres what they should have done for 2019
    Dinosaur(2000 movie)(Add new Dinosaurs as a spoiler)(March 29)
    Treasure Planet(Add scenes that will be a spoiler)(May 24)
    Atlantis The Lost Empire(Add scenes that will be spoilers)(July 12)

  • Ross Meldrum
    Ross Meldrum 16 days ago +1

    This isn't about bringing old stories to new generations, they could have done that with the original films, its about Disney lacking creativity and trying to capitalize 2 or 3 times on the same story.

  • Michael Justice
    Michael Justice 16 days ago

    I really liked beauty and the beast remake

  • Elliot Domoney
    Elliot Domoney 17 days ago

    Ok your right, no one does that animation anymore

  • Elliot Domoney
    Elliot Domoney 17 days ago +1

    What the hell is wrong with Disney, the least you can do is make a sequel to beauty and the beast

  • Im With Stupid
    Im With Stupid 17 days ago

    Lets all agree to say that hand animated movies and CGI movies are roughly the same

  • Peter Peters
    Peter Peters 17 days ago

    One word


  • Salt God
    Salt God 17 days ago

    I mean I liked the new alladin will smith killed his role

    • Poulsen Jackson
      Poulsen Jackson 16 days ago

      Still shit compared to the 1992 which was great. Point there is no need to remake disney classics especially the ones that are great! There is nothing wrong with the original 2d animated movies!

  • Lifeless web user
    Lifeless web user 17 days ago

    Soul Vs soulless

  • Saje Williams
    Saje Williams 17 days ago +1

    I initially asked myself “why” they would do a live action remake of Aladdin and why anyone should care. Then I watched the trailer. I saw brown people. I was so amazed I immediately changed my perspective on the project. Usually Hollywood takes non-white people and turns them white. It’s nice to see Disney doing something different.
    I don’t care if anyone agrees with me and I don’t really care about other remakes. Aladdin is more than okay with me and I’ll likely watch it when I get Disney Plus channel this fall/winter.

    • No Go
      No Go 16 days ago

      Saje Williams are you fucking kidding me.?

  • KaypainBeats
    KaypainBeats 17 days ago +1

    Quit bitching and just dont watch them. People take movies too serious 😅

  • fran
    fran 18 days ago +1

    i get ur point, and agree to a certain extand however i really enjoy these live action movies and i always wondered what these animations would look like if it was real life

  • Sale Morray
    Sale Morray 18 days ago

    I don't understand why people are hating on the new live action movies. Seriously then just don't watch I enjoyed the movie I thought it was good so stop watching. Don't complain about the shit online hop off and find better topics to talk about

  • Micheal Boi
    Micheal Boi 18 days ago

    Oops I liked this video and now that I come back I feel like a fool knowing I enjoyed the hell out of the new Aladdin. I mean it was really good imo. I think Will Smith killed it as Genie. He didn’t try to impersonate Robin and he gave the character his own spin that was really enjoyable.

  • Axer Gamings
    Axer Gamings 18 days ago

    Aladdin was a great movie lmao.

    KENSHIRO OTOMO 19 days ago +1

    I do not care for this live action movies from Disney...

  • Melonie Zappa
    Melonie Zappa 19 days ago

    i actually enjoyed the live-action Cinderella a lot (although i wish there was more singing), because they made Cinderella both logically vulnerable, but also strong.
    hOWEVerrr, everything else (except for maybe the jungle book live action) have been crap and ruined the characters

  • Nick paddy
    Nick paddy 19 days ago +1

    "Published on Feb 14, 2019"

    How about you hold you opinion until you could have actually watched it, Aladdin was fantastic, Will Smith does the role of the genie justice, and Naomi Scott has a phenomenal voice.

    • Nick Sorenson
      Nick Sorenson 16 days ago

      @Nick paddy There was no point in making it. You're giving Disney too much credit for a remake they didn't need to be making.

    • fran
      fran 16 days ago

      @Nick Sorenson i mean u don't have to watch it, but don't judge or criticize people for liking it better than the original or for simply enjoying it 🙄

    • Nick paddy
      Nick paddy 16 days ago +1

      @Nick Sorenson The original Aladdin was fantastic, this one just changes it up a bit, adds to it, and is just as good.

    • Nick Sorenson
      Nick Sorenson 16 days ago

      +Nick paddy What is there to really watch? The same great movie we already have, only made less appealing?

    • fran
      fran 17 days ago +1

      @Jeremy Jones Naomi sang it live when they were filming the speechless scene and also, in those versions u can hear that it is her pure voice. lmao

  • foster miller
    foster miller 19 days ago

    i don't even know why it matters. What are you guys gonna do about it. Films have changed and that sucks but there's nothing anyone can do about it so what's the point. It's driven by nostalgia. You say people don't want to see crappy movies but that's not true, people want to see things that remind them of there childhood. Just let it go.

  • Trigger Happy
    Trigger Happy 19 days ago +2

    i think it's funny how you are spilling so much hate on aladdin and the few live action films disney has produced but you wont spill hate on the million fucking remakes of spider man , or the avengers, or xmen or batman or some other fucking stupid super hero remake bullshit. i mean really , you are hating on aladdin but not batfleck ? fucking idiots nowadays . can't appreciate anything creative or original . if you don't like aladdin then don't watch it , you can go watch your precious buggy blue eyed, blonde haired elsa from frozen (aka the nazi princess) or watch another spider man or batman remake .

    • Axer Gamings
      Axer Gamings 18 days ago

      Trigger Happy ikr, tbh I fucking loved Aladdin, brought back memories and was just amazing!

  • Trigger Happy
    Trigger Happy 19 days ago

    Aladdin was wonderful and the only people who disagree are usually white and probably liked frozen or feel insulted that a black man took the place of a white guy (robin willliams) .will smith made an awesome genie, and as diversity shines through in films the white hate is becoming stronger and more obvious , but in the end love will always win . this was the first Disney film to feature such a diverse cast, and it was also the first Disney film to receive so much hatred from white audiences. i'm glad this film came out , and I'm grateful people like you and some of the comments don't effect what disney does .

  • BWGgy
    BWGgy 19 days ago

    Dumbos not worth it, alladin is crap, lion king won’t be as good. But I’d look forward to a little mermaid remake.

  • Bryce
    Bryce 19 days ago


  • Einstein'Soul
    Einstein'Soul 19 days ago

    I'm agree with you about Aladdin (2019) is bad adaptation because CGI but The Lion King's CGI looks incredible. And personally, I prefer The Jungle Book Live action than the animated. But it's your opinion and it's respected. Greetings 🙂

  • S Christy
    S Christy 20 days ago

    This coming from a guy who is not a big fan of Disney theatrical animated features. They look great. That is a fact. I like a few .The Jungle Book,The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh,( don't hate me for this one),and Robin Hood. Except Jungle Book. The song are so bad. Disney should start looking at old/new stuff. Like Robotech, because Harmony Gold is going to lose the right to it next year. Or go way way way back. They own Fox now, Do Mr. Moto( an Asian secret agent and using his mastery of judo.Played by Peter Lorre in the late 30's). Jackie Chan.

  • Carolyn Kleinsorge
    Carolyn Kleinsorge 20 days ago +1

    There is no way to replace Robin Williams. There is also no way to replace the beautiful and original animation. Disney just wants to make more money = crap.

  • John Hintergardt
    John Hintergardt 20 days ago

    It's garbage.

  • Kyle Crofts
    Kyle Crofts 20 days ago +2

    The fact that while Disney is desperately relying on CGI is so pathetic. but Pixar making "Kitbull", a traditional 2D animated short let alone a movie, while they had to rehire some 2D veterans instead of hiring their own homegrown animation studio to do this on scene is just all sorts of embarrassing.

  • Remedy
    Remedy 20 days ago +1

    This video alone articulates perfectly what everyone who grew up watching and now can't stand to see this once great *animation company* churn out absolute shit can really not put into words. And with few exceptions the "will pay to see anything" movie going public (particularly the heavily pandered to foreign market) will ensure the entire back catalogue of timeless classics that took thousands of dedicated man hours to make will be cannibalized, kind of pathetic when you think about it.

  • not great not terrible

    Worthless pieces of shits looking to make money doing nothing, greed is good my friends just look at Disney...

  • 7 7
    7 7 20 days ago

    They should make a live action R-rated disney remake😂😂😂

  • Basil Nevaeh Films
    Basil Nevaeh Films 20 days ago

    I feel like marvel, lucasfilm, and Pixar are the reason Disney is responsible for those amazing movies. Without those studios Disney will not make as much money and will only live off of the "realistic" remakes of their golden days and merchandise.

  • DerAnanasKing
    DerAnanasKing 20 days ago

    I think this "almost realistik" kind of animations, is very unerving and unsetteling to me. its borderline scary, like something trying to assuma a shape you know to disguise itself.
    its kinda horrifying.

  • Dia Gosman
    Dia Gosman 20 days ago +14

    when i watched the Aladin Trailer i cried....
    Jafar's beard wasn't twisted ;-;

    • Bradley
      Bradley 20 days ago

      Lol "your beard is so..... Twisted." Lol

  • EnglishatHeart
    EnglishatHeart 20 days ago

    Females are actresses. It will be an actress singing as Ariel.

  • jordan salvador
    jordan salvador 20 days ago +2

    We need a live action El Dorado :)

  • Dawaza
    Dawaza 21 day ago +1

    I thought Paul Giamatti did a great job as the Genie in this mockbuster!

  • Austin Powers
    Austin Powers 21 day ago

    I really don't want then to remake Hercules, it's one of my top 3 Disney movies and won't transition well to live action

  • Austin Powers
    Austin Powers 21 day ago +1

    Your intro reminds me of captain Falcon, you should main him in smash bros

  • Olof Olofersond
    Olof Olofersond 21 day ago

    Lecroix waa LOL

  • Let's Go! The Ro Show

    Sees 2 minute trailer. Makes 10 minute video hating on it (which the general public already does anyway). Pitches to spend money on sponsors content instead.
    Disney makes its money it’s way. You make your money your way.

    • Dawaza
      Dawaza 21 day ago

      Disney puts a dog turd on a stick and earns millions!

  • Helawolf
    Helawolf 21 day ago

    Good of you to agree with me in that they should put new spins on the public domain they borrowed from.

  • sjtench89
    sjtench89 21 day ago

    The ending is not like the story at all . I hope lion king is much better

  • Jeremy Posch
    Jeremy Posch 21 day ago

    All the remakes have been good. Especially Mowgli on Netflix. They make tons of money, which means alot of people go to see it, which means alot more people disagree with you, which means this whole video is just pointless and shows how shallow you probably are

    NIRAJAN SILWAL 21 day ago

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  • superoctopus64
    superoctopus64 21 day ago +13

    I literally got an Aladdin add before this video

  • Patrick Stewart
    Patrick Stewart 21 day ago +2

    DC and Marvel movies not matching source material = Good, making disney movies cgi/realistic = Bad?????

  • Final Incept
    Final Incept 21 day ago +1

    If Disney is just gonna keep going back to these classic fantasy stories, why can't they 'upgrade' stories about fantasy creatures like mermaids and centaurs with something more mature for the fans that have grown-up?
    They own the MCU and Star Wars: they can test mixing animation/CGI with a PG-13 storyline whenever they want to!

  • Final Incept
    Final Incept 21 day ago

    I've seen the remake of Beauty and the Beast. And after hearing some people over here claim the original had Bella in situations bordering on Stockholm Syndrome, watching her spend more screen time standing up to the Beast in his more savage moments should feel pretty reliving for people who wanted the story to be more modernized (also it's the first movie to have someone be openly LGBT).

  • Daniel souza
    Daniel souza 22 days ago

    I went to watch the new Alddin with my gf and we had the best time ever. So have my dislike, mr sad guy.

  • Said Charanek
    Said Charanek 22 days ago

    5:02 god awful cgi? How ? 1992 animated film had one cgi scene and it was legit just fine

  • Wdf1987
    Wdf1987 22 days ago

    I never noticed how fucked up Aladdin's nose really is until just now

  • That one Guy
    That one Guy 22 days ago

    Captainmidnight: "Disney must stop"
    also Captainmidnight: *"Well boys we did it, Disney live action remakes are no more"*

  • J Tijerina
    J Tijerina 22 days ago +24

    I really like Aladdin (2019) XD. I was worry for all the negative reviews I saw before going. And, while some where true, I had a good time. I don't think is better that the original. But still, there were some parts that I really like. For instance, when Prince Ali meet the Sultan.
    Do this make feel hopeful to see the Lion King?... No.

    • imp3rfec4ionist
      imp3rfec4ionist 8 days ago +1

      I just watched Aladdin and it was surprisingly great.
      I don't understand why you found Aladdin worth giving a shot but Lion King not. I think Lion King's promotional stuff looks even more promising than Aladdin's.

    • kab_edc
      kab_edc 13 days ago

      J Tijerina it’s crap you fool

  • Ben Flores
    Ben Flores 22 days ago +2

    The movie was excellent. The idiot who made this video is chasing clicks. At least watch the movie first. GTFOH.

    • Dawaza
      Dawaza 21 day ago

      I agree! Paul Giamatti did a wonderful job!

  • Steve Selinsky
    Steve Selinsky 22 days ago +1

    i've never seen a cash-grab like this..."let's take the entire library of our most popular animated titles, and re-sell them to the public as "live-action" versions; we'll make a fortune off of things we've already done "again"..."'s completely unnecessary, and pretty annoying, imho...