Lion King (2019)

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Lion King (2019)

#1 Post by tonethestone » Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:42 am

Like most love the original, this one has few surprises, it stays almost 100% to the source material, but feels flat. Scar isn't anywhere near as menacing and conniving as he is in the original. The effects are amazing, no doubt, and some will rave based on that, but as an overall package the films lacks and just come away asking 'why bother'.

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Re: Lion King (2019)

#2 Post by thrjfr » Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:54 am

It only starts getting good when Timon and Pumbaa show up. 6/10

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#3 Post by McG » Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:50 pm

This will probably be my shortest ever review . . . I loved every minute of it! I can't wait to see it again!
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Re: Lion King (2019)

#4 Post by raj101 » Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:24 pm

Thought it was quite poor, CGI and voice acting felt incongruent, and the art cuteness of Simba doesnt translate in live action. What you see are lions, and your brain tells you they are killers not cuties. Anyway. 2 stars
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Re: Lion King (2019)

#5 Post by helenecolin » Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:38 pm

Being a huge fan of the original animation, I wasn’t very impressed at first when Disney announced its plan to remake it, and when I saw the trailer I was even less enthusiastic.

All that said, I still used the opportunity offered by my limitless card to see it for « free » and I have to admit now I was pleasantly surprised. Yes, the scenario is a nearly complete copy/paste, the only changes being mainly due to the fact that this film wanted to portray « real » animals and so, obviously, the way they behaved and interacted wasn’t like in the animation. Let’s be honest, while I adore the song ‘Be Prepared’, I’m perfectly aware that it would have been impossible to keep it in its entirety and shoot it like the original, as it would have been

It’s not a complete flop for me, I’ll still prefer the original over this version for sure, but in the end I’m happy with how it turned out.

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