The Lion King - Movie Review


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  • Shade's Insane Chamber
    Shade's Insane Chamber  18 less than a minute back

    First of all, Respectin' all opinions... BUT:

    For me...
    A Remake/Reboot is Never negative, and i encourage more to be made~
    I know hatin' on 'em is popular, but some really like 'em!
    Movie was a 09/10 from me and my Family!!~✨

    • Adhi Santosa
      Adhi Santosa  16 minutes back

      Lion King 2019... I think Disney should be made this film like ZOOTOPIA. Not like this. I imagined ...absolutey much better That if only... 😣

      • Falcon Parkway
        Falcon Parkway  21 minutes back

        I feel like the animation crew couldn’t give the characters any emotions because they were too busy trying to render the rocks in the background 😂 Visuals were absolutely phenomenal, but this movie has no soul. I’m worried that game-changing, groundbreaking technology will never be used to its full potential, only soulless cash-grab remakes. I mean look at Toy Story: it’s an original film that was groundbreaking at the time, it changed the world of animation. We have even greater technology now, and instead of creating it to make original stories that will define people’s childhoods and the era, it’s just gonna be used to remake stuff. Anyway that’s my useless two cents on the issue 😂

        • Garbage Head
          Garbage Head  24 minutes back

          Crazy thought...maybe this film woulda been better if they just fully embraced the shot for shot remake aspect of it and just used the same audio samples over the new cgi. Call me bland, but that actually wouldve caused more buzz and wouldve still been something either never been done or rarely done.

          • 1.21 Gigawatts
            1.21 Gigawatts  48 minutes back

            Unpopular opinion: I preferred the remake to the original. I enjoyed the more serious tone that they went for and I liked the fact that they removed a lot of the silliness from it. I'm looking at you hula dance and lovely bunch of coconuts. Some might find moments like that funny but I found them jarring and cringey. I liked how they gave the hyena's a bit more of a backstory with their leader and how they operate. Same goes with Scar although they could have done more than elude to Scar and Mufasa's history.

            I thought the characters were utilized more and voice acted better for the most part. I preffered Chiwetel to Irons only because Iron's played him more like a cheesy 50's villain where as Chiwetel gave it a much more sinister approach. I liked how Zazu wasn't just a silly sidekick. He actually risks his life multiple times for the good of the pride lands. Saving both Simba and Nala quite a few times. Donald Glover made a great SImba although it felt jarring at first. His voice is at a higher pitch which makes it hard to imagine coming out of the mouth of a Lion but I got used to it after a while. He emoted far better than deadpan Broderick ever did. The child actors fell incredibly flat for me however. I couldn't get behind what they were saying.

            Overall the only real thing that stops this from being a great movie is the animation. I don't know why Jon Favreau went with such a hyperrealistic look. It's incredibly off putting to hear Simba mourn the death of his father but his facial expression doesn't change. I wish they had stuck with the look of 2016's Jungle Book which had realistic animation but still allowed the characters to emote. If not this then at least have the Lions move their eyes in response to what's happening.

            • kiffer0
              kiffer0  50 minutes back

              Summed it up perfectly.

              • Agalelei
                Agalelei  1 hours back

                Man totally agree with you!

                • kai storm
                  kai storm  1 hours back

                  "mufasa, say that again, mufasaaaaa..." that name gave me tween wedgies

                  • Paul SZ
                    Paul SZ  1 hours back

                    I appreciate the facty that Chris was trying really hard not to spoil a movie that came out more than 20 years ago.

                    • Kev'z Sab'z
                      Kev'z Sab'z  1 hours back

                      Only four remakes have been positive or critically accaim score by critics:
                      1. The Jungle Book - 95%
                      2. Cinderella - 83%
                      3. Beauty & The Beast - 72%
                      4. Mary Poppins - 78%

                      • J T Akinola
                        J T Akinola  1 hours back

                        You know what live action remake Disney should make? Atlantis. So underrated and would definitely be sick with live action and CGI.

                        • pollosounds
                          pollosounds  2 hours back

                          If they would've made a Lion King movie that differs a lot from the original, the amount of critism would be insane compared to the amount of people saying they should have done something else

                          • Rebecca Gibbs
                            Rebecca Gibbs  2 hours back

                            At least this version passes the bechdel test *just *

                            • Voidaken
                              Voidaken  2 hours back

                              Every movie remake is a cash grab. Every single one. That's not cynical; that's the god-honest truth.

                              • Kyle Flinn
                                Kyle Flinn  2 hours back

                                1994 nalas line: "pinned ya, pinned ya again"

                                2019 nalas line: "pinned ya, now say sorry"

                                • Nisa Anik
                                  Nisa Anik  3 hours back

                                  how did they delete the rafiki moment!! wtaff

                                  • Indigospade
                                    Indigospade  3 hours back

                                    "You cant deny the photorealistic artistry"
                                    Watches a bunch of uncanny valley cgi puppets bounce around in ways animals don't move
                                    uh huh

                                    "Seth Rogen is perfectly cast"
                                    Hears the same stoner muppet voice Seth always does
                                    Uh huh

                                    • Jenny Warm
                                      Jenny Warm  3 hours back

                                      Perfect casting shame its not getting great reviews

                                      • Needa Khan
                                        Needa Khan  3 hours back

                                        i found it so uncomfortable to watch in terms of the screenwriting and humour, also i just wasnt sold on young simba's voice

                                        • Thuran
                                          Thuran  3 hours back

                                          A shame that they didn't go the direction of the jungle book, and used the chance to tell a slightly more mature story. Heck, maybe actually make it have ANYTHING to do with Hamlet, since they like parading the lie that it is an adaptation of a play it has nothing in common with?!

                                          Of course, i guess people wouldn't take kindly to Simba's mother helping kill mufasa, nala comitting suicide because simba doesn't want anything to do with her, Simba killing timone and Pumba after they agree to betray simba to scar, Simba dying, Simba pretending to be mad for the ENTIRE STORY, Mufasa not giving a damn about who rules as long as he gets avenged, Another lion pack invading and the inner fighting allowing them to take pride rock know, all the stuff that is ACTUALLY in Hamlet XD

                                          Frankly, a more mature and interesting version of the story could have been interesting,you could even force simba into a situation where their fight over the throne is the reason why the pridelands go to heck. Maybe make Scar a fairly competent king, thus raising the dilemma of whether Simba is wrong to put his personal revenge over the greater good, even if the king did murder his way to the throne, you know anything to add to the story.

                                          • Nihal .B
                                            Nihal .B  3 hours back

                                            I hope they don't do this to Bambi

                                            • aj pat
                                              aj pat  1 hours back

                                              No remake for Bambi. Leave it be.

                                          • Scotty Mclaren
                                            Scotty Mclaren  4 hours back

                                            I think with this movie you hit the nail on the head. Favereau couldn’t do any changes his hands were most likely tied. I guess that’s the point, to prove that it could be done. In terms of the story i can’t see how a movie that’s so loved can get so much distaste from reviewers? Granted I haven’t seen it yet, keen as to. But let’s be honest, I’m keen for this even more now that I know that it hasn’t been altered....much.

                                            • Chelsinia
                                              Chelsinia  4 hours back

                                              I agree with everything that you are saying about this lion king film

                                              • xAlpha Wolfzx
                                                xAlpha Wolfzx  4 hours back

                                                Watched today in my cinema as I work there and we did a team showing and I have to say it’s not a disappointment the only thing I have to complain about is timone I don’t like his new voice and personality apart from that it’s fantastic it’s all the same magic as the original with a few extra scenes along the way

                                                • Renan43
                                                  Renan43  4 hours back

                                                  1:40 I disagree, just because the movie looks realistic doesn't mean that it looks beautiful

                                                  • Moniefa Cobham
                                                    Moniefa Cobham  4 hours back

                                                    I totally agree, no expressions no emotions they try too hard to make it real psssh wont bother watch it unless to grade it. Looks more like something on nat geo

                                                    • Dr. Vag
                                                      Dr. Vag  4 hours back

                                                      As long as the visual effects, characters, and story is good then I'm watching it!

                                                      • r.s.b 1997
                                                        r.s.b 1997  5 hours back

                                                        the thing the I hate the most is that they look so emotionless🙄

                                                        • SENATORPAIN1
                                                          SENATORPAIN1  6 hours back

                                                          whats with all the black people in this film.its a little racist and not very diverse.shame on you disney.

                                                          • TR1SSY
                                                            TR1SSY  6 hours back

                                                            I thought it was great and this is coming from someone that has seen the original dozens of times and the stage play. It was what I expected, a remake. For the record, I didn't care much for The Jungle Book.

                                                            • M. Black
                                                              M. Black  7 hours back

                                                              Imagine an atlantis remake with this tech? Holy shit, wow

                                                              • Hyun Kong
                                                                Hyun Kong  7 hours back

                                                                it is better to watch national geographic or discovery channel XD

                                                                • Hyun Kong
                                                                  Hyun Kong  7 hours back

                                                                  can you feel the love this afternoooon XD LMAO

                                                                  • Andrew Tarantino
                                                                    Andrew Tarantino  8 hours back

                                                                    decent review,but i think its cool,that they remade this movie in "live action" to get another perspective on a big time classic,and is def cool that he didnt change up the movie,the die hards will love seeing the movie again,in this format,and the new fans will be amazed and would def want to see the original version,bring in yet a bigger audience,so its def a win win,for everybody involved fans and disney

                                                                    • bt f
                                                                      bt f  9 hours back

                                                                      I wish they could just do the remake shot by shots

                                                                      • Tree Surgeon
                                                                        Tree Surgeon  9 hours back

                                                                        Should've had David Lynch do it.

                                                                        • Don't move to Houghton
                                                                          Don't move to Houghton  9 hours back

                                                                          nope. Disney lost 200 MILLION making this hallow turd.

                                                                          • Robert Page
                                                                            Robert Page  9 hours back


                                                                            • SuperstarFx
                                                                              SuperstarFx  10 hours back

                                                                              “This movie is a shot for shot remake of the lion king” well what did you expect? Lol the title says it

                                                                              • CowboyAstronaut AgentTodd

                                                                                Bla bla shut yah dumbass up!

                                                                                • Joshua Sterling
                                                                                  Joshua Sterling  10 hours back

                                                                                  NO MUSHU for Mulan is potentially a deal breaker. I like martial art films so taking that route is not too bad, but it just feels somewhat wrong not to have a prime character in it.

                                                                                  • ShadowManV3
                                                                                    ShadowManV3  10 hours back

                                                                                    Critics : " waaaahhhhhh its exactly like the cartoon "

                                                                                    Me: Yeah thats what I wanted.

                                                                                    • B Souza
                                                                                      B Souza  10 hours back

                                                                                      Why make the Lion King AGAIN.. Money 💰 Lots of money 💴......Oh and greed.

                                                                                      • Jairo Romani
                                                                                        Jairo Romani  11 hours back

                                                                                        I like Aladdin, but some sub plots aren’t completed like jasmines need to be a sultan and what happened to her mom, and why the sultan isn’t as lovable as the animation movie lol and Jafar is sooooo blend... also no snake fight wtf!!!!!

                                                                                        • Admiral Butter Nugget
                                                                                          Admiral Butter Nugget  11 hours back

                                                                                          As much as I love and adore the OG Lion King, I refused to see this. Because I knew what they were going to do. It looks amazing, but I knew they were going to make it emotionless for the sake of realism, and that's what irritates me. Take out what makes it a classic and affective, for the sake of making it look good? No thanks.

                                                                                          • Yusded Leved
                                                                                            Yusded Leved  11 hours back

                                                                                            I’m not mad they didn’t change anything tbh

                                                                                            • Wes Lewis
                                                                                              Wes Lewis  11 hours back

                                                                                              They should have made it a story adaptation with actual people, human beings in place of the characters we've all come to know and love. That would have been amazing with this star studded cast.

                                                                                              • 7and7
                                                                                                7and7  11 hours back

                                                                                                I think Chris must get over the old animation, times have moved on son. I thought we were past this old verses new animation back when Pixar began. I understand that you can’t animate the emotions like from the old cartoons, and you never will as that type of animating has exaggerations of emotions not possible to do well with realistic animation as realistic animations need realistic constraints applied when animating emotions, etc. We are well into a new era.