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July 14, 2019 at 11:14 pm #1202975279
I just listened to can you feel the love tonight. What a disgrace, that was awful. This movie looks soooo bad. I’m not a big fan of the original movie, but if I’m watching a movie about talking and singing animals, I’d much rather it be animated. Live action just seems super weird to me.July 16, 2019 at 12:34 am #1202976838
I am also waiting for watching this awesome movieJuly 19, 2019 at 9:31 am #1202985234
Beyone just released an extended music video of “Spirit” that includes “Bigger” – get into it!!July 19, 2019 at 2:28 pm #1202985663
The Lion King is a perfectly fine film. The negative reactions are unwarranted. It’s MUCH better than Aladdin.
The cast is sufficient, the visuals are stunning, and it doesn’t stray too far from the original source material.
“Spirit” is an underwhelming song. But it will receive nominations based on Beyoncé’s name. It’s a generic, inspirational, ballad. Which award shows love.
“The best way to make someone feel small, is to not say anything to them at all” —>clicks ignore buttonJuly 19, 2019 at 2:43 pm #1202985672
Let’s be real. This wasn’t a bad movie. As I read above, is an improvement over Aladdin. Its visual effects are a masterpiece.
I serve the tea (politely)July 19, 2019 at 3:21 pm #1202985702
This was good. The visual effects, Zimmer’s score, and the cinematography in some scenes stood out. JD McCrary & Donald Glover were absolutely flawless as Simba, as were Seth Rogan (Pumbaa) and Billy Eichner (Timon). It was a perfectly fine film that hit some notes, but not enough of them. At the end of the movie, you’re kind of left with a big “why?” Sure, the look of it is unique, but the story was literally the exact same; I did not leave the theater in a pool of nostalgia or any emotions as such. I found the pacing to be off at times, and I didn’t feel like some emotions were earned in this movie, while they certainly were in the original. Also, the final confrontation felt so much bigger, so much more “epic” in the original, as did the hyena chase scene.
As I said, it’s a very enjoyable watch, but I hope that first-time watchers go back and watch the original sometime down the line.July 19, 2019 at 3:49 pm #1202985741
The problem with this movie is this.
While the visual effects are spectacular, the problem is that they decided to not have the animals emote much to resemble realism (because let’s face it animals aren’t really that good of actors), but this is a double-edged sword. Yes, it looks real, but it doesn’t work in a visual medium like film because you need to display a range of expression needed to tell the story. The Lion King (1994) had the benefit of being anthropomorphized the way they were so that the animals still behaved like real animals, but still were able to emote like humans when the story needed them too.
In the scene where Mufasa dies, Simba is visually heartbroken. The father that he loves more than anything else is taken from him at a young age, and worst of all, his uncle pins the blame of his death on him. When you look at Simba in that scene, the emotion that he displays is real and genuine, like how someone would emote when losing a loved one so dear to him. That scene is an emotional powerhouse, feeling sadness when Mufasa dies and anger when Scar blames him for it.
In the new one because there is no emotion from the characters and because Jon Favreau made the ludicrous decision of having characters not emote in a visual medium, all the poignancy in that scene is sapped out. It’s like “oh my father died… I don’t care I guess”. It’s so frustrating!
Jon Favreau is under the misapprehension that live-action means “better” when it doesn’t. The original is far superior in every way! It’s the only Lion King I want to remember. There’s a reason why everyone remembers the 1994 one and no one will remember this version in another 25 years. Guarantee it.
In a fair and just society, this movie would be nominated for the Razzie for Worst Picture. I am not going to give Disney money so they can ruin more classics of my childhood. If I ever do choose to watch this movie, I am pirating it.
I'm not perfect, but I keep trying.July 19, 2019 at 3:51 pm #1202985745
Not a single person on this planet will say “this version of Lion King was better than the 1994 version”.
I'm not perfect, but I keep trying.July 19, 2019 at 6:59 pm #1202985908
I’m glad to see this doing well at the BO and pissing Film Twitter off.July 20, 2019 at 2:07 am #1202986271This post was found to be inappropriate by the moderators and has been removed.July 20, 2019 at 2:47 am #1202986286
A huge mess with amazing effects. A movie saving performance from Rogen and especially Eichner. Donald Glover sucked all the life out of Simba, you can’t even hear him in “Can You Feel…”. Beyonce submitted her list of demands. They surrendered. The end.
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