The Lion King - Movie Review

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Published on Jul 11, 2019
Chris Stuckmann reviews The Lion King (2019), starring Donald Glover, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, James Earl Jones, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alfre Woodard, JD McCrary, Shahadi Wright Joseph, John Oliver, John Kani, Seth Rogan, Billy Eichner. Directed by Jon Favreau.


Why doesn't Disney just use this technology to make it's own new story instead of doing all these bland remakes?
Isha Aguilera
Isha Aguilera:
If they're gonna make a remake, they should pick a movie that deserves a second chance. Coughs. TREASURE PLANET.
Positively Udo
Positively Udo:
Someone said your facial hair looks like two kissing swans and now that is all I see...
Imperfectly Great
Imperfectly Great:
The worst thing to me was Jeremy Irons not voicing Scar.
Kyle Flinn
Kyle Flinn:
1994 nalas line: "pinned ya, pinned ya again"

2019 nalas line: "pinned ya, now say sorry"
ayyy blinkin
ayyy blinkin:
"There's no point in remaking a good movie, remake a bad movie and improve upon it."
-I don't fucking remember who said it
It's soulless because photorealism doesn't lend its self to animation. There's literally no character design. It's a bunch of animals out of National Geographic documentary, and their appearance and expressions say absolutely nothing about their character.
Scififan9000 :P
Scififan9000 :P:
"I'm surrounded by idiots."
- Scar, 1994
Squid SQuiddly
Squid SQuiddly:
Think of how much better a hand drawn full length "Lion King Origins" would have been instead. Learning about Mufasa and Scars life BEFORE Simba. Complete with a great score and same animation. We have wanted this since 1995 and I hate that it will never happen.
Sir. Knowsalot
Sir. Knowsalot:
Actually, they could've told the story of Scar and Mufasa's childhood. Or they could've told the story from Scar's point of view. But hey, at least it would be different.
Sebastian Martinez
Sebastian Martinez:
You're basically watching animal planet in 4k but with voice acting.
So basically it’s the same movie with a realistic look, tbh, it’s exactly what I was expecting
Mn B
Mn B:
Its the same problem. Scrip writing/acting/editing (character building) is what really hits people. Not graphics.
In Godzilla king of the monsters, they even make a moth expressive
AnimeFantic Tohru and toy story
AnimeFantic Tohru and toy story:
I agree with you man. Disney has to stop making live action Remakes. All they care about now is Money.
Matthew Richardson
Matthew Richardson:
Disney: Let's remake Lion king
Fans: But it's perfect no need to remake it
Mikayla Morgan
Mikayla Morgan:
The best remake will always be the live action 101 and 102 Dalmatians
Christopher Perry
Christopher Perry:
I'm sorry, but I have no desire to see this movie.
Celine Van Ruyskensvelde
Celine Van Ruyskensvelde:
Thé question I have been asking myself for months: where. is. Jeremy. Irons? He ain’t dead. Blasphemy.
Zack Norris
Zack Norris:
I hope they do an Oliver & Company, of course set in the 80's.
somebody help me i have a flat tire
somebody help me i have a flat tire:
“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”
Basically sums up my view on these remakes
Prax Presents
Prax Presents:
No one:
Disney: Hey, let's re-release Endgame even though it literally just came out.
Bruce Chickinson
Bruce Chickinson:
Okay, Lion King is a souless shot by shot remake. Then I just don't understand why he praised the Beauty and the Beast remake so much.
J T Akinola
J T Akinola:
You know what live action remake Disney should make? Atlantis. So underrated and would definitely be sick with live action and CGI.
You sound so disappointed and soulless...

It breaks my heart.

I knew it was going to be bad from the moment I seen the trailer part where Mufasa says “remember who you are” and he says it so bland.
Mina Mina
Mina Mina:
I just reminds me of a nature documentary. They have absolutely no expressions on their face.
Pablo García
Pablo García:
For me it is a crime to make a remake of Lion King. The original would be perfect for centuries.
Fernando Yanmar
Fernando Yanmar:
Its like the 1998 (I guess ) Psycho remake
Julz XD
Julz XD:
Agreed with this review. The personality is lacking. There is no soul in this film atall. The 1994 animation was pure soul, passion and joy mixed with epic sadness and evil that gets crushed by the epic Destiny of Simba. Rafiki barely talks atall. He didn't get his stick until the end of the film and there was no humor in him. He was awesome in the original but the remake ruined him.
There is an unfortunate trend nowadays of “the visuals and cinematography are amazing, but everything else is bad”
Kit Rimes
Kit Rimes:
In Jungle Book animals felt more humanized.
DojaCoCo Goddess
DojaCoCo Goddess:
Thank you ~cries like Thank you like plz god let me marry a man what a mind just like this plz 😔💯🤦🏾‍♀️
Monster Man
Monster Man:
I'm saving my money for Once Upon A Time In Hollywood next week!
K D:
Don’t remake iconic films; remake films with great concepts, but failed execution.

PS: Aladdin was trash, so was Dumbo...and Maleficent
40% sequels
59% live action remakes
1% original
Evan White
Evan White:
It’s ironic that Disney, a company that built itself up on original, dazzling, and timeless films, is now just cashing in on said films by just releasing the same films in a different cinematographic style and making billions off them.
"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
Moniefa Cobham
Moniefa Cobham:
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
Yifat Ratsabi
Yifat Ratsabi:
When they change something we get mad saying why would you change something that is good, when they don't change it we get mad saying it's exactly the same...
Asides from the fact that every remake is made purely for money, i personally like the option of not touching the good stuff... Unless you wanna find yourself watching Jasmin's song with a meltdown
Not Chuck Productions
Not Chuck Productions:
"A special effect is a tool, a means of telling a story. A special effect without a story is a pretty boring thing." ---
George Lucas
Needa Khan
Needa Khan:
i found it so uncomfortable to watch in terms of the screenwriting and humour, also i just wasnt sold on young simba's voice
Good review. And even after this film. Lion King from 1994, I grew up on it. It is one of my favorite films still to this day. And this new one was decent. But i still stand by saying. "STOP REMAKING CLASSICS!"
Sugar Ashley
Sugar Ashley:
I felt that donal Glover n Beyoncé’s portrayal just felt flat... like Nala’s supposed to be feisty! Beyoncé was just blah..
Michael wilson
Michael wilson:
"Nolstagia is the Death of Creativity."
Let’s not sugar coat this - this Lion King adaptation is bad. Save your money, stick to the original, end of
It gets hate since most of the people who watched this movie were
adults, ofcourse it's not gonna have the same magic and feeling compared
to if you were a kid and saw it
That's the first thing I thought when I saw the first trailer. CASH GRAB
They could do Kimba this time - now thats spin-off! 🤣🤣🤣
John Rage
John Rage:
Lion king without any of the charm of animation. Yeah I’ll pass.
luster 5
luster 5:
Is anyone going to watch "Don't Let Go" ? It's basically "Frequency".