The Lion King - Movie Review


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  • RaY mACz
    RaY mACz  2 days back

    The big difference between animated & photorealistic movies is the facial expression. That's why... =)

    • Attractionlist O
      Attractionlist O  2 days back

      Is it ok I kinda like this movie well that is because the 1994 version is my favorite Disney movie

    • Eric Alviter
      Eric Alviter  3 days back


      "The Lion King(2019) was......The Lion King."-Chris Stuckmann

      • Siry Galarza
        Siry Galarza  4 days back

        Damn, just watched this movie and your review was spot on. So disappointing seeing how they shot this film

        • dkyelak
          dkyelak  5 days back

          WHY? It's the Benjamins, baby! I bought this for my old man- he will dig it but I won't bother.

          • Alloy Metals
            Alloy Metals  5 days back


            • TheAnimelover360
              TheAnimelover360  5 days back

              I agree, the lion king is too classic to remake, like star wars, I mean I have seen the animated movie so many times and will continue to watch it and laugh and cry and yell at the screen, a remake was greatly unnecessary.

              • Snowy
                Snowy  5 days back

                I only hired the movie for my dog. I’m serious. My dog loves animal movies.

                • MB4493
                  MB4493  6 days back

                  This movie is garbage and so far the worst I've seen in 2019

                  • Butter Pie
                    Butter Pie  7 days back

                    You know this movie is disrespectful to its source material when animators of the original film and even Elton John (one of the greatest musicians ever) have criticized this soulless cash cow remake.

                    • Luiz Antonio Caldeira Falci

                      This movie is CRAP... nothing more than a cashcow! The songs are HORRIBLE and not even Beyoncé can save this trainreck

                      • Brother Trav
                        Brother Trav  1 weeks back

                        I reckon 1994 lion king audio with the 2019 lion kings visual would have been sooooooooo much better, like a full remaster not a remake. I wasnt a fan of beyonce singing of circle of life. It really sucked for me. Matter of fact even all the talking really sucked. Its like there was no emotion. And most of the songs just irritated me. They do the whole, hold a single note for a long time. Like hakuna matataaaaaaaaaaaAAAAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaa

                        • Ronnie Sanders
                          Ronnie Sanders  1 weeks back

                          Although it was brief and could've been easily missed by most upon first viewing this film, they did hint at how scar got his scar near the beginning of the film. Mufasa roars at him and says "Is that a challenge"?! And scars response is altered from the original by adding one word. He responds with "I wouldnt dream of challenging you... Again". Its not a major change, but i believe this remake is not nearly as emotionless as people make it out to be. I admit its not anywhere close to the original but i do believe it did its job well enough to be praised on as its own work. From what I've experienced, the more you compare remakes to their original counterparts instead of focusing on only the remake you are watching, the less likely you are to enjoy that remake. I just dont compare any movie to its source material until ive watched the movie at least 3 to 5 times, judging it on its own. I did it for this movie and Detective Pikachu. For a better example, I even did this with Dragonball Evolution. Even though i absolutely hated it. And it even made THAT abomination more enjoyable. I just dont compare.

                          • Augusto Oviedo
                            Augusto Oviedo  1 weeks back

                            It Was beautiful, amazing and stunning, as you say, but the lack of emotion, energy was painful, pretty disappointing

                            • MrFlipperInvader792
                              MrFlipperInvader792  1 weeks back

                              Remember when Final Fantasy the spirits within came out and the Big Marketing thing was they were going to have the first digital actress

                              • UnifiedCodeTheory
                                UnifiedCodeTheory  1 weeks back

                                No talking animal cartoon should ever be made live action. It works for cartoons. It does not work in real life. When will people learn this simple arithmetic.

                                • Jon Ngo
                                  Jon Ngo  1 weeks back

                                  You had me not watching the movie with the "has no soul" thing.

                                  That's why I come here!

                                  • Cmac 613
                                    Cmac 613  1 weeks back

                                    it's a KIDS MOVIE. You are sitting here being critical of a Disney movie like it's a Martin Scorsese film or like you are the target audience. Talking about Aladdin as well. Come on man. Little mermaid next if it comes out? 🤔

                                    • Annamarie Sieberns
                                      Annamarie Sieberns  1 weeks back

                                      I actually like the live action Aladdin more than the live action Lion King. But, yeah...

                                      • Kadester's movie reviews!

                                        I mean they would make billions of dollars if they played the original videos.

                                        • J.J. L.
                                          J.J. L.  2 weeks back

                                          The irony is that I enjoyed Aladdin 2019 way more than this.(both are inferior live actions remakes but this one is way worse). I'm quite shocked that Jon Favreau fucked this up. The prologue is way too long and the 2nd half was rushed.

                                          • MICOLE WHYTE#Oneplus6T, A20, LG G6, Go 76ers

                                            Of course this piece of shit Lion King movie was a cash grab, just like every other remake Jurassic Park predator terminators alien and so on and so on.

                                            • DylanNicolasSG
                                              DylanNicolasSG  2 weeks back

                                              That "C" sounds like an "A+" to me

                                              • Dawood Williams
                                                Dawood Williams  2 weeks back

                                                I actually loved this film and it's pretty much what i expected.
                                                I expected and wanted the animals to look like real animals.
                                                The only things that is a real let down is Rafiki not having his famous scene with Simba, Mr Pig joke not in and the shortened version of be prepared.
                                                They gave some characters much more depth as well, especially Sarabi, Shenzi and they gave a small yet effective back story to the relationship between Scar, Mufasa and Sarabi and also Mufasa's childhood. which potentially sets up great material for a prequel.

                                                • Claudiu Brumar
                                                  Claudiu Brumar  2 weeks back

                                                  the owner of disney said that every story must be keept alive so every 10 years or so they will remake that story ,and i think it's nice

                                                  • The Harmattan Soldier
                                                    The Harmattan Soldier  2 weeks back

                                                    Be prepared song was the only thing i was looking forward to in the movie and they shortened it!

                                                    • Dicky Tsuki
                                                      Dicky Tsuki  2 weeks back

                                                      This movie is just planet earth but the animal are talking and acting weird

                                                      • Christopher Barbour
                                                        Christopher Barbour  2 weeks back

                                                        Of course, I watch animal planet, Planet Earth etc. That's that whole point of seeing this remake with a story we know and love, let's tone down pride for a bit, what more you were expecting???

                                                        Don't get me wrong, if you don't enjoy this remake (as well as live action remake in general) that's cool, but you can't make the facial expressions the realism whatever complaints that I keep hearing you'll have a mountain out of a molehill. I'm not saying this movie is perfect, it's not as good as the OG. But the hate over the face emotion etc. isn't even worth it😳.

                                                    • Cool Arrow90
                                                      Cool Arrow90  2 weeks back

                                                      Hard to feel a connection of emotion when animals don't emote... Boring movie, bad voice acting and casting, songs were ruined. Nothing new to offer other than computer visuals. The great James Earl Jones even phoned it in with this one..

                                                      • Tickie-TechToy
                                                        Tickie-TechToy  2 weeks back

                                                        Honestly this movie/remake is incredible about all visual effects. But I regret watching it, it lack of emotional of characters. The feeling is not there anymore. Everything feels to boring, sure realistic visual can never match the cartoon version. But it was to boring, lack of emotion and no feeling anywhere. Should have made a new cartoon instead. So many moment is missing and lots of those funny stuff is gone.

                                                        • Lucari0 ssj
                                                          Lucari0 ssj  2 weeks back

                                                          Yes finally I 100% agree I get the point of the movie but was horrible I felt like the voice acting was horrible and the expression was gone which for me was just a soul less movie

                                                          • wolf blood9k5
                                                            wolf blood9k5  2 weeks back

                                                            I absolutely loved this movie but then again I'm apart of the 1% of the Earth's population that has never seen the 1994 Lion King or any of the sequels and no I'm not too young for the movie and didn't know it existed I just never had the drive to watch it but now after watching this movie I am totally wanting to watch the original. I also actually liked that the Lions show little emotion bc to me it seems even more real bc Lions don't really have an emotion any way so that is why I love it, it looks amazing I like a lot of the new recorded songs.

                                                            • Jerk of Hearts
                                                              Jerk of Hearts  2 weeks back

                                                              I'm just happy that people pirating the shit out of this giant pile of Mickey Mouse crap. Fuck Disney and fuck EA

                                                              • Alex Erasmus
                                                                Alex Erasmus  2 weeks back

                                                                I walked out of the cinema when I saw this cause I felt like I wasted money...
                                                                Same exact story which made it boring as hell
                                                                No wonder it got 53% on rotten tomatoes

                                                                • Gabe
                                                                  Gabe  2 weeks back

                                                                  After watching the movie they should of just copy and paste the original voices into the new one. It should of been called lion king remaster straight to digital .

                                                                  • I Am Too Lazy To Come Up With A Name

                                                                    HOW did they give the animals in The Jungle Book expressions then????? You can clearly fucking tell Balloo is a big softy, and that Shere Khan is a big ol' cuntbag. What went wrong???

                                                                  • Lorenzo
                                                                    Lorenzo  3 weeks back

                                                                    None of the animals have facial expressions.. What's the point of being physiologically accurate? They sing and speak English!

                                                                    • Name's Roz
                                                                      Name's Roz  3 weeks back

                                                                      Disney and marvel and sony doing circle of life and ruining our childhood things...

                                                                      • axel alcantara
                                                                        axel alcantara  3 weeks back

                                                                        This movie some bullshit

                                                                        • Christopher Campbell
                                                                          Christopher Campbell  3 weeks back

                                                                          God I hated this movie.

                                                                          • Christopher Campbell
                                                                            Christopher Campbell  3 weeks back

                                                                            This movie did not believe in dramatic pauses. It was like all the back and forth walked all over each other. It was so bad. Like it was acted by children in a Elementary school play. All the lines were rushed and felt forced.

                                                                            • Christopher Campbell
                                                                              Christopher Campbell  3 weeks back

                                                                              It's like copy and paste, but they changed the font and removed the grammar. Lile a big fancy run on sentence devoid of structure and emphasis. It was hard to watch...

                                                                              • Hobbit
                                                                                Hobbit  3 weeks back

                                                                                Be prepared triggered me so hard

                                                                                • Alaina C.
                                                                                  Alaina C.  3 weeks back

                                                                                  My future children will watch the original version, and their children, and their children's, children. As far as I'm concerned, there is no live remake in my world.

                                                                                  • FanVel Universe
                                                                                    FanVel Universe  3 weeks back

                                                                                    I love how they made it realistic, i understand it that there were a few changes,
                                                                                    They wanted to make it real

                                                                                    • Josh Angevine
                                                                                      Josh Angevine  3 weeks back

                                                                                      It's almost like watching an animal documentary with commentary, the animals are so realistic in fact they look like real animals they have no life in them or emotion.... it's like watching a rehearsal for a play and the actors are just going over their lines... I was so disappointed watching this movie, and even though it looks fantastic, it just overall wasn't the experience that you would have expected from a classic like this😣ZERO Magic😔

                                                                                      • Tony Doyle
                                                                                        Tony Doyle  3 weeks back

                                                                                        Correct,Ditto of 1994!!!💯💯💯🤷🏽‍♂️🥂💪🏾🙏🏾✊🏾

                                                                                        • Rei Heartless
                                                                                          Rei Heartless  3 weeks back

                                                                                          The whole time I felt like I'm watching a documentary, only in this one the animals can speak!

                                                                                          • Joe Stark
                                                                                            Joe Stark  3 weeks back

                                                                                            This movie was made for one purpose to make $$$.