The Lion King - Movie Review


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  • deandravr
    deandravr  51 less than a minute back

    The movie lacked I felt the movie was rushed!!! They could have written a new story of Simba as king. The beginning scene WASN't dramatic enough. The humor was corny , no emation I wasn't pleased.

    • OmegaFire
      OmegaFire  2 minutes back

      With Aladdin, it was different enough, especially with jafar aditional character elements and a bit altered scene plot points.

      • Dylan Hatfield
        Dylan Hatfield  12 minutes back

        I agree with you, but I think it would be good for kids that have never seen it, and like you said the artist did a GREAT job.

        • Future UFC champion
          Future UFC champion  24 minutes back

          Everything sucked about this movie but Scar was great imo

          • John Clark
            John Clark  29 minutes back

            This guy and Sean talks about movies would be best friends because they have similar backgrounds

            • Joshua May
              Joshua May  48 minutes back

              I just wish like you mentioned that they put their on spin on it maybe like a backstory of mufasa and scar or something that isn’t told or explained in the original yk?

              • SAR519
                SAR519  54 minutes back

                Honestly the only surviving series is maleficent

                • Harry Sagan
                  Harry Sagan  60 minutes back

                  All very valid points. But this film was awesome and exactly what I wanted. Don’t change it at all coz it already perfect

                  • Calvin Johnstone
                    Calvin Johnstone  1 hours back

                    Praise the computers of the artists you mean.

                    • Corey Samson
                      Corey Samson  1 hours back

                      It's just a phase. Just like horror movies when I was growing up. Or the fact that werewolves dominated horror for a while, then it was vampires, then paranormal activity. Just like Disney went through a musical phase when I was growing up. It's just a remake phase which personally I'm cool with but I would also like to think that during all this remake phase that Disney is actually working on some new material that will blow our minds. I'm loving the nostalgia and the chance to have a whole new collection of Disney for my little girl but at the same time I don't really want to sit through remakes of their whole catalog. It's time for something new.

                      • Baked
                        Baked  2 hours back

                        the movie is junk plus it has beyonce in it makes it even easier to hate.

                        • Bring Da Beards
                          Bring Da Beards  2 hours back

                          More soulless, corporate garbage from disney.

                          • Josh Walker
                            Josh Walker  2 hours back

                            Imagine having this amazing CGI technology and you waste it on nothing but soulless cashgrab remakes

                            • Derangedxzombie
                              Derangedxzombie  2 hours back

                              I'll give it a watch, could be good.

                              • Tiara King
                                Tiara King  3 hours back

                                I was disappointed. The emotion was definitely lacking. Older Simba was blah, I was waiting for Rafiki to say some of his key lines, didn't happen. Unnecessary emphasis was placed on Nala. Scar continually asking Sarabi to be his queen was uncomfortable. What happened to Ed? I could go on. Bottom line, I'll stick to the cartoon. It had more meaning.

                                • Tulala
                                  Tulala  3 hours back

                                  Thanks for saving me the time seeing this one.

                                  • Miranda TheGerm
                                    Miranda TheGerm  3 hours back

                                    ... it wasn't bad but it could have been much better. I like how it looked a lot, it was much more epic in appearence but the cast said their lines so rigidly and to me it didn't have a lot of flow overall. Some of the lines were wayy too corny and felt out of place.. it felt to me like they were trying wayy too hard to overdo the original, definitely felt like they were trying too hard to make it different. I feel like in an effort to make it different they made it corny, but others parts were just absolutely stunning and epic. I feel like a lot of parts they tried to be different with were really terrible, but then others were just a great touch and I loved it. The movie went by wayy too fast, not in a positive way.. because to me it felt like there was not a true climax, it felt like a steady line the whole time but with some wowing scenes in it. It felt like the movie had started 5 minutes ago when you had been watching it for 2 hours already. I like overall how the characters were done, but some were cringy. Some of the iconic parts were done very poorly.. and then others were done to expectation and some above. I have so many mixed feelings about the movie. I feel like in an effort to make it different they opened up a lot of needless plotholes, contradictions and a big doorway to too many corny and cringy lines. Overall it was a very nostalgic movie. It wasn't bad, but it left me feeling unsatisfied when it was over, like I feel it was good but could have been done much better. The script could have been MUCH better overall and I wish the acting didn't feel so forced. It wasn't bad though, in a certain way I feel it was better than the original but at the same time far off the mark. It was definitely epic and nostalgic tho. But if it wasn't so try hard it would have been much better. I was very pleasantly surprised by how Beyonce portrayed Nala I must say! I have to say the cast wasn't bad, but I think they said their lines too rigidly, and it sounded like someone reading off a piece of paper. But then other parts it just felt right. I think a lot of the characters personalities were changed a lot, but I can't say it was bad I actually really liked how they did that. There were a lot of little moments in the movie that felt really really good, but then also a lot of big moments that left me disappointed but the character looks and most of the characters themselves left me happy.. I feel it had potential but I wasn't completely satisfied at the end.

                                    I could go on and on about it tbh. I have a lot of thoughts on the movie, tho I think it could have been better it wasn't complete trash. If I were you, I'd still watch it, because it is a new experience, an eye opener and pure nastolgia. I did have to relook at the original, and it made me appreciate the new movie a lot. It did make me rethink a lot of things about the original which is very good of it.

                                    This review of the movie basically sums up my thoughts. And probably better worded in my opinion.

                                    This is purely my opinion, you might have a different one. If you do, than tell me! But don't let my review change your mind about seeing it

                                    • IntRoVertsRus
                                      IntRoVertsRus  3 hours back

                                      It should've been a prequel about Mufasa. We could see what his father thought him and how Scar came to be. 3d animated.

                                      • Petre Mihai Nicolae
                                        Petre Mihai Nicolae  3 hours back

                                        Technically, the movie is masterpiece, but it lacks any emotion, it˙s like watching an Animal Planet documentary with a voice over. Real animals dont have facial expressions, dont show emotions. This is just Disney showing the world what they can do technically. Just watch a Nat Wild documentary, it`s gonna be more interesting.

                                        • Miranda TheGerm
                                          Miranda TheGerm  3 hours back

                                          It felt like they tried too hard to make it different and no..

                                          • Ryan 31
                                            Ryan 31  3 hours back

                                            I think a 7/10 on IMDB is pretty good

                                            • Sea Panther
                                              Sea Panther  4 hours back

                                              I like that they didn't add a spin or SJW it up. Why mess up a classic. I guarantee so many more would be upset with a person putting their individual spin on it (i.e. Aladdin, little mermaid, Ghostbusters, star wars, dumbo). Add don't take paid for cinema rating sites for truth.

                                              • Nicolai Holmstoel
                                                Nicolai Holmstoel  4 hours back

                                                I didn't expect it to be different because the story in the original was already perfect in my opinion and changing it would only hurt it. I expect a scene for scene remake and i enjoyed it for what it was.

                                                • naim tate
                                                  naim tate  4 hours back

                                                  I love it. I actually would have been pissed if they changed more than 10 percent of this. If they also put a spin on the movie it’s Lion King 1 1/2 which came out and was terrible lol.

                                                  • Dwilder812
                                                    Dwilder812  4 hours back

                                                    If only they brought back Nathan Lane I could look past a lot. Same way if Aladdin would have had Gilbert Godfrey

                                                    • Bolt
                                                      Bolt  4 hours back

                                                      I was soo excited back when the jungle book "live action" had come out because I heard they would most likely make the lion king as well.
                                                      It was and still is one of my favorite childhood movies but WTF how come the animals in the Jungle book all seem to show and express emotion INCLUDING both Bagheera and Shere Khan which are also big cats, yet just as you say all the animals in the lion king seem souless.
                                                      One of my favorite scenes is when Mufasa tells Zazu "take nala home I need to teach my son a lesson" and Simba cowers in fear yet in the 2019 version he shows nothing.
                                                      The movie looked beautiful but the original is 100x's better

                                                      • Lucas Pendley
                                                        Lucas Pendley  4 hours back

                                                        Imagine if he was this ciritcal of the last jedi.

                                                        • Aline Lütz
                                                          Aline Lütz  4 hours back

                                                          As a huge fan of nature documentaries, I loved the fact that the face expressions in this movie were so realistic. I hate when they put human expressions in Animals. Animals can express emotion in different ways and It's very nice to observe that. For me at least

                                                          • Aline Lütz
                                                            Aline Lütz  4 hours back

                                                            I didn't like that in Jungle Book. If you're gonna make a movie that seems realistic, the animals must look like animals in real life as much as possible. I think

                                                        • bob polo
                                                          bob polo  4 hours back

                                                          Disney can afford to take chances with this amazing technology and create new stories with greater animation. They literally own the market

                                                          • DOPEusername
                                                            DOPEusername  4 hours back

                                                            Sooooooo.... long story short:why would you do this different,? but I’m mad you didn’t make it more different. But at the same time it’s a shot for shot. But you took the stuff that I specifically wanted and didn’t include it.... cmon lol it was great

                                                            • Generalissimo89
                                                              Generalissimo89  4 hours back

                                                              Calling it Live Action when it's all CGI.... how stupid have people become. Also, the excuse of having this remake for a newer generation is equally stupid... the 1994 original classic is ALWAYS available for EVERYONE (young and old), which this remake utterly pointless. It's not the same as remaking an old video game with modern graphics, because the 1994 original's animation is just far superior to this 2019 crappy and soulless remake.

                                                              • Carlo Lao
                                                                Carlo Lao  5 hours back

                                                                Just by seeing the Lion king trailer, I knew this movie is not gonna be as good as The Aladdin remake because at least this movie was done w/ great changes

                                                                • Stephen Lacaze
                                                                  Stephen Lacaze  5 hours back

                                                                  Being pretty critical of movies in general, I wasn't expecting much from this one. But I was actually surprised. As another massive fan of the original, I thought they provided a good mix of new and original content. The CGI incredible and the story was at least preserved - which is what makes lion king in my opinion the best Disney fill of all. The new Scar was great, shenzu was also surprising in her new role and the world they expanded in Hakuna Matata land was awesome. A couple downsides for me was the armature voice acting especially both Simba's. It's like the actors didn't have a feel for the tone or circumstances when reading the lines, some.came across just flat and unusual. The part where Nala re unites with Simba was to easy and there was almost no surprise shown by her which was wierd. But yes the biggest was the lack of emotions in the characters, like, I get the desire to have it be as real as possible..but during those plot building scenes it was the actual story and not the characters drawing me in. It doesn't have to be like Netflix Jungle book, but somewhere between this and that would have been the sweet spot..just some emotion, not sure why that creative decision was made to leave it out. Other than that I actually really enjoyed it and was moved by the comedy and some new things added..although this did have the potential to be as incredible as the CGI with so much material to work with, definitely worth the watch.

                                                                  • Xx Knightmarexx
                                                                    Xx Knightmarexx  5 hours back

                                                                    Just saw it last night
                                                                    Did the dialogue seem rushed until simba was a adult to any one else ?

                                                                    • ckying29
                                                                      ckying29  5 hours back

                                                                      Instead of remaking cartoons into live action, they should remake live action into cartoons.

                                                                      • Eccentric Nature
                                                                        Eccentric Nature  5 hours back

                                                                        That's exactly what we were afraid of happening. Such a shame.

                                                                        • TrichsRUs
                                                                          TrichsRUs  5 hours back

                                                                          So disappointing....

                                                                          • Nick Boyce
                                                                            Nick Boyce  5 hours back

                                                                            I feel like people are looking at this film in a way that wasn't intended. I see this remake as a really good way of just showing how well Disney can now visually back up such a great story. I truly reckon it's a great standalone film. To each their own I guess.

                                                                            • HG Buckwheat
                                                                              HG Buckwheat  5 hours back

                                                                              Disney is becoming cinemas Bethesda

                                                                              • lex luther
                                                                                lex luther  6 hours back

                                                                                Can't wait to see this shit movie in honest Trailer

                                                                                • Burn Me Please
                                                                                  Burn Me Please  6 hours back

                                                                                  I think people should stop complaining and just STOP watching live action remakes because the fact that you're paying money to watch a replicate of the story but with good visuals is the reason disney keeps making them. Because they know there are some people stupid enough to pay for something they don't need

                                                                                  • TheRacoonGhost
                                                                                    TheRacoonGhost  6 hours back

                                                                                    "whats the point of remaking it?" to keep the copyrights, thats it.

                                                                                    • Stranger Resuello
                                                                                      Stranger Resuello  6 hours back

                                                                                      It's literally a BBC documentary

                                                                                      • IBadGrammar
                                                                                        IBadGrammar  6 hours back

                                                                                        black panther is my live action lion king

                                                                                        • Alex Headley
                                                                                          Alex Headley  6 hours back

                                                                                          Disney now represents the pinnacle of what's wrong with modern movies. There has been so few original stories hitting theaters in the last decade or so, and now Disney owns so many properties that they can recreate so much nostalgia and have a billion dollar worldwide gross tell them that they're doing the right thing. I predict a bleak future for the film industry. Disney will keep making profit from these nostalgia grabs, while sucking up more and more properties that will make billions of dollars despite how much they've butchered it. And the vast majority of people will just accept it. The only way the future moviegoer will ever see anything original is if the marketing is REALLY strong, or if the person has time to see it between catching the 6th Marvel movie of the year or seeing the new live action Frozen remake

                                                                                          • Demetrius wilson
                                                                                            Demetrius wilson  6 hours back

                                                                                            man this dude has a lot of movies behind him I wanna shop at his house 😁

                                                                                            • Konrad von Schnitzeldorf

                                                                                              To think that for future children will see this and not the original makes me sad

                                                                                              • dunnowy123
                                                                                                dunnowy123  6 hours back

                                                                                                This movie was whack. It felt like Planet Earth with songs over had no heart, felt like a cliff notes version. Terrible.
                                                                                                And there is NO FUCKING POINT to having photo realistic animals. They can't emote. They can't smile. Or cry. Or laugh. It was just so lame.