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The King and I Reviews

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½ September 20, 2017
There is no option for zero stars :)
I like how the rating says G for "nothing objectionable" when this entire film is objectionable. Also the guy in the photo looks like Ryu :)
June 6, 2017
As a kid, I loved this film. Not enough to rewatch it now that I'm older and spoil the memories though...
May 29, 2016
I feel every minute of this film. The only good part was the "Shall We Dance?" song.
October 16, 2015
I have not seen the original 1956 film yet, so I'll compare it to it's closest rivals from the same time-period. The voice-acting, in the case of the King speaking broken-English, was annoying. Tarzan spoke broken-English and it managed to make him quite charming. The animation leaves much to be desired for, but since Warner Bros was quite new at animating at the time, there's nothing else i can say, except for I've seen far more superior animation from the Walt Disney Studios (no surprise). Tarzan (1999 film) for example, was done in the same year, and the animation is far more refined and because of that, the film can still be enjoyed by today's youth. As far as the ''Prime Minister wanting to usurp the King'' theme is concerned, Dreamworks Animation (founded by a bunch of ex-Disney animators) did a far better job in The Road To El Dorado (2000) with their High Priest trying to kill the ''false gods''. Another Dreamworks-film, The Prince of Egypt, had a far more powerful theme and storyline, and Pharoah Rameses I, and his father Seti, made for a much better King than Siam ever did. The Road To El Dorado had a lot more wit, the Prince of Egypt had a more successful integration of songs into a Biblical epic and Tarzan had a more experienced animations team. The King and I would've been a far better film if Walt Disney or Dreamworks took over from Warner Bros.
August 26, 2015
This is the scrotum shaving of history.
January 24, 2015
Annoying songs, plot makes no sense, they really screwed this up.
July 4, 2014
Well animated but bland and edge free film
March 6, 2014
Wait? When did this musical have an evil sorcerer and crappy animation in it?
½ January 27, 2014
Despite nice animation, nothing can save this boring, brainless, bastard child of a decent musical and a Disney wannabe studio.
September 13, 2013
It opens with a dragon getting defeated with light hearted song and it just continues to get sillier as it goes on. This childrens version of a popular musical dumbs down the original story to death to the point of nonexistance. Even kids will probably roll their eyes at this movies epic kidification
August 8, 2013
WTF did I just watch
½ June 10, 2013
When I was 8, I went over to my gran's house and we sat and watched the old classic King and I on tele. Then I later saw advertisements for this animation version, so my dad took me to see it at our local cinema. Well, in the presence, I re-watched this on Youtube and now I have to rate it a 1/10 because of how awful this was. The original King and I didnt have this, but this was way too frightening to look at for young viewers. There is a villain named whatshisname who puts on an evil scheme to distract the village with scary dragons, scary animals, a bloody-colored river, and there is a near death experience with the king. This movie is way to scary too look at with your kids. There is this woman who almost drowned at the part where she gets carried away in the river. This is nothing copied off of the original classic King and I and here are some subjects about it:

The animation was beautiful (almost like a Disney animation film). The script was flat. And the storyline was mostly predictable. The songs were forgettable. The characters are unfavorable.

Skip this floppy animated version and watch the original King and I.
March 30, 2013
½ March 28, 2013 It's just boring. The animation is meh, the plot is meh, the characters are meh...everything about this movie is average. I'm fully aware that this is blasphemy, but I actually prefer this one over the original. Both movies are boring, forgettable stories with stupid, terrible songs, but this one is 45 minutes shorter and has a dragon. Therefore it is better.
March 26, 2013
This tries so hard to follow the Disney formula so it attracts the kids, but fails so hard as well.
March 23, 2013
Why dose a famous musical like this have, Dragons, Evil Wizards, Comic relief side-kicks, monkeys. Your better off watching the orignal then this uninteresting movie
March 20, 2013
I didn't mind this movie when I was a kid. In fact I loved watching it, because I had no idea it was based on a true story. But this... god-awful movie... gives no attention to the main characters, instead focuses on the comedy side characters, and OH MY GOD. It is now one of my new favourite Nostalgia Critic episodes.
½ March 8, 2013
is beautiful, i love it
½ February 22, 2013
No one beats the Zenaida Amador's direction ....seen at CCP
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