The Lion King Reviews

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February 6, 2020
The most stunningly realistic CGI you have seen to date - but the soul of the traditional animation is sorely missed.
January 21, 2020
The impressive visuals and the mix of reverence and playfulness to the original make this a movie worth seeing on the big screen.
January 15, 2020
I was not a big fan of the original 1994 movie, and I found this one to be about the same. It is a good film, with a good story and good music. What sets this film apart, however, is the technical wizardry that makes it look like a live action film.
December 30, 2019
It's not so much this is a bad adaptation as it's one that feels entirely unnecessary
December 11, 2019
The all star cast and incredible technology that bring the reimagined Lion King to life are worth the price of admission, even if most of it just retreads what's already been done.
December 10, 2019
Overseeing such a massive technical production as this one requires a filmmaker to be on top of every nuance and detail in play. Actor/director Favreau is the right person for the job.
November 22, 2019
A visionary triumph filled me with that Disney magic all over again.
October 22, 2019
The best news for any Lion King fan is that even if this version isn't to your liking, you only need to remember two words to make it all ok: hakuna matata.
October 21, 2019
Yet, despite the familiarity, most of it still plays because it's a damn good story.
October 3, 2019
The Lion King makes slight alterations to its source material, which results in a slightly more adult version. If you loved the original, chances are fairly good you'll love this one, too.
September 20, 2019
It is, most of the time, visually stunning. But I'm not sure there's even one aspect of the movie that improves upon the original and a great many aspects that are significantly worse.
September 18, 2019
While Favreau's polished film will always come a distant second for anyone who fell in love with the original, his version is hugely respectful to the story and has its powerful moments too.
September 10, 2019
The Lion King captures just enough of the original's warmhearted excitement -- and introduces enough new delights -- to feel like more than a cynical Disney money grab.
September 6, 2019
Jon Favreau's reimagining of The Lion King is undoubtedly a visual triumph.
August 24, 2019
...a cynical (yet admittedly watchable) cash grab.
August 23, 2019
The entire thing just filled with me to the brim with so much joy.
August 22, 2019
Despite its flaws, the film is one that parents should see with their kids (maybe over the age of 3). This is Lion King for their generation, one that is more diverse, more Black, and more authentic than ours ever was.
August 22, 2019
Disney's The Lion King is a visually majestic masterpiece. The landscape is flawless, the music fun and nostalgic, and there's no place for any cynical adult reasoning, just enjoy it people, Donald Glover and Beyonce' are in it ...
August 15, 2019
Not all remakes are successful, but this version of The Lion King shines.
August 8, 2019
It's The Lion King - it'll never not be good. The story is quality and it's visually stunning but the heart that fuelled the 1994 version is sorely missing here.
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