The Lion King Reviews

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February 21, 2020
Watch this Lion King for the technical achievement and musical numbers, and then watch the original to feel satisfied.
February 20, 2020
The best thing about The Lion King is that it stays faithfully close to the original...that's also the worst thing...I was lukewarm on the movie, but the package sold me...
January 10, 2020
Another remake that is made at the Disney level of craft but at the cost of originality and soul.
January 10, 2020
You're better off watching the 1994 version
November 29, 2019
It's Disney's version of the circle of life, but here it feels more like cannibalization.
November 27, 2019
It is ultimately just a reproduction of brand in an attempt to make a billion dollars. On that level, and only that level, The Lion King is a success.
November 22, 2019
The kids today, they want reality. Remember Beauty and the Beast? Remember how much better it was when that singing candlestick looked real? It was $1.2 billion better. Imagine that, but with lions.
October 2, 2019
The character animation is completely lost... It's not even uncanny valley -- it's an uncanny gorge.
September 4, 2019
The end result is more of a showcase for VFX/photo-realism than an actually successful remake of a beloved Disney classic
August 30, 2019
Disney's latest remake of one of its most beloved classics is a technical marvel that fails to capture the emotions and artistry of the original.
August 24, 2019
You sit there feeling like a park ranger under the influence of hallucinogens, gripped by unending discomfort as the film's contradictory existence balloons out of proportion.
August 14, 2019
In trying to make a naturalistic movie, Jon Favreau forgot that myths dwell on magic and symbolism. As a result, The Lion King is a soulless fiasco. [Full review in Spanish]
August 11, 2019
The film is likely to be admired by a new generation of young kids but when looking at this through a critical eye, the 1994 movie did it much better.
August 10, 2019
"Hakuna Matata" ... watching that was just not alright...it lacked energy, and Seth Rogan isn't exactly known for his singing chops...
August 10, 2019
I liked the visuals, and some of the new changes they tried to implement, but given the budget for this movie...it's almost like we're enabling bad behavior by constantly seeing these movies.
August 9, 2019
It lacks the emotional depth of the original. [Full Review in Spanish]
August 6, 2019
Beautiful but disappointing. The images feel very real at times, but they lack the character and heart of both truly real animals and traditional animation.
August 6, 2019
If you never once saw the original, this would definitely mean a lot more to people.
August 2, 2019
There are no flatter moments in the movie than musical numbers. [Full review in Spanish]
August 1, 2019
No doubt, it's impressive to look at. A visual feast. But it also lifts its heart and emotion wholesale from the 1994 version and counts on your preexisting affinity to carry the day.
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