The Lion King2019
The Lion King (2019)
Critic Consensus: While it can take pride in its visual achievements,The Lion King is a by-the-numbers retelling that lacks the energy and heart that made the original so beloved--though for some fans that may just be enough.
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Critic Reviews for The Lion King
Watch this Lion King for the technical achievement and musical numbers, and then watch the original to feel satisfied.
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.
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.
Though by no means a bad movie, The Lion King would've been better off trying to be more of its own movie, do something different in terms of story and character, and aim as high narratively as it achieved with its extraordinary visuals.
Even if you somehow made it into the new Lion King without knowing its origins, you might start to wonder if there was another version of it that made more sense...
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