The Lion King - Movie Review

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  • Published: 11 July 2019
  • Chris Stuckmann reviews The Lion King (2019), starring Donald Glover, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, James Earl Jones, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alfre Woodard, JD McCrary, Shahadi Wright Joseph, John Oliver, John Kani, Seth Rogan, Billy Eichner. Directed by Jon Favreau.
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  • ARandomVideoGameCollector

    i would say something normal, like "why doesn't disney use the tech to make new original movies instead of remaking old ones?" it's simple:
    1. it makes a ton of money
    2. moviegoers just eat it up, some people have said that it's a great film....and that's because it's the original lion king, just in live action, and worse.

    • Ola Hehanussa
      Ola Hehanussa  8 hours back

      can we just talk about scar's personality..

      • Gohan Black
        Gohan Black  11 hours back

        The live action is they try basing on real life cause it's a real lion so they remove a bit personalities it's not really disappointing to me they like um not having a bit and like a bit serious

        • Saleh Saadi
          Saleh Saadi  13 hours back

          I saw the movie and y'all just need to stop! It's good what a bunch of cry babies 🤦🏻‍♂️. Like people would hate no matter what because it's an exact copy!? If the would change it a lil bit people would still complain "OHH THEY RUINED THE MOVIE BY CHANGING THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE MOVIE!OHHH NOO!" Like y'all need to stfu

          • Arianne Wolodarsky
            Arianne Wolodarsky  14 hours back

            I resonate with every word you uttered for this review. It's soulless. Technologically speaking, awe inspiring. But my god...they did not need to do this to TLK. Thai kind o animation is exceptional, but does not suit personification of animals.

            • Boston Noivern
              Boston Noivern  16 hours back

              Shut up

              • Lancer
                Lancer  16 hours back

                I kinda enjoyed it ;-;

                • Texas Jones
                  Texas Jones  23 hours back

                  I don't blame favreau because Disney handed him a classic.

                  • Daniel B
                    Daniel B  1 days back

                    The point of shot-for-shot remakes is $$$$$$$. Take a proven winner, update the story slightly, add today's hottie-of-the-week, and get PAID.

                    • Big Mike Edge
                      Big Mike Edge  1 days back

                      Cinderella and beauty and the beast are the bessstt. Still need to see jungle book

                      • OG Gaming
                        OG Gaming  1 days back

                        8:21 This is your review in a nutshell. Just stfu. I don't even give a shit about this movie, I'm only here to see how difficult it's going to be to sit through it with my kid. But, if this is how you bitch about things.... gtfo. You're bitching just to sound edgy, or thoughtful... and you're not.

                        • Lezy De Meyer
                          Lezy De Meyer  1 days back

                          Besides the absent facial expressions, a few things that bothered me was:
                          * the scene that was excluded with Rafiki and Simba where Rafiki adresses the past
                          * the hyenas and Mufasa scene that was excluded: "Mufasa, oooh do it again..."
                          * the Beyonce song when Simba was running back to the Pride Lands (this was the most annoying change), that song did not give any effect to that scene, the level of power and drama was completely erased!

                          I liked the changes with Timon & Pumbaa's songs and the additional animals, some changes to the other songs were also okay

                          • Paige Butler
                            Paige Butler  1 days back

                            There is a surprise ... they said farted in hakuna matta rather than not if front of the kid. I was annoyed I love that line. It was really good though. Also be prepared was cut down a bit but I am glad he sang the last bit properly.

                            • Ale Dro
                              Ale Dro  2 days back

                              Completly agree, totaly unnecesary remake

                              • Vickie La Cienegan
                                Vickie La Cienegan  2 days back

                                I didn't like it cuz
                                1. Beyonce's voice was too old for lana.
                                2. The dark scene was too dark, can't see a thing.
                                3. I wanted to see more funny part of hyenas.
                                4. Going back to Beyonce, her singing was way over the top, it didn't match with this movie.

                                • Tijn vadez
                                  Tijn vadez  2 days back

                                  Why not call it a remaster instead of a remake.

                                  • Akshat Ghoshal
                                    Akshat Ghoshal  2 days back

                                    So ur primary argument is that it was the same as the original? But people would have complained if it was different than the original. Thats why Disney makes remakes that try to be true to the original. And that no easy task, the CGI, casting and everything was on point. I have never seen a youtuber so retarded like you who knows nothing about movies but still trys to judge it.

                                    • cs4life25yt
                                      cs4life25yt  2 days back

                                      Your SUCH A LOVER OF FILMS....yet all you do is bitch like a twat EVERY time they try something new 🤔

                                      • MIZTEK
                                        MIZTEK  2 days back

                                        Why are you even criticizing something that's been recreated exactly . What do you want a whole new story .course they're going to tell the sa e story. I mean if it's a real animated like movie I mean that's what I want to see . I don't want to see a whole different story being told

                                        • FRISHR
                                          FRISHR  2 days back

                                          The manga is better.

                                          • jupiterhunybee
                                            jupiterhunybee  2 days back

                                            This is how I felt with the remake of Aladdin also. 😔

                                            • Teeve 900
                                              Teeve 900  2 days back

                                              I agree with u 100%, I also hated what they did to Rafiki the most. And no one, no frickin one, pointed out the fact that zazu and Mufasa had ZERO chemistry and ZERO banter, it did seem like Mufasa hated zazu and zazu was just trying to be his friend. Also Mufasa felt very disconnected from everyone else

                                              • Anna Banana
                                                Anna Banana  3 days back

                                                The movie Disney should remake is The Black Cauldron, because that was a trainwreck. They shouldn't touch the classics, they're already flawless and they should know that people will always set the bar high when they compare a remake to the original.

                                                Plus no hate on Beyonce, she's queen. But... she's not an effective VA for me. And I won't lie, I was still anticipating to hear Nathan Lane as Timon and Jeremy Irons as Scar while watching the movie even though I know full well that they have different VA for them.

                                                • baso cain
                                                  baso cain  3 days back

                                                  Modern writers are hacks and can't properly mix comedy and tragedy. The replacement for this is taking things far too seriously and occasionally injecting low/ironic humour to attempt to prove theyre not just 2D writers.

                                                  • Cav 1
                                                    Cav 1  3 days back

                                                    I really liked the movie because I’ve not seen the original, and no, I don’t have a childhood.

                                                    • Story Keeper Studios
                                                      Story Keeper Studios  3 days back

                                                      I get everyone’s complaints but I still thought the movie was badass and worth the price of a movie ticket

                                                      • misoqi
                                                        misoqi  3 days back

                                                        I think the movie was great, I mean I get that its a complete remake and I understand that someone who really is a Lion King enthusiast could potententially be unhappy with how the movie didnt bring anything new except for better looks to the table but I still think it was a really refreshing and wonderful experience seeing the movie in a new look after soooo many years again. It was a great movie and its definently a must watch just to appreciate a great story again in some insane cgi graphics which by the way they managed to make them not feel weird at all, I mean they made talking animals seem legit.


                                                        To sum it up, watch the movie, its great and its worth your money

                                                        • kevinkilbane2007
                                                          kevinkilbane2007  3 days back

                                                          If anyone buys the lion King 2019 on dvd/blue rays they are braindead cunts!!!!!

                                                          • Jonny G
                                                            Jonny G  3 days back

                                                            Honestly I already feel like it's nothing like the original, but absolutely terrible.

                                                            • Mr Raggael
                                                              Mr Raggael  3 days back

                                                              The movie is a gift to the eyes.

                                                              • Taehyung's crispy hair

                                                                Is it wrong to like Aladdin tho??? Idk about the opinion of mass majority but I liked what I liked and I don't really have a say or control on it. So I don't think it's bad to like Aladdin. Not that I'm accusing him or something cz he has his own opinion.

                                                                • Varverious
                                                                  Varverious  3 days back

                                                                  Why do they hate isnt in the same thing just realistic

                                                                  • X
                                                                    X  3 days back

                                                                    Can you feel the love this afternoon. LMAOOO

                                                                    • simon keys
                                                                      simon keys  3 days back

                                                                      Personaly they shudve made a prequal ,wouldve been far better,,couldve seen the rivalry between mufasa and scar as cubs growing up...seen the relationship between scar and hyenas etc .events leading up to the original lion king.
                                                                      .and ...shock horror they couldve made original songs as well!!!

                                                                    • bestdrawr
                                                                      bestdrawr  4 days back

                                                                      It was boring. I watched it and regret doing so. It was too real that I didn't even enjoy it. the graphics and characters are indeed amazing tho. Hope the upcoming Mulan remake would be better.

                                                                      • Jada Siebeneck
                                                                        Jada Siebeneck  4 days back

                                                                        I totally agree!!!

                                                                        • James sickmore
                                                                          James sickmore  4 days back

                                                                          Give Dumbo a try my kids liked it so did I.

                                                                          • Fal con
                                                                            Fal con  4 days back

                                                                            I liked the movie makes me wish I was a lion

                                                                            • のびのびおもち
                                                                              のびのびおもち  4 days back

                                                                              And the 1994 lion king is a copy of Kimba

                                                                              • Skorch88
                                                                                Skorch88  4 days back

                                                                                To realistic.

                                                                                • Japrulz
                                                                                  Japrulz  5 days back

                                                                                  Damnnnnn. I loved Beauty and The Beast and Aladdin remakes. I have not watched The Lion King
                                                                                  but I'm glad I chose to watch Hobbs and Shaw instead.

                                                                                  • Aliana Jacobs
                                                                                    Aliana Jacobs  5 days back

                                                                                    lol you're funny!

                                                                                    • Aliana Jacobs
                                                                                      Aliana Jacobs  5 days back

                                                                                      It is a cash grab Aladdin was terrible. I prefer the original one!

                                                                                      • Explore More
                                                                                        Explore More  5 days back

                                                                                        I feel like another reason Disney decided to remake it could be because a lot of kids this generation haven’t seen the original lion king, and back in 1994 the original the movie was groundbreaking to all the kids who saw it so Disney wanted to recreate that for kids of this generation. After all, that’s what crowd this movie was originally intended for

                                                                                        • Karanvir Kooner
                                                                                          Karanvir Kooner  5 days back

                                                                                          The Lion King(1994) is Disney’s magnum opus and it’s a masterpiece no doubt it’s the definition of the words magnum opus from Disney’s catalogue their oeuvre to be exact I’m not interested in seeing the remake of The Lion King

                                                                                          • Donna Wetter
                                                                                            Donna Wetter  5 days back

                                                                                            Well Hans Zimmer did new things with his old themes. The original "be prepared" was more fun though.

                                                                                            • Farm the Corn
                                                                                              Farm the Corn  5 days back

                                                                                              imagine a multibillion dollar company not being able to make original films AND I OOP-

                                                                                              • XaviD
                                                                                                XaviD  5 days back

                                                                                                THANK YOU CHRIS!!!! I had the same thought as i was watching the movie. No expression in the lions and cutting Rafiki his most essential moment. The beyonce track wasnt necessary. All in all the movie was fine