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> The Lion King | July 19, 2019 | A Jon Favreau Film, James Earl Jones | Donald Glover (Movies)

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post Jul 15 2019, 02:44 PM

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I had to re-read the title on RT when it said The Lion King is certified rotten dry.gif

Given today's tech and expertise, this had to be one the easiest Disney classic films to adapt to a "photorealistic computer-animated" film.

Curious, I decided to read a few reviews on it...

The biggest issue with the film (and this comes as a surprise to me) is the scene-for-scene recreation of the original right down to Simba's sneeze. sweat.gif

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lion_King...-for-shot_claim

The trailer showed this but who knew it would be the entire film...

This was seen as a "lazy" remake instead of injecting new ideas or scenes (Jon Favreau's very own "The Jungle Book" is a great example on how to do it right).

Further reviews state the removal of the Hyena's march and the song that went with it and the more elaborate scenes such as "I Just Can't Wait to Be King" completely ignored.

The CGI received critical acclaim and a big contender for the Oscar in this part, but the characters lack facial animation since Disney opted to go the realistic route.

They turned up the technical aspects to an 11, but left everything else exactly the same.

If you have kids that haven't seen the original animated film, they are going to love this. For most of us, it'll be akin to a video game port from "console" era to "next-gen PC era" instead of a proper remake - - prettier but nothing else to it.

Might skip this I guess... unless I'm forced to tag my niece/nephew to the cinema laugh.gif




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post Jul 17 2019, 02:33 PM

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Haha next

I hope Mulan wont dissapoint

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Sad the dragon Mushu wont be appearing deng
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post Yesterday, 04:21 PM

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QUOTE(bartbarb @ Jul 15 2019, 11:17 AM)
The problem with this movie is, the animal look too much alike a real animal.
Makes it looks like I'm watching natgeo.
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Exactly...

Anyway one of the worst movies i ever watched... Save ur money peeps
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post Yesterday, 08:59 PM

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Lion King (2019)

Gosh, this is tough for me to write.

I spent lavishly on myself today.

I got myself an Imax 3D ticket to watch this.

Imagely speaking it is spectacular.

Right down to the hair of Simba's chinny chin chin!

Apart from the spectacular imagery, the movie is rather.... Meh!

Seriously, the movie is meh...

When the animation feature was product, the B team was put to work on it?

Why you may ask?

Because A Team was working on their big animation movie Pochahantus....

Lion King shone, because B Team wanted to show the world, what they can do.

This version, from a storyline point of view, had absolutely nothing new to say

Nothing!

So.... Is this an example of remake for the sake of remaking?

Really disappointed by this...

My Two Sen

 

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