The Lion King - Movie Review

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  • MsWannabeGamer Ⓥ
    MsWannabeGamer Ⓥ  17 minutes back

    The point was to squeeze money out of nostalgic adults. It failed to even provide that feeling of nostalgia. It feels like someone took an essay about the script of the original Lion King (without actually watching the movie) and made a movie out that.

    • Scott Stapp
      Scott Stapp  37 minutes back

      Aladdin was exactly the same story but less entertaining so I’m crossing my fingers lion king isn’t the same way

      • Film Toppings
        Film Toppings  41 minutes back

        I agree with Chris's complaint that because it looks real, you can't exaggerate emotions, but I wouldn't go as far as to say there was no soul here. I still felt some of the moments in the film.

        • Ali Haniffa
          Ali Haniffa  52 minutes back

          I didnt want any spins or anything. I wanted the same emotions evoked by the original. But the scenes were poorly lit and they didnt even use the lions body language to convey the emotions in the film. Especially the scene with mufasa in the sky. Annoyed me so much

          • Cubriffic
            Cubriffic  1 hours back

            The fact that disney is releasing FIVE live action films/remakes (including the Maleficent sequel) before the end of the year and only ONE animated movie really says some things

            • Stivonim
              Stivonim  1 hours back

              the only movies that they should make as live action are treasure planet and Atlantis, those are perfect candidates, treasure planet will be like interstellar but it will be with so much fun

              • hey guys its me
                hey guys its me  1 hours back

                They could remake movies like Atlantis, Treasure Planet and Sword and the Stone but no, they remake The Lion King.

                • bebeflamand1
                  bebeflamand1  1 hours back

                  Just got back from the theatre and absolutely loved it! Aladin, beauty and the beast for example didn't do anything for me, but this was great.

                  • TheMongolat
                    TheMongolat  2 hours back

                    Beyoncé was the worst part of the movie.

                    • Evan White
                      Evan White  2 hours back

                      It’s ironic that Disney, a company that built itself up on original, dazzling, and timeless films, is now just cashing in on said films by just releasing the same films in a different cinematographic style and making billions off them.

                      • CJDR.
                        CJDR.  2 hours back

                        OH Geez; another critic. 11 minutes of this video and all I needed was 3 mins to realize that Dude; why are you picking apart this movie like some ravenous buzzard on a dead animal carcass? Each word from you is an opinion that is harmful and discouraging. Please just STFU and try to enjoy it for what it is, an amazing achievement; for crying out loud.

                        • Jake Micheletti
                          Jake Micheletti  2 hours back

                          Disney should remake The Black Cauldron

                          • julio cesar
                            julio cesar  3 hours back

                            First of all, you haven’t watched the movie, though, you are title says movie review? How can you do a review of something if you haven’t seen. Then, I think I’ll go with what the makers of a classic think is best than what you think.

                            • Petter Nilsson
                              Petter Nilsson  3 hours back

                              Dont fkn litsen to this guy, STOP!!!!!!
                              Its characters than we all know and love from our childhood, its a stort that is knows and loved from out. Childhood. Why in the name hell would you change such a masterpeece. The original was very touching and emotional and this remake achives those exact same feelings, when watching this film you will remember all those forgotten moments and feeling from when you were Young and watched it, this movie talets you back to all of that. And that is why this movie is a gigant success. It is super respectful to the source material and doesnt take some Weird twist and spin off that will just enrage you. This movie is spectacular and the people behind it deserves an award. When I same this movie in the theatre and when it ended people stood up and aplawd and clapped. Not so many movies gives such an impact on the audience these days. This movie was amazing and is an amazing achivement for the movie industri.

                              • Monster Man
                                Monster Man  3 hours back

                                I'm saving my money for Once Upon A Time In Hollywood next week!

                                • Kamel Alex
                                  Kamel Alex  3 hours back

                                  Why don’t we just enjoy the fucking movie instead of hating and criticizing on everything, humans actually suck.

                                  • DojaCoCo Goddess
                                    DojaCoCo Goddess  3 hours back

                                    Thank you ~cries like Thank you like plz god let me marry a man what a mind just like this plz 😔💯🤦🏾‍♀️

                                    • Flamingó __
                                      Flamingó __  3 hours back

                                      The ppl i hate the most are the ones who criticize the family films, gtfo

                                      • nuggistrike
                                        nuggistrike  5 hours back

                                        It look like shit !

                                        • nuggistrike
                                          nuggistrike  5 hours back

                                          Do to be to relalistick ! But the locasion shots ! Or animated shots are great ! But kilmba the whit lion ! Yes disney stole the entire plot from that movie !

                                      • Steven Bruner
                                        Steven Bruner  5 hours back

                                        I believe that the kids is going to love it its not for you adults lol

                                        • Harshal Shahu
                                          Harshal Shahu  5 hours back

                                          Lion king premiered on 9th july
                                          And It's gonna release on 19th july

                                          How did you see it?
                                          Did you go to the premier?

                                          • TurboThunderGaming
                                            TurboThunderGaming  5 hours back

                                            Yet another review with the "I hate this movie cause the cats don't laugh and make goofy faces"...

                                            • TurboThunderGaming
                                              TurboThunderGaming  5 hours back

                                              They cut out the hitting scene cause it made no sense for a baboon to carry a stick 24/7 I guess, he only picks it up after he's going to fight (hello old friend), so that was a change in the plot. And he uses the stick to fight at the end scene. Simple subtle changes which made a huge impact to his character arc, he still teaches Simba his lesson. That said, I liked most of the new stuff in this but I still dislike the short version of Be Prepared, I think that was the only thing I really disliked in this movie. Also just a question, you complain Simba had no emotions during the stampede scene. How would you have done this yourself? Seriously, if Simba suddenly would open his mouth scream his eyes out and show fear like a human that would have ruined the movie even more. Also I find it funny how you say "the lions fighting just looked like... lions fighting" :D well duh... that's what it fricking was. Lions fighting! That's how it looks like.

                                              • Saiki K Fan
                                                Saiki K Fan  6 hours back

                                                This is the first time i seen a Chris stockman review without a grade

                                                • Saiki K Fan
                                                  Saiki K Fan  2 hours back

                                                  Monster Man oh yea guess I wasn’t paying attention 🗿

                                                • Monster Man
                                                  Monster Man  3 hours back

                                                  9:35 Did you missed that part?

                                              • RidingwithSam
                                                RidingwithSam  6 hours back

                                                I remember going to watch the 3D re-releases...the feels!!! This movie disappointing... bland!!! Just Disney showing off Cgi with nothing inside the characters

                                                • Mari
                                                  Mari  6 hours back

                                                  Nothing says fuck you to 2D animation quite as remaking a movie and only changing the visuals to 3D

                                                  • A 3 Gaming
                                                    A 3 Gaming  6 hours back

                                                    YOU sound dumb because if they made it any different yall would have been pissed

                                                    • Daniel Cassanos
                                                      Daniel Cassanos  6 hours back

                                                      10:05 to 10:12 evil hyena laugh!!!

                                                      • RidingwithSam
                                                        RidingwithSam  6 hours back

                                                        It’s bad!!!! Final straw was Mufasa cloud scene.... everything falls flats.... the hyenas was the only good part of the movie

                                                        • Sarah Reid
                                                          Sarah Reid  7 hours back

                                                          You hit the nail on the head. The issue is that they made the storyline the exact same BUT also tweaked and cut out so many of the parts that made the movie what we know and love. So much of the emotion and soul was stripped away and it felt like a really bland and cheesy remake of the original. The character’s voices were also borderline monotone in the most dramatic scenes which definitely didn’t make up for the lack of physical expression in the animals. Overall a major disappointment.

                                                          • Darya Gooden
                                                            Darya Gooden  7 hours back

                                                            I see why you got so many dislikes

                                                            • Jason Long
                                                              Jason Long  7 hours back

                                                              No. I do no want a different spin on it haha when I sw the original trailer it's exactly what I wanted. An up to date version

                                                              • bloodaxe
                                                                bloodaxe  7 hours back

                                                                Kimba the White Lion is still better

                                                                • Shade's Insane Chamber
                                                                  Shade's Insane Chamber  7 hours back

                                                                  First of all, Respectin' all opinions... BUT:

                                                                  For me...
                                                                  A Remake/Reboot is Never negative, and i encourage more to be made~
                                                                  I know hatin' on 'em is popular, but some really like 'em!
                                                                  Movie was a 09/10 from me and my Family!!~✨

                                                                  • Adhi Santosa
                                                                    Adhi Santosa  7 hours back

                                                                    Lion King 2019... I think Disney should be made this film like ZOOTOPIA. Not like this. I imagined ...absolutey much better That if only... 😣

                                                                    • Falcon Parkway
                                                                      Falcon Parkway  8 hours back

                                                                      I feel like the animation crew couldn’t give the characters any emotions because they were too busy trying to render the rocks in the background 😂 Visuals were absolutely phenomenal, but this movie has no soul. I’m worried that game-changing, groundbreaking technology will never be used to its full potential, only soulless cash-grab remakes. I mean look at Toy Story: it’s an original film that was groundbreaking at the time, it changed the world of animation. We have even greater technology now, and instead of creating it to make original stories that will define people’s childhoods and the era, it’s just gonna be used to remake stuff. Anyway that’s my useless two cents on the issue 😂

                                                                      • Garbage Head
                                                                        Garbage Head  8 hours back

                                                                        Crazy thought...maybe this film woulda been better if they just fully embraced the shot for shot remake aspect of it and just used the same audio samples over the new cgi. Call me bland, but that actually wouldve caused more buzz and wouldve still been something either never been done or rarely done.

                                                                        • 1.21 Gigawatts
                                                                          1.21 Gigawatts  8 hours back

                                                                          Unpopular opinion: I preferred the remake to the original. I enjoyed the more serious tone that they went for and I liked the fact that they removed a lot of the silliness from it. I'm looking at you hula dance and lovely bunch of coconuts. Some might find moments like that funny but I found them jarring and cringey. I liked how they gave the hyena's a bit more of a backstory with their leader and how they operate. Same goes with Scar although they could have done more than elude to Scar and Mufasa's history.



                                                                          I thought the characters were utilized more and voice acted better for the most part. I preffered Chiwetel to Irons only because Iron's played him more like a cheesy 50's villain where as Chiwetel gave it a much more sinister approach. I liked how Zazu wasn't just a silly sidekick. He actually risks his life multiple times for the good of the pride lands. Saving both Simba and Nala quite a few times. Donald Glover made a great SImba although it felt jarring at first. His voice is at a higher pitch which makes it hard to imagine coming out of the mouth of a Lion but I got used to it after a while. He emoted far better than deadpan Broderick ever did. The child actors fell incredibly flat for me however. I couldn't get behind what they were saying.



                                                                          Overall the only real thing that stops this from being a great movie is the animation. I don't know why Jon Favreau went with such a hyperrealistic look. It's incredibly off putting to hear Simba mourn the death of his father but his facial expression doesn't change. I wish they had stuck with the look of 2016's Jungle Book which had realistic animation but still allowed the characters to emote. If not this then at least have the Lions move their eyes in response to what's happening.

                                                                          • kiffer0
                                                                            kiffer0  8 hours back

                                                                            Summed it up perfectly.

                                                                            • Agalelei
                                                                              Agalelei  8 hours back

                                                                              Man totally agree with you!

                                                                              • kai storm
                                                                                kai storm  8 hours back

                                                                                "mufasa, say that again, mufasaaaaa..." that name gave me tween wedgies

                                                                                • Paul SZ
                                                                                  Paul SZ  8 hours back

                                                                                  I appreciate the facty that Chris was trying really hard not to spoil a movie that came out more than 20 years ago.

                                                                                  • Kev'z Sab'z
                                                                                    Kev'z Sab'z  8 hours back

                                                                                    Only four remakes have been positive or critically accaim score by critics:
                                                                                    1. The Jungle Book - 95%
                                                                                    2. Cinderella - 83%
                                                                                    3. Beauty & The Beast - 72%
                                                                                    4. Mary Poppins - 78%

                                                                                    • J T Akinola
                                                                                      J T Akinola  8 hours back

                                                                                      You know what live action remake Disney should make? Atlantis. So underrated and would definitely be sick with live action and CGI.

                                                                                      • pollosounds
                                                                                        pollosounds  9 hours back

                                                                                        If they would've made a Lion King movie that differs a lot from the original, the amount of critism would be insane compared to the amount of people saying they should have done something else

                                                                                        • Rebecca Gibbs
                                                                                          Rebecca Gibbs  9 hours back

                                                                                          At least this version passes the bechdel test *just *

                                                                                          • Voidaken
                                                                                            Voidaken  9 hours back

                                                                                            Every movie remake is a cash grab. Every single one. That's not cynical; that's the god-honest truth.

                                                                                            • Kyle Flinn
                                                                                              Kyle Flinn  9 hours back

                                                                                              1994 nalas line: "pinned ya, pinned ya again"

                                                                                              2019 nalas line: "pinned ya, now say sorry"