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Movies The Lion King (2019) Trailer and Discussion Thread (Update: Reviews)

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4 hours ago, Greatoneshere said:

 

I never/rarely trust early reactions. 

 

Three only thing you should take away from early reactions like these are if the movie is a trainwreck or not. If it is, even the "positive" reactions seem to struggle to remain so.

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It's almost like making them look like living creatures limited the cartoony things they could do. 🤔

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20 minutes ago, Keyser_Soze said:

It's almost like making them look like living creatures limited the cartoony things they could do. 🤔

 

Now I have to read people online going, "2D's always better!" as if fantastic animation can't be done in 3D. >_> <_<

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Unfolding like the world's longest and least convincing deepfake, the new "Lion King" fatally misunderstands what once made Disney special.

 

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10 minutes ago, SFLUFAN said:

 

His review makes me think I’m gonna like it! 

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On 4/10/2019 at 11:20 AM, sblfilms said:

This is one of those things where I find it utterly baffling artistically but am preparing my body to Scrooge McDuck my bank account.

3 months later and this still rings very true for me. Thanks Uncle Walt :) 

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https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_lion_king_2019

 

Currently at 58% with 93 reviews total. 6.28/10 avg rating.

 

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Critics Consensus: Though it can take pride in its visual achievements, this reimagined 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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Releasing the cartooning with new voices would have been better (but still a bad idea)

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51 minutes ago, johnny said:

His review makes me think I’m gonna like it! 

 

It's David Ehrlich - he's a brilliant editor who has done some fantastic year end videos. I trust him 100% but of course anyone can be wrong. His videos are so good they are emotionally moving.

 

 

 

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I’ll see this with my niece if she wants to go, but I have no real interest. 

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While I really enjoy Ehrlich's videos, I find he's a reviewer that I frequently disagree with. That said, I expect to agree with him on this one. 

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27 minutes ago, Greatoneshere said:

 

 

 

Just looking at this thumb nail makes me want to rewatch Fury Road. It's a movie where the more I think about it, the higher it gets in my ranking of action flicks. I'm not sure I could easily think of another movie that says so much with such little dialog.

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So after reading that review it feels like that dude used a whole lotta words to say “I don’t like that it’s a realistic take” His criticisms are entirely based on the idea that he’s disappointed the film doesn’t do things it never could have ever done. A realistic take could never have been a vibrant as the animated original and he never gets over it. 

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1 hour ago, TwinIon said:

While I really enjoy Ehrlich's videos, I find he's a reviewer that I frequently disagree with. That said, I expect to agree with him on this one. 

 

He's definitely an oddball, but even when you disagree with him (as I have sometimes) you know he knows what he's talking about at least I always felt. 

 

1 hour ago, legend said:

Just looking at this thumb nail makes me want to rewatch Fury Road. It's a movie where the more I think about it, the higher it gets in my ranking of action flicks. I'm not sure I could easily think of another movie that says so much with such little dialog.

 

Totally agreed - and check out the videos if you have a chance - they're quite good!

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The more I'm hearing the more I'm thinking I'll wait for this on demand or something.

 

Funny enough, I met Billy Eichnor this past week over 4th of July in a pizza shop in Provincetown. It was 1am and he was either high AF or drunk AF but he was like 3 feet away from me and I said hi and introduced myself and said I was a fan of his show. He introduced himself and said thanks. That was that. lol

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1 minute ago, Mercury33 said:

 

I like the different take on it. 

 

It actually wasn't what I was expecting from some people who hated that it wasn't a musical number. Scar sounded like he was about to have a breakdown in this, which was actually kind of cool.

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He still pales in comparison to Irons. Didn’t even get close. Not by a light year. 

 

 

The guy doing Timon is also leagues behind Nathan Lane. Seth Rohan does good as Pumbaa though, from what I’ve heard so far of the film

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30 minutes ago, Spawn_of_Apathy said:

He still pales in comparison to Irons. Didn’t even get close. Not by a light year. 

 

 

The guy doing Timon is also leagues behind Nathan Lane. Seth Rohan does good as Pumbaa though, from what I’ve heard so far of the film

Yet some people said Chiwetel Ejiofor was great.  Idk, I find it easy to divorce the voice actors from each movie. The one criticism I’ve heard about the voice acting from multiple people is Beyoncé. Not that she’s bad, but that her voice is so distinct that you think of Nala as Beyoncé and not Nala. 

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5 hours ago, Mercury33 said:

So after reading that review it feels like that dude used a whole lotta words to say “I don’t like that it’s a realistic take” His criticisms are entirely based on the idea that he’s disappointed the film doesn’t do things it never could have ever done. A realistic take could never have been a vibrant as the animated original and he never gets over it. 

 

It takes a lot of words to make a point.

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4 hours ago, Spawn_of_Apathy said:

He still pales in comparison to Irons. Didn’t even get close. Not by a light year. 

 

Also gotta remember that he didn’t do most of the singing in that too. He hurt his vocals and Winnie The Pooh himself, Jim Cummings actually did most of Be Prepared. Overall, I kind of liked their new take as well.

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I'm really amazed by how polarized the reviews have been so far. A not insignificant chunk of the positive reviews are giving it near perfect scores. The others are talking uncanny valley, creatively bankrupt.

 

It's not uniform, but some people really love it. Some were just turned the hell off by the whole thing.

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