Film review: The Lion King

Disney returns with another entry into the category of “remakes of films that don’t require one” This time, it’s the unique classic The Lion KingThis isn’t just one of the studio’s top animated movies, it’s …

Disney returns with another entry into the category of “remakes of films that don’t require one” This time, it’s the unique classic The Lion KingThis isn’t just one of the studio’s top animated movies, it’s it is also an important heritage. There are a lot of things that can be wrong when a remake is made, particularly one that has an entirely new style. Even if everything runs smoothly, how are you aware of the results?


Mufasa, King of the lions and ruler of the steppes of Africa, could not be more proud. His grandson and daughter, Simba, are now seeing the dawn of the day. The entire kingdom feels the joy of the king regarding Simba’s offspring. Unfortunately, the hyenas, who have been fighting the lions for years, and Scar Mufasa, Mufasa’s jealous and compulsive brother, do not enjoy the grand celebration. Simba rapidly develops into a curious and self-confident child but is a victim of fate when he gets caught in a highly nasty trap created by his uncle, which has devastating consequences. The lioness leaves the kingdom with no destination, suffering from shame and guilt. However, he has the intent of never returning. So he doesn’t realize that in his home, destruction is afoot, and he’s the only hope for redemption.

The LION King – Features voice actors John Oliver as Zazu, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, and JD McCrary as Young Simba Disney’s “The Lion King” is directed by Jon Favreau. The film will be released on July 19, 2019. (c) 2019. Disney Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved.


From a visual perspective, the film is an experience that is at first. One imagines they are in a documentary about animals, but after the introduction, animals begin to speak to one another. Initially, this can take you off course, but after about five minutes, you are used to it and captivated by the footage. The impressions come from the fantastic feat most CGI specialists likely have managed to accomplish.

The photorealism that is displayed in this film, along with high-quality animations and the composition of the backgrounds, animals, and lighting, is unrivaled and will indeed remain so for quite some time. The opening sequence isn’t an exaggeration…if the animals didn’t talk to one another, The Lion King could easily be regarded as an animal documentary If you weren’t looking too at them. While it’s impressive as it might look, it’s the reason for the film’s most glaring fault.

It appears that one has set a goal to bring realism to the final result. This is very successful; however, it is a problem that animals aren’t capable of emotionally rich facial expressions like humans and even drawn people. This results in relatively calm faces for all characters, mainly relying on the dubbing actors to express these emotions. They do their best to make up for this deficiency and, despite consistently good performances, they only manage to accomplish this to a minimal extent.

The LION King – features voice actors Florence Kasumba, Eric Andre, and Keegan-Michael Key as hyenas and Chiwetel Ejiofor in the role of Scar. The film by Disney, “The Lion King,” is directed by Jon Favreau. On the 19th of July in theaters 2019. (c) 2019. Disney Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved.

Let’s move on and listen to our voices. As I was capable of seeing an original English version before the film’s release so I’m unable to comment on anything about the German version. In any event, it is worth noting that the entire soundtrack was rearranged and recorded, as well as recorded. In the end, there’s no reason to be unhappy since the audio quality is of the best quality. However, the newness may be a little odd for devoted fans. The voice actors in the original version is concerned with James Earl Jones (as in the original, from 1994) as Mufasa as well as the hilarious Seth Rogan as Pumbaa, and the most notable of all, Chiwetel Ejiofor’s Scar make a statement. In addition to the scarred and emaciated appearance, the latter has a dark and depressing vibe and is the most famous role.

It is also true that there isn’t anything to say about the contents. The updated version is, except some minor specifics, a version of the classic animated with a brand new look. A character that was previously little support is now a bit more prominent; however, the scenes for songs that were shown often at the time have been cut down somewhat. Most likely because of the mentioned desire for a meticulous approach to realism. A single minor change makes an impression and could make many people confused. For example, the most famous “Can you feel the love tonight” scene is set in bright sunlight.

The director Jon Favreau might have been thinking about it, we’ll probably not know, but apart from that, you shouldn’t blame the veteran director. He knows how to stage the action efficiently. Furthermore, he appears to be comfortable with computer-generated “live-action films,” and he only had three years ago, the similarly created remake The Jungle Book directed by. In addition, there is absolutely nothing to critique in the quality of this film; in fact, the contrary.

The LION King – Featuring voice actors JD McCrary in the role of Young Simba, Billy Eichner as Timon, and Seth Rogen as Pumbaa, Disney’s “The Lion King,” is directed by Jon Favreau. The film will be released on July 19, 2019. (c) 2019. Disney Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved.


I suppose it’s up to each person to decide which movie they would prefer to watch, the same or a similar remake of a classic in the history of animation, or stick to the original. Unfortunately, I’m not able to answer this question. From a purely cinematic perspective, The Lion King is an absolute must-see and worth visiting the theater. The content on the screen is superior to anything previously seen in a way. Sure, an old story (viewed without the nostalgia glasses) cannot keep up with the story, and the somewhat unmoving face of animals does not compete with the unique and expressive characters (with Scar being the only exception, Scar). However, the film isn’t doing anything wrong and will enthrall the young generation that has been loving the material from the beginning of time.

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