The Lion King Reviews

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September 10, 2019
The Lion King captures just enough of the original's warmhearted excitement -- and introduces enough new delights -- to feel like more than a cynical Disney money grab.
September 6, 2019
Jon Favreau's reimagining of The Lion King is undoubtedly a visual triumph.
September 4, 2019
The end result is more of a showcase for VFX/photo-realism than an actually successful remake of a beloved Disney classic
August 30, 2019
Disney's latest remake of one of its most beloved classics is a technical marvel that fails to capture the emotions and artistry of the original.
August 24, 2019
...a cynical (yet admittedly watchable) cash grab.
August 24, 2019
You sit there feeling like a park ranger under the influence of hallucinogens, gripped by unending discomfort as the film's contradictory existence balloons out of proportion.
August 23, 2019
The entire thing just filled with me to the brim with so much joy.
August 22, 2019
Despite its flaws, the film is one that parents should see with their kids (maybe over the age of 3). This is Lion King for their generation, one that is more diverse, more Black, and more authentic than ours ever was.
August 22, 2019
Disney's The Lion King is a visually majestic masterpiece. The landscape is flawless, the music fun and nostalgic, and there's no place for any cynical adult reasoning, just enjoy it people, Donald Glover and Beyonce' are in it ...
August 15, 2019
Not all remakes are successful, but this version of The Lion King shines.
August 14, 2019
In trying to make a naturalistic movie, Jon Favreau forgot that myths dwell on magic and symbolism. As a result, The Lion King is a soulless fiasco. [Full review in Spanish]
August 11, 2019
The film is likely to be admired by a new generation of young kids but when looking at this through a critical eye, the 1994 movie did it much better.
August 10, 2019
"Hakuna Matata" ... watching that was just not alright...it lacked energy, and Seth Rogan isn't exactly known for his singing chops...
August 10, 2019
I liked the visuals, and some of the new changes they tried to implement, but given the budget for this movie...it's almost like we're enabling bad behavior by constantly seeing these movies.
August 9, 2019
It lacks the emotional depth of the original. [Full Review in Spanish]
August 8, 2019
It's The Lion King - it'll never not be good. The story is quality and it's visually stunning but the heart that fuelled the 1994 version is sorely missing here.
August 6, 2019
Beautiful but disappointing. The images feel very real at times, but they lack the character and heart of both truly real animals and traditional animation.
August 6, 2019
If you never once saw the original, this would definitely mean a lot more to people.
August 6, 2019
Though by no means a bad movie, The Lion King would've been better off trying to be more of its own movie, do something different in terms of story and character, and aim as high narratively as it achieved with its extraordinary visuals.
August 5, 2019
The shininess is an undeniably impressive and redeeming feature to a lack of implemented originality.
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