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The Lion King (2019) review thread | Can't Feel The Love Tonight

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So what's wrong with it besides being soulless and realistic looking animals singing thus making it look awkward?
 
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Disney rehashing another story. What a surprise.

It's like Spiderman and Batman and Superman. How many times do we have to see a origins remake how Bruce's parents were killed by JOker and high school Peter Parker.
 

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I just don't see the point of this.
With the others at least it's a life action remake which is somewhat interesting.

But this is basically still an animated movie, just made in another style that despite going for a more realistic look still looks very obviously computer generated and has lost all the charm and personality in the process


It's like Spiderman and Batman and Superman. How many times do we have to see a origins remake how Bruce's parents were killed by JOker and high school Peter Parker.
Well seems like not enough times because in most versions of the story it isn't the Joker who kills Bruce's parents
 
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Toolhead1987

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Iti feel and for my irk friends who eat these live actions remakes up every time like pig food.
These movies are so pointless.
Mulan might be good if it turns out to be a period piece movie...we’ll see.
But Lion King and all these are movies Disney has been shitting out are just bad.
 

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I'm not really surprised that its soulless based on the trailers but I am surprised that critics didn't like it.

The Jungle Book was good in my opinion and I did kind of expect Favreau to pull this off.
 

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Aladdin scored in the high 50s as well. It was a commercial success. That's what matters.
 

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I feel it really is the look of it . These realistic looking animals just cannot display the emotions from facial expressions and body movement that the cartoon did . If they tried I think it'd just look creepy as f*ck .
 

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The premise of a movie where photorealistic animals are talking and conveying human emotions is just retarded. Doesn't work.
 

mcjmetroid

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Watching boring CGI emotionless animals vs very well 2d animated animals that show a variety of emotion and facial expressions.
That's the problem from the getgo.

I think the main issue with the film is that it tried to bring back too many elements from the original.

If I wanted to watch the original I'd watch it. Like there's no need for the songs and exact same plot. Be its own thing.
 
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I give props to Disney trying something new. They are going for more realistic adaptions than classic cartoon stuff. So got to admit, effort is there for visuals.

Now if Disney can stop regurgitating the same storyline for 100 years, maybe people would be more open to script changes too.

It's like Call of Duty. People always seem to love the games, but when things get too stale, even it gets nailed with bad reviews.
 

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This is a Japanese film that was done way before the lion king. Have you seen how Disney had lawyers up the young yang to destroy them?
It was a manga and a TV anime.

Disney copied it to the T while still claiming The Lion King was an "original" creation.

They did the same with Atlantis, which was a rip off of Fushigi No Umi No Nadia.
 
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nocsi

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How do you fuck up Lion King? It's pretty much africanized Hamlet, you just need to hit the key plot points
 

nkarafo

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They went for realistic, emotionless animals. They pushed the available technology to make this look like a real thing.

Yet, they kept the dialog, songs, etc.

Why not make it realistic all the way then? Cut all dialog and tell the same story in the same way older animal movies did. Is that boring? OK, let the dialog be inside their heads. Show what they think instead of actually speaking. Or use a narrator or something. Still better than uncanny valley talking animals.

At least cut the songs!
 

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The thing I don't understand is that the same director masterfully remade The Jungle Book just a few years ago. The animals in that did convey emotions with expressive faces and they also fleshed out the story and improved on the original.

Maybe Disney thought that The Lion King was too sacred to fuck with and change much?
 

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I was hoping this would be a good retelling, not a 100% copy. Mulan isnt looking like it will be great after hearing that there will be no singing or Mushu.
 

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It was a manga and a TV anime.

Disney copied it to the T while still claiming The Lion King was an "original" creation.

They did the same with Atlantis, which was a rip off of Fushigi No Umi No Nadia.
Both are based on Hamlet, so both not really originaL
 

cryptoadam

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Is it true that the can you feel the love tonight takes place during the day? LOL. I mean how hard would it be to color correct for night?

Also is this whole thing done in CGI? I know the animals are but they didn't even use actual real backgrounds? Everything on screen is CG?