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
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.
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 .
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.
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?