Disney has been coming out with more movies than fans know what to do with. And with so many of Disney’s films being remakes of classic animated stories, viewers everywhere are constantly wondering how a modern-day reimagining can hold up to a fan favorite-original. Well, when it comes Disney’s latest flick, it looks like this remake is going to be as awesome as we thought. Here’s what everyone’s saying about “The Lion King” (it may be Disney’s best remake so far).
The 2019 version of “The Lion King” premiered this week, and advanced screenings of the film began everywhere. Though the film doesn’t officially hit theaters until July 19, critics and fans are already sharing their thoughts on Disney’s new movie, and they are overwhelmingly positive. And with amazing new songs (thanks, Beyoncé), an incredible cast, director Jon Favreau, and incredibly realistic CGI technology, we’re not surprised that “The Lion King” is already a hit. The original animated version may be one of the most loved Disney films of all time, and for good reason, but that doesn’t mean a 2019 reimagining can’t be successful, too. The new “The Lion King” breathes fresh air into the original film and honors it in a way that fans didn’t know they needed, and we’re here for it.
While some are critical of the movie, the general consensus seems to be that it is definitely a film worth seeing. Here’s what people are saying about “The Lion King”:
Holy smokes, I really loved THE LION KING. I think (I think) it’s the most beautiful effects movie I’ve seen. Like next level, the game has changed kind of thing. (For the record I’m agnostic on the original movie and have zero nostalgia for it. Anyway, this movie hooked me.)
— Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) July 10, 2019
The Lion King is a wonderful adaptation of an iconic classic. It has a few small changes which enhance what was already great and everything else is right on point. The CG can be slightly distracting at times but the emotion quickly covers that. Loved it. pic.twitter.com/9QmsP3PmNh
— Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) July 10, 2019
#TheLionKing has always been my favorite Disney animated movie and this new rendition is a beautiful reminder why. Happy to welcome back familiar chills, emotions and tears. In awe of the visual wizards behind this one. Timon & Pumbaa are everything. pic.twitter.com/IcWHgjHCuF
— Perri Nemiroff (@PNemiroff) July 10, 2019
#TheLionKing is a landmark *visual* experience. I’ve never seen anything like it, and I think it’s going to change how we look at movies forever.
As an *emotional* experience, though…I’ll put it this way: It turns out lions can’t really emote.
— Adam B. Vary (@adambvary) July 10, 2019
— Brandon Davis (@BrandonDavisBD) July 10, 2019
#TheLionKing is visually spectacular with all the feels of the original and more, the music really shines, Timon and Pumbaa are scene stealers, and there are slight changes to the original that make the story come together even more!!! Run or stampede your way to the theaters!!! pic.twitter.com/ZTekSpv2a4
— Sasaki Time (@SasakiTime) July 11, 2019
1: Every frame is fantastic looking.
3: If Disney doesn’t do an original TIMON AND PUMBAA sequel they’re out of their minds. pic.twitter.com/B7gbH5CfN2
— Justin Yandell (@ShotgunZen) July 11, 2019
So the new #thelionking is a visual work of art. Favreau is becoming a master of this type of filmmaking. The story is pretty much the same, no real changes from the 1994 animated but the emotion is still all there. Cast crushes it. Such a talented cast and a lot of new laughs.
— Kristian Harloff (@KristianHarloff) July 10, 2019
We at Inside the Magic also had a chance to see the film, and we thought it was nothing short of magical:
Disney #TheLiongKing is a stunning remake with amazing music. A wonderful movie for all ages. Don’t walk, stampede to the theater July 19! It’s pure Disney Magic. #Disney https://t.co/kfeZhEcAML pic.twitter.com/FosCsr7D4g
— Inside the Magic (@InsideTheMagic) July 11, 2019
Some think the story is nothing new and it’s the visuals that make the movie worth seeing, while others think the cast and the music are the reason the movie is going to be a big success. Still, there’s no denying the Disney fan culture surrounding the original film. “The Lion King” has generated fans across multiple generations for decades, and the updated version may just be what kids today need to fall in love with a story so many of us grew up with.
Do you plan on seeing the 2019 remake of “The Lion King”? Let us know in the comments!