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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Sheep Movie Review: The Lion King (2019)

The Lion King (2019)
Jul 19, 2019
Directed By: Jon Favreau
Written By: Jeff Nathanson

Music by Hans Zimmer
Stars Danny Glover (grownup Simba), Beyoncé (grownup Nala), Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner, James Earl Jones, Chiwetel Ejiofor, John Oliver, John Kani, JD McCrary (young Simba), Shahadi Wright Joseph (young Nala), (There are more voice actors, but this are the main ones.)
Rating: PG (for sequences of violence and peril, and some thematic elements)
Genre: Action & AdventureAnimationDrama
Runtime: 110 minutes
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures

From Disney Live Action, director Jon Favreau's all-new "The Lion King" journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub's arrival. Scar, Mufasa's brother-and former heir to the throne-has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba's exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.

Yes, this is like the original animated film from 1994 (which my son and I saw back then). But as my husband pointed out to other people, he liked it more. The animals in this acted like animals should. They were computer CGI effects, but you wouldn’t know, except for a bit of the movement. And some scenes I bet were actual scenes maybe filmed in Africa whenever herds of antelope or zebra ran. But you cannot make animals act certain ways, especially wild ones, so I understand why CGI was used for this film. What made me happy is they used James Earl Jones to voice this Mufasa as he had for the 90s movie. Although his voice was not as deep as it was back then, then again, his Vader in Episode III was the same. I guess age gets us all. Still, I am glad they used him.

Whether taking your child to see or going yourself in memory of the animated film as a child, or even as an adult with a bit of child inside, this movie is worth seeing.

I give The Lion King (2019) 5 roaring sheep.

Pamela Kinney

1 comment:

  1. I had never seen the first and really enjoyed this one. I thought the negative reviews I read were very picky and off base. Disney in no way said the story was going to be different from the original (a big complaint from many) and I also agree with you that the animals moved like real animals (except for the talking, but even then the lips moved minimally liked one would expect).