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My Lion King Forum • View topic - Post-Release Poll
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Re: Post-Release Poll

PostPosted: July 24th, 2019, 11:18 pm
by Regulus

Re: Post-Release Poll

PostPosted: July 28th, 2019, 2:26 am
by SimbasGuard

Re: Post-Release Poll

PostPosted: July 28th, 2019, 6:57 am
by mamaprince
Oh boy, where do I even start? xD I saw the live action movie this past Tuesday and took Mufasa with me to see it, while being dressed up in TLK clothes. :lol: What did I think of the "remake"? Well, this is a rather unpopular opinion, especially since I am a huge animation nerd, but I honestly liked it better than the animated version. Part of that is due to the fact I found it more "realistic" and slightly darker than the 1994 film. I am not the best at writing reviews, but I''ll try to sum it up the best that I can, I'll break it up into sections and give my rating.

The music:
I actually enjoyed the songs in this movie. Circle Of Life was very similar to the Circle Of Life in the animated movie. I'd have to say I enjoyed both versions equally. I loved I Just Can't Wait To Be King better in this movie, I loved that they gave Nala more singing lines. :D It was cute! Be prepared was uh... Different. I say that was the only song I really didn't care much for in this version. It was okay, but nothing beats Jermey Irons Singing in the animated movie. Can You Feel The Love Tonight I loved. I think I loved the animated version a bit more though, but I liked this version just as much. Spirit was by far my favorite song in the movie, and I was happy they put it in there. I actually was glad they used that song instead of "Busa." :P I was thrilled that they still had Hans Zimmer composing the film score. It still felt like the original movie.

The Cast:
I was kinda meh on the casting for this movie... at first. Then when I watched it I changed my mind. I enjoyed Seth Rogen as Pumbaa, I felt that he fit the character well. I always loved that they cast Beyonce as Nala. I always felt she would fit perfectly as a live action Nala, mainly due to her sass. I felt Donald Glover was okay as Simba, though I did enjoy Matthew Broderick more. I liked cub Simba and Nala's voices, but my favorite would have to be John Oliver as Zazu. I loved this version of Zazu more, and he sounded a lot like the orginal Zazu to me. I was glad they casted James Earl Jones as Mufasa, though as others have explained he didn't sound as regal in this version which took some getting used to, personally. I loved watching all of the characters. I loved Whoppi Goldberg as Shenzi more, but the new Shenzi was pretty alright too.

The Storyline:
I loved that they tried to stick as much as possible to the orginal story. I did enjoy the extra bits though! Quite a lot! I was surprised they had a Scar and Sarabi love triangle, but while I was in the theaters I was like, "I knew it!" I also loved that they added other Cubs, and I loved the part where they actually showed Nala leaving the pride lands. Things that were not shown in the orginal version. I also loved the Nala and Shenzi fight scene. I found the rivalry fascinating. I cried when Mufasa died while in the theaters. :cry: Imo I found his death sadder in this version as, well, it's kinda realistic so it's kinda like he is a real lion. I thought the ending of the movie was cute, when they showed baby Kiara. It was cute she was fierce, and did a little roar. :3 When the movie was over, I hoped honestly that maybe someday they will do a live action Simba's Pride. It would be nice to see how they would portray Kiara, Kovu, and Zira.

My rating: 8.5/10. No movie is perfect. This version had flaws. In my opinion they really should of have kept out the Dung beetle part. I felt it was awkward and unesscary. Also, I think Mufasa's Ghost scene looked better in the animated version, I was kinda disappointed. :roll:

Re: Post-Release Poll

PostPosted: July 28th, 2019, 6:00 pm
by gothprincesskiara
Ok guys I just came across this and :-o
OMGOSH I had ignored most of these, but this only brings out the best of the remake, wow now I really do like the remake better then the original, i had no idea there were so many mistakes in the animated film, and we were so blind to see them, shame on us. I dont know how I feel about the animated anymore im feeling a little disappointed for what they did in the animated film :oops: , now I have learned from this. Good for them for fixing all of this I'm the remake I'm very pleased. ALL THE MORE REASON TO GO SEE IT!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oJjRLw ... lieDifuJTU

Re: Post-Release Poll

PostPosted: July 28th, 2019, 8:51 pm
by PridelandsPhantom
I found it terrible especially Beyoncé. Her pop voice overpowered everyone to become the B show. Scar got the short end on both looks an Be Prepared. It was a speech for Pete’s sake! The N*zi imagery demonstrated how sinister Scar’s plot was, murder! Simba’s no at Mufasa’s death sounded like he dropped a lollipop not watched his father get trampled. Scar slapped Mufasa to kill him, gee poor Mufasa goes out like a punk.

Mufasa’s ghost can you really call it that or eerie cloud voice?

Re: Post-Release Poll

PostPosted: August 1st, 2019, 3:46 am
by TheLionPrince

Re: Post-Release Poll

PostPosted: August 1st, 2019, 4:10 am
by ValiantVitani
I, frankly, thought the movie was really good, but not quite as good as the original. I'm not the type of person who goes really deeply into the details of the movies I watch, I just either like them or don't. But I will say that, aside from a few quibbles with the music (especially Be Prepared), I thought it did the first movie justice. I do wish that the hyenas hadn't had their roles cut down, though; in the original, they had characters of their own, and here they really were nothing at all beyond minions. I don't think any of the hyenas even talked after Be Prepared except for a few words from Shenzi did during the climax and fight.

Re: Post-Release Poll

PostPosted: August 2nd, 2019, 7:26 am
by gothprincesskiara
Ok I have been posting articles that I have been reading from the TLK magazine if anyone is interested and it had told me that loving everything about the film, just makes me a wise Disney and wise lion king fan, im sorry to say but I think those who cant embrace change and except the reasoning behind this remake are not true lion king fans to me. More like what do haters know, im sorry, but It just sickens me and pisses me off more.

Re: Post-Release Poll

PostPosted: August 2nd, 2019, 4:16 pm
by WildSimba

Re: Post-Release Poll

PostPosted: August 11th, 2019, 5:53 am
by MalibuTrashDog