Do you think Matthew Broderick was miscast as adult Simba?

Was Matthew Broderick miscast as adult Simba?

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Re: Do you think Matthew Broderick was miscast as adult Simb

Postby The Spirit of Life » April 29th, 2017, 12:30 am

Trent Gladney wrote:He seems miscast almost eveywhere. In Godzilla he was annoying as hell.


That whole movie was a bit ... off, in my opinion. But yeah, he was a little annoying in Godzilla. I think it was his hat. But to answer the thread's question, I didn't mind him as adult Simba.
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Re: Do you think Matthew Broderick was miscast as adult Simb

Postby PridelandsPhantom » May 4th, 2017, 5:09 am

I really don't have a problem with him being Simba and considering Simba's character in TLK I feel it fits. Simba is barely an adult lion so he's going to be uncertain and still have teen elements to him and I could feel Broderick's emotion in many scenes like confronting Scar, seeing Mufasa's ghost, and anger and annoyance after his fight with Nala. He's going to be immature and I think his voice fitted fine, much better than TLG take on Simba.
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Re: Do you think Matthew Broderick was miscast as adult Simb

Postby Squeely » June 4th, 2017, 11:13 am

Trent Gladney wrote:He seems miscast almost eveywhere. In Godzilla he was annoying as hell.

I think Broderick does pretty well with a good script and good directing. TLK definitely had that. Godzilla didn't, not even in the slightest.
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Re: Do you think Matthew Broderick was miscast as adult Simb

Postby WildSimba » June 7th, 2017, 6:01 pm

I think he fit pretty well.
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Re: Do you think Matthew Broderick was miscast as adult Simb

Postby SimbasMate » June 8th, 2017, 3:51 pm

If he wasn't good to begin with, then why did Disney choose him in the first place to voice Simba? I think he did a pretty damn good job. In fact, he fits Simba perfectly in my opinion and nobody else can fill his place as Simba.
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Re: Do you think Matthew Broderick was miscast as adult Simb

Postby LeonKFox » June 20th, 2017, 1:58 pm

I think he works well enough when living it up with Timon and Pumba and even when reconnecting with Nala, but when he tries to sound commanding and kingly when confronting Scar, he just sounds out of place. Definitely could have used an actor with a broader range, to make the intense scenes work in their favour as well as the laid back ones.
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Re: Do you think Matthew Broderick was miscast as adult Simb

Postby KiovuLove » July 7th, 2017, 5:18 am

It could be because some of my earliest memories were watching the movie since I'm only about a year older than the film, but I couldn't imagine anyone else voicing him and honestly I LOVED him as Simba. Even though I used to watch the Inspector Gadget movies as a kid, I didn't notice that they were the same actor. I haven't really watched him in anything else and any time I hear his voice or watch the IG movies now I just cant stop imagining Simba. Almost like it's Simba who's voicing Matthew Broderick :lol: I do kind of wish he actually sang in the film though. He can sing pretty decently. I don't think they needed a whole other person for the singing.
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