If you’re not a Lion King fan, then I think you’ll find the 2019 live action (CGI, really) version more enjoyable than the animated one, based on more humor and the outstanding cinematography.
For my part, I feel a little numb because I effectively watched the movie three times today working on the Peetimes. And, until two nights ago, I hadn’t seen the animated Lion King since it first came out in the 90s.
The CGI is outstanding. There wasn’t a single moment where I could tell that something wasn’t real. Of course, the animal talking is unavoidably clumsy because animals don’t have the anatomy to actually talk. But I didn’t find it distracting.
The script has been revised slightly to make it more contemporary and add a little more humor. And the voice cast is top-shelf.
Speaking of humor: Seth Rogen, as the voice for Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as the voice for Timon, absolutely carried the movie. John Oliver as Zazu was a perfect choice; I just wish the writers had given him one five second rant to enjoy.
I’m bummed they didn’t bring back Whoopi Goldberg for Shenzi the hyena, but at least they had “the voice” as Mufasa: James Earl Jones.
About The Peetimes: I would recommend either of the first two Peetimes.
There are no extra scenes during, or after, the end credits of The Lion King. (What we mean by Anything Extra.)
Rated (PG) for sequences of violence and peril, and some thematic elements
Genres: Adventure, Animation, Drama, Remake
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