Jon Favreau’s live-action remake of 1994 animated ‘The Lion King’ is all good in its virtual form but falls flat in building the connectivity and momentum among the audiences.
James Earl Jones lends his voice to Mufasa and Donald Glover voices Simba in the live-action version of The Lion King.
Some Hits of The Lion King Movie
The storyline, as usual, was fantastic because of the classic animated story of The Lion King that is still fresh in the audience’s minds. There is Simba who blames himself for the death of his father Mufasa and prefers to run away than face his grieving mother. When he does realize that he was framed by his uncle Scar, he makes a triumphant return and saves his tribe.
The Visual Effects of the Live-action were amazing which gives a breath of fresh air to the classic story of ‘The Lion King.’ The CGI effects are good enough to hook you to appreciate the real-time visuals.
The songs of The Lion King refresh our memory with The Circle of Life and Hakuna Matata. Yes, it means no worries for the rest of your day.
Mufasa also looks royal, with his calm and composed demeanor like a King should be. The mischievous Simba is shown doing his antics but the tragedy changed him completely, that too for the better.
Some Misses of the flick
The Live-action failed to evoke the emotions at the critical points like during the death of Mufasa and failed to radiate the negative feelings from the evil Scar and his pal Hyenas. Simba is shown with a very flat face without any expressions which hurt the film.
Pumba and Timon failed to amuse the audience with their characters which were a hell lot of funny in the animated version.
Overall the live-action version is a one time watch only. If you are going to watch the film then be prepared to erase the old style from your memory.
Although it is the remake of the old classic animated some of the scenes won’t impact the way it did in the animated movie.
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