The Lion King - Movie Review

Chris Stuckmann reviews The Lion King (2019), starring Donald Glover, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, James Earl Jones, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alfre Woodard, JD McCrary, Shahadi Wright Joseph, John Oliver, John Kani, Seth Rogan, Billy Eichner. Directed by Jon Favreau.



  • The voice actors was a perfect cast,which felt like they just read their script line for line instead of ...voice acting! I didnt mind its a cgi,or that an original cast is no longer here. My problem is that it feels nothing more than a quick cash grab.

    embersoftheabyssembersoftheabyssGün önce
  • Total dumbass move for them to take out the "it's in the past" scene with rafiki and to take out the scene with mufasa in the clouds "rememberwho you are". These people who made this ARE DUMB for doing that. Completely killed the storytelling and character building more in this movie. This movie is about simba and they cut MAJOR scenes that establish his character buildling. The only reason I cried when mufasa dies was because I was thinking of the 90s version in my head while watching the 2019 version of that scene.🤣😭

    John WilliamsJohn WilliamsGün önce
  • I use to like shitty movies now I'm actually interested in art films and movies that are actually good. I love movies. How does a person become a film critic?

    ElectroShockElectroShockGün önce
  • Yes bob. Lol 😂

    ElectroShockElectroShockGün önce
  • "do we really have to Bob?" 🤣😂😂🤣

    Carlo PedullaCarlo Pedulla3 gün önce
  • This is the most generous C Chris has ever given

    Patrick PrestonPatrick Preston4 gün önce
  • Are Bob and Jeff supposed to be Bob Iger and Jeffrey Katzenberg?

    Gleb TsedzikGleb Tsedzik5 gün önce
  • I guarantee you 96% of people did not love Aladdin remake. Either Disney faked all those reviews or... somehow people are actually getting dumber.

    Reality VanguardReality Vanguard6 gün önce
    • @jake scott No because fast food tastes good and is bad for you. New Aladdin is bad period. There is no fucking good.

      Reality VanguardReality Vanguard12 saatler önce
    • I believe it, actually. People are perfectly fine with mediocrity. These Disney remakes are the fast food of cinema.

      jake scottjake scott22 saatler önce
  • I love the original and not the remake

    Karanvir KoonerKaranvir Kooner6 gün önce
  • This movie sucks... Im watching it right now as im typing. Listening to simbas bad voice acting after his dad died

    Oong The Last AirbenderOong The Last Airbender6 gün önce
  • i agree with this review tho

    Undead SlayerUndead Slayer9 gün önce
  • i loved all lion kings people are just to bitchy these days

    Undead SlayerUndead Slayer9 gün önce
  • Don't forget the transportation of one of the most powerful scene with Mufasa in the clouds talking to Simba. This hadn't much of an impact as in the original, imho. And yes, the most important thing for me - that you mentioned - (and I really was mad and pissed) that they left out, was Rafikis message to Simba when he hits him with the stick (that he even didn't have in the remake) and gave him basically an essential philosophy for life. It's actually the bottomline of this movie! How can they cut this out? I just don't get it...

    KaMuiKaMui9 gün önce
  • Characters lack emotion and expression. It is like watching animal planet while someone tries to place a voice over it.

    HacktHackt13 gün önce
  • who ever say that the 2017 beauty and the beast is a copy of original seriously need to see the lion king remake

    Henry MockingbirdHenry Mockingbird13 gün önce
  • To sum it up... Whole move just sucks ass. After watching this I had to re-watch the 1994 one not once not twice but three times to fulfil my love for Lion King.

    Fxllen LionFxllen Lion14 gün önce
  • Tigers are kings of jungle.... Makes no sense to hear a lion being a king of the jungle... Must be very slow people that believe this 😂😂😂

    YoungSpunkYYoungSpunkY15 gün önce
  • Disney simply don't care about making good films anymore. They only care about grabbing cash by relying on old laurels.

    Lyubomir IvanchevLyubomir Ivanchev16 gün önce
  • New one is like 30 minutes later

    Stenhus He Ab LOVERSStenhus He Ab LOVERS17 gün önce
  • No expressions, bad dialogues, no humour, every scene was rushed even simba and nala meeting, no offense to beyonce but the opening song and love song was bad and overdone..

    Athul KrishnaAthul Krishna17 gün önce
  • Im good with them not changing much. But i agree, the soul was not there.

    Ernie ConeyErnie Coney19 gün önce
  • It was good but it didnt have the same emotional effect as the original for some reason. The special effects were amazing though. I think they remade Alladin better.

    rudeboymonrudeboymon20 gün önce
  • Even if a film like this has amazing photo-realistic effects, it simply isn't complete if it lacks clear facial expressions and has no original story. While I do like that they got James Earl Jones back for Mufasa, this remake was simply unneccessary. Any remake of the original animated Lion King is destined to be soulless.

    Dracorider 19Dracorider 1922 gün önce
  • I seem to be one of the few people who enjoyed this remake nearly as much as I did the original. I'm also not a big fan of the Jungle Book remake but I think that's because I find somethings in it cringy. Of course all these remakes are cash grabs there's no other reason for it, that or they're too lazy to come up with something new. Fact of the matter is they have a list of animated films they know did well or not and they know damn well that people are going to watch it no matter what just to see what it's like if nothing else. I liked the little bits they added like Timon's "be our guest" bit and quite enjoyed the extended "the lion sleeps tonight song". Agree though that performances in terms of expression wasn't as good as the original and this is just something that is a trade off depending on what you want to achieve. I feel though that no matter what approach they took they'd be slated for it. Let's say they did a Jungle Book like remake and changed the story a fair bit really making it their own. Then you get people saying it's nothing like the original bit like what happened with Dumbo. Then let's say they did more facial expressions and mouth movements, then you get people slating that the facial expressions wouldn't really happen though they still could have done more with the expressions of animals in other ways such as more body language. I also wonder if people don't feel the emotion as much because they all ready know what happens and what to expect and maybe we're a bit biased towards it because we've already seen the original which we all love. But what if they had come out with the remake as the original in 1994, would the reviews be the same not having something to compare it to?

    Michael WhitneyMichael Whitney24 gün önce
  • That's why I start watching foreign movies.. They original..

    paaandub Mpaaandub M25 gün önce
  • I actually forgot about this movie's existed.

    Cyrus The GreatCyrus The Great26 gün önce
  • I’m happy I didn’t pay to see this. Looks amazing but souless. Even the Aladdin remake had more originality than this.

    wrigh2ukwrigh2uk26 gün önce
  • AGREED 💯

    Addy EckstromAddy Eckstrom29 gün önce
  • They made a huge mistake by not adding facial emotion and expressions to the characters. I’m not saying they had to be huge and overly expressive, but they needed a hint of something. Relying on the voices to indicate the emotions wasn’t enough.

    rsfarris86rsfarris86Aylar önce
  • The big difference between animated & photorealistic movies is the facial expression. That's why... =)

    RaY mACzRaY mACzAylar önce
  • Is it ok I kinda like this movie well that is because the 1994 version is my favorite Disney movie

    Attractionlist OAttractionlist OAylar önce
    • Not 1999 the original

      Attractionlist OAttractionlist OAylar önce
  • T.V commercial narrator: HEAR WHAT CRITICS ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LION KING! "The Lion King(2019) was......The Lion King."-Chris Stuckmann

    Eric AlviterEric AlviterAylar önce
  • Damn, just watched this movie and your review was spot on. So disappointing seeing how they shot this film

    Siry GalarzaSiry GalarzaAylar önce
  • WHY? It's the Benjamins, baby! I bought this for my old man- he will dig it but I won't bother.

    dkyelakdkyelakAylar önce

    Alloy MetalsAlloy MetalsAylar önce
  • I agree, the lion king is too classic to remake, like star wars, I mean I have seen the animated movie so many times and will continue to watch it and laugh and cry and yell at the screen, a remake was greatly unnecessary.

    TheAnimelover360TheAnimelover360Aylar önce
  • I only hired the movie for my dog. I’m serious. My dog loves animal movies.

    SnowySnowyAylar önce
  • This movie is garbage and so far the worst I've seen in 2019

    MB4493MB4493Aylar önce
  • You know this movie is disrespectful to its source material when animators of the original film and even Elton John (one of the greatest musicians ever) have criticized this soulless cash cow remake.

    Butter PieButter PieAylar önce
  • This movie is CRAP... nothing more than a cashcow! The songs are HORRIBLE and not even Beyoncé can save this trainreck

    Luiz Antonio Caldeira FalciLuiz Antonio Caldeira FalciAylar önce
  • I reckon 1994 lion king audio with the 2019 lion kings visual would have been sooooooooo much better, like a full remaster not a remake. I wasnt a fan of beyonce singing of circle of life. It really sucked for me. Matter of fact even all the talking really sucked. Its like there was no emotion. And most of the songs just irritated me. They do the whole, hold a single note for a long time. Like hakuna matataaaaaaaaaaaAAAAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaa

    Brother TravBrother TravAylar önce
  • Although it was brief and could've been easily missed by most upon first viewing this film, they did hint at how scar got his scar near the beginning of the film. Mufasa roars at him and says "Is that a challenge"?! And scars response is altered from the original by adding one word. He responds with "I wouldnt dream of challenging you... Again". Its not a major change, but i believe this remake is not nearly as emotionless as people make it out to be. I admit its not anywhere close to the original but i do believe it did its job well enough to be praised on as its own work. From what I've experienced, the more you compare remakes to their original counterparts instead of focusing on only the remake you are watching, the less likely you are to enjoy that remake. I just dont compare any movie to its source material until ive watched the movie at least 3 to 5 times, judging it on its own. I did it for this movie and Detective Pikachu. For a better example, I even did this with Dragonball Evolution. Even though i absolutely hated it. And it even made THAT abomination more enjoyable. I just dont compare.

    Ronnie SandersRonnie SandersAylar önce
  • It Was beautiful, amazing and stunning, as you say, but the lack of emotion, energy was painful, pretty disappointing

    Augusto OviedoAugusto OviedoAylar önce
  • 9:30 Remember when Final Fantasy the spirits within came out and the Big Marketing thing was they were going to have the first digital actress

    MrFlipperInvader792MrFlipperInvader792Aylar önce
  • No talking animal cartoon should ever be made live action. It works for cartoons. It does not work in real life. When will people learn this simple arithmetic.

    UnifiedCodeTheoryUnifiedCodeTheoryAylar önce
  • You had me not watching the movie with the "has no soul" thing. That's why I come here!

    Jon NgoJon NgoAylar önce
  • it's a KIDS MOVIE. You are sitting here being critical of a Disney movie like it's a Martin Scorsese film or like you are the target audience. Talking about Aladdin as well. Come on man. Little mermaid next if it comes out? 🤔

    Cmac 613Cmac 613Aylar önce
  • I actually like the live action Aladdin more than the live action Lion King. But, yeah...

    Annamarie SiebernsAnnamarie SiebernsAylar önce
  • I mean they would make billions of dollars if they played the original videos.

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  • The irony is that I enjoyed Aladdin 2019 way more than this.(both are inferior live actions remakes but this one is way worse). I'm quite shocked that Jon Favreau fucked this up. The prologue is way too long and the 2nd half was rushed.

    J.J. L.J.J. L.Aylar önce
  • Of course this piece of shit Lion King movie was a cash grab, just like every other remake Jurassic Park predator terminators alien and so on and so on.

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  • I actually loved this film and it's pretty much what i expected. I expected and wanted the animals to look like real animals. The only things that is a real let down is Rafiki not having his famous scene with Simba, Mr Pig joke not in and the shortened version of be prepared. They gave some characters much more depth as well, especially Sarabi, Shenzi and they gave a small yet effective back story to the relationship between Scar, Mufasa and Sarabi and also Mufasa's childhood. which potentially sets up great material for a prequel.

    Dawood WilliamsDawood WilliamsAylar önce
  • the owner of disney said that every story must be keept alive so every 10 years or so they will remake that story ,and i think it's nice

    Claudiu BrumarClaudiu BrumarAylar önce
  • Be prepared song was the only thing i was looking forward to in the movie and they shortened it!

    The Harmattan SoldierThe Harmattan SoldierAylar önce
  • This movie is just planet earth but the animal are talking and acting weird

    Dicky TsukiDicky TsukiAylar önce
    • Of course, I watch animal planet, Planet Earth etc. That's that whole point of seeing this remake with a story we know and love, let's tone down pride for a bit, what more you were expecting??? Don't get me wrong, if you don't enjoy this remake (as well as live action remake in general) that's cool, but you can't make the facial expressions the realism whatever complaints that I keep hearing you'll have a mountain out of a molehill. I'm not saying this movie is perfect, it's not as good as the OG. But the hate over the face emotion etc. isn't even worth it😳.

      Christopher BarbourChristopher BarbourAylar önce
  • Hard to feel a connection of emotion when animals don't emote... Boring movie, bad voice acting and casting, songs were ruined. Nothing new to offer other than computer visuals. The great James Earl Jones even phoned it in with this one..

    Cool Arrow90Cool Arrow90Aylar önce
  • Honestly this movie/remake is incredible about all visual effects. But I regret watching it, it lack of emotional of characters. The feeling is not there anymore. Everything feels to boring, sure realistic visual can never match the cartoon version. But it was to boring, lack of emotion and no feeling anywhere. Should have made a new cartoon instead. So many moment is missing and lots of those funny stuff is gone.

    Tickie-TechToyTickie-TechToyAylar önce
  • Yes finally I 100% agree I get the point of the movie but was horrible I felt like the voice acting was horrible and the expression was gone which for me was just a soul less movie

    Lucari0 ssjLucari0 ssjAylar önce
  • I absolutely loved this movie but then again I'm apart of the 1% of the Earth's population that has never seen the 1994 Lion King or any of the sequels and no I'm not too young for the movie and didn't know it existed I just never had the drive to watch it but now after watching this movie I am totally wanting to watch the original. I also actually liked that the Lions show little emotion bc to me it seems even more real bc Lions don't really have an emotion any way so that is why I love it, it looks amazing I like a lot of the new recorded songs.

    wolf blood9k5wolf blood9k5Aylar önce
  • I'm just happy that people pirating the shit out of this giant pile of Mickey Mouse crap. Fuck Disney and fuck EA

    Jerk of HeartsJerk of HeartsAylar önce
  • I walked out of the cinema when I saw this cause I felt like I wasted money... Same exact story which made it boring as hell No wonder it got 53% on rotten tomatoes

    Alex ErasmusAlex ErasmusAylar önce
  • After watching the movie they should of just copy and paste the original voices into the new one. It should of been called lion king remaster straight to digital .

    GabeGabeAylar önce
  • HOW did they give the animals in The Jungle Book expressions then????? You can clearly fucking tell Balloo is a big softy, and that Shere Khan is a big ol' cuntbag. What went wrong???

    I Am Too Lazy To Come Up With A NameI Am Too Lazy To Come Up With A NameAylar önce
    • Also, you really should've praised the hyenas. They were amazing here.

      I Am Too Lazy To Come Up With A NameI Am Too Lazy To Come Up With A NameAylar önce
  • None of the animals have facial expressions.. What's the point of being physiologically accurate? They sing and speak English!

    LorenzoLorenzoAylar önce
  • Disney and marvel and sony doing circle of life and ruining our childhood things...

    Name's RozName's RozAylar önce
  • This movie some bullshit

    axel alcantaraaxel alcantaraAylar önce
  • God I hated this movie.

    Christopher CampbellChristopher CampbellAylar önce
  • This movie did not believe in dramatic pauses. It was like all the back and forth walked all over each other. It was so bad. Like it was acted by children in a Elementary school play. All the lines were rushed and felt forced.

    Christopher CampbellChristopher CampbellAylar önce
  • It's like copy and paste, but they changed the font and removed the grammar. Lile a big fancy run on sentence devoid of structure and emphasis. It was hard to watch...

    Christopher CampbellChristopher CampbellAylar önce
  • Be prepared triggered me so hard

    HobbitHobbitAylar önce
The Lion King - Movie Review