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.



  • I resonate with every word you uttered for this review. It's soulless. Technologically speaking, awe inspiring. But my god...they did not need to do this to TLK. Thai kind o animation is exceptional, but does not suit personification of animals.

    Arianne WolodarskyArianne Wolodarsky56 dakika önce
  • Shut up

    Boston NoivernBoston Noivern3 saatler önce
  • I kinda enjoyed it ;-;

    LancerLancer3 saatler önce
  • I don't blame favreau because Disney handed him a classic.

    Texas JonesTexas Jones9 saatler önce
  • The point of shot-for-shot remakes is $$$$$$$. Take a proven winner, update the story slightly, add today's hottie-of-the-week, and get PAID.

    Daniel BDaniel B15 saatler önce
  • Cinderella and beauty and the beast are the bessstt. Still need to see jungle book

    Big Mike EdgeBig Mike Edge18 saatler önce
  • 8:21 This is your review in a nutshell. Just stfu. I don't even give a shit about this movie, I'm only here to see how difficult it's going to be to sit through it with my kid. But, if this is how you bitch about things.... gtfo. You're bitching just to sound edgy, or thoughtful... and you're not.

    OG GamingOG Gaming21 saatler önce
  • Besides the absent facial expressions, a few things that bothered me was: * the scene that was excluded with Rafiki and Simba where Rafiki adresses the past * the hyenas and Mufasa scene that was excluded: "Mufasa, oooh do it again..." * the Beyonce song when Simba was running back to the Pride Lands (this was the most annoying change), that song did not give any effect to that scene, the level of power and drama was completely erased! I liked the changes with Timon & Pumbaa's songs and the additional animals, some changes to the other songs were also okay

    Lezy De MeyerLezy De Meyer22 saatler önce
  • There is a surprise ... they said farted in hakuna matta rather than not if front of the kid. I was annoyed I love that line. It was really good though. Also be prepared was cut down a bit but I am glad he sang the last bit properly.

    Paige ButlerPaige Butler22 saatler önce
  • Completly agree, totaly unnecesary remake

    Ale DroAle DroGün önce
  • I didn't like it cuz 1. Beyonce's voice was too old for lana. 2. The dark scene was too dark, can't see a thing. 3. I wanted to see more funny part of hyenas. 4. Going back to Beyonce, her singing was way over the top, it didn't match with this movie.

    Vickie La CieneganVickie La CieneganGün önce
  • Why not call it a remaster instead of a remake.

    Tijn vadezTijn vadezGün önce
  • So ur primary argument is that it was the same as the original? But people would have complained if it was different than the original. Thats why Disney makes remakes that try to be true to the original. And that no easy task, the CGI, casting and everything was on point. I have never seen a youtuber so retarded like you who knows nothing about movies but still trys to judge it.

    Akshat GhoshalAkshat GhoshalGün önce
  • Your SUCH A LOVER OF FILMS....yet all you do is bitch like a twat EVERY time they try something new 🤔

    cs4life25ytcs4life25ytGün önce
  • Why are you even criticizing something that's been recreated exactly . What do you want a whole new story .course they're going to tell the sa e story. I mean if it's a real animated like movie I mean that's what I want to see . I don't want to see a whole different story being told

  • The manga is better.

  • This is how I felt with the remake of Aladdin also. 😔

    jupiterhunybeejupiterhunybeeGün önce
  • I agree with u 100%, I also hated what they did to Rafiki the most. And no one, no frickin one, pointed out the fact that zazu and Mufasa had ZERO chemistry and ZERO banter, it did seem like Mufasa hated zazu and zazu was just trying to be his friend. Also Mufasa felt very disconnected from everyone else

    Teeve 900Teeve 900Gün önce
  • The movie Disney should remake is The Black Cauldron, because that was a trainwreck. They shouldn't touch the classics, they're already flawless and they should know that people will always set the bar high when they compare a remake to the original. Plus no hate on Beyonce, she's queen. But... she's not an effective VA for me. And I won't lie, I was still anticipating to hear Nathan Lane as Timon and Jeremy Irons as Scar while watching the movie even though I know full well that they have different VA for them.

    Anna BananaAnna Banana2 gün önce
  • Modern writers are hacks and can't properly mix comedy and tragedy. The replacement for this is taking things far too seriously and occasionally injecting low/ironic humour to attempt to prove theyre not just 2D writers.

    baso cainbaso cain2 gün önce
  • I really liked the movie because I’ve not seen the original, and no, I don’t have a childhood.

    Cav 1Cav 12 gün önce
  • I get everyone’s complaints but I still thought the movie was badass and worth the price of a movie ticket

    Story Keeper StudiosStory Keeper Studios2 gün önce
  • I think the movie was great, I mean I get that its a complete remake and I understand that someone who really is a Lion King enthusiast could potententially be unhappy with how the movie didnt bring anything new except for better looks to the table but I still think it was a really refreshing and wonderful experience seeing the movie in a new look after soooo many years again. It was a great movie and its definently a must watch just to appreciate a great story again in some insane cgi graphics which by the way they managed to make them not feel weird at all, I mean they made talking animals seem legit. To sum it up, watch the movie, its great and its worth your money

    misoqimisoqi2 gün önce
  • If anyone buys the lion King 2019 on dvd/blue rays they are braindead cunts!!!!!

    kevinkilbane2007kevinkilbane20072 gün önce
  • Honestly I already feel like it's nothing like the original, but absolutely terrible.

    Jonny GJonny G2 gün önce
  • The movie is a gift to the eyes.

    Mr RaggaelMr Raggael2 gün önce
  • Is it wrong to like Aladdin tho??? Idk about the opinion of mass majority but I liked what I liked and I don't really have a say or control on it. So I don't think it's bad to like Aladdin. Not that I'm accusing him or something cz he has his own opinion.

    Taehyung's crispy hairTaehyung's crispy hair2 gün önce
  • Why do they hate isnt in the same thing just realistic

    VarveriousVarverious2 gün önce
  • Can you feel the love this afternoon. LMAOOO

    XX2 gün önce
  • Personaly they shudve made a prequal ,wouldve been far better,,couldve seen the rivalry between mufasa and scar as cubs growing up...seen the relationship between scar and hyenas etc .events leading up to the original lion king. .and ...shock horror they couldve made original songs as well!!!

    simon keyssimon keys2 gün önce
    • true

      Star StuffStar Stuff13 saatler önce
  • It was boring. I watched it and regret doing so. It was too real that I didn't even enjoy it. the graphics and characters are indeed amazing tho. Hope the upcoming Mulan remake would be better.

    bestdrawrbestdrawr3 gün önce
  • I totally agree!!!

    Jada SiebeneckJada Siebeneck3 gün önce
  • Give Dumbo a try my kids liked it so did I.

    James sickmoreJames sickmore3 gün önce
  • I liked the movie makes me wish I was a lion

    Fal conFal con3 gün önce
  • And the 1994 lion king is a copy of Kimba

    のびのびおもちのびのびおもち3 gün önce
  • To realistic.

    Skorch88Skorch883 gün önce
  • Damnnnnn. I loved Beauty and The Beast and Aladdin remakes. I have not watched The Lion King but I'm glad I chose to watch Hobbs and Shaw instead.

    JaprulzJaprulz4 gün önce
  • lol you're funny!

    Aliana JacobsAliana Jacobs4 gün önce
  • It is a cash grab Aladdin was terrible. I prefer the original one!

    Aliana JacobsAliana Jacobs4 gün önce
  • I feel like another reason Disney decided to remake it could be because a lot of kids this generation haven’t seen the original lion king, and back in 1994 the original the movie was groundbreaking to all the kids who saw it so Disney wanted to recreate that for kids of this generation. After all, that’s what crowd this movie was originally intended for

    Explore MoreExplore More4 gün önce
  • The Lion King(1994) is Disney’s magnum opus and it’s a masterpiece no doubt it’s the definition of the words magnum opus from Disney’s catalogue their oeuvre to be exact I’m not interested in seeing the remake of The Lion King

    Karanvir KoonerKaranvir Kooner4 gün önce
  • Well Hans Zimmer did new things with his old themes. The original "be prepared" was more fun though.

    Donna WetterDonna Wetter4 gün önce
  • imagine a multibillion dollar company not being able to make original films AND I OOP-

    Farm the CornFarm the Corn4 gün önce
  • THANK YOU CHRIS!!!! I had the same thought as i was watching the movie. No expression in the lions and cutting Rafiki his most essential moment. The beyonce track wasnt necessary. All in all the movie was fine

    XaviDXaviD4 gün önce
  • The remake lacked emotion

    David de VeraDavid de Vera4 gün önce
  • I loved it das it twice. Yes its recreated.....

    FatimaFatima4 gün önce
  • I recently watched this and liked it, but I thought the voice acting was very flat. The iconic, emotional scenes that are etched in my memory from when I was a child were nowhere near as impactful as I remember them being. It's not a bad film and I did enjoy it, but I only liked it because I love the original. I completely agree with what you are saying.

    Rachel SRachel S4 gün önce
  • I thought that's what it was supposed to be shot for shot

    J BillJ Bill5 gün önce
  • omfg they cut out the stick to the head? disney just dont know wtf they r doing anymore

    EvilNecroidEvilNecroid5 gün önce
  • its not live action its computer animation instead of a cartoon animation

    EvilNecroidEvilNecroid5 gün önce
  • Yes! I said the same thing about the realistic animal reactions. It takes away from the voice actors' work.

    Fodrod88Fodrod885 gün önce
  • Just saw this .. could not agree more! 🤷‍♀️👍

    Jane-Ann ArmstrongJane-Ann Armstrong5 gün önce
  • Why? Artistically... no reason. Why Disney did it... $$,$....a billion dollars, more merch and renewed interest for characters in theme parks.

    K DCK DC5 gün önce
  • Now im 20 years old, I watched it as a kid years ago and all i remember is that i liked it and i remember some of the songs. When I watched it today I had the chills the entire moive and it got me very emotinal.. i felt like a kid again.. I have no idea why everyone is complaining about how the lion king is exactley like the old one so happy the didnt touch the plot and left it the way it was..back in the 90s it was such a good movie and after 20 years they decided the cherish the movie and have a remake.. i just cannot understand how people can watch this remake and say it should not have been made..

    Shaked PinhasShaked Pinhas5 gün önce
  • It would be like if they did a live action version of toy story.

    iamkubrickiamkubrick5 gün önce
  • It's easier to make bank on nostalgia than to come up with new ideas.

    Terry HTerry H5 gün önce
  • It was so bad imo didn’t enjoy it at all

    Moari4lyfe1 ZeeMoari4lyfe1 Zee5 gün önce
  • I don't agree with Chris on this one. Making a "remake" after 30 years in 4K with realistic cgi was a good choice. How many versions of Spiderman have we seen in the last 20 years ? So thats okay ?

    Retrobom57Retrobom576 gün önce
  • When you’re watching at the cinema right now but knowing the review already how bad the movie is.. I was really trying hard to like the movie. The least they can do was work on Scar’s character especially his voice since the voice actor from the original movie was my favorite. Good thing I didn’t pay for the ticket tho. Or i’d cry to sleep from regrets. lol

    Cebuana HiroCebuana Hiro6 gün önce
  • No Wins situation when it comes to adaptation, critics will also finds reason to complain and trash it no matter how it did, but for real Aladdin was a failure because the actor playing Genie didn't fit its Character but still it a box office. Disney always hires famous actor over the actor that fits the role to create this controversial issue or curiosity that eventually leads up more people watching it, compare to not knowing or hearing it at all. Just look at how Cinderella was not even known to have a Adaptation/remake because of the actor(s) playing the role wasn't famous then compare it with The beauty and beast with much famous Actor(s) , it create more controversial issue about not Fitting for the Role again, but it gain public attention and creates more curiosity and people almost everybody heard about it and it ends up people watching it. Now we got Aladdin, Beauty and Beast, Alice in Wonderland that earned Billions by hiring famous actor(s). The Lion King also hits Billions, they hired known celebrity as well.

    Kobe MambaKobe Mamba6 gün önce
  • Thats exactly what I wanted.. Remake the movie live action "kinda".. I cant wait to see it!!!!

    Ryan BrinkerRyan Brinker6 gün önce
  • Disney is destroying everything that the original artists created. From Star Wars to the Lion King Today's Disney SUCKS!!

    Franco MunzFranco Munz6 gün önce
  • Disney is destroying everything that the original artists created. From Star Wars to the Lion King Today's Disney SUCKS!!

    Franco MunzFranco Munz6 gün önce
  • Chris.... you forgot the greatest scene in the original.... what about butchering Rafiki vs the hyenas? I still love Rafiki Kung Fu....

    WyominginianWyominginian6 gün önce
  • I just saw this today. Honestly, I liked it. I mean sure, not like the original, but it was good in my opinion. Only big issue I really had with it was when Simba and Nala reunited. Nala doesn't even seem to second-guess that Simba is alive. She just almost immediately starts asking him to come back and challenge Scar. That scene just felt very rushed to me.

    Matthew WheelerMatthew Wheeler6 gün önce
  • The movie was like watching National Geographic with Beyoncé’s voice...

    UltimateFireCrackerUltimateFireCracker6 gün önce
  • All i gotta say is.. they took out Scar’s, ‘I’m surrounded by idiots’ whattt

    Katerina MasicKaterina Masic6 gün önce
  • This was sort of an experiment to see if many of the old Disney animated classics could be RECYCLED in a similar way.. As you said, NOSTALGIA sells. So why not RE DO these animated classics in this way without changing much. IN fact, even to the point of dubbing over the ORIGINAL AUDIO TRACKS over the REDUX?? FYI

    Victor RosaVictor Rosa6 gün önce
  • After seeing this Iam never in my life going watch a Disney remake again.!!

    Holly grail AHolly grail A6 gün önce
  • Where can I buy the t shirt you’re wearing!!?! It’s awesome and I want one!!! 😬😬

    lindamarinalindamarina6 gün önce
The Lion King - Movie Review