The Lion King
Disney remakes have hit rock bottom with the brand-new Lion King. While it may make some sense to shoot a live action film with real actors based on a cartoon, the CGI version of our childhood classic has nothing valuable to show except a bunch of disturbingly real-looking animals created by computer.
The problem is that these animals can't express real emotions, unlikely to the hand-drawn characters of the original version. So the whole movie is performed by blank and emotionless figures who look exactly like real animals except that they are not real and you get a real uncomfortable feeling as you watch them 'playing' in your favourite childhood tale. The creators haven't changed the story, or the well-known songs, the running time is longer by half an hour but it adds nothing really important to the narrative. So if you want to revive the playful, dramatic, unforgettable moments of 'The Lion King', you'd better watch the original movie on DVD. Though of course we can't deny that the technical achievement of the new version is breathtaking.
24 July 2019
Hungarian title: Az oroszlánkirály
American animation, 118 min, 2019
A Lion cub crown prince is tricked by a treacherous uncle into thinking he caused his father's death and flees into exile in despair.
Directed by:

Jon Favreau

Distributor: Fórum Hungary
Premiere: 18 July 2019


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