Why tamper with perfection, was my original thought when I first heard about this remake, but I'm developed a more sanguine outlook. This looks pretty fun! It must be said that Simba looks slightly less, well, handsome, but it's all in the character so I suppose things will flesh out.
There will still be singing, right? I mean, it'll probably look bloody stupid if CGI lions start singing Can You Feel The Love Tonight but if I don't hear Be Prepared then I may cry.
In the past, I've been skeptical about live action remakes of old classic Disney tales. They changed a lot in 101 Dalmatians and Jungle Book etc... But After seeing how very very faithful, even down to specific scenes, Beauty and the Beast was, I'm actually hyped for this now! This looks to be in the same vein as that, them actually reproducing many scenes exactly like in the animated movie. It looks so great just from this trailer.
They absolutely have got to make the animals talk properly. And sing :D I wonder how they will make the trippy scenery of Just Can't Wait To Be King look in this version XD
This Lion King remake is gonna be what makes or breaks this trend Disney is going for - it's the most beloved of the renaissance era and it's the one that Disney clearly is banking on, judging by it being led in by subpar live action remakes and the focus on an extremely high quality cast to boot. I don't see anything particularly interesting from the trailer so far, as it just seems to be emulating the classic movie with nothing artistically engaging going for it. It's all down to the voice actors to save this one.
I'm not a fan of the trend at all, and it just speaks to the future of enforced blandness from Disney's monolithic status, but I will give Beyoncé my coin on this one.
The Lion King was my favourite of that era growing up; I’d watch it on repeat as a toddler/small child. I’m really hoping this remake can deliver... with the Disney live action remakes they have been hit and miss so far for me.
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Jeremy Irons will always be better than whomever they got to reprise him. “Be Prepared” won’t be the same either, if they do it at all. “Can’t wait to be King” also is unlikely to be done but eh what do I know. Also the fresh out of Antelope line kind of goes out the window if you watch the latest trailer.
Um...is it wrong to say I actually think it looked bad? >_>
I honestly don’t really know what I was expecting going in, but the first thing that popped into my head were those Disney Air Bud movies where the animals talk in terms of quality. I’m a wee disappointed.