Before its release, ‘The Lion King’ 2019 review wasn’t so promising mainly because of low ratings on Rotten Tomatoes. Critics didn’t like the similarities between the ‘The Lion King’ 1994 and its reboot. Though, I always appreciated the highly realistic representation of arguably the most iconic animated wildlife characters depicted on screen.
Critics have a habit of presenting a harsh view on anything set to release. ‘The Lion King’ 2019 review featured everything based on assumptions and everybody seemed like rejecting the idea of presenting the same thing once more after 25 years. They say whatever they like and it doesn’t matter in the end as the performance of the movie always speaks louder. I am extremely happy to see Simba roaring across continents announcing his success.
Let me tell you the good news is that ‘The Lion King’ hits box office with a bang and the early success announces a shut-up call. The first weekend in the US marks Disney’s dominating performance just as it did in China and other countries.
The Realism in the ‘The Lion King’
After watching this extremely realistic animation I’ve come to the conclusion that ‘The Lion King’ 2019 is far from fiction. I am convinced that this is due to the wildlife documentaries which serve us with an insight into the lives of animals, especially the lion’s pride. The movie depicts the harsh realities of how the ‘Game of Thrones’ dominates the planes of Africa. The same holds true to other animal species.
Yes, we all love personification and this is what attracts millions. If you closely observe wildlife documentaries, they try their best to bring out emotions, identify them with human names and assign heroic and villainy characteristics to different animal characters.
According to the senior media analyst, Paul Dergarabedian, the reboot of The Lion King provides the current generation with an opportunity to fall in love with the most beloved animal characters.
‘The Lion King’ Roars Across Continents
Following the footsteps of its predecessor, the rebooted version sets new records which effectively silences all critics. The public is simply loving this extremely realistic representation.
Not only that it achieves success for Disney but it also gives enough to the disappointing US box office. This year hasn’t been so good for box office and 4 major hits from Disney feed the US cinema with sufficient profit.
‘The Lion King’ Pre-release Reviews
Based on assumptions, online reviewers had a lot of discouraging things to associate with ‘The Lion King’ 2019. Every reboot of a movie suffers from the same. The so-called movie gurus didn’t like the idea of representing the same exact action in a new way. But the crowd simply loved it. People mostly turned a deaf ear to whatever these gurus had to tell.
The reason is simple, no matter how much you scold something for being the same as the predecessor, people still love to watch it themselves. People love their kids to have a good time and enjoy their childhood. They don’t mind if anything is similar to what they saw 25 years ago.
Secondly, everybody who watched ‘The Lion King’ 1994 in cinema, 25 years ago, would love to watch it again in order to relive his/her experiences of the past. Everyone loves having a chance of recalling the bright spring days of their lives. ‘The Lion King’ 2019 simply gives you a tremendous opportunity to have the same experience which, once you had with your parents in cinema quarter-century ago.
It attracted my emotions and did so with everyone watching the movie. You’d love watching Simba doing the same things in a much more realistic way. We appreciate Disney for coming up with this amazing idea to make our summer even better.
Jon Favreau, the director of the movie tells in an interview to Variety that people have their own formulas. There are multiple ways of doing things, and this is the way he has done it.
He simply rejected the idea of trying multiple things at a time to give it a whole new look to bring in the element of surprise. I am convinced that he did the right thing because curiosity is already there. People who watched it in 1994 would always love to watch it again even if each and every dialogue is the same. They just want to see smiles across their kids’ faces. Critics have a job at hand and their judgment is instant most of the times and is based on assumptions. Just a 2-minute trailer provided these odd-minds with so much bad to say about ‘The Lion King’.
‘The Lion King’ is a Huge Success
Back in 1994, the original release was a risk because Disney had just recovered from bad days. Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, and Beauty and the Beast established Disney’s authority but all of these movies were released during the Christmas holidays. ‘The Lion King’ 1994 was released during the summer. It wasn’t just another summer, because the season presented a tough competition because Speed, Clear and Present Danger, True Lies, and Forrest Gump were also looking for the lion’s share. But ‘The Lion King’ 1994 turned out to be a major phenomenon.
Critics back then had a lot to say about the selection of characters and voice actors. Carolyn Newberger criticized the gestures of hyena. Janet M. Walker called it a sambo-ish hyena and also didn’t like the idea of a white actor featuring Simba’s voice and colored actors featuring the voice of other lion characters.
Haven’t Watched ‘The Lion King’ Yet?
If you haven’t watched it yet, you need to do it now. This impressive recreation of a major hit is sweeping box offices across the globe. Make this summer a memorable season for the rest of your life. Don’t forget to let us know via comments what you liked the most about this movie and what you think could have been avoided or improved.