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'The Lion King' Tomatometer - 58%
Reviews are up

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Average Rating: 6.38/10
Total Count: 61
Fresh: 36 Rotten: 25





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Steven Weintraub
@colliderfrosty

Been lucky to have attended a number of world premieres but not sure I've ever heard as much clapping during a movie as I did tonight at #TheLionKing . Was like being at a rock concert. Movie is going to make so much money.

9:19 PM - Jul 9, 2019



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Steven Weintraub
@colliderfrosty

A few other things on #TheLionKing
The visual effects/animation in the film is INCREDIBLE.
For the first time in maybe my entire life as the movie started I got really emotional. Just hearing the music wrecked me.
While it's a story you know, it's soooooo well done.



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Peter Sciretta
@slashfilm

#TheLionKing is a breathtaking visual cinematic achievement. I can’t believe this is a CG animated movie. Timon and Pumbaa steal the show. It’s a good Disney remake but was it necessary? Maybe not, but it’s enjoyable and families are gonna love it.




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Ben Pearson
@benpears

#TheLionKing: Better than I thought it’d be! I still really miss the exaggerated emotions of the characters from the original, but you get occasional flashes in this, and the vocal performances are largely good enough to make up for the rest. Eichner & Rogen steal the movie.



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Angie J. Han
@ajhan

#TheLionKing is exactly as advertised: a beat-for-beat remake of the original. Impressive animation and some ace casting choices (Beyoncé is a spirited Nala, John Oliver is an ideal Zazu) plus that music is still - but it’s more nostalgic rehash than fresh reimagining




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Mike Ryan
@mikeryan

Holy smokes, I really loved THE LION KING. I think (I think) it’s the most beautiful effects movie I’ve seen. Like next level, the game has changed kind of thing. (For the record I’m agnostic on the original movie and have zero nostalgia for it. Anyway, this movie hooked me.)




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Erik Davis
@ErikDavis

#TheLionKing is visually immaculate & a game-changer for visual effects. It’s absolutely stunning in every way. The music shines (Glover & Beyoncé take it to another level), the performances are great (Timon, Pumbaa & Scar steal many scenes) & the emotions run HIGH. Truly great



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Jim Vejvoda
@JimVejvoda

#TheLionKing might be the first animated movie to win the same Oscar twice. Favreau nailed it. Great voice cast. Eichner, Rogen & Oliver steal their scenes. Beautiful visuals. Two paws up.



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Germain Lussier
@GermainLussier

The Lion King is a wonderful adaptation of an iconic classic. It has a few small changes which enhance what was already great and everything else is right on point. The CG can be slightly distracting at times but the emotion quickly covers that. Loved it.




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Fewer Kilometers
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re: 'The Lion King' Tomatometer - 58%
These first reactions are always filled with paid critics "lion".


Athos
North Carolina Fan
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re: 'The Lion King' Tomatometer - 58%
It’s the ONLY Disney remake that looks good and that I will consider seeing.


JS87
Member since Aug 2010
12920 posts

re: 'The Lion King' Tomatometer - 58%
Going to see it.

I don't think I can handle Mufasa dying in CGI, though.


mindbreaker
New Orleans Saints Fan
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re: 'The Lion King' Tomatometer - 58%
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It’s the ONLY Disney remake that looks good and that I will consider seeing.


Jungle book was legit so I disagree


TheeRealCarolina
Member since Aug 2018
3134 posts

re: 'The Lion King' Tomatometer - 58%
Will definitely take my pee break during Mufasa’s death, not going to spend my Thursday night wiping up tears.

And whoever decided to cast John Oliver as a pompous blowhard who gives “news” that no one cares about is a genius.


VinegarStrokes
Atlanta Braves Fan
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Member since Oct 2015
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re: 'The Lion King' Tomatometer - 58%
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Jungle book was legit so I disagree


yep.

at this point, there is really no reason to doubt Jon Favreau. Can't wait for his Star Wars series.


The Swindler
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Aug 2018
82 posts

re: 'The Lion King' Tomatometer - 58%
The Bey sounds cringe-worthy, shoulda went with Ri Ri


timbo
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Member since Dec 2011
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re: 'The Lion King' Tomatometer - 58%
That movie is going to make so, so, so much money.


GetCocky11
South Carolina Fan
Member since Oct 2012
34180 posts

re: 'The Lion King' Tomatometer - 58%
On the nostalgia scale, this movie is about a 100 out of 10. It is hard to take any positive reviews seriously because of this unless the review actually goes into detail about the story/acting/etc.
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re: 'The Lion King' Tomatometer - 58%
Scott Mendelson isn't that impressed

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ScottMendelson

@ScottMendelson

#TheLionKing has stunning visual effects/animation, but it's in service of a pointless retread that seems to exist mostly to show you how they got it right the first time. It's as over-written as ALADDIN but without the charismatic humans to entertain you. Lions can't act.


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Scott Mendelson @ScottMendelson

The entire thing is seemingly "like the 1994 toon, but less" as in less emotion, less "acting," less melodrama and less theatricality (less jazz hands). It's worth seeing once for the visuals, but you'll never pick it to watch again over the original.


CarRamrod
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re: 'The Lion King' Tomatometer - 58%
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at this point, there is really no reason to doubt Jon Favreau. Can't wait for his Star Wars series.


yea im a fan of him. Watch his new show experiment The Chef Show. He basically wanted to continue to cook with his Chef mentor that trained him for the movie, and he just got a crew to film them. and it spun into a show where they go to restaurants and talk to the chefs then cook a big meal for the restaurant employees.


hawgfaninc
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re: 'The Lion King' Tomatometer - 58%
Bad reviews for this won't exist...


TideSaint
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re: 'The Lion King' Tomatometer - 58%
I watched a trailer for this two days ago and the voiceovers are horrendous compared to the original.

James Earl Jones is still tGOAT though.


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NPComb
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re: 'The Lion King' Tomatometer - 58%
John Oliver makes a perfect Toucan


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Shotgun Willie
Member since Apr 2016
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re: 'The Lion King' Tomatometer - 58%
I've still never seen the original...guess I need to see it before I take my 6 year old to this one.


Jack Daniel
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You can’t make 90 minutes without going pee?


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monkeybutt
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re: 'The Lion King' Tomatometer - 58%
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I've still never seen the original




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tiggerthetooth
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re: 'The Lion King' Tomatometer - 58%
Its super hard to take the initial reactions from "preferred" critics on Disney movies. Disney has complete control over the reviews at this point.


Cow Drogo
New Orleans Saints Fan
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re: 'The Lion King' Tomatometer - 58%
The real question
Is simba white or black??? Will his hair be red?


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