The Lion King - Movie Review

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  • Published: 11 July 2019
  • 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.
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  • Mr White
    Mr White  34 less than a minute back

    Disney does not make good films anymore. Last good thing thay came out of disney was the mcu but even that will be destroyed in the next phase

    • Oliver Emmett Knox
      Oliver Emmett Knox  2 minutes back

      You can still watch and like the original Aladdin movie of 1992 more than Guy Ritiche's Aladdin 2019 despite the rotten tomatoes rating, Chris.

      • DynomitePunch
        DynomitePunch  4 minutes back

        "whats the point" to bring a classic from an older time to a newer generation, as a kid i never much liked black and white movies, and growing up i never paid them any mind, now, would i have went my whole life now knowing about psycho, probably not, but i certainly wouldn't have been aware of the older one without the newer one, and personally i think they both have their merrits, ad i feel like the remake, explores the characters insanity a little bit better, but that's just my opinion, the point of remakes is to take something older and give it a fresh new spin for a newer generation, this happens to a LOT of anime, and some people know it's the same exact story but shot in this wierd new realistic style and that's EXACTLY what they want, and as far as WHY dinsey is doing this, well you know why, cuz their is money in it

        • Oliver Emmett Knox
          Oliver Emmett Knox  5 minutes back

          Just watch the original Lion King movie of 1994, people! >:(

          • Pedro Delesma Jr.
            Pedro Delesma Jr.  17 minutes back

            How do you see it before it comes out to the public ?!

            • Oliver Emmett Knox
              Oliver Emmett Knox  50 minutes back

              Lion King 1994 > Lion King 2019

              • Victor Vazquez
                Victor Vazquez  50 minutes back

                You guys complaining about this movie being a shot by shot to the original are stupid as fuck... what the fuck you suppose to do? Change how is done? Then you mother fuckers will still bitch about it.

                • Voice of Insight
                  Voice of Insight  50 minutes back

                  I want the same movie but still have emotions

                  • Milstead on Movies
                    Milstead on Movies  1 hours back

                    Totally agree. I need more than a nostalgic hook to be interested in these Disney carbon copies

                    • M VR
                      M VR  1 hours back

                      So if they make a remake different..people complain....make it the exact same...people complain.Don’t make it all... people complain. Make an original story... people don’t come or movie makes way less money... so basically they can’t win🤷🏻‍♂️

                      • Gunnza
                        Gunnza  1 hours back

                        You make me want to never watch a movie again

                        • caressa
                          caressa  2 hours back

                          disney lion king rocks only remake that is perfect an well done ahhah thats the point of remaking the film is too make it the same with better graphics lol an up too date version.

                          • The Bad Ninja
                            The Bad Ninja  2 hours back

                            The Lion King Movie: the copy & paste of the original.

                            • L M
                              L M  2 hours back

                              Review all the Tarantino movies 🎥

                              • Gabriel Salas
                                Gabriel Salas  2 hours back

                                I guess we all can’t be satisfied. I went to take the kids to watch dumbo and was disappointed that it wasn’t as the original. Tim Burton did good though. In my mind it’s more for the kids and hoping they get that great aww effect as I did as a kid. Maybe Disney should just put the originals out on an annual date at a discounted price?🤔

                                • Daniel Mann
                                  Daniel Mann  2 hours back

                                  Call it what it is; a safe tech demo for Disney’s CG tech. It’s safe because it’s a recognisable property that will make money guaranteed while showing off their tech...I.e a pointless cash grab.

                                  • Achaeos Salisbury
                                    Achaeos Salisbury  3 hours back

                                    Well I guess there is no need for me to see this. CGI does not impress me. Good screenwriting & originality does. I was never all that into The Lion King in the 1st place. I thought maybe I would see this, but based on reviews... nah. I did go see Aladdin and I don't know WTF that was but it wasn't Aladdin. Spoilers, Jasmine is not trying to get her choice in husband, she wants to rule as Sultan and she gets her wish, chases after Aladdin in Disney's most cringe role reversal yet. The Feminazis really fucked that one up.

                                    • [Oriana] Dreamer Blackhood

                                      The point of doing a remake is to tell the same story in a different way. I didn't watch the movie yet, but for what you say, Jon Favreau failed at this....

                                      • Mike Whiles
                                        Mike Whiles  3 hours back

                                        Sadly this sums up many recent movies - wonderful visuals and fantastic Atmos sound but it lacks SOUL . I'll stick to the classic thanks . Another Disney money grab. 🙁🙁🙁

                                        • TINO Tv
                                          TINO Tv  4 hours back

                                          Pretty much what I expected honestly

                                          • echowit
                                            echowit  4 hours back

                                            What they have done is monumental for sure -- they have set back the "art" of CGI back by about 40 years or so. Not to mention the art of moviemaking ...

                                            • Stevie Dane
                                              Stevie Dane  4 hours back

                                              Dudddeee duhhhh ofcourse everything isthe same otherwise it would have a different name like "The Lion King: the rise of simba" or something like that. The named the movie "The Lion King" BECAUSE ITS THEEUUEUUEH LION KING

                                              • Caitlin Swiencki
                                                Caitlin Swiencki  4 hours back

                                                I wish it was more like the 1994 film I hate the new changes

                                                • Jason Maverick
                                                  Jason Maverick  5 hours back

                                                  You nailed it to a tee

                                                  • Patricia A.
                                                    Patricia A.  5 hours back

                                                    Chris, I always mean to ask you and never do: where are your awesome t-shirts from? I love them and I love your videos too!!

                                                    • RIchard Allen
                                                      RIchard Allen  5 hours back

                                                      you always have such a disappointing face In the thumbnail 🤣

                                                      • The Third Child
                                                        The Third Child  5 hours back

                                                        Exactly what I expected

                                                        • HUGO CUELLAR
                                                          HUGO CUELLAR  5 hours back

                                                          Yep. I knew this was going to suck.

                                                          • Tiago Salviatti
                                                            Tiago Salviatti  5 hours back

                                                            I agree with pretty much every thing here...
                                                            I mean, why make a CGI remake of an animated cartoon? What's the point? Sure it looks astonishing but it isn't such a marvel or something completely new/different. We've seen very good and realistic CGI animals in other movies, and it is really difficult to understand the value of this other than nostalgia.
                                                            Sure, Disney doesn't give a crap about it as long as they make huge bucks but it doesn't really make sense as a viewer to care for these so spineless remakes.

                                                            • ericdaryl
                                                              ericdaryl  5 hours back

                                                              Because, you are 10 years old in 1994.

                                                              • Sneaky Sly
                                                                Sneaky Sly  5 hours back

                                                                the lion king remake is like the only movie my dad asked ME to go and watch with him at the movie theater nostalgia works

                                                                • DreSully
                                                                  DreSully  6 hours back

                                                                  Sooo "Be,Prepared" isnt in the movie? The best song in the whole film is not in the remake?! I'm good.

                                                                  • Jeff Anderson
                                                                    Jeff Anderson  6 hours back

                                                                    Still waiting on that Chernobyl review

                                                                    • King Of the Beast
                                                                      King Of the Beast  6 hours back

                                                                      I think the reason I’m so exited for this film is the same reason I saw it on broadway, at Disneyland, and at my brothers school. I want to see the same thing just in a different medium.

                                                                      • Wyatt Milton
                                                                        Wyatt Milton  6 hours back

                                                                        I felt nothing with this film. They even butchered the Stampede scene with the piece: “To Die For” was slowed down and had its emotional impact removed

                                                                        • Daniel Fisher
                                                                          Daniel Fisher  6 hours back

                                                                          The original was arguably the greatest animated film EVER, why do this? It is just a cash grab.

                                                                          • Ollie Dixon
                                                                            Ollie Dixon  7 hours back

                                                                            “there’s nothing new about this” says the reviewer who praises the new star wars films

                                                                            • Jason Willey
                                                                              Jason Willey  7 hours back

                                                                              Next minute, Disney will be remaking the remakes, Disney are creatively bankrupt and morally repugnant.

                                                                              • Eduardo Cruz
                                                                                Eduardo Cruz  7 hours back

                                                                                The first place and the rest are not a good

                                                                                • Moth Turtle
                                                                                  Moth Turtle  7 hours back

                                                                                  I didn't even realise it was out.

                                                                                  • Jacob Britton
                                                                                    Jacob Britton  7 hours back

                                                                                    Disney has descended into a second dark age. They need to go back to original movies

                                                                                    • MajPeaches
                                                                                      MajPeaches  8 hours back

                                                                                      Your facial hair looks like 2 swans kissing

                                                                                      • MajPeaches
                                                                                        MajPeaches  8 hours back

                                                                                        I love hearing when I'm right :)

                                                                                        • unske
                                                                                          unske  8 hours back

                                                                                          We don't need a second Lion King in my opinion. It's perfectly fine to just upgrade the graphs but that's not the point of a review.... You say it's almost exactly the same but souless . Which means you don't like the animation tech for face expressions and stuff but you also praise the tech used. Confusing review...

                                                                                          • 陳君越
                                                                                            陳君越  8 hours back

                                                                                            Tiger.. King

                                                                                            • L D
                                                                                              L D  8 hours back

                                                                                              You are my favorite movie critic. You manage to answer questions for me that I didn't even know I had about a movie. Thank you!

                                                                                              • Visualdreams100
                                                                                                Visualdreams100  8 hours back

                                                                                                I get the critique but if they’d changed too much ppl would still be mad .

                                                                                                • Rinzler
                                                                                                  Rinzler  8 hours back

                                                                                                  Lion King (CGI version) would had been better if each characters had an african accent like Black Panther since the movie is taken place in Africa.