Friday, July 19, 2019

The Lion King: Movie Review

Rich visuals adds to the original.

I was a teenager who saw the original Lion King in theaters and probably saw it a dozen more times in the years that followed; however, I haven’t seen it in around twenty years, and haven’t given the film that much thought since. I don’t have any kids and feel no great attachment to the original. It was a film I liked at the time, and then grew up. I give this backstory only because it feels necessary since so many reviewers (and viewers alike) are coming at this remake from different places.   2019

Directed by: Jon Favreau

Screenplay by: Jeff Nathanson

Starring: Donald Glover, Beyoncé, Seth Rogen, and Billy Eichner