The Lion King (2019) - Animation, Adventure, Drama

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After the murder of his father, a young lion prince flees his kingdom only to learn the true meaning of responsibility and bravery.

Director: Jon Favreau
Stars: Donald Glover, Beyoncé
Length: 118 Minutes
PG Rating: PG
Reviews: 151 out of 1000 found boring (15.1%)

One-line Reviews (462)

Donald Glover couldn't be any more boring as older Simba, he sounds like he's either high or falling asleep.

Beautiful but empty.

I was looking forward to it, but I enjoyed it far more than I was expecting.

First of all, the graphics really are breathtaking.

The exciting ending, of which Sophie spoke, I found to be a little long and drawn out.

The previous, coupled with the lack of facial expressions from the photo-realistic animals, made the film feel hollow and dull.

This is a hollow, bland, dull and completely vapid, shameless cash-grab from Disney.

Visually stunning, otherwise emotionless and flat .

this remake is like an old cornflakes packet in comparison, dry lifeless and boring, expressionless and deprived of everything that made the original great, don't bother watching it, your only waste your money, and your time.

I loved the stage play and the animation but this is a waste of time and money.

The visuals are also very stunning!

To my surprise, it is much better than I expected, the film is as entertaining and touching as the original, that together with the amazing CGI and music, I give it an 8.

I highly recommend it and would love to see a new Simba's Pride movie.

Family and I enjoyed It very much.

Beyonce's Nala overall was very bland.

The Lion King reboot is nothing but a tired, lazy film that totally misses everything that made the original so enjoyable.

The movie was incredibly boring.

What else can I say, we loved the characters, how true to the original this film is and the animation is mind blowing.

" When Mufasa dies, it's just as sad as the first movie and the full stampede scene is so intense, it invests you more emotionally.

The visuals were breathtaking and I was just as invested in the characters as I was with the original movie.

It was cruel, boring and a very bad example for children.

For me, the word that keeps floating to the top of these live action remakes is "pointless".

I could cry how bad I was.. This was the moment I was actually ready to leave the cinema.

Don't waste your time.

Visually, The Lion King was stunning.

making the same thing is boring.

All the actors breathed life into their characters through evocative voice work.

It was my favorite Disney movie as a kid (and still to this day to be honest) but it was just so bland.

A very beautiful, but utterly confusing mess.

The visuals are stunning and harken back to an Africa that existed before humans decimated its population of amazing wildlife.

First of all, this film is stunning.

I really don't get the negative reviews, I thoroughly enjoyed it from the moment it started.

My 8-year-old son feels boring to see the film.

The graphics are just stunning and amazing and I have so much respect for the team behind the visuals and translating this legendary story into "live action".

Overall, I'm glad I went to see it and my kid enjoyed it well enough.

My whole family enjoyed it and thought it was a great parallel to he animated movie.

enjoyable overall.

The dialogue presentation, background score, songs, singers and characters all sounded very dull.

Despite coasting with the story, I personally found this to be engaging.

The good things is stunning visual effects (VFX).

Worth the watch!

I thought the last part (the fight on the cliff in the fire) was very exciting.


But not a bad movie, it s worth watching.

An interesting take, but just a bland copy of the original .

I still think its a rather pointless exercise, particularly in this case where there is no human cast.

Boring, lacked cohesion .

Boring .

It is spectacular and stunning in its production and looks incredible on screen.

The film was absolutely stunning.

Boring .

Either way, minus Beyoncé, very entertaining & visually stunning.

Because of this, I was able to predict everything and I just got bored.

You watch it for the stunning animation.

The new one is the same the old one, so it is predictable, less emotion and CGI technology is still new today.

This movie remake is awful, the colors were dark and depressing, the movie bored me to tears, I was bored the entire time, this reminded me of "The Last Airbender" movie.

Visually, the movie is stunning.

But the story, zzzzzz.

Her voice acting is flat and dull, robotic even.

Like many I've known have said, its creation is so pointless other than for nostalgia inducing money.

What exciting is I've watched this in Danish language.

I think feeling emotions is more intense that seeing them.

In a nutshell, emotionless but visually stunning.

Bland and uninspired .

Just don't waste your money on a movie that doesn't reflect the amusing and fun part of previous version.

The music too was again stunning (thanks Hans Zimmer!

It was like they were on their hundreth take and they'd gotten bored.

Visually stunning and thoroughly enjoyable

The CG is stunning...


This one felt slow and didn't add to the story line at all.

As the tittle says, visually is really a masterpiece, but other then that is so empty...

Songs are OK, but fight in end is too long.

After 30 minutes I walked out of the theater!

Visually stunning.

James Earl Jones seems flat here and Scar is monotone, only a few voices come across as interesting.

Visually I personally felt privileged to watch such a stunning coming together of effects with the voice overs.

Favreau's version also adds nothing new to The Lion King story besides unnecessary, time-filling exposition, resulting in a dull, oft-times boring viewing experience.

Overall, a disappointing and uninspiring cash grab by Disney.

Watching this was painful, disheartening and just a waste of time.

The visual effects are mind blowing.

The visuals were stunning, the music was still good, and the animals were all so cute.

Easily one of the Top 5 WORST movies ever.

All in all, where the original basked in the rich imagery, limitless creativity, magical flair & pure escapism that the medium of animation provides, this visually striking yet emotionally bland & imaginatively bankrupt retelling offers a cinematic ride that can only be summed up as unforgivably cringeworthy.

That said, the cgi is absolutely breathtaking and Timon and Pumbaa are the only aspects of the film that are nearly as good as the original.

The Lion King was an amazing movie, with a breathtaking cinematography, best visuals ever in a Disney movie, and you could see they had worked in every single detail in how the animals looked and acted to make it as realistic as possible, and without taking the charm and heart out of it.

I give this version of The Lion King '3 Stars' for looking fantastic but i only give it a rating for its visual effects.. the actual film was completely boring, flat, had no entertainment value, stagnant, emotionless performances and awful versions of the classic songs...

The visuals are just stunning.

Was entertaining to watch.

Enjoyable .

It just felt empty.

trust me I know animators still worked hard on it but the original was taking a risk, it was something new and exciting and at the time no one knew if it would do good or not!

The Lion King 2019 delivers a breathtaking visual spectacle with a lot of respect for the 1994 original.

The songs are boring and the nice images tell a story without soul.

My six year old grand daughter fell asleep watching this, certainly not a movie I will be recommending to anyone.


It was boring and indescribable flat.

This Mufasa is kinda boring, he just has a "yeah, whatever" tone about him.

Sterile, soulless, rushed and pointless.

You can hear it in their voices, it just sounds genuine, while in this movie many of the songs are so over the top and pretentious you can't stand it, simba in particular.

Disney's live action films are often frowned upon, they often have been described as pointless and many feel that Disney are running out of ideas.

What a waste of time and money!

Visually stunning; emotionally empty .

The CGI is just stunning and I was entertained during the entire movie.

My little brother (7 years old) told me after the movie that he enjoyed it much more that the cartoon one.

Come on Disney and Mr. Favreau, we trusted you and you gave us a bland film.

Boring .

Every inch of the atmosphere, the setting, the backdrop looks stunning!

Stunning CGI very impressive indeed.

Stunning Animation.

Most of the delightful villainy that made Scar so menacing and entertaining in the original is gone (and "Be Prepared" went from my favorite villain song to an embarrassment).

It had none of its power or maliciousness, nor any of its strong wartime reflections, and felt lazy and bland.

As much as I didn't think this story worked well in "live-action" (quote-on-quote), the backgrounds and animals are stunning to look at.

And many that do fail to achieve the goal of being both a story with some meat on it and entertaining at the same time.

There's no soul, it's boring, and it's politically correct for today's children as they've got to be sensitive to feelings and all.

It was very enjoyable with a few surprises thrown in.

My advice: STICK WITH THE 1994 VERSION, that one is the more entertaining of the two.

BORING...!!. .

Also I would rather watch a real nature documentary show about lions which is more interesting to watch than this boring movie.

However it was dull in some areas that, had I not watched the original, may have been a little bleh.

The movie was too slow at times and didn't spend enough time on Simba.

A little slow and boring .

The worst Movie .

Like any live band, it was enjoyable.

The story is beautiful as always, the visuals are stunning, the acting is good.

Boring .

It's just so boring and a disgrace to the original.

I was expecting this to be at least decent, but in the end, this is below average at best, and for it to be a Disney film, I can't help but feel like Disney really needs to up their game with these remakes, because they're starting to wear out their welcome with how samey and pointless they are to their animated counterparts.

Amazing visuals, pretentious acting .

Visually I found this stunning, and I liked the fact it didn't move away from the original too much!

Bored .

A remake that's definitely worth watching .

I walked out of the theater less than an hour into the movie - something I almost never do.

Of course, I saw the movie expecting it to be a money grab, but decided to give it a chance anyway, at the very least, it'll be entertaining, right?

Echoing other reviews.. so empty.

Scar's voice just wasn't menacing enough for me he was no Jeremy Irons I can tell you that, everything seemed rush, the scene when Mufasa gets thrown off the cliff by scar when he utters the word "long live the king" when Irons done it, it was slow, dark, scary like when the new actor does it, it's literally like they're having a normal conversation.

Waste of your time and money.

But enjoyable and filled with heart?

The CGI is seamless and breathtaking.

Once Upon A Time was such a great movie, fun and gripping and surprisingly laugh-out-loud hilarious, and then to go into this movie, which just undid everything the original did, killed my buzz and made me sit there in stunned silence for the majority of the movie, pondering what the original filmmakers could have done to deserve this treatment.

I´ll summarize it for you with a box: ( )An empty box, this is exactly how this horrible piece of remake felt, like nothing.

We really enjoyed it, I get that the animated older version gives the animals more expression.

I believe that Disney is making a bold choice with re creating classics, yet they probably apart from wanting some extra cash, are doing this to make younger viewers look at these classics while at the same time trying to compete withother more action packed superhero movies.

The Boring King with no emotion, how Disney ruined the greatest cartoon movie.

Pretty to look at, but completely pointless.

Otherwise, this is beautiful, well told and visually stunning movie.

While I thought the dialogue during the intense ending was underwhelming, I will positively say that I thought the fight scene was pretty cool.

And despite the stunning visuals, beautiful songs and great actors, this one just felt pretty flat almost throughout.

It was kind of boring to watch them sometimes.

A good thing that they did was how Simba got back on the edge by biting scars face instead magically leaping back on it like in the original one.

Really enjoyable .

There are entertaining scenes, wonderful musics and qualified animated visual narration.

It's not about pretty picture, now a days it really easy to have mind blowing visual effects...

Chiwetel Ejiofor just chanted it and it was boring.

While visually stunning, this version of The Lion King loses the charm of the original film.

After watching this & reading through many reviews, what bothers me most is reviewers saying it "falls flat with no emotion" or "is like an Animal Planet documentary", or "comedic moments ruined with slower speech & articulation".

The visual effects are purely stunning!

Timon and pumbaa was just awful, and I usually love seth rogan in almost everything he does but both of those voices and dialog was just not right, probably the most boring and annoying characters in the movie, a complete 180 from being some of the most entertaining and lovable characters in the cartoon.

'Be Prepared' wasnt even there; and some new, addition in place of the stunning traditional music when Simba is running back to the pride lands.

Or it was a predictable storline with nothing exciting.

Overall it definitely missed some key critical points and all the voice actors (yes, all) sound completely hollow and bored.. it is almost a perfect storm of missed opportunities that culminated in a snore fest that will haunt my dreams for years to come.

The whole film is literally a pointless shot for shot remake of the original that only exists to make a bunch of money, I have never seen a more perfect example of a cashgrab.

Favreau's The Lion King has been universally applauded for its stunning effects.

Gorgeously pointless.

A Waste of time and money.

Acting wise, it sounds like he's reading for a high school play or something his whole role, it just feels boring.

I liked some of the new voice cast better than the originals, and vice versa, but this made for an engaging and interesting reimagining of the beloved film.

But I gave it 7 'cause -1 for it's predictable story, -1 for action, -1 for slow and short plot.

The comedy was simple - they took a joke that was in the original film and ran with it until it literally wasn't funny anymore, until it dragged the initial smile off my face itself.

All of the comedic elements of the first one are gone, the hyenas are not fun anymore, they are just cliche genetic villains with no personality.

Don't waste your time or money.

the graphics are stunning!

I enjoyed it!

The film is for all the family including the adults, I enjoyed it and I'm 2 years older than England.

The story was so raw and intense and I loved it!

Breathtaking Visials, Terrible Voice Acting .

I was just bored...

Maybe someone saw some mock ups and decided that realistic animals with expressions and features were a bit silly but not as silly as letting this film fall flat on its face because emotionally, it's an empty shell.

Expect a truly 🌠 ENCHANTING comedic voice acting 'performance-in-TANDEM': from the completely ADORABLE Billy Eichner's 'Timon The Meerkat' & the EQUALLY Engaging Seth Rogen's 'Pumbaa The Warthog' .

Everything felt bland and dry, and the characters expressed no form of emotion, so you had to go by the tone of the voices alone.

The opening sequence started off with so much promise, visually stunning, well performed music performance and I felt a little teary eyed remembering when I saw the original as a kid.

The visuals are stunning.

Me and my son went to see it today and we both enjoyed it.

The film has a very slow pace and it is a bit hybrid: animals acting like animals and then suddenly have humane emotions.

Waste of time, money grab .

But here, the lions sort of look the same in every shot, even when something really intense or scary is happening.

Music was a bit boring.

Too many of the scenes are near-carbon copies with only fleeting moments of heart and soul, mostly the film emotionally is very bland.

It was like looking at real animals and nature, stunning.


Overall I found it very enjoyable and loved the subtle humor throughout.

Watchable but pointless remake .

The former review titles described it all: no soul, shocking flat, and boring.

This story is intense.

for example scar and shenzi character, they have bad characters that are conflict with the simba and mufasa and this made the conflict in the movie even more exciting

The Rafiki character in this film is as boring as Mufasa to me.

The original one was more gripping as well as hilarious.


I felt bored the entire time.

Feel so empty .

But I felt compelled to say how pointless this film was.

This interpretation of The Lion King quite simply isn't as exhilarating, funny, or as headily enjoyable.

Plays a bit like a nature documentary with stunning graphics and soundtrack.

It was majestic, entertaining, technically superb and certainly had its moments.

We really enjoyed it, I get that the animated older version gives the animals more expression.

Save your money, go watch something else.

After seeing mufasa's ghost dialog was gone I was ready to leave the cinema.

Overall, a very good movie, very entertaining, very fun.

It's a stunning movie which I think should be seen on the big screen first where the amazing and breathtaking scenes from the movie can be fully enjoyed and appreciated.

Even the kids in the cinema last night were wondering around bored, distracted and fidgeting, because the film has nothing to offer.

Lion King 2019 was a waste of time.

It's slow and frankly just boring.

Scar was boring .

And when we got back to the theater I was like: now I can relax wind down and watch a fun, entertaining, good movie and what I got was a stupid, dumb, corporate mess.

A tolerable, but ultimately pointless remake .

A pointless remake with none of the charm of the original.


Stunning and very true to the original.

Completely purposeless and boring.

"Aladdin" this year was not very good, but there were parts that I thought were enjoyable enough.

For me, there's simply no reason to ever go back to this one, as it was just boring and not that emotionally driven.

Disappointment and a little bit boring and by the way National Geographic is better


Hyperrealistic yet boring .

Beautiful animation, some of Disney's most iconic songs and amazing score, an entertaining and powerful story with unforgettable moments, terrific voices (especially James Earl Jones and Jeremy Irons) and joint best beginning to a Disney film alongside 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame'.

Slimy : You'd think at a certain moment that somebody just voiced over a bunch of boring jungle animals .

We went as a family to see this at the BFI Imax on Saturday and we all thoroughly enjoyed it.

it was so boring i ended up falling to sleep during the screening.

The animation was pretty good too, but overall its not the best movie ever made, it is worth the experience of seeing it, but the original animated movies are much more entertaining.

I was stunned by the quality of the animation and the level of detail displayed, and some of the nature scenes are just breathtaking.

Towards the end even my four year old was bored out of his mind.

I found it boring and am writing this review as I'm watching it.

Pretty mich all of the film was a replication of the animation so the whole strory and character dialogue was predictable.

My husband and I took our 8 year old and her friend and really enjoyed it - WAY more than the original!

Utterly pointless remake.

Without the comparison, the movie is beautiful and the story is gripping.


Instead of the epic piece from the original that underscored the emotion of "coming of age/accepting ones responsibility/accepting who you are" really well, they used a super lame "spirit" song.

The best part of the live-action remake involves all the critical action scenes, with the extended showdown between the lions and the hyenas serving as an entertaining example.

It has little to no identity, because it's, again, literally the same movie as the original, but nowhere near as entertaining.

Pointless .

Visually Stunning .

The movie is stunning and colorful and the music is great.

Even in the scenes where he partakes, he's bland-out.

The hyena scenes are much more intense than Whoopie Goldberg.

What a waste of time!!

The plot was still entertaining to watch and with visuals that amazing it's hard not to watch.

Very confusing.

But instead, he's quiet, stoic and uninteresting.

The songs were a bore, storytelling tell anticlimactic, and acting was mediocre.

Scar and the hyenas felt more menacing, and the action felt very intense.

that , but with stunning animations which make it glorious.

Flat and very robotic sounding with the majority of the characters speaking much slower than is natural in my opinion.

Great CGI, story not bad, but boring and not as funny as the 1st Lion King.

This is like watching a talking NatGeo, there are no emotions or whatsoever, the voiceovers/ effects with the visuals are very confusing and have no connection at all since fascial expressions are lacking.

The songs were boring because once again, emotion was lacking; Beyonce's song made no sense because it simply didn't match the rest of the score, and her rendition of "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" was cringe-worthy.

Honestly, I wanted to see this film in theatres, because I knew the CGI was going to be stunning, and 50-foot screens really deliver on that end.

I will skip this boring remake and forget it ever existed and just get the soundtrack which is the only thing I liked about this film.

Visual wise, was stunning.

This film is absolutely boring and lifeless compared to the fantastic original.

Lifeless and dull .

Got taken by my friend to see it, had somewhat if an open mind to it but oh God, it felt like 3 hours if watching nothing happen.

The direction was dull.

That was a waste of time.

It may be because we're in the TV Series era now, and used to slow character and plot build-up that typically goes with it.

After the torture of sitting through 2019 Aladdin as well as Dumbo, I actually at first refused to see this remake of The Lion King, mostly because the original is a near masterpiece, to many as well as myself, and watching it as a kid religiously, it seemed completely pointless remaking such a fantastic film that hasn't aged a day.

Just pointless .

Which makes it even more enjoyable since no one really wants a word by word remake.

It was a waste of money!

The technology to make this movie is stunning.

Where Jeremy Irons' original performance was intriguing in a Tony Hopkins as Hannibal Lechter sort of way Ejiofor is flat (both figuratively and literally.

I thoroughly enjoyed it.

I found it emotionally engaging & the final battle scene between Simba & Scar was truly thrilling.

The film in itself was visually stunning, and the animation was brilliant.

For the most part the music tracks were glorious (especially any songs with Donald Glover) but I actually didn't like any of the songs with Beyonce in them, they all sounded too bland and boring.

It has an effect that makes the film thrilling for the most part.

) Again so yeah definitely worth watching..

Visually stunning .

Instead I was treated to fundamentally altered key scenes, down right neglect of key characters, pointlessly altered dialogues, and bland expressions.!SPOILERS!

A surprisingly funny, touching and intense live action remake!

It's just a cold, pointless remake that some will enjoy due to recognising certain shots which will trigger nostalgia.

The animation is gorgeous and yes some of the voices seem a little odd over live animation but it was worth watching.


This film exists purely to make money, which it has so we shall be treated to more wonderfully dull Disney re-makes.

Emotional, Enjoyable and risk-taking .

Which is truly a shame as they are incredibly talented individuals, Another issue to find with this film is how dull and boring the musical numbers now look.

It truly is terrible, the original is a tear jerker with great music and this was about the most bland movie possible.

Byoncé (God bless the queen) is a phonemal performer, but as a voice actor, she only dragged Nala's presence down to hell.

Visually stunning, shame about the voice acting .

A very enjoyable 2 hours.

I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Beyonce comes over as very out of place, her voice not fitting how Nala looks, and she even sounded bored.


It's so boring, the focus has been so much on keeping this photo realistic, that everything else has been forgotten about.

The CGI was breathtaking, and for us it was a combination of a great National Geographic documentary combined with a nice story (not too complicated).

But overshadowed by magnificent piece of work of CGI and VFX and lots of comedy and enjoyable melody, the film hardly ever felt boring and therefore, making it one perfect treat for the kids or even family.

Just boring.. and very disappointing.

Everything seemed dull.


For those who haven't seen the old movie, it's a waste of time.

Total waste of time here.

Very boring if you've seen the original.

Not being a fan of the original or the story which I read to my child many times, I have to say I was blown away by how much I enjoyed it.

So while visually stunning - I mean, the CGI is truly masterful in this movie - the overall voice acting failed to carry the emotions and story that is so near and dear to my heart.

Speaking of, voice actors are so cliche and some of them didn't even match the characters except the monkey.

Stunning and hearty .

What an emotionless, flat, monotonic, expressionless, terrible, and boring remake.

For example, we see how Simba's piece of hair gets to Rafiki; it takes WAY too long just to get to that simple point.

When I walked out of the theater I basically summed it up with my own one word description...

But it's still breathtaking and beautiful, I found myself smiling throughout.

It's a waste of your time.

Lazy and dull.

Indeed boring and totally crap .

Nevertheless, a very fun, enjoyable and satisfiying experience!

Visually stunning, emotional flatline.

Can not praise "Circle of Life" enough, Timon and Pumbaa are amusing and the stampede is intense, not goosebump-inducing though, even though everybody who has seen the original will know the outcome.

The actors spoke in a monotone manner.

This scene was intense and had feeling to it in the original.

But I really enjoyed it .

Ok that was unexpected.

What it lacked in creativity story-wise, it compensated with a stunning exhibition of the great power of modern CGI.

My younger siblings who didn't watch the original yet , didn't want to complete the movie to its end, Its Very BAD and you shouldn't waste your money or time on a disappointment like this.

How the creators managed to turn that iconic scene of Simba being presented to the animal kingdom into a lifeless, bland parade of CGI bravado is beyond me.


Enjoyable .

This was the first remake that I left the theater without being just amazed and excited with what I had just watched (unlike Aladdin, which is OMG amazing).

The storyline remains the same - but it was boring , would have rather paid to see the OG instead.

Something of a technical achievement, with the scenery being breathtaking in every sense ("Circle of Life" being a notable example) and the characters (excepting their eyes needing more expression) blend very realistically in a way where one gets the sense that this was a nature documentary.

The scenery was breathtaking.

The remaining characters do okay, but still feel kinda bland.

As an added bonus, Billy has a stunning singing voice.

Stays true enough to the original story but leaves the rails enough and in the right places to be genuinely enjoyable.

Now, having seen this film with family and friends, I will happily admit that this latest remake is very entertaining if the audience are willing to forget about the original for two hours and let the visuals draw you in.

The same story + CG + blandness = pointless .

Seen it in 4Dx and just really enjoyed it .

With the likes of Jon Faverau, Donald Glover, Beyonce and James Earl Jones on board, I expected more passion and creativity, and ended up with an empty, soul-less mess.

The CGI is mind blowing mind blowing .

Simply Stunning .

The characterisations are empty; as two-dimensional as the cartoons themselves and no amount of sound effects and shouty-singing can bring them to life.

The visuals were breathtaking and really sucked me into the world that was so perfectly crafted.

Very proud of this purchase and I highly recommend it for a family home viewing.

This film brings neither, and because of that, this is, easily, the most pointless film of the summer.

Besides the first third or so of the film, which is mostly a formulaic and tonely unstable retelling of the original, the film does prove to be at least mildly entertaining, and there is plenty of interest to be seen by the beautiful and undeniably realistic views it provides.

And then I heard Disney made the film thirty minutes longer than the original and it was pointless and made the movie more boring.

When I saw it, I enjoyed it, it had all the classic songs and the memorable moments, the humor and the movie generally mixed well, and the graphics were amazing.

Even with hand drawn cartoons you can garner so much from them that the original film is hands down more emotionally engaging than this, even given that it looks totally real, it's just totally flat in terms of vibe.

Save your money and don't bother with the theater.

Good work from jon favreau All the animals looks real I enjoyed it from start to finish briljant

Obviously a lot more realistic, these segments were stunning.

Save your money, and watch the original.

I prefer the original animated one, but this was still very entertaining!

Evertyhing else is just boring and flat!

Like the voice actors just sounded boring like they weren't trying to be real.

For that reason I found a lot of thw scenes boring to watch.

The visuals of this movie were stunning.

They were monotone and there were no natural pauses when there should have been.

The song 'Spirit' by Beyoncé is the most boring song ever.

Total waste of time and money.

This film was so boring, it had no emotion.

Kids enjoyed it!

Everything about the 2019 version I found a total bore, it was so dark in parts, watching it at home at day time was almost impossible.

Very dull .

Worse piece of garbage ever don't waste your money

Flat, emotionless, drawn-out cash cow .

Visually stunning that's the most important thing to note here.

I believe that they did a phenomenal job in achieving that, even though I knew what was coming, the scenes were so intense that it had me on the edge of my seat a lot of the time.

It isn't bad, its just bland.

This was pointless.

New music was unnecessarily added, which just prolonged a mediocre, rather boring movie, much like my waistline did to my looks.

Or just bored one day!

Entertaining .

Bland and Soulless .

Nothing against nature documentaries, however the decision to go into freakishly detailed animation takes away the energy and heart of the original, leaving us with a soulless and dull feature film filled with characters who cannot display any kind of emotion.

Even the opening scene was boring.

In the original, the characters would not only have expressions that were easy to understand, but the film had great dynamic shots that added an impact when you saw something intense happening to the characters or when something tragic occurs in the film.

Maybe I'm a sucker for nostalgia, but this was boring and bland to me compared to the original.

A waste of time and money .

The final battle is intense.

Great effects but empty feelings.

The visuals in this movie make you want to like it, they are stunning.

All of which were stunning.

Gorgeous, of course, but I missed the deep and bassy beat of ecstacy, of rawness, of drama gripping you right in the stomach.

The "live-action" lion king is one of the worst movies I've ever watched.

The originals will always be better then remakes because you can't reproduce charm, but it came close and it was an enjoyable watch.

Soo, a lot of people seem to put hate on this new movie, but I actually really enjoyed it.

Sometimes even a tv ad makes me drop a tear, this movie only made me to yawn, even when Mufasa died.

But the film is a little flat and here's why: 1, Voice acting is monotone, forced and devoid of genuine emotion (except Seth Rogen).

Don't waste your time watching it.

I wouldn't recommend this movie for children too young, so parents beware, as parts are too scary/intense, show them the original first for sure.

Definitely worth watching on the big screen although may fall flat when released on DVD.

I fell asleep twice in this.

But, as far as emoting and engaging the audience in the story, it just fails completely.

Saw Lion King and totally enjoyed it from the start to the finish.

Absolutely Stunning .

Stunning visual with some amazing background score make this film worth watching.

My kids were excited to see this because of the cartoons then disappointment and confusion set in when they questioned if this was the same playful story about a lion coming of age or a National Geographic story about Africa with a couple songs.

Enjoyable .

Utterly pointless.

The voice acting sounded like audition reading, flat, monotone as if this was a first reading .

This film brought out many emotions out of myself and I definitely enjoyed it.

It's a big waste of money and time.

The voice actors lacked any emotion, with the exception of a few, and it was overall just bland.

The animation was stunning and certainly the highlight of the movie.

The cubs looked awesome, the animals great and the scenery was just breathtaking.

Entertaining overall while creating a yearning to see the original again.

All thats good about it is the CGI hi-def vfx, other than that, the movie is a bore.

I wouldn't buy it or necessarily choose to see it again but I enjoyed it for what it was in the moment.

I just enjoyed it.

Instrumentals were REALLY out of place and ruined the pacing.. when Mufasa is warned early on that hyenas are on pride land the music just stays boring and slightly cheery.. no sense of danger or even worry.

Found this computer-generated remake to be an entertaining on the whole with a few caveats.

Indeed, the visuals were stunning, life-like, and I'd pay handsomely to visit one of those paradise locations in real life.

The suspense was a lot more intense.

Unnecessary and a waste of time especially since from the get go it was set up for failure, as it would never have bested the original.

A pointless, emotionless, rushed mimic.

I am impressed by how much CGI has been developed but it was the first time ever I've wanted to walk out of the theater during a movie.

I went to see this on opening day and while it felt predictable, I enjoyed it.

My neice & nephew (6 & 4 yo) got bored & restless as were other children in the theatre.

The Lion King (2019) was an amazing stunning visual masterpiece, I loved the characters and all the acting.

The CGI was breathtaking, and for us it was a combination of a great National Geographic documentary combined with a nice story (not too complicated).

However, if the musical number is not so, then it just looks bland and uninteresting to watch.

Don't waste your money seeing this in the theatre, wait for it to come out to rent or watch for free.

The addition to the landscape shots and focus on all creatures great and small was breathtaking to watch and remind us about how precious our planet is.

They were not only the most freshest part of the movie, but also the most entertaining.

The changes I saw were small but pretty enjoyable.

I read the reviews before I went to see the new Lion King and was seriously surprised how much I enjoyed it.

Lion King 2019 flavour quite enjoyable for the new kids to learn about this story.

I would rather your movie be laughably bad or really good then it just be forgetful and boring.

But, there are some pros: -Timon and Pumbaa are hilarious -Hyenas are awesome -Soundtrack is amazing and intense and songs are sung wellAside from that, the film completely lacked emotion and was a shot-by-shot remake of the original.

In terms of negatives, you've probably already heard,but the film is pretty bland.

Very bland expression.

In the end, The Lion King (2019) was somewhat pointless, and even though there is much missed potential when it comes to this Disney retelling, all we can truly say to make things better is that it could have been worse.

Best visuals ever in a Disney Movie, I really enjoyed it.

I'm not going into details, this was bad, Lion King was unbelievable and outstanding as a kid and each time you re-watch it you would notice some detail that would make you appreciate it even more it was magic, but this, this is my worst movie for 2019.

But this movie has much of the charm of the original in the story telling combined with CG artistry that is absolutely stunning.

I was so bored.

Breathtaking on many levels!


Yet remove the unquestionably stunning visuals from the equation, and what's left is a shameless re-skin of the original masterpiece, executing everything with a bizarre sense of confident mediocrity.


Besides that, though, this film just felt pointless.

Enjoyed it immensely and the subtle changes.

The lack of colour and drab, realism of this movie brought some of the more problematic themes in this movie to the forefront.

Despite what everybody says about this film I really enjoyed it.

Next are the song sequence paired with bland facial expressions.

He is meant to be powerful and awe inspiring.

It gave me chill all the time and intense emotions for several days.

Visually stunning for sure.

Devoid of heart, soul & creativity that made the original an undisputed masterpiece for all ages, this repugnant reiteration is a vomit-inducing version that sure looks pretty on the surface but is empty from within right down to the bottom.

My family and I enjoyed it , don't let haters stop you from watching this movie.

The visuals are obviously what they spent all their money on, because the pacings horrendous, the body language and facial expressions portrayed by realistic lions is dull and unmemorable, and the casting was the worst I've ever seen (Except for John Oliver, he did a good job).

Billy Eichner and Seth Rogen provide fairly good performances as Timon and Pumbaa, and the graphics (CGI) are needless to say breathtaking.

Really enjoyable .

Worst movie of the century .

Beyonce, who plays Nala, was even more flat; while she's a great singer, her acting in this was very dry and it felt like she was reading through the script with not much interest in the material.

Beyoncé - } 'Nala The Lioness', & the truly masterful Chiwetel Ejiofor's UTTERLY 'Malign Uncle Scar' delivered their THOROUGHLY-enjoyable ( - & virtually flawless - ) dramatic performances with sheer sang-froid ~ & ~ A P L O M B 💎 .

I would say it is better than the original one, I was on the edge of my seat and even gasped when Mufasa was hit by one of the wildebeest.

Its sweet, entertaining and great adaption of Lion King.

It's just me watching the empty space with nothing special to me, only a huge wide space with no end.

Firstly I would like to say that this film was visually stunning...

I'm only giving it two stares because the visuals are truly stunning, and that deserves some sort of recognition.

Movie is very much entertaining mainly to kids.

This led to a significant lack of attachment to the characters and in turn, boredom throughout the film.