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.

IMDB: 7.1
Director: Jon Favreau
Stars: Donald Glover, Beyoncé
Length: 118 Minutes
PG Rating: PG
Reviews: 150 out of 1024 found boring (14.64%)

One-line Reviews (483)

It was bland and soulless.

Disney has endless creative potential in its ability to create new films that are both visually stunning and emotionally captivating, especially nowadays with the staggering improvements in visual effects and digital technology.

Chiwetel Ejiofor just chanted it and it was boring.

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

I was bored and wondering how time will pass watching a wildlife documentary which I already know the plot!

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

#the bad things: *-that movie is sooo they passed up some entertaining and gorgeous things from original movie just to make it just real (by the way if you deal with that movie as real action that will not be a problem with you).

Disney makes visually stunning things most of the time and they did the same with this movie as well.

In summary, watching this movie is a complete waste of time and money when there's a much better movie out there that is completely identical.

In addition, or as a result of, the voice acting feels bored and uninspired.


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

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

The Lion King 2019 can be compared to an unsharpened pencil, as in they're both pointless.

Boring with great visual effect .

Waste of time .

But wouldn't it have been more enjoyable to remake it in your own style though like Aladdin did?

Even when viewing it as its own thing, it's dull and uninteresting.

I mean, the big, colourful, montage-esque numbers from that flick are here replaced by often stiff and generally just sort of bland ones.

But I really enjoyed it .

You can see the same even at their parks, like on the Finding Nemo ride, the queue is more exciting than the actual ride *The music just falls flat.

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

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

Nevertheless, a very fun, enjoyable and satisfiying experience!

The CGI is breathtaking, the humour of Timon and Pumbaa brilliantly done, and the standout moment of the bushbaby in The Lion Sleeps Tonight absolutely superb.

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.

A bland, uninspired, Disney cashgrab .

Scar became dark and boring 😴.

Now, dont get me wrong it was visually stunning!

I just enjoyed it.

Key things where missing and I got bored and was waiting for it to be over.

It's so safe that it's boring.

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.

Despite the movie being almost two hours, the movie was rushed - they rushed into the songs, which were artless and dull regarding the setting; one of the songs was tragically shorten; and Beyonce (adult Nala) had very little screen-time in the film.

Animated movie from over 20 years ago is great, but this new version is definitely worth watching.

Beyonce just overdoes all her lines, and the new song they slotted in, Spirit, was just flat and pointless, even in its two minutes of existence.

The film was about as exciting as a brick until they meet the comedic Nihilists.

This story is intense.

Then when Simba sees his father among the clouds, I was expecting something really magnificent because of what we can do with today's tech, but you'd be hard pressed to find Mufasa's image in the storm above as only occasional lightning flashes show the rough outline of his eyes and mouth, nowhere near as intense and beautiful as the original.

Basically it's the exact same film except with stunning CGI.

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

Visually, the film is stunning and the music is great too.

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

The visuals of this movie were stunning.

It was stale acting and the voices were monotone.

The remake is visually stunning and not as childish in some ways as it's predecessor.

Her voice acting is flat and dull, robotic even.

First, the technology used to create such realistic looking animals is completely mind blowing.

I didn't find it boring at all even though most of the comments said so and most importantly, it was worth watching it at the theatre.

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

Worst movie I saw in 2019.

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

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

The photography was stunning, the 'live action' CGI was flawless, and the 'speaking' aspects were very naturalistic.

It was kind of boring to watch them sometimes.

Boring, dead-eyed, lifeless regurgitation of a great movie.

Simba really has his coming of age moments and grows to be the king he was supposed to be.

Stunning CGI very impressive indeed.

Visually, it is stunning.

The changes I saw were small but pretty enjoyable.

So, it looked like a Nat Geo nature documentary with dialogue and occasional singing, which, got a little boring at times.

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

Save your money and watch the original

This movie is also visually absolutely stunning.

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

I loved the movies visuals and I feel like the graphics were stunning.

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

It's worth watching just for the exquisitely beautiful CG effects that are completely indistinguishable from reality - making the film a real landmark in cinema effects history.

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' .

The animals do not have facial expressions for the most part however this ties in with the realism looked for in the remake and instead emotions are shown through body language and voice acting, it might feel a little odd at first but I really enjoyed it.

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

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

Or it was a predictable storline with nothing exciting.

The fighting was well balanced, and it felt suspenseful with the physics not being out of whack.

But the story, zzzzzz.

Visually, The Lion King was stunning.

This was extremely enjoyable and very good movie.

Seen it in 4Dx and just really enjoyed it .

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

Snoozefest, just a blatant pretentious money grub.

Visually, the movie is stunning.

I felt so bored, sleepy and the ending was not effective.

Overall I've enjoyed it just it doesn't keep up with the cartoon that for me is a full 10 out of 10.

While the stunning imagery wasn't quite enough to win me over completely, they created a truly remarkable film experience.

The voice acting was bland, lacking any real emotional engagement.

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

It was just a bland remake with all the good jokes and colerful parts cut out.

You watch it for the stunning animation.

The cinematography is stunning and effects mind blowing.

It was a waste of money!

What a waste of time and money!

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

"I liked the cinema but not the movie, I got bored".

Still, overall the characters end up looking very much flat and boring compared to the original.

The visuals are stunning and the script is almost the same as the original which is good.


Or just bored one day!

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.


Beyonce's Nala overall was very bland.

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).

Having Shenzi as an additional antagonist added a sense of tension and darkness which made the movie even more compelling.

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

I was pretty bored the whole time.

He's now a generic villain who makes you yawn.

Sure, stick to the story of the original but at times this was incredibly predictable because it was so close.

Everything was just really disappointing, and instead of being warm, heartfelt and emotional like the original, this remake had a darker undertone and was dull the whole way through.


Visually stunning and no substance .

There were times when I thought the camera angles could have lingered on a little longer, like for instant the stampede scene, when the angle descends from the top of the sloap and the music rises, it felt like a ride you go up the hill anticipating a deep fall but nothing happens, they didn't drive it home.

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.

Pointless remake, strange average review score .

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

There was nothing lively about the movie, it was dull and annoyingly serious.

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

While I can sympathise with some of their grievances, at the end of the day, as someone who really loves the original, I still found this version hugely enjoyable and emotionally captivating.

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.

Amazing movie worth watching, took me back to my childhood, happy movie fantastic production .

But alas, while it was enjoyable enough, it just wasn't that remarkable.

The animals (however stunning the CGI was) also lacked any real emotion.

When Beyonce (waste of money) says "Lions attack" I laughed out loud.

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

Well worth the watch.

It was funny, heartbreaking, exciting, beautiful, and brought me right back to being a 5 year old who couldn't take her eyes off the screen.

absorbing , tense and happy sing songs has it all!

The music too was again stunning (thanks Hans Zimmer!

Everything else just felt empty, cut and paste and the voice acting was just not there for me.

Pointless & soulless .

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.


Great effects but empty feelings.

Very bland expression.

This movie is wonderful, breathtaking, has you drawn in from the word go, has you singing, toe-tapping and laughing, and then sad and emotionally drawn at the same time.

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

Visually stunning-lovely remake .

The music is the only good thing - turn off the music and the movie is an empty black hole.

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

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

I will not spoil the additions the movie included to the original and musical, but all were extremely funny or enjoyable.

The same for the two hyenas as well, they were enjoyable.

Gorgeously pointless.

But not a bad movie, it s worth watching.

Don't waste your time .

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


Entertaining .

) Simba as a cub was barely distinguished from Nala, which made for some confusing segments when they weren't talking (like in the elephant graveyard.

The battle between Simba and Scar at the end was brooding and intense especially by the way it was brought into reality.

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

The opening scenes were stunning, both visually and audibly, and a deep sense of joy and wonder swept through my being as I awaited to see the reimagining of a childhood favourite movie.

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.

The final battle is intense.

All in all, I enjoyed it.

Aladdin was fun and was really entertaining.

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

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

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

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

The first half of the movie is honestly kind of boring, thank God Timon and Pumba save this sinking ship.

Some parts are directly taken from the animation, some parts are changed; voice acting is better than I expected, camera work and CGI is incredible and together they form an enjoyable movie.

Scar was boring .

It could have worked if the acting was better but between the boring performances and lack of facial expressions, some of the most emotional scenes were just empty.

I walked out of the movie feeling empty and lifeless.

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.

You could watch this film merely for the stunning scenery of Africa's foliage and the scenes where the Lions really did roar.

The direction was dull.

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

We really enjoyed it .

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".

Almost all the characters felt fake because they showed the same bland emotion in every scene.

Worth the watch!

Emotional, Enjoyable and risk-taking .

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

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.

Again, Ejiofor's complete lack of investment in his performance completely hurts the song, and the decision to take one of the greatest Disney villain songs of all time and transform it into something so quiet and powerless is mind boggling.

Nails gripping the armrests and tear filled eyes awakens nostalgia of a childhood of a then 10-year-old.

Visually stunning and thoroughly enjoyable

Disney has clearly spend a lot of resources on producing this stunning visual treat, which is clear in every single frame.

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

Very boring and unoriginal, even though it was a remake.

First of all, this film is stunning.

If not for the original, i'd have enjoyed it more.

To sum up, the movie is entertaining, and it's for sure a turning point in movie technology, as Star Wars or Avatar were before it.

Pretty to look at, but completely pointless.

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

However the movie does the iconic death really well and make it emotional for some reason while slipping back into boredom afterwards.

The stunning photo realism is something really to behold it when comes to the realism of the animals right down to every last inch of fur or whether it's the sweeping shots of the African Savannah.

Enjoyable .

Again, it's a good job that the songs are as genuinely entertaining as they are.

Refreshed remake, thrilling, with new micro plots.

Boring .

Will Smith made that film truly exciting and the song performances in that film were epic.

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

It still tells an engaging, effective and occasionally emotionally-affecting story, though.

Overall, everything new added to the movie just felt like a way to show off, or get a positive reaction, even if what was being shown wasn't anything too extraordinary, and came off as Pretentious.

The thing that vexed me was Scar who looks like he has been subjected to intensive shock therapy and was forced to work in the sewers before being in the film.

Total waste of time and money.

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

Of course, the scene during the song is also dull with no expressions of love and the odd choice of being shot in daylight.

They all felt very dull with only flickers of engaging action on screen.

So you basically have dialogue over well shot animals who do not convey the emotions called for in the script, so the entire production is pretty boring.

Visually stunning and sets the bar for animation, it feels like a David attanbourgh documentry.

So freaking BORING!

If you want to see amore visually stunning lion King, go see this and enjoy it.

CGI is Stunning.

All in all, The Lion King remake is simply this: A bland, uninspired, Disney cashgrab

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

A Lifeless, Pretentious Throwback .

At one point I was questioning where I have ever been more bored.

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

Dull voice overs.

The acting was very bland, kinda like eating paper.

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

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

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

The set up is as predictable as it gets - good king, scheming brother, naive prince, what could possible go wrong.

I was so bored.

I enjoyed it!

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

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

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

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.

A remake that's definitely worth watching .

In the end I felt empty.

Make them show human emotion, otherwise you lose the audience, and leave them feeling empty and disappointed.

Stunning and hearty .

The movie was still overall entertaining and dramatic.

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

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

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

By comparison, these scenes feel ordinary and kind of dull.

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.


The savannah seems sparse and empty.

The film in a while was a good watch, entertaining with some good voice acting in parts, and fantastic CGI.

At the end of the day, it's just one big waste of time.

So many of my favourite one-liners and jokes have been replaced with bland, instantly forgettable lines.

I would even have to classify it as BORING!!

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

No color, just DULL.

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

Its sweet, entertaining and great adaption of Lion King.

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

The visual effects are purely stunning!

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

The style is amazing in this film, visually it looks stunning with some of the best CGI that you are gonna see in any film around, plus the use of colour is really important in this film and the story of the film.

First and foremost the movie is visually stunning!!

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

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).

Scar was dull looking and not intriguing in the least.

"It's exactly like the original, nothing new" "It's nothing like the original, they took so many important parts"I think we can figure out the origin of bad reviews, ridiculous expectations, and inconsistency, as all sources of badThe movie is stunning, technically, and the story is what you saw when you were a kid, with a slight pinch of realism.

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.

Visually stunning, shame about the voice acting .

They looked so empty...

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

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.

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

Cons Same story Pointless Same score as the 1994 version Mufassa's death didn't have me emotionally invested at all as like I said in my first con its the exact same as the animated one.

Overall, a disappointing and uninspiring cash grab by Disney.

The singing numbers are overall bad choreographed and plain dull because of this photorealism.

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

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).

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

Boring .

I was bored after first 5 min.

Very good voice cast, visually stunning - so photo realistic you could imagine this was a nature documentary although the very heavy CGI also resulted in limited character expression.

Dull with a dark undertone .

I found this remake quite boring and lacking excitement.

Still, It is a good fun movie still worth watching.

Bland and Empty .

Amazing and worth watching!

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

Utterly pointless.

We wanted a Lion King that made us reminisce about the original movie but still surprise us in an absolutely stunning way, and that is exactly what we got.

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.



Enjoyable, does not deserve all the hate .

Really can't complain, I thoroughly enjoyed it.

So emotional, intense and full of love, learning, power and dreams!!!!

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.

It's was entertaining, wholesome, funny, sad, romantic and action all wrapped into one.

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

Definitely worth watching .

Kids enjoyed it!

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

An enjoyable film.

Very confusing.

Besides that, though, this film just felt pointless.

Movie is worth the watch .

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

Some of the lines felt rushed and empty.

First part felt like documentary movie and did bore me a little.

A waste of time and money .

And that's the worst thing a movie could be, boring.

After 30 minutes I walked out of the theater!

Boring film and really dragged

They all felt very bland and monotone.

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

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

Thoroughly enjoyable with amazing cast, music and breathtaking visuals.

Bland and uninspired .

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

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

The entire closing act when Simba returns to Pride Rock is stunning.

what a waste of money.


Stunning visuals same story .

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.

I don't know why this film is getting so many bad reviews, we took our two children to see it today and all really enjoyed it.

The movie is most interesting, engaging, and ultimately successful in the 30-second glimpses where it deviates from the original script and explores new ground-a brief discussion between Scar and Mufasa alluding to the history of their beef, a darker more sinister lead hyena, Nala's slightly hair raising exodus from the pride.

Because of that I got drawn out of a lot of scenes.

As someone who hasn't seen the lion King before, I found it pretty enjoyable but there were some dull scenes here and there, overall would recommend

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.

However, Favrea's remake was really disappointing and to be honest, quite pointless.

The original is still the best but I really enjoyed it.

Overall, this film was very enjoyable and for somebody who was born the same year the original film was released in 1994, and having watched it since I could walk and talk, this was a treat, and a relief for me considering the other critics giving it a hard time.

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

Few films are as widely recognized and celebrated as the original "Lion King," for its stunning animation and creative heartfelt story was a wonderful combination that audiences of all ages could marvel at.

"The Lion King" remake is a remake too breathtaking to resist .

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


I expected so much out of a remake of one of the greatest animated films ever created, and what I got was emotionless performances, bland characters, Beyonce being terrible (so, in other words, being herself), and giraffe poop.

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

I thoroughly enjoyed it.

I was crying and was on the edge of my seat.

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.

Movie had such great promotions.. and then the movie was sub par at best.. I would rather watch the cartoon version.. the kids in the movie theater were bored to death.. heard more snores that laughter.. more crying than awesssss.. sorry Disney this movie was a miss...

I was really disappointed in this was really looking forward to it and i was bored watching it even fell asleep half way through it i watch Aladdin last month and got high expectations on lion king i 100% perfer the original

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.

Beautiful but empty.

Uninteresting .

It is a wonderful movie that had me on the edge of the seat constantly and definitely definitely watch it on the big screen as long as it is still there.

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

They killed the songs Absolutely soulless remake The only saving grace is Seth Rogan He is a fantastic lift to the film but not enough I went with a hope that the bad reviews were wrong, but I was bored willing the film to finish The animation is amazing except in animal fight scenes where somehow it just doesn't work

I'm gonna be upfront, tis movie is a prime example of pointless.

This was overall just very simply boring.

Lifeless and dull .

Mind blowing & eye candy !

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

The singing felt rushed and not thought through, and Beyonce over sang everything, making it hard to follow.

As if they were bored and suddenly someone said hey!

You can fall asleep on your couch instead of in the theatre.

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.

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.

And Beyoncé's song "Spirit" gets repetitive and I can't seem to feel any deeply emotional meaning in her song compared to the song "Circle of Life".

Beautiful, but boring .

It felt kind of dull.

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

The movie is well worth the watch!

Set aside these imperfections the story is thrilling, sad and joyful just like the orignal.

Visually Stunning .

The visuals are absolutely stunning and the musical numbers were very enjoyable.

Overall it was NOT better than original, but definitely worth watching once.

I love it Amazing moving looks so real ,worth watching

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

Making this film hyper real looking exposes two vital downsides of the original - that it has a simplistic story, and cliché and cringey.

I enjoyed it and it was a good movie.

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

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.


Everything seemed dull.

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

" 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.

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

Stunning visual .

Visually stunning.

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

Visually stunning the little things that were added worked so well!

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

The voices in the original were all unique and brimming with character, but many voices in this 2019 version were simply bland and forgettable.

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

I give this movie a 5 because the stunning animation and effects.

Timone, once funny and full of character, felt flat and one sided, while Pumba was just used for potty humor and as relief for Timones boring character.

Utterly pointless remake.

Waste of time, money grab .

The voice actors are alright, but inferior to the ones from the original film and even James Earl Jones sounds bored throughout most of his screen time.

It was okay but felt very empty .

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

The VFX were stunning though so I gave that 4 stars.

It's almost scene for scene and word for word exactly the same as the original, which seems entirely pointless.

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 💎 .

Next are the song sequence paired with bland facial expressions.

First of all this movie is visually impressive-the landscapes are breathtaking and the animals look incredibly realistic (though when comparing establishing shots I'm not sure that the African sunset of the live-action remake outshines that of the original).

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.

Stunning cinematography and fantastic characters.

The audio was way too bad that it made the movie cringy and unwatchable.

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.

Worth the watch - go in with an open mind because it has that old Lion King magic

Worth watching!

This was pointless.

Here it was just lots of boring walking with the classic songs that made the original movie great.

A very beautiful, but utterly confusing mess.

The cinema I was in had heaps of laughs, I thought Rogen and Eisner were great as Timon and Pumba, Donald and Queen Bey were pretty decent, scar was a menacing villain, overall I actually really enjoyed it.

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.

It was stunning and believable.

The visual effect of this film was as stunning as you can get.

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.

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

Visually stunning emotionally lacking .

The hyena scenes are much more intense than Whoopie Goldberg.

utter waste of our time.

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

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

In my opinion, save your money and just buy the original movie on Hulu.

The CGI is breathtaking.

Just a very flat, hollow production, visually beautiful but empty within.

Worse piece of garbage ever don't waste your money

In the end, the film is the same as the original with dull emotionless animals.

Very boring .

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

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

Enjoyed it .

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

Visually stunning .

It's just enjoyable and I will see it again!

Lion King 2019 was a waste of time.

This works for when he kills mufasa because you hate hate him, but it makes any scene with him boring or uncomfortable.

The movie has stunning visuals.

The story is goof, delivering the mix of drama and humour that would be expected in this film, however, like the majority of these Disney rermakes the film is quite formulaic and it is noticeable in this film that it is very similar to the original film.

The Circle of Life scene is breathtaking, I almost teared up.

On a positive note, the CGI was breathtaking!

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.

It brought back the emotions I felt for the original movie, whilst still taking me through some unexpected twists and turns.

All of which were stunning.

If you just love the escapism of a entertaining movie with a good story and soundtrack, get yourself to see it and see for yourself.

At the end of it all, you're left feeling empty, really.

Simply Stunning .

This was entertaining and voice actors did a great job.

But the visuals was stunning.

Visually stunning, but otherwise bland .

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

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.

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

1)It lacked emotions..The photorealistic approach of the movie was the reason for this.. I know animals do not have facial expressions but I kinda wanted that in order to feel sad, joy etc.. 2) I expected the scenes during the songs to be more intense (e.

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.

Movie is very much entertaining mainly to kids.

I think the original was better but this version was also pretty enjoyable in its own way.

Visually Stunning .

I was prepared to cry like a child while watching the movie that defined my childhood but walked out of the cinema feeling disappointment and a desire to go and watch the original one.

I thought the voice acting with John Oliver and Seth Rogen was great and it's worth watching if only because it's the list fully CGI live-action movie.

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.

The big death, which is supposed to be the most emotional moment in the movie, left me with a bored, ho hum straight face.

If you want to see something new, exciting, with a plot twist, etc...


Pointless .

A pointless, emotionless, rushed mimic.

Bad movies are one thing, ditto for a bad remake, but when it comes to a movie like this, I'm just bored.

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

It's nothing like the animation one obviously but in its on way, it's enjoyable.

CGI was amazing, they looked so real, still cry when mufasa dies, I really enjoyed it, the only down side was the casting for the voices they could of picked better.

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.

In saying that it is a fantastic movie Disney have achieved something so incredible the visuals were stunning and the acting was great.

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

Favreau removes these very elements in the remake, making this a drab looking film bereft of colour, with the animals having no emotional core, and adds atrocious remixes of the classic songs.


Don't waste your time or money.

I only could enjoy the 2D version of the movie, the graphics are nonetheless stunning.

Watchable but pointless remake .

That means boring.

Forgettable, slow.

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.

Flat voices, drawing out scenes that dont need drawn out and cutting short poignant scenes.

I could follow it along like the classic but it was special and fun and exciting because it looked so incredibly real!

This was just dull, dreary, and not at all creative or interesting.

Breathtaking on many levels!

This is a great example of how amazing CGI and great story can still make a very boring movie.

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

The script and dialogue felt like it couldn't make up its mind whether to stick to the original script or go in a new direction, making the flow feel rushed and confusing.

It's a big waste of money and time.

Visually stunning .

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

I felt bored the entire time.

Pros: Visuals, Timon, Scar and ZazooCons: Bland retelling, poor casting of leads, Seth Rogan, loaded with cringy & overproduced song remakes, mindless adherence to original scenes thst clashes horribly with attempted at visual realism.

The visuals are just stunning.

However, while I am not a fan of Disney's reliance on remaking past films for guaranteed profits, the beauty of "The Lion King" is too breathtaking to resist.

I also enjoyed much of the cinematography, which does an excellent job of pushing us through the African wilderness, sending us on exciting chases and adventures, from the ground up.

An Enjoyable, Albeit Underwhelming Remake .

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