Both the Good & Bad of Disney Remakes
The Lion King The actual action remake is about what you expect from # 39; a real action The Lion King remake, for better or for worse. The film offers almost beating to beat the original movie The Lion King with added realism element, which is exactly what has been commercialized. However, anyone who hopes that this remake will go further than the original may end up being disappointed.
This film is a perfect example of the pros and cons of Disney's recent live remake mode. . Beginning with the positive, The Lion King is visually stunning and innovative, bringing the CGI skills already at his disposal in Hollywood. The animals in the film look incredibly realistic and even act like animals in real life. It is incredibly clear that a lot of effort has been expended to make this movie real, both behind a computer and in search of the actions and habits of these animals.
However, the disadvantage of the film being to live the action, does it lose some of the heart of the original. For example, while the animated film can show a happy character by giving him a giant smile, the animation film can not do it so obviously. Some scenes suffer from the way the film was adapted, but that's not entirely the fault of the filmmakers. Most elements of the original The Lion King simply can not be translated realistically into a realistic world. You can not have two lions riding an ostrich, an antelope, anteaters, giraffes, hippos, an elephant in an action movie, and give your movie a real appearance. "I just can not wait to be king" has been a bit degraded. That said, you have to expect the movies to shoot live, so as long as you enter the movie with this perspective, everything should be fine.
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Apart from the reality, there are aspects of this film that were great, and d & rsquo; Others who were not there. Timon and Pumbaa absolutely stole the show from the moment they appeared on the screen. Chiwetel Ejiofor gave a fantastic performance as Scar, making him a villain both terrifying and relatable. The music numbers were all very entertaining and about as good as they could be, apart from "Be Prepared". Some of the added elements actually added a little more to the film and its main theme, especially a scene that beautifully visualizes the Circle of Life about halfway through the movie using a small ball of hair.
Alas, one of the most disappointing aspects of the film appeared in the form of the famous actor James Earl Jones, who voiced Mufasa in both versions of the film. While Jones was absolutely stunned by the original Lion King his last performance was impossibly lacking in comparison. Jones had neither the charisma nor the strength that he had last time. The best example of this is when Mufasa shouted "Simba!" to reprimand him after saving from the elephant cemetery. In the original film, this line was shouted in a way that seemed powerful and terrifying, cooling the bones of almost everyone who heard it. This time, however, the line was said almost casually. Even though it was obvious that Jones intended to say it in a rumbling and powerful way, he was missing the heart and strength of the original. Although Jones' inclusion was certainly nostalgic, Disney might have had a better chance of recasting Mufasa, as they had done for all the other characters. the mediocre classic on which it was based, The Lion King does not do much to outdo the original, but it does not matter. Unlike the original Jungle Book The Lion King was an almost perfect narrative that did not really need much of 39, help to make it better. If it is not broken, do not fix it. The last film of Walt Disney Studios, The Lion King is simply a new way of telling a story already loved. It does not try to replace the original, but rather means to coexist with different elements. Although the remake is far from being a perfect movie, it should still be incredibly enjoyable for any Disney fan who does not expect it to surpass what is arguably an unsurpassed classic .
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