The Lion King (Favreau, 7/19/2019) Movie • Page 9

Discussion in 'Entertainment Forum' started by Blimp City Hero, Jul 10, 2017.

  1. quietwords

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    Woof. Reviews are pretty mixed. Kind of a bummer. But I'll still be seeing it.
     
  2. Serh

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    The original Jungle Book, I think I said this earlier in the thread, would've benefitted from an improved version. This didn't need it
     
  3. Zilla

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    I'm not saying their can't be both (By no means am I "This ruins the original!" type for any remake). But in being basically a shot-for-shot remake, it seems to misread what made the original special and strips the emotion and fluid motion of the animals to the point that it seems emotionless and weird.
     
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  4. Serh

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    Welp, guess I was right to be concerned
     
  5. Zilla

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    Exactly. And I think it did with Favreau's version, especially since the human lead was so energetic and fitting for Mowgli.
     
  6. Davjs

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    I figured the run time alone would add more to it. The original is super short, like 90 mins right? The standard length of a movie now days is like 2 hours.

    That is why I never worried about this, they are going to have to add in scenes and flesh more out to fill that that time. I thought it worked wonders for Jungle Book.
     
  7. Davjs

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    Good points.
     
  8. Nathan

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  9. Nathan

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    Also Ehrlich is great.
     
  10. Serh

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    Sounds like Ehrlich gets dunked on by quite a few cinephiles and even critics on twitter. Speaking for myself, I don't get the love or the hate for him
     
  11. Zilla

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    I think he's fine. But he has an abrasiveness and sometimes a pettiness that a lot of people find grating.
     
  12. OhTheWater

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    His EOTY video essays are really great
     
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  13. Nathan

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    I haven’t seen any dunking
     
  14. OhTheWater

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    He tweeted something that made me mad in the last month. I forget what
     
  15. oakhurst

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    I didn't expect this to get critical acclaim but I know critics and their "muh originality". A remake that doesn't need any fixing, like the lion king, won't sit well with some critics. This film was made to re-tell an almost perfect film, but with top notch animation. Also to make billions at the box office.
     
  16. Zilla

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    That's an interesting way to write off legitimate complaints.
     
  17. Nathan

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    Disney increasingly depends on the “I don’t expect critics to like this” market
     
  18. oakhurst

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    Tell that to Dumbo
     
  19. OhTheWater

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    I just find it weird being hyper defensive of a disney remake. It’ll be okay, you’ll get another nostalgia bomb in a year. Right on schedule
     
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  20. oakhurst

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    The only thing I find weird is when critics find it necessary to add story to a film like the Lion King and if it doesn't then it takes away from a great film somehow.
     
  21. iCarly Rae Jepsen

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    Disney may be the best at convincing people they're your friend and not a corporation

    I'll see this and I'm sure I'll enjoy it but I don't exactly condone it
     
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  22. kbeef2

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    Uhhhh holy shit the new version is bad. Why even include fun songs if you can’t do anything to match the energy visually?
     
  23. Zilla

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    "Just Can't Wait to Be King" is just as bad. Just the lions running through and riling up a bunch of animals.
     
  24. oakhurst

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    I will agree that photo realistic was cool in theory, but for the songs it looks creepy.
     
  25. Sean Murphy

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    It’s so true though, and it’s evident so much more-so in parks/resorts arena. The lengths I see people go to to justify the exorbitant yearly price increases and tack-ons and extra costs for anything under the sun is wild to me (and I am an avid disney’er) are the same people that take to facebook to slam any other company for even the slightest inconvenience. All under the guise of “disney magic”.
     
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