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The Lion King

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Critic Rating

6.3

8 Reviews
6 Ratings
83%
in favor

Audience Rating

5.5
1 Review
2 Ratings

Movie Info

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Running Time

Language

English

Synopsis

Simba idolises his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub's arrival. Scar, Mufasa's brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba's exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.Wikipedia

The Lion King Reviews

Anupama Chopra
Film Companion

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The original The Lion King had gorgeous hand-drawn animation, oodles of charm and a great, beating heart. This one is almost a frame-to-frame remake

Jon Favreau’s Version is a Charming Jungle Fable...The Lion King’s newest version without a shadow of a doubt is a marvel of creative technology. It is the sort of film that parents would like to take their kids to watch over the weekend.

Shalini Langer
Indian Express

7

A faithful remake...In The Lion King, the technology Jon Favreau wields has got another update, to deliver every single, wind-blown hair in the beautiful manes of Simba and Mufasa.

Rohan Naahar
Hindustan Times

6

A monument to Hollywood excess; the greatest visual effects spectacle since Avatar...Disney’s latest, big-budget remake is a narratively bankrupt, towering monument to Hollywood excess. It’s also the greatest achievement in VFX since Avatar.

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Deccan Chronicle

5

While it is visually pleasing, director Jon Favreau's all-new adaption does not carry near as much weight as the original classic.

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Times Of India

7

For those who haven’t seen the original, 'The Lion King' (2019) is certainly worth a watch for its gorgeous visuals and technical genius and one’s catching it in Hindi will have Shah Rukh Khan and Aryan Khan adding their spark.

DNA Web Team
DNA India

6

The child in me was too excited but as an adult I was left wanting for a little more than what I witnessed. 'Hakuna Matata' take your child or inner child along while watching the film!

Namrata Joshi
The Hindu

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The new adaptation is a loyal tribute to the 1994 original, though a few outdated tropes could well have been reinterpreted

Audience Reviews for The Lion King

  • Shashwat Sisodia
    Shashwat Sisodia
    234 reviews
    Top Reviewer
    4

    No soar, no roar..

    'The Lion King' has some goods- the visuals are really far from the artificiality and each detail of the furs and leaves is high-magnification deep. The dubbing convinces although its no Nathan Lane and Moira Kelly magic. But I wished the film was shorter. Despite the length exactly half and hour longer than the original, it doesn't reinterpret anything extra.
    The film also seems to worked up- coming straight out of the torn 1994 pages of the script, even skipping some glorious moments and sinking so much teeth on the visuals that forgetting the vision the film had. Jon Favreau of the very amazing 2016 better-than-original CGI drive 'The Jungle Book' has directed it, but I for one can't believe. It's just a 2 for 'The Lion King'. But the Hindi version is much, much better.

    September 30, 19