The Lion King Remake

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Re: The Lion King Remake

Post by Ben » November 6th, 2019, 1:53 pm

Potentially running this at the weekend. Should I be afraid...? ;)

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Re: The Lion King Remake

Post by Daniel » November 6th, 2019, 3:14 pm

All signs point to yes... it's a gift you'll never forget. ;)

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Re: The Lion King Remake

Post by Bill1978 » November 7th, 2019, 3:25 am

This trailer may help prepare you for the movie. It sure has helped me make my decision on if I need to desperately ee this before Christmas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67W7JCohZMo

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Re: The Lion King Remake

Post by Ben » November 7th, 2019, 6:29 am

OMG...all the animals have botox! :shock:

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Re: The Lion King Remake

Post by Daniel » November 7th, 2019, 2:42 pm

For Your Consideration is up:

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Probably won't happen, but I really really hope Elton John's is chosen. Not his best, although when compared to "Spirit" it's a masterpiece! Seriously, I hated that song. Felt so tacked on. Ruined the moment. Ugh.

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Re: The Lion King Remake

Post by Ben » November 7th, 2019, 4:41 pm

....And this is exactly what I was just commenting about in the Aladdin thread.

Like this film has a shot at many of those categories, other than visual effects. Interesting that it’s Adapted Screenplay, though...at least they’re being realistic about that!

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Post by ShyViolet » November 7th, 2019, 9:21 pm

“Seth Rogen for Best Supporting Actor”. Never thought I’d read those words... :roll:
“Like a balloon and...something bad happens!”

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Re: The Lion King Remake

Post by Daniel » November 11th, 2019, 3:04 pm

Beyoncé won the People's Choice Award for Animated Movie Star of 2019. So undeserved.

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Re: The Lion King Remake

Post by Randall » November 11th, 2019, 10:19 pm

Bizarre.

So, it IS animated then? ;)

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Re: The Lion King Remake

Post by Daniel » November 12th, 2019, 12:06 am

Only when it's convenient. ;)

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Re: The Lion King Remake

Post by Ben » November 12th, 2019, 5:02 am

It’s an animated live-action, y'all. ;)

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Re: The Lion King Remake

Post by tunguy » November 27th, 2019, 4:27 am

Bill1978 wrote:
November 7th, 2019, 3:25 am
This trailer may help prepare you for the movie. It sure has helped me read this article on if I need to desperately ee this before Christmas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67W7JCohZMo
I liked it!

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Re: The Lion King Remake

Post by EricJ » November 27th, 2019, 1:19 pm

Bill1978 wrote:
November 7th, 2019, 3:25 am
This trailer may help prepare you for the movie. It sure has helped me make my decision on if I need to desperately ee this before Christmas
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67W7JCohZMo
Why, Bill, I never realized you were such a coffee fan! :lol: :roll:

Although HT's joke about nature not really giving realistic non-cartoon animal faces the ability to emote or act sounds like that John Cleese joke from a BBC documentary on faces:
"Ever wonder why there aren't more crocodile soap operas? That's probably because, unlike humans, crocodiles only have the muscles to create only one facial expression, which is three less than Michael Palin."

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Re: The Lion King Remake

Post by Ben » December 7th, 2019, 5:34 pm

So...

The Lion King remake doesn’t completely suck.

But...

It's so frustrating and odd in not being its own thing. The smallest throwaway moments from the original got stretched out to overlong sequences, while the big emotional moments were all truncated.

The signing was the worst we'd heard in a Disney film since the Beauty And The Beast remake. What the heck!?

Can You Feel The Love This Afternoon should have taken place at magic hour. I get that they may not have wanted to go full midnight blue because of Rafiki's upcoming scene, but it should have had a golden twilight glow. It just looked like daylight.

Biggest mistakes were keeping James Earl Jones, who have weakened, older line readings and only occasionally nailed Mufasa, and getting Zimmer back for the score. Had he provided NEW music it wouldn’t have been bad, but since he only copied and stretched oit what he’d done before, we just keep being reminded that there's a better, more economical and emotional version of this film out there.

Visually, of course it is amazing, especially Rafiki for me, but it’s an odd experiment in largely simply re-rendering what had been planned and produced before. Had it been more of its own thing, even with a plot twist or two, then it could have worked, but almost all the line readings of dialogue from the original fell flat and all that was left, really, are the astonishingly real graphics.

It’s not "bad", and certainly not as awful as feared, but it’s a very odd beast.

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Re: The Lion King Remake

Post by Daniel » December 8th, 2019, 1:15 pm

Making Zazu a betrayer would've been a great plot twist.

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