Join us for this week's episode "The Lion King"(2019). We talk hyenas that don't laugh, farts that should be silent, songs that don't belong, singing characters that can't sing and why you never ever remake perfect movie. Does this movie... Ahh who are you kidding this is not a good movie. Listen to is trash it now!
Storyline : In Africa, the lion cub Simba is the pride and joy of his parents King Mufasa and Queen Sarabi. Mufasa prepares Simba to be the next king of the jungle. However, the naive Simba believes in his envious uncle Scar that wants to kill Mufasa and Simba to become the next king. He lures Simba and his friend Nala to go to a forbidden place and they are attacked by hyenas but they are rescued by Mufasa. Then Scar plots another scheme to kill Mufasa and Simba but the cub escapes alive and leaves the kingdom believing he was responsible for the death of his father. Now Scar becomes the king supported by the evil hyenas while Simba grows in a distant land. Sometime later, Nala meets Simba and tells that the kingdom has become a creepy wasteland. What will Simba do?
Directors: Jon Favreau
Awards: Oscar Nominee : Achievement in Visual Effects
Film Budget: $260,000,000 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $1,657,870,986
There were of course a large number of re-done songs from the animated classic but there were also a few new tunes as well. We were not a fan of the new soundtrack.
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Jeremy Irons expressed interest in reprising his role as Scar.
Donald Glover grew up watching the original film and mentioned that while recording the music for the remake, he didn't need anybody to teach him how to sing the songs he had known since he was a child.
During the famous log scene, if viewed very carefully, both Timon and Pumbaa are walking slightly slower when Simba is both an adolescent and a fully grown adult; Pumbaa's fur becomes very slightly greyer. The log scene is not just showing Simba grow up, but his two friends (who are much older than him) as well.
Seth Rogen said, "As an actor, I [...] don't think I'm right for every role there are a lot of roles I don't think I'm right for even in movies I'm making, but Pumbaa was one I knew I could do well".
Zazu's line about Mufasa's rambunctious childhood is adapted from the Broadway play.
You can stream this remake (if you really feel like you need to) on Disney+