Based on 358 votes and 115 reviews
The graphics were incredible! The story line, as it was in the original movie. Who gets tired of James Earl Jones! He is awesome! I loved the movie and so did my daughter and my teenage grandson and 4 year old granddaughter. Rated PG. Simply amazing!
No imagination or creativity. A boring cash grab. From someone who grew up on the original.
Not worth seeing. Go see Toy Story instead.
Stunning CGI, so realistically breathtaking. I advise you prepare yourself NOT to make comparisons to original, otherwise may be disappointed somewhat. This is a more 'real' film that impresses yet elicits similar emotions like the first. Glad James Earl Jones did Mufasa again and wish Jeremy Irons had done Scar. I did not give 5 stars because I prefer the singers and arrangement of some songs in the original. People clapped at the end, so enjoy.
Yet another remake that follows an original film so slavishly, yet is "cold around the heart". This somehow adds a half hour of running time, but nothing else. The animation of the lip movement when the animals talk just seems creepy. I was dragged to this. This is hollow; and this is not a creative enterprise...this is just recycling for profit.
Go see it, don't let the bad reviews spoil the experience you could be having! - One of Disney's best, as they have perfected CGI with this one because at one-time hair whether it was on humans or an animal didn't always look real enough & getting animal movements was also a very difficult thing to produce because each one moves in there own way. So it seems those working on this film have done their homework & studied the movements & each hair of every animal on the screen & there are a lot of them showing up at one time. So along with a story-line that keeps you watching the screen, this is one movie that is very well done & seems so real at times it just may scare the younger children, not like the 1st Lion King! Just to show you how much people were affected by the film, many broke out in clapping when the movie ended which even though I love it I would only do at a live stage show!
not my favorite. Saw original when it first came out at movies and this remake does not come close. The voices were all wrong and skipped out on some of my favorite scenes. I also thought the songs sounded awful. I was disappointed.
Awesome!! A lot of good can be learned from that movie!! Kudos to the writers, directors and all who were involved!!
The animation was stunning, the rest lacked emotion and creativity. I was quite disappointed with the casting and even James Earl Jones reprisal lacked the emotional presence the original had.
Great for the kiddos, Disney fanatics, and anyone who has not seen any previous version. Otherwise, while acceptable entertainment, the musical score was flat, the computer generated scenery of the kingdom generated no awe (or ah's) and with the exception of the evil "Scar" and the warthog, the "acting" as uninspiring and unimaginative beyond the script read, It wasn't awful.
It brought my childhood back to life...spot on. It was incredible. Worth the wait for it to come to theaters
Loved the movie,it most definitely touch's the heart.Job well done
I saw the movie this afternoon. I had liked it
If you have cat, you will appreciate this movie much more. It definitely melted my heart.
Could have been an hour shorter without all the songs. 2/5
A must see. Fantastic movie with amazing animation. Little Simba is super cute - well done to the entire cast
Original: 10/10 remake: 6-7 /10
Love it, Hands down
IT WAS SPECTACULAR, MEZMERISING, A MUST SEE FILM!!!! I LOVE HOW IT REPRESENTED THE "CIRCLE OF LIFE"!!
A CGI masterpiece. absolutely stunning!
It's a beautiful remake. The kids loved it as well.
Very well done, will buy it on blue ray for sure.
So predictable! CRAWL was a heck of a lot more fun!
It really seemed quite perfunctory, and not in a good way.
I just loved the movie. It paid respect to the original. Just awesome!!!
A few scenes made me feel spiritually uplifted. Animation very well done. But young children may think it is real.
it was entertaining- it had some strong messages in it- it was fun, but kind of expected the next development- more of a family movie of course- but pleasantly surprised- I would give a two and half stars-
No so great as I expected. No too much of the emotions matched with the characters faces. Music was fine but. This movie missed the beauty from the original one.
I already know that this is one of the best Disney live-action remakes that I'm going to love, not just today, but for another 25 years :)
I loved this movie. It was funny, scary and very well done. Loved the music. I think real young children might be frightened. But I thought they all did an amazing job. I’m looking forward to the next live action Disney movie.
Not as good as the jungle book. The computer imaging was substandard. Couple of funny scenes but overall not very good. Prefer Elton John singing as opposed to who they had
Should have been all aninnated like the original picking up where the'last movie left off. Having real animals with human voices was a bad idea. This movie won't make half what the original made. Very disappointed.