i love that scene with timon and pumba.
one of my favorite parts in “the lion king”.
i won’t lie to you,
but i had of ton of judgment and expectations reserved for this movie.
this is my childhood here.
a movie i’ve watched over and over.
i was getting mixed reviews about it so i knew i had to see it for myself.
the pretty vixen and i decided to go see it yesterday.
I hated 90% of it
it was breathtaking.
and a young pumba,
were so cute.
they put their foot in the details of the animals.
it looked like real wildlife having these various moments.
that was the major issue i had with it.
it looked so real,
it lacked the emotions for certain scenes.
– when simba was crying for his father.
he is sniffling,
but his facial expression looked un-phased.
– when nala and simba see each other after all of those years.
it was like two lions who woke up at noon in the zoo.
just frocklin’ in the sun.
– the whole “can you feel the love tonight” scene.
b carried donald in that whole song.
were they singing to each other or in their heads?
i was confused.
in watching it,
i realized just how off strange that scene was too.
mufasa’s death made me bawl as a child.
they had to console me.
it was sooooooooo dry in this one.
in the cartoon,
you see the fear in mufasa’s eyes that he’s about to die.
there was no “brother! help me!”
in this one,
it happened so fast,
i could barely feel anything.
it was a very lazy death for such an iconic scene.
Dare i font that laughed when they did that awful pan out of Simba screaming?
i won’t even get into the mess that was “i can’t wait to be king“…
i just won’t.
this may get me dragged,
but i’ll font it:
I thought Daniel Glover and Beyonce were awful
i love them both,
but you come to the foxhole for my honesty with things.
their voices sounded so disconnected from their characters.
b sounded like she was whispering and reading straight off the script
daniel sounded bored and coming down from a high
i did like they gave nala more scenes tho.
the other characters:
mufasa (played amazingly by james earl jones a second time)
timon and puma
young simba and nala
…were terrific to me.
those two were the weakest links in that movie.
all in all,
i give it a solid 2 foxtails outta 5.
something to watch at home if it came on tv.
the soundtrack is still poppin’ tho.
the original 1994 version will continue to be the reigning champ.
i’ll probably never watch this version again.
some things should be left alone.
low-key: i know one thing tho,
i’m in there for:
at the end of that trailer,
i said out loud:
i’m ready for it.