SS: 5.5/10 If watching life-like animals singing in English is not the count as creepy, what else would?
The fans give a lot of expectations when Disney first announced the plan of The Lion King’s remake, and with time goes by, these expectations growth more. But to me, the expectation cut to 70% when the second trailer came ou, in which the clips contain animals’ talking. The story is still the old story, even some scene exactly looks like in the cartoon version. As the directing skills and the story itself, I don’t think there is any serious problem. However, as the decision to make a talking animal, could be the topic what I am gonna talk about.
Watching Jerry beat Tom into different shapes, Bugs Bunny use TNT to blow the hunter into the sky, the cartoon has its very own advantage, which is no matter how exaggerated, it will never excessive. You might say that Peter the Rabbit or Paddington Bear movies also can talk, why they are not creepy? Because they are set in human society and in those films you know they are fake, especially when you see a talking bear and rabbits have unbelievable high IQ.
But The Lion King is exactly the opposite. The production team is from The Jungle Book, they have the most advanced technology to build a very realistic life-like nature world. They are doing their best to create the natural world by CGI, every detail is specially designed. So when you see the film, when they are not talking, you might think this is an Africa documentary. All these are worthy of praise, and the production team has put a lot of effort behind this. But when they start talking, ugh, a very strong sense of stripping, stripped the audience from the plot of the movie.
Apart from this, the remake version The Lion King reproduces a generation of classics, in which the new cover of classic songs is a recollection of a generation. This film is totally worth your precious time of two hours to watch and sing along.