I haven’t been allowing cell phones in here since 2008
I am very grateful for a film like this coming out; it’s clearly the vision of the director, with some stunning visual effects, and more importantly it’s not 3 hours long (even if it feels like it sometimes). In a cinematic marketplace where all we have are studio guided superhero films and directors’ unedited auteur visions - it’s a welcome relief.
However, to call this “unique” or “original” would be a fallacy. The film starts to ask quite interesting questions…
The biggest giveaway that this is a straight to video film is the animation which is markedly choppier than the original film’s.
I would also say that Simba seemed slightly out of character, he seems more like a young Mufasa rather than his own person. I get that that’s the point of the film but it results in a slight retread of the themes of the first film. This goes in the sequel’s favour in some respects and against it…
I’m not ashamed to admit that I shed a tear the day I found out Chadwick Boseman died. So my review of this pile of rubbish is in no way meant to disrespect the legacy of the man.
I find it a bit offensive that Disney + thinks it’s ok to just record something off the TV and dump it on a streaming service. Netflix wouldn’t do that.
It’s lucky that we’re finally getting some original content outside of The…