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TOPIC | The new or the old Lion King?
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Hello! I was just wondering if the new Lion King or the Old Lion King was better? Thanks :)
Hello! I was just wondering if the new Lion King or the Old Lion King was better? Thanks :)
The original. The characters are much more expressive than in the new CGI version. Basically my stance is this- watch the original and if you want to see the movie in hyper-realistic graphics, watch the new one too.
The original. The characters are much more expressive than in the new CGI version. Basically my stance is this- watch the original and if you want to see the movie in hyper-realistic graphics, watch the new one too.
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I've not even watched the live-action version, but I know the original is better. You just don't stack up against good old-fashioned 2-D animation.
I've not even watched the live-action version, but I know the original is better. You just don't stack up against good old-fashioned 2-D animation.
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The original, yeah. I just prefer expressive and stylized over realistic. I don't think CGI in itself is the problem, because there are thankfully more and more movies coming out with really great stylized CGI.
The original, yeah. I just prefer expressive and stylized over realistic. I don't think CGI in itself is the problem, because there are thankfully more and more movies coming out with really great stylized CGI.
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I like the kimba the white lion version witch is the actual original lol
I like the kimba the white lion version witch is the actual original lol
I love them both. I know that the main complaint about the remake is that the animals weren’t “expressive” enough, which I understand- but that’s what I wanted to see. I wanted to see a version where the animals look utterly real, and the live-action version accomplished that. We have the cartoon for the bold and entertaining facial expressions, which add to the visual impact but aren’t really fitting on real animals.

The remake was breathtakingly beautiful and incorporated elements of the Broadway musical/Lebo M.’s music that wasn’t included in the original, which I really enjoyed, as it added a more distinctly African element to the score. It also gave more prominence to characters such as Sarabi, included interesting scenes that the original left out, such as Nala’s escape, and incorporated more of the sounds of African in the animals and Rafiki’s lines. The voice cast was also very talented and I appreciate that the remake featured more voice actors of African descent. Ultimately, I think original was fun, bright, emotional, and definitely a permanent favorite of mine, but I found the live-action version serene, stunning, and closer to its rich and majestic setting of Africa.
I love them both. I know that the main complaint about the remake is that the animals weren’t “expressive” enough, which I understand- but that’s what I wanted to see. I wanted to see a version where the animals look utterly real, and the live-action version accomplished that. We have the cartoon for the bold and entertaining facial expressions, which add to the visual impact but aren’t really fitting on real animals.

The remake was breathtakingly beautiful and incorporated elements of the Broadway musical/Lebo M.’s music that wasn’t included in the original, which I really enjoyed, as it added a more distinctly African element to the score. It also gave more prominence to characters such as Sarabi, included interesting scenes that the original left out, such as Nala’s escape, and incorporated more of the sounds of African in the animals and Rafiki’s lines. The voice cast was also very talented and I appreciate that the remake featured more voice actors of African descent. Ultimately, I think original was fun, bright, emotional, and definitely a permanent favorite of mine, but I found the live-action version serene, stunning, and closer to its rich and majestic setting of Africa.
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Both. Now forgive me while I dump all of my thoughts here and leave, lol.
The two main complaints that I am hearing about the “live action” is that the characters aren’t expressive and they didn’t do anything “new”. These are valid complaints, but personally, I wanted the characters to look as realistic as possible, even if that means they sacrifice some of their expressiveness. As for the second complaint that it’s just a reskin of the original... again, that’s what I wanted to see, which I know wasn’t the case for everyone. I myself love the original story to death, so I was looking for The Lion King but with real animals, and I feel that they delivered that perfectly. I completely understand that some people wanted the expressiveness of the original or were anticipating something ~new~, but those weren’t really the things that I personally desired out of the remake.
First of all, stunning visuals and sounds out of the remake. I know they weren’t as expressive as the originals, but I was just so happy that they looked real. I’ll choose the original every time for character facial expressions, but this was just beautiful to watch. The way the characters moved was amazing. And so many good roars from the lions and whooping from the hyena clan!
The score was amazing imo. Extensive use of King of Pride Rock, one of my very favorite parts. The original songs were good- I very much enjoy that they used the musical version of Can’t Wait to be King because a) Nala gets to sing more and b) I just love the musical. I, for one, thought abridging Be Prepared to be entirely appropriate- the jazzy music and dancing were fitting for the old, flamboyant Scar and his goofy hyena sidekicks, but not for the changed characters. Scar was more serious, I would argue, and the hyenas... I love what they did with them. Of course, if I had my way, the hyenas would not be villains at all, but at least in this version they elevated them to a closer to equal status with the lions, instead of scummy scavengers. Shenzi was given a more menacing air and a new respect- a true hyena matriarch.
I preferred the original Busa score to Beyonce’s song, but hey, it wasn’t bad.
Now, The Lion King is admittedly a fairly male-dominated story, just like the Jungle Book, which made expanding female roles for the remake versions difficult in both cases. In the Jungle Book, they changed Kaa to female- for TLK, I would have liked to see Rafiki be female, as s/he was in the musical, but I was cool with keeping him male since they expanded Sarabi and Nala both. I liked the suggested expansion of Scar’s backstory- that he challenged Mufasa, that Sarabi chose Mufasa over him, etc. The original didn’t go into that as much!
Anyway, those are some of the things that stood out to me. I know and love the original, with the gorgeous hand-drawn 2D animation, but this was beautiful in a whole other way.
Both. Now forgive me while I dump all of my thoughts here and leave, lol.
The two main complaints that I am hearing about the “live action” is that the characters aren’t expressive and they didn’t do anything “new”. These are valid complaints, but personally, I wanted the characters to look as realistic as possible, even if that means they sacrifice some of their expressiveness. As for the second complaint that it’s just a reskin of the original... again, that’s what I wanted to see, which I know wasn’t the case for everyone. I myself love the original story to death, so I was looking for The Lion King but with real animals, and I feel that they delivered that perfectly. I completely understand that some people wanted the expressiveness of the original or were anticipating something ~new~, but those weren’t really the things that I personally desired out of the remake.
First of all, stunning visuals and sounds out of the remake. I know they weren’t as expressive as the originals, but I was just so happy that they looked real. I’ll choose the original every time for character facial expressions, but this was just beautiful to watch. The way the characters moved was amazing. And so many good roars from the lions and whooping from the hyena clan!
The score was amazing imo. Extensive use of King of Pride Rock, one of my very favorite parts. The original songs were good- I very much enjoy that they used the musical version of Can’t Wait to be King because a) Nala gets to sing more and b) I just love the musical. I, for one, thought abridging Be Prepared to be entirely appropriate- the jazzy music and dancing were fitting for the old, flamboyant Scar and his goofy hyena sidekicks, but not for the changed characters. Scar was more serious, I would argue, and the hyenas... I love what they did with them. Of course, if I had my way, the hyenas would not be villains at all, but at least in this version they elevated them to a closer to equal status with the lions, instead of scummy scavengers. Shenzi was given a more menacing air and a new respect- a true hyena matriarch.
I preferred the original Busa score to Beyonce’s song, but hey, it wasn’t bad.
Now, The Lion King is admittedly a fairly male-dominated story, just like the Jungle Book, which made expanding female roles for the remake versions difficult in both cases. In the Jungle Book, they changed Kaa to female- for TLK, I would have liked to see Rafiki be female, as s/he was in the musical, but I was cool with keeping him male since they expanded Sarabi and Nala both. I liked the suggested expansion of Scar’s backstory- that he challenged Mufasa, that Sarabi chose Mufasa over him, etc. The original didn’t go into that as much!
Anyway, those are some of the things that stood out to me. I know and love the original, with the gorgeous hand-drawn 2D animation, but this was beautiful in a whole other way.
i haven't seen the remake but i have a feeling i'm gonna prefer that one. i'm an outlier here but i never liked the animation style or the character designs in the original lion king. they looked too doofy to me, and it distracted me from what i thought was otherwise a good movie with a good story. so i'm looking forward to going to see the remake where the characters don't look downright silly.

i agree that the characters aren't very "expressive" but that's like. not the point. the characters in the remake of the jungle book weren't very expressive either but i appreciated that. i liked that it was taking itself more seriously than the original and delivered a more compelling story that was easier to take...well, seriously.

the original cartoons are a good fun time but they're not what i personally prefer in a movie.
i haven't seen the remake but i have a feeling i'm gonna prefer that one. i'm an outlier here but i never liked the animation style or the character designs in the original lion king. they looked too doofy to me, and it distracted me from what i thought was otherwise a good movie with a good story. so i'm looking forward to going to see the remake where the characters don't look downright silly.

i agree that the characters aren't very "expressive" but that's like. not the point. the characters in the remake of the jungle book weren't very expressive either but i appreciated that. i liked that it was taking itself more seriously than the original and delivered a more compelling story that was easier to take...well, seriously.

the original cartoons are a good fun time but they're not what i personally prefer in a movie.
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Well...I haven’t seen the remake yet, but I will eventually. Animation style is pretty important to me though, and it’s already let me down a little. It doesn’t look awful, but it’s less expressive and less fun. That’s just my personal opinion though.

I know I’ll always prefer the original. But I also think the Broadway show is really really amazing, and a great “live action” adaptation! I wish theater was more accessible so that more people could see it if they wanted to. I could never pick a favorite between the original film and the musical, they’re both amazing. When they first announced a live action version, I was kind of hoping it would be based on the musical with actors in costume.
Well...I haven’t seen the remake yet, but I will eventually. Animation style is pretty important to me though, and it’s already let me down a little. It doesn’t look awful, but it’s less expressive and less fun. That’s just my personal opinion though.

I know I’ll always prefer the original. But I also think the Broadway show is really really amazing, and a great “live action” adaptation! I wish theater was more accessible so that more people could see it if they wanted to. I could never pick a favorite between the original film and the musical, they’re both amazing. When they first announced a live action version, I was kind of hoping it would be based on the musical with actors in costume.
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