In THE LION KING, Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny on the plains of Africa. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother — and former heir to the throne — has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is soon ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. Now, with help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba must figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.
The film has premiered and below are a few online reactions (NOT REVIEWS) from members of the media.
The Lion King is a visual marvel. Jon Favreau directs the hell out of this film. The voice cast is solid with Billy Eichner & Seth Rogen standing out as Timon & Pumbaa. That being said, it is a incredibly unnecessary remake that hits all the same beats. #TheLionKingpic.twitter.com/QdyotwD7xU
The visuals of #TheLionKing are impressive, Chiwetel Ejiofor is a master class in voice acting, and “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” sounds better than ever. But what I’m really gonna remember is Simon and Pumba’s extra riffs in every one of their scenes. 😂 pic.twitter.com/HhhbCDr47U