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.
— Nuke The Fridge (@NukeTheFridge) July 10, 2019
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. #TheLionKing pic.twitter.com/QdyotwD7xU
— Scott Menzel (@TheOtherScottM) July 10, 2019
— CineMovie TV (@CineMovie) July 10, 2019
— Desde Hollywood (@DesdeHollywood) July 10, 2019
#TheLionKing has a stunning visual! @billyeichner & @Sethrogen are great as Timba & Pumbaa! But it didn’t get to the perfection of the 1994 animated classic! I think I would survive without this live-action! #notimpressed #unfortunately pic.twitter.com/nTz5J7xZmB
— Jana On Camera (@janaoncamera) July 10, 2019
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
— TheFrightenedTatiana (@myrcellasear) July 10, 2019
Tonight's screening of the new #TheLionKing, directed by Jon Favreau. It opens on July 19.
What a wonderful phrase…thanks Pumbaa and Timon! And its sure is a circle of life…#DisneyStudios #amosartphotos #amosartstudio #amosart #photography #photographer pic.twitter.com/hytZZiMpWQ
— Se Fija! Online (@SeFijaOnline) July 10, 2019
The Lion King opens in theaters on July 19, 2019.