Disney’s new Lion King opens in theatres on July 19 within the United States, however one of many first screenings was tonight in Hollywood. Some of the individuals in attendance have shared their ideas, and the reactions are overwhelmingly optimistic.
GameSpot’s personal Chris Hayner says Timon (Billy Eichner) and Pumbaa (Seth Rogen) steal the present. Despite some missteps, it is general a “really fun flick,” Hayner mentioned. You can see a rundown of Twitter reactions to The Lion King under, whereas we’ll have extra on the film developing quickly.
Donald Glover voices Simba, whereas James Earl Jones returns to play Mufasa. Chiwetel Ejiofor voices the evil lion Scar, whereas John Oliver portrays the overbearing chicken Zazu. Beyonce voices Nala, and he or she launched a brand-new single from the film known as “Spirit” right this moment. Listen here.
The Lion King is directed by Jon Favreau. It is known as a “live-action” film as a result of it was filmed utilizing live-action manufacturing methods, despite the fact that the film really depicts its characters via (eerily lifelike) computer-generated pictures.
The Lion King First Reactions
I simply obtained out of #TheLionKing and actually dug it. My concern was lifelike animals wouldn’t have the charisma of the cartoon, however they’re superb. Timon and Pumba steal the present. Some of the music/choreo preparations don’t work in addition to the unique however nonetheless a extremely enjoyable flick. pic.twitter.com/mOrODQ0vHI
— Chris E. Hayner (@ChrisHayner) July 10, 2019
#TheLionKing is a wide ranging visible cinematic achievement. I can’t consider this can be a CG animated film. Timon and Pumbaa steal the present. It’s a very good Disney remake however was it mandatory? Maybe not, but it surely’s gratifying and households are gonna adore it.
— Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) July 10, 2019
Been fortunate to have attended various world premieres however undecided I’ve ever heard as a lot clapping throughout a film as I did tonight at #TheLionKing . Was like being at a rock live performance. Movie goes to make a lot cash. pic.twitter.com/rnU4qf92mt
— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) July 10, 2019
Just walked out of #TheLionKing. Overriding response: SIMBA IS SO CUTE. But actually, for those who’re hoping this can be a near-exact adaptation of the animated film with some completely jaw-dropping visible results, you’ll get what you’re in search of. pic.twitter.com/14BydbdhCx
— Terri Schwartz (@Terri_Schwartz) July 10, 2019
#TheLionKing has at all times been my favourite Disney animated film and this new rendition is a fantastic reminder why. Happy to welcome again acquainted chills, feelings and tears. In awe of the visible wizards behind this one. Timon & Pumbaa are every part. pic.twitter.com/IcWHgjHCuF
— Perri Nemiroff (@PNemiroff) July 10, 2019
So #TheLionKing was the primary film I ever noticed in theaters and this reimagining hit all the identical notes. LOVED IT. Idk if it was Beyonce, Donald, the animation, Jon Fav… no it was most likely Beyonce.
— Trey Williams (@Trey3Williams) July 10, 2019
Holy smokes, I actually liked THE LION KING. I believe (I believe) it’s essentially the most lovely results film I’ve seen. Like subsequent stage, the sport has modified sort of factor. (For the file I’m agnostic on the unique film and have zero nostalgia for it. Anyway, this film hooked me.)
— Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) July 10, 2019
Oh man #TheLionKing delivers. It’s a visible masterpiece that can depart you smiling and crying the entire time. It’s a real testomony to the lasting impact Disney films have on all generations. Timon and Pumbaa steal the present. And BEYONCE!!! #LionKing
— Beatrice Verhoeven (@bverhoev) July 10, 2019
The Lion King is a superb adaptation of an iconic basic. It has just a few small adjustments which improve what was already nice and every part else is true on level. The CG will be barely distracting at occasions however the emotion rapidly covers that. Loved it. pic.twitter.com/9QmsP3PmNh
— Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) July 10, 2019
#TheLionKing is precisely as marketed: a beat-for-beat remake of the unique. Impressive animation and a few ace casting decisions (Beyoncé is a spirited Nala, John Oliver is a perfect Zazu) plus that music remains to be 👍👍 – but it surely’s extra nostalgic rehash than contemporary reimagining
— Angie J. Han (@ajhan) July 10, 2019