Disney's live action remake of the 1994 animated film "Lion King" failed to impress movie critics who say the high definition CGI is "cold" and "unemotional."

The movie received a Rotten Tomatoes score of 57.1. According to Roger Friedman's Showbiz411, the new Lion King "is grim and dark. It's not the buoyant celebration of life created for the stage by Julie Taymor, or the vibrant colorful explosion of love seen in the original film."

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The live action movie mixes in live lions, cubs, and hyenas with fake CGI animal characters. Critics say the live action CGI is too photorealistic and may scare children rather than delight and enchant them the way the original animated cartoon film did.

"It's like watching National Geographic with talking animals," said one critic on social media.

Other critics complained about the liberal propaganda and the lack of African culture in the film. "Indeed, nothing about 'The Lion King' looks African. It looks corporate," wrote Friedman.

"At least with 'Aladdin,' Disney could bring the characters to life from animation. But bringing jungle beasts to life is a different story," Friedman writes. "You can bring a cub to water but you can't make him drink. Or smile. The result is that 'The Lion King' feels like a National Geographic documentary with narration sort of synched to close-ups."

Friedman described Beyonce and Donald Glover's singing as "lifeless," but he saved his best praise for the great actor James Earl Jones, who voices Mufasa.

"He sets up the movie. This is really acting," says Friedman.

"It's not just that his deep rumbling baritone is comforting as maple syrup, yet still commanding. Whatever emotions there are in 'The Lion King' emanate from him. He's already received the honorary Oscar and SAG Award. Is there anything we can do for him? We are in awe, and in his debt."

 

 

Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images

  • Brooklyn23

    Uhhh ok what could I add to this slow start? Lions are beautiful and if my crearor said I could have 1 and its guranteed it wint flip out on my fam and me, I surely would. I would be like that dude in (in the video I saw)Bangladesh or 1 of them countries that owned 1. Whatelse I got at time Beyonce is gorgeuos (at least when sge doesnt smile with her baby teef) and other times she's just blah. Well the vest if us( including me) have our off days

  • Brooklyn23

    ..

  • KcoolMuziq

    "Critics Call Disney’s Live Action ‘Lion King’ Cold and Unemotional"

    Just like her face.

  • chan chan

    This look like trash

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I'm still going to see it. I'll make my own determination. I just hope Beyonce doesn't monotone me to death.

  • ALLMINE?

    They should've left it alone

  • MzApple

    I knew this would happen, no one asked for this live version. Should've left the original alone. I think they put Bey in there to get money. Because based on her "acting" history she can't act. And I love Bey but nahhhh

  • Kanyade

    Donald said they didn't record together, that song they sang together... I truly believe it makes a difference, but I guess their schedules didn't align.

    I do feel the film WILL do well in spite of these initial reviews. I saw a brief snippet of Hakuna Matata and it was strange looking seeing these oh, so lifelike animals sing "happy", but that was a small snippet not the whole film.

    Bless.

  • Kanyade
  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    The hell alone

  • ShelbyMoore

    That's what happens when you act like the movie is more about Bey than the actual that we all grew up on. This is NOT Bey's movie and people are being extra af as if it is.

  • MsVAllDay

    These pics of B are not flattering at all.

  • Darkandlovely617?
  • KarmaBackAround

    Stop re making everything..every movie is not made to be re made..some are better left original! I didnt even care for lion king 2 or 3 the animation movie..jus leave a classic a classic!

  • onelove

    nope! it's because she don't have foundation make up on..that's her..she is getting older..and 3 kids in the game..took a wear and tear out of her!

  • AphroKween
  • iWasteTime

    The original is grim and dark! Like EVERY Disney movie.
    I'm still going to see it. It's still going to make millions and millions and the world will still turn.

  • iWasteTime

    I just wish who ever doctored it did the left side too

  • Kanyade

    This is NOT Bey's movie and people are being extra af as if it is.
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  • Navybeans95

    Um?.. a big majority of "kids" movies are grim and dark with adult themes....po kids ain't got a chance... my conclusion is to destroy innocence as quickly as possible....

  • Guest

    Yup. Most fairy tales are. The Grimm Brothers fairy tales, which is where most Disney movies derive from are dark.

  • Trucie bedford

    Disney shld stop with the remakes all together. At this point it just seems like theyre not trying to come up with anything original. All these remakes, live action, sequels, and prequels. Its ridiculous! Just leave the animated classics alone. That goes for the little mermaid as well. Like why do we need a live action version of it? I think the movie will make money though. I'll see them both when theyre released on Netflix if I still feel like it then!

  • Kimberly King

    I'm not sure why they are remaking it anyway. Scar was my favorite character. He looks weird in this new movie.

  • sunni_daze

    Still gonna see it. I saw the movie in my younger years, I saw the Broadway play. Its like a full circle of life.

  • Kanyade

    It's still going to make millions and millions and the world will still turn.
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    Yup. And that's the ol' benediction. El fin.

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  • Ryan

    "liberal propaganda" - lawd have mercy give it a break. ? Anyway this isn't something I would see anyway, but yeah, it's still probably gonna make money hand over fist cause Disney's got a lotta dedicated fans, and same with Beyonce. I just wish Donald Glover and 'em would come out with a new season of Atlanta.

  • Ryan

    The live version of Lion King has done well *shrug* As long as people keep spending money they'll keep doing these "remakes".

  • Carrington

    Am I childish because I'm disappointed that this ISN'T a cartoon? I don't want to look at "real" animals. I need this to be a cartoon, bro.

  • xxxgracious

    I agree. My son knows how to watch YouTube on our TV. I sat down and watched this show with him called Steve and Maggie. I couldnt believe what was going on. It was basically teaching him how to be a bully. And he was just giggling. Sadly it had 3.1M views. I miss blues clues and barney cause these new toddler shows trip me out.

  • Gloria

    I listened to some of the new soundtrack. They should’ve just left it alone man.... they wasn’t even hitting the “NAAAAAAA” intro part right ?

  • Ni Ni

    Hollywood just needs to retire. Let somebody with fresh ideas make movies. The technology age has discouraged creativity & made people lazy All the books out that can be made into movies and they constantly remaking the same ones. Well, i guess it works cause folks keep lining up to see remakes.

  • Brooklyn23

    You think Im crazy? Imma show you crazy

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  • grenadiadrian

    No JTT
    No Jason Weaver
    No Robert Guillaume, Madge Sinclair (Rest their wonderful souls)
    No Jeremy Irons
    No Whoopi, Cheech, or Jim Cummings (Ed)

    This was an absolute HELL NO to me from jump!

  • Navybeans95

    Parents gotta be so careful, it's a mean programming agenda going on...from video games to music to movies....

  • Ni Ni

    Nope! I sit and watch the cartoon when it comes on, along with beauty and the beast and a few others.

  • Gloria

    It wouldn’t even make fiscal sense to stop remaking movies with these iconic and classical characters. The Disney Theme Parks are based off these characters. There HAS to be remakes so these characters can stay relevant for each generation and so Disney can continue making profit with old characters and new characters related attractions/merchandise/etc.

  • Gloria

    Animation will always be better than live action movies.

  • Kanyade

    Not childish for your disappointment. I completely get where you are coming from. It's definitely a different feel when something you are so used to being in one format is converted to another. Sometimes it works (stage play of the Lion King) and sometimes it doesn't (theatrical CGI release of the Lion King--TBD).

  • SaltineCrackers

    There are so many book I'm waiting on to become movies or series.

  • Gloria

    At least we got James Earl Jones. Without him, a remake would just be totally wrong.

  • xxxgracious

    Exactly. But grandparents need to be aware as well. I cant stand how lately his grandparents will hand him a tablet or phone just so he will sit still. I'm like do you know what hes watching. Especially my dad he had him watching freddy vs Jason the other day. My son isn't the scary type, he loves that stuff but hes almost 4 he doesn't need that on his mind or spirit.

  • MzApple

    Yes Lion King 1 1/2 was terrible. 2 was just as bad.

  • SaltineCrackers

    Yes! These shows on YouTube that I see the babies and young children watching have them acting like strung out zombies.

  • Phillybruh

    My son's camp went to a special screening he said Nala seemed slow. But he still liked it...lol

  • Parent

    I like planet of the apes so I know I'm going to like it.

  • SoulfulLove
  • Ghetto Real Name

    he said Nala seemed slow.
    ^^^^^^^
    So does...you know what?
    NVMD.
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  • Navybeans95

    It's all on purpose and by design....smh

  • Guest

    I liked the new Planet of the Apes too. Lions can't make much facial expressions in reality unlike apes. Not sure what people want. You can do anything as far as facial expressions in cartoons. Oh well!

  • Navybeans95

    Everything is moving fast af....NOBODY has time anymore...

  • https://nylapoprush.com/twitch twitch.tv/NylaPop

    Anytime critics rate a movie bad, I immediately go see it. Because I always end up feeling the exact OPPOSITE.

    Remember "critics" dragged tf out of Black Panther too. ?

  • Li-Wright

    I wasn't a fan of the animated movie and felt it was "unemotional." It didn't lift me at all....I didn't feel anything for the characters. Not like I did with Dumbo and Bambi....just saying.
    Anywho, it won't matter. The kids will flock to the Lion King and Disney will make gadzillions of money.
    How many times, how many iterations will the Lion King be made...What's left? A dramatic play?

  • Li-Wright

    Disney is going to run more versions of the Lion King....just wait. The stage play has been running for years and years.

  • CardiB’sAbs

    I agree with this 1 million percent!

  • Nophace

    Already been a play and Disney seems to be going this route with all of their animated movies.

  • Li-Wright

    It's not like the Jungle Book. At least you had a human interacting with the animals, so you could believe it. But -- talking animals? I dunno.

  • SoulfulLove

    Off topic: I hear SWV is performing at Artscape (For all my DMVers)

  • Nophace

    Exactly!!! For me, damn near all the movies they give high ratings too are ass!

  • iWasteTime

    Yup and The Original Little Mermaid by Hans Andersen is SUPER grim and Ariel was green ... lol

  • Coy little wink

    Loloo. Where's yo #teambeyonce graphic

  • https://nylapoprush.com/twitch twitch.tv/NylaPop

    Right! Plus let's not pretend not to see the agenda. This movie has a primarily BLACK cast so you already know....

  • Ni Ni

    Out of the mouths of babes. ???

  • AphroKween
  • Li-Wright

    It wasn't a "dramatic" play, it was a musical play...that's what I meant.

  • Li-Wright

    Hmmm....no the critics loved BP. It got a 93% RT rating.

  • Ni Ni

    I'm sure a stage play is great with great acting.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Almost like they don’t want to risk it with anything new. It’s sad.

  • Nophace

    Gotcha!

  • CardiB’sAbs

    Oh lawd

  • OvertheMississippi

    THANK YOU!!

  • Maxx

    LMAO!

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    They need to stop the live action remake movies and start making other fairy tale movies....Hollywood is running out of ideas...Chile...

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    You just saved me $12.50 on a ticket...Tell son I said thank you for the honest review...Slow tho whew chile...

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  • Ghetto Real Name

    This is my fave laughing gif of all time. Ray Liotta.

  • Jessy

    Oh, whatever I’m sure I’ll care for the darn lions as much as I did when they were animated. It’s a fairytale! Lol

  • Alextra Ballard

    Some folks just need a fraction of a reason tew drag Bey.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    I agree...they act like their isn't any more fairy tales they can make into a movie...what about The Princess and the Pea or The Story of Snow White & Rose Red...there are so many things they can do...I've been waiting on an Aesop's Fables movies all my life!!!

  • Nophace

    Isn't that in Baltimore?!? I know B'More is in MD but we don't consider them as part of the DMV.

  • LeeSeeCee

    I don't listen to critics any old way. There are enough people in my life trying to direct where I go, what I do and how I say things. I don't need another person telling what to think about a dang movie, tv show, etc... I've learned that what I like isn't for everybody and what everybody else likes is not always for me. I don't need to look to others to find my own joy and fun activities, lol.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    IDK...live action movies with animals scare the crap outta me...

  • LeeSeeCee
  • SingleGalCrazyWorld
  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Yup. It's like there's a lack of good, fresh screenwriting nowadays. Or maybe these Hollywood studios dont want to take risks and just want to put out movies that are "safe", like these incessant sequels we keep getting.

  • Kim’s Original Face

    Nala from Texas

    I love me some Bey but her voice irritates the hell outta me ?

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    What makes it so bad is that there's an abundance of Fairytales and Fables that can be made...I said down below that Im still waiting on an Aesop's Fables movie...or even a Rumpelstiltskin movie....

  • oshh16

    LOL, yeah Baltimore is just different, whole different vibe, energy, rhythm. It was always perplexing, that b-more is so close yet so different.

  • CardiB’sAbs

    ????????

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Why da hell they do my Lions like that smh ... not shocked though .... Alright guys I'm out headed to Bama for family reunion ! Have good day folks ??

  • TamG

    I just checked IMDB, only a 5.3! Unfortunately I can’t say I’m surprised. The minute I heard Beyonce was in it—and then heard her in the movie previews—I knew it would be not great. She’s a talented performer but she definitely has a lane, and it isn’t acting. I heard she was originally up to play the lead role in A Star is Born. I know Bradley Cooper thanks his lucky stars everyday that she backed out. GaGa is more of a thespian, an all-around artist. Donald Glover is as well. But Beyonce is a music performer. That’s her lane.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    ????? bye Dubb lolol

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I grew up reading all those books when I was a kid. I grew up on stories like the Boy Who Cried Wolf. the Tortoise and The Hare etc. If they put 10 of those short stories in one compilation, that would be a great idea for a movie, and they could make a series of movies out of those fables.

  • https://nylapoprush.com/twitch twitch.tv/NylaPop

    Were you sleeping under a rock?? It got good ratings on RT. Most everywhere else trashed tf outta that movie. It was reviewed poorly almost everywhere else and the headlines were horrendous.

  • kennedy220

    I lovvvvve me some SWV

  • heavn_sent

    Heeeeey what part?

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Tired of all these sequels. I've lost count....are they up to like Star Wars 19 yet?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    The Lion is my favorite animal ! (1) much love ... I truly love Lions!

  • smartchickfl
  • https://nylapoprush.com/twitch twitch.tv/NylaPop

    And let's not even bring up the fact it was discovered there was a literal group created for the sole purpose of leaving negative reviews of the movie. It was on the news and rotten tomatoes even had to publish a statement telling people to stop it.

  • SatanIsABlackMan

    Find real talent and stop using celebs who aren't actresses to play roles in these films! Hollywood has gotten so lazy and it seems like you can basically buy your way in. They won't be getting my coins!

  • Kanyade

    Enjoy your family! :)

  • Scromes1212

    Let's be honest that movie wasn't that great. Black folks supported it which is great but the movie was average at best.

  • T Willis

    I dunno, these reviews resonate with me, and I haven’t even seen the film.

    “‘It's like watching National Geographic with talking animals,’ said one critic on social media”

    This is exactly why I won’t go see it. I don’t even watch The Discovery Channel on my free time - for free lol - let alone pay money to watch it in a theater full of children ????? Lol. My issue isn’t necessarily Bey-specific, although ?lol, it’s just too little animation and not enough life or fantasy like the original. ????? But to each their own...

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    I used to read them all the time where I was a kid and I still have some of the books on my shelf...Hollywood doesn't realize they are missing out on a big payday...

  • Crazy tee

    Such beautiful words describing James Earl Jones work...now we have to get this “ Coming to America” on the road...

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    Efff them

  • T Willis

    Chile... ? my thoughts EXACTLY when I re-watched the original

  • Scromes1212

    She is a terrible actress smh she butchered that Etta james character

  • Scromes1212

    The people they be naming to play in the coming to America sequel got me a little worried smh

  • Let them eat cake

    lol!

  • Guest

    Exactly. That is what she would look like if she were real because she lives in the ocean. Duh! lol!

  • T Willis

    I think technology is why they won’t invest in original ideas and movies. We can illegally stream and download just about everything before it even hits theaters. Film makers are losing money because most movie goers won’t spend $10-$20 a ticket on actors they don’t know, or movies with concepts that are original.

  • T Willis

    Or some type of fancy animation. But to deliver a National Geographic layout with talking voices ??????????... and then you select actors with the most monotonous flat tones ????? it was expected to be DOA.

  • T Willis

    Yeah but I think when it comes to some of the classics, it needs to remain in the animation family. I’m sure they have plenty of graphics and CGI technology that can give a realistic feel to it.

  • Bossy704

    Pets will love this movie. Like Milo and Otis. Beyoncé's song was too slow. I lost interest before her first verse.

  • Myopinion

    Well not all of anyone's pictures are always flattering, Yah knows I have had many unflattering ones. It happens to the best of us. https://media3.giphy.com/media/l1J9Forw8xWRvJNT2/giphy-downsized-medium.gif

  • Miss Thang

    I coulda told y’all that and I haven’t even seen the movie.

  • GottaBigOne

    I Like Beyonce's speaking voice . . .

  • J’aime Sucer

    Beyonce looking like a mother in that pic

  • imright

    thats because anika noni rose should have played Nala.?? ill still be in attendance though. #90sbaby

  • Miss Thang

    RT compiles critics’ ratings so I think you’re talking about random people trashing the movie, not professional critics.

  • Tiffany Miller

    How about this generation TRY to be CREATIVE, and make their own stories and movies.... They keep recreating stuff and MUCKING IT UP. We LOVED the Lion King as it WAS... CGI and Beyoncé aint gone help.

  • chris

    I dont get the donald glover hype

  • Miss Thang

    Children are so honest?

  • Calikush
  • Miss Thang

    Naaaahhh sequeñaahhh Bebe eechchnehwahh nah nah nah!!! Lmaooooo that was the first CD I ever got in the 5th grade.

  • Phillybruh

    I didn't want to be the one to say, it was your standard Marvel Movie.

  • Just Me

    I don’t think I will be going to see this movie. Realistic looking animals with a human voice is not my thing. lol....?????

  • Miss Thang

    That is so sad. I will not be bringing children into this sick world. I do my best to educate, nourish, and protect my nieces and nephews.

  • Miss Thang

    Lol

  • Sha

    Facts

  • CoTToNCaNDie SWeeTAsGolD

    Enjoy yourself!!!

  • MrsSpice1

    This is how boring and lame this generation is that they arent even as innovative enough to make new and good classic movies anymore! Just like music these days everything is going to ?! They have to constantly remake all are classics and ruin them!!!! I don’t understand why it’s necessary to remake all the disney animated classics into live movies that end up being more pg13 or rated r then just pg! Smfh!

  • stav

    Can't say I'm feeling Scars voice, the original voiced by Jeremy Irons was everything. This movie just seems already that it's shot verbatim like the original and therefore it's not rousing any excitement or very much interest in me. If you've ever watched the original , you watched it a million times(it was that good). So seeing it in CGI form with nothing new added seems like a waste. I will see it however just to dissect it.

  • Strappyheels

    Another movie that I can see on Netflix, Amazon Prime or HULU in 5,4,3,2

  • Carla B

    Beyonce's speaking voice has always been dry and over rehearsed. Its ok for mother characters in animated films but not for young whimsical characters. Her voice doesn't show much emotion at all its very mono toned and kids find it hard to connect to Epic and Wow Wow Wubbzy due to this same reason. But honestly I don't feel this remake was for kids its for the 1994 Lion King lovers.

  • Carla B

    OMG YESSSS I love her voice and it exudes emotion

  • Slim Goodie

    Kids are so honest.

  • Carla B

    Hey she is a stage performer she shows emotion through movement but you cant do that in voice-overs.

  • fawkery

    I'd go see this Nat Geo special if Snoop was narrating lmao

  • Carla B

    FACTS.

  • Carla B

    OMG I forgot she did that horrible moive SMH

  • Carla B
  • Trace da Ace

    welp...Bey has never been the best actress nor speaker..sooooo.... https://media0.giphy.com/media/ujHLNlj48AAKI/giphy.gif

  • KarmaBackAround

    Chileee a mess..

  • Bree

    This is the reason why it should be against the rules to remake a CLASSIC like The Lion King. There was NOTHING about the original that made it necessary to make this one.

    I agree that James Earl Jones is the voice. You can't do The Lion King without him. He's one of the reason why The Lion King and Coming to America remain two of my favorite movies to date.

    I don't plan on watching the film. I also wasn't a fan of Beyonce playing Nala. Some things are not our lane and listening to Beyonce sing in any film is like watching one of her documentaries. Her first film The Fighting Temptations spoke volumes and I'm one to give someone a chance. But after Dreamgirls, I was done with Beyonce acting career.

  • Reenaface

    I knew I wasn't going to see it no way. But they gave it a good try. Eddie Murphy better grab James Earl Jones to revive his role as Eddie's father in Coming to America 2 if the rumors are to be believed.

  • https://nylapoprush.com/twitch twitch.tv/NylaPop

    Lol the only thing that makes me not want to see it is having to listen to Beyonce. Not being mean but she honestly sounds retarded and I don't think I could stand listening to her for an hour and a half. Idk...

  • https://nylapoprush.com/twitch twitch.tv/NylaPop

    I thought it was an amazing movie.

  • Jackie Rayne

    BIG FACTS!

  • Indies beauty

    As a member of the Beehive, I will go see it even if it had negative 5%. I will get with my other Beyonce obsessed friend, we will choose the nicest theater and have our moment damn it!

  • Junkanoo

    If you were dumb enough to watch then you got just what deserved nothing! I can't sit and watch anything that doesn't hold my attention which is especially the case for remakes, reboots , tired rehashed ideas . What the hell is going on are the people in Hollywood green lighting these lame ideas snorting way too much coke, lazy as hell or fools who can't be bothered to green light projects we havent seen before. Theres too much incompetence going on in America Trump and his fellow bandits in the White House to the jackasses running Hollywood and on and on.

  • Scromes1212

    I understand but compared to some of the better marvel movies it's not that great but of course that's just my opinion.

  • Nita Pie

    I wish she just take a break and come back when the twins are 6.

  • Lynette Collins

    ?????

  • Crazy tee

    Oh no ?????

  • TeeJay

    I thought that was Tina on the photo. Damn....

  • StoneColdLady

    Exactly!

  • Trucie bedford

    But why not just rerelease them if that's the case? There are alot of stories to be told and disney shld really explore them and give this and future generations new classics as well. I think they did good with stories like Moana, The princess and the frog, and frozen. They're making live remakes of their entire animated catalog when they dont really need to. I'm not that far against it them but they're beating dead horses already.

  • Cannelle

    Please stop with the live action remakes of Disney classics. I refuse to watch any of them, when I can watch the first, well done animated version.

  • supastar

    Beyonce looking a little heavy in the face.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Not a good look on BEY!!! Please tell me she dont have that many holes in her ears!! UGHHHH!!

  • Lady” Youngblood

    I have a question? earl ain’t in the movie? I meant his voice over, and another thing. How can Beyonce acting be considered bad she’s just talking and singing right? She’s not actually in the movie. No shade I’m really confused and since you’re comment was funny but true. I need some answers.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Now THAT's Tina's child rite there! https://media2.giphy.com/media/Lh1e8QfHRY5tm/giphy.gif

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Tina Jr.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    LOL! There's a Beyonce bus leaving for Regal theater in 6 minutes!

  • ClaireHuxtable

    anybody but Kermit hart.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Lions da animal! I LOVE them so much beautiful animals!

  • Junkanoo

    A basic rule of thumb is if Beyonces in it just skip it

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Sure will bew just got checked in ... relaxing right now ! Thanks!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Sure will thanks bew !?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile Anniston lmao thought you was talking bout Lions ??

  • Treasuremee

    Someone said "Yall's little Lion King got 1 second to prove itself because if that first NAAAAA don't hit like it's supposed to, im walking out" and I felt that.

  • ClaireHuxtable
  • Bree

    No shade?! None taken. I am surprised you found my comment funny. James Earl Jones reprised his role/voice as Mufasa. I didn't say Beyonce was acting in the movie. I said LISTENING to Beyonce sing in ANY film is like watching Beyonce. In my opinion, she is not an actress. In order to voice a character, you must get into character which is considered acting. Hearing Beyonce speak "in character" is like listening to Beyonce speak at a press conference. There isn't a character that she has played where I remember the character. I always remember she played the role, yet I seldomly remember the role she played. I hope that makes sense to you and that you now have the answers you were searching for.

  • Bree

    I hope the rumors are just rumors. I love that movie. It doesn't need a part 2

  • ClaireHuxtable

    I wanna know how that lil ole lady got so many children?? And why did she live in a shoe?

  • Bree

    Only if it is a movie. She is a legendary performer when it comes to singing. I haven't seen a role where she embodied the character

  • Junkanoo

    I tried watching That Hip Opera thing Beyonce was in back in the day boy was that painfull couldn't finish it. I did watch her in Austin Powers and that was weird she smiled a lot is a 'll I recall. I was going to watch her movie Obessed when it came out in 2009 but decided not to torture myself and gave it a pass. She's a solid performer she comes alive on stage but it doesn't translate in movies

  • Indies beauty

    Shoot, let me hold a dollar lol

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    ????

  • Lady” Youngblood

    Lol yes! Thanks

  • Gloria

    Because Disney wants to gain profit like most of these major entertainment companies and it’s trying to compete with other companies to bring out “new” stuff with classical characters. It plays off the grown folks’ nostalgia of their favorite childhood classics and the new generation just needing new stuff appropriate for cinematic times. It’s a genius plan to keep Disney #1. AND they are about to get their own streaming service? As a company, I can’t even knock them on that. It’s a genius plan. Plus, I think they are still coming out with plenty of new stuff too, though. CoCo I just absolutely loved and cried my eyes out, lol. Brave was good. Wreck it Ralph was cool. Frozen. Moana. I mean the list goes on. Plus they own Marvel so..... there’s plenty of innovation to work on right there.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    I aint git paid today,Sis! Catch me next week tho...

  • Bree

    Exactly. I think Bounce TV showed Carmen: The Hip Hop Opera, I immediately turned it off. It gave me witchcraft vibes. And I only watch The Fighting Temptations when it comes on because of the barbershop scene with Eddie Levert because it makes me think of Gerald Levert and country living.

  • Bree

    Okay Love You're welcome.

  • Mona Lisa

    Wow! Beyonce sounds like shes reading a childrens book to Blue and the twins. Great perfomer, horrible actor.

  • Rhondalousey

    Ikr. I might go see this begrudgingly because my daughter loooooved the lion king, so im gonna take my grand daughter to see this one. This should be the lion king 2, Simba, Nala and their kids, not a remake.

  • Rhondalousey

    If anything , this should be lion king 2, not a remake. Who plays Sarabi?

  • Reenaface

    I agree, I just came from seeing Spiderman and I saw the trailers for fall movies. Looks like they're bring Charlie's Angels and the Terminator back.

  • SkittlesDUH

    I was literally bout to type this sound like she at home reading to her chirren ??? but Donald Glover sound like he in a sauna ?smdh... They should've left this alone cause it do look like they dubbed over a national geographic doc smh

  • Miss Thang

    Lmaooooo

  • Miss Thang

    Yes she has had piercings all the way up her ears for a few years now.

  • Cannelle

    I thought there were Lion King 2 and 3? -- not as widely acclaimed, but I remember those (Simba's Pride?) and spin offs, TV programs, etc.

    I say that also loving Disney's Aladdin and maybe the life action was good, but it can't be the same without Robin Williams...

  • Cannelle

    I thought there were Lion King 2 and 3? -- not as widely acclaimed, but I remember those (Simba's Pride?) and spin offs, TV programs, etc.

    I say that also loving Disney's Aladdin and maybe the life action was good, but it can't be the same without Robin Williams...

  • Li-Wright

    You know James is 88 years old. He doesn't do much on screen acting these days.

  • Li-Wright

    Disney is milking the cow dry. Honestly, they are determined to remake every animated movie in its library, then make a Broadway show ("Frozen" failed on Broadway), then make it a TV series....milking the cow.

  • Li-Wright

    There is a Lion King 2.

  • Junkanoo

    You know I always appreciated the quality of the singing voices of Eddie Levert and Gerald Levert very distinctive voices. I always thought they should of had bigger cross over appeal and not just chart on the R and B charts. I didn't listen to much of their music but now that you mention them makes me realize there was so many great singers back in the day . I need to check out their songs on YouTube see what I missed.

  • MRiGOThim

    When they cast Beyonce as Nyla it was a NO for me!!!

  • MRiGOThim

    I thought she did okay in Cadillac Records as Etta James but that's it :P

  • okiseethisthatdumbshit

    beyonce is looking her40 something year old self

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    There are too many worthy actresses that would have done a better job. I would have picked Halle Berry over Beyonce and I don't think she would have did that great of a job but she would have done better than Beyonce

  • fawkery

    I wasn't readdddddy

  • Rossdaboss

    Etta James, Cadillac Records..wasn't bad at all, plus I'm old school grandpa played Etta all the time

  • Bree

    I could not sit through Cadillac Records. I saw one scene and I changed the channel.

  • Bree

    I did not watch the entire film. If I'm not mistaken Cadillac Records was after Dreamgirls. But either way, after Dreamgirls, I was no longer a fan of her acting. That movie would have been a classic had another actress played Deena and that's no shade to Beyonce.

  • Bree

    I enjoyed listening to the O'Jays because my parents and grandparents played their music all the time. I was hurt when Gerald Levert passed, you would have thought he was a family member. Seeing his father in The Fighting Temptations every time I watch it, brings me to tears.

  • MRiGOThim

    I totally agree...she's a beast on stage but those acting skills are sub par :P

  • MRiGOThim

    #FACTS hell I would've taken Solange NO SHADE :P

  • Allihave2say

    Not Halle's desperate boring fuhking boring asf ass.

  • Allihave2say

    Claire log off. Go to your room. Come back Monday. You've said enough!

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    I know ???

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    I know thats right

  • ClaireHuxtable

    *chants* Oh no...I won't Go!!

  • Bree

    Yes. Anika Noni Rose isn't popular when it comes to big budget films, but I think her acting skills are amazing. I'm surprised no one has snatched her off Broadway

  • Rossdaboss

    That shit was good though, probably more so cuz it was a true story

  • hottlanta

    I watched cadillac records because of jeffrey wright n Christopher short. Those 2 chracters were the bone of the movie. When l saw howling wolf all stacked 6ft 3 of him get outta that raggedy truck n dem overall l started howling. Ump ump ump ????

  • hottlanta

    They tried 2 make the movie dreamgirls soecifically about beyonce breakout moment n leave everyone out. The public wasnt having it then they started talking about Jennifer hudson.

  • Reenaface

    For the right place he'll be in a movie.

  • Junkanoo

    They need to give these juice roles to good actresses and stop casting people who struggle to show a range of human emotions

  • hottlanta

    You mean beyonce has trillons of followers n u mean 2 tell me they didnt support her in this movie which translates into big bucks. Nancy tried to tell yall those fake twitter likes r not reality.

  • Patricia

    she speaks with a monotone voice, no inflection and poor enunciation most times.

  • seun

    ??????

  • Bree

    Seeing Beyonce in that wig scared me. I did not see Beyonce nor did I see Etta James. I saw something in a scene that made me change the channel when it came on TV. I'm not superstitious but I couldn't stomach the film anymore.

  • Wakando Shamar Taylor

    King bey could neva act let alone do voice acting! The critic is right throw beyonce in there for promotion and fan pulling and u got and automatic 100mil movie cause her blind and tone deaf fans gonna flock to it

  • Rossdaboss

    Lmao

  • Bree

    I'm serious and that's no shade to Queen Bey.It was like a demonic force and it scared the daylights out of me.