Why You Shouldn’t Hate ‘The Lion King’ 2019 Remake

Disney’s live-action remakes seem to be hit or miss with fans. Some fans love them, while others hate them. The Lion King (2019) is especially controversial. Some critics called it mediocre except for some characters such as Timon and Pumbaa.

However, that did not stop the movie from doing well at the box office. The Lion King (2019) remake made $185 million opening weekend alone. That’s pretty good for a mediocre movie. But is it really mediocre? We’ll take a look at the movie and reveal why you shouldn’t hate The Lion King 2019 remake.

How does ‘The Lion King’ 2019 remake compare to the original movie?

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While some critics feel that the movie is far too similar to the original, in a way that’s a strength. By being a remake faithful to the original material, The Lion King (2019) reminds audiences what they love about the older story. The remake also brings the story to life in a way that’s different enough from the original but still not too different to cause concern among fans.

In the end, it depends on what you like. If you like your remakes full of everything you loved about the original, then you’ll love The Lion King (2019). If you prefer to be blown away by the differences, you might be disappointed by this remake.

Did Disney play it safe with ‘The Lion King’ 2019?

Disney definitely played it safe with The Lion King 2019. Yet that’s not necessarily a bad thing. As is mentioned before, it depends on what you like.

Disney could have changed the story a bit more from the original. However, then fans would have likely been upset that the story was changed too much. In the end, it’s not possible to please everyone with any movie. All that moviemakers can do is their best.

Why should you not hate ‘The Lion King’ 2019?

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Besides the fact that the filmmakers did their best, why should you not hate The Lion King 2019? The answer is simple: because it brings the story to a whole new generation. Children today can now enjoy the story of The Lion King in a new way. And that’s a beautiful thing.

Of course, adults can enjoy the story too, but it is first and foremost for children. So let them enjoy it. It’s fine if the movie isn’t to your taste, not everyone can like everything, but it’s important to remember who the movie is originally made for. Though The Lion King definitely has fans of all ages, children are the main focus for the moviemakers.

In the end, The Lion King, both the original and the 2019 remake, is a beautiful story that children especially can enjoy. It deserves to be appreciated and loved for what it is: a children’s movie that happens to appeal to adults as well. So appreciate The Lion King 2019 for what it is and you just might be surprised how much you can enjoy it.