All ready did!
No. I have no intention to see it and have tried to avoid watching clips either. There was no need to remake it and I don't wish to reward companies for constantly remaking things instead of putting out something new. Even sequels are better than remaking the same thing over and over.
"If all mankind minus one, were of one opinion, and only one person were of the contrary opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person, than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind."
~John Stuart Mill~
The companies making this don't give a flying fuck about you and your opinion.
It is my suspicion there's more to this than you would let on here.
Well, all I know is you guys who see it this weekend BETTER NOT SPOIL IT! I'M SERIOUS, YOU GUYS!
Also, didn't we already do this poll?
That is what Mufasa said after be resurrected by a sith lord.
DOOOO NOOOOOT WAAAAAANT!
"Simba you have forgotten me."
"That's not true, that's impossible."
"You have forgotten who you are and so you have forgotten me. Search your feelings Simba, you are far more than what you have become. Join me and together we will Rule the Pridelands as father and son."
". . . from beyond the grave!"
I'm kinda torn on seeing this because I know it's going to be bad, and I don't want them to make a lot more of these, but also, it's the Lion King, and also also, I watch almost everything that they show here in the middle of nowhere.
No one wants to see this movie. The only thing worth seeing will be Mufasa's live action death so I can enjoy it all over again, and I'll probably be able to catch that on Youtube.
From what I have heard Mufasa's death scene is the worse part of the adaptation when juxtaposed with the original
I'll probably end up seeing it when it's released for home video since I'll be able to stream it for free then. What's next, a live action Bambi? I'm very much a fan of the art of animation. I own a fair number of production cells from various films from the days of doing physical painted cells. Live action doesn't mean it's a better way of telling the story. In this case, I expect it to be a lot less engaging than the animated one.
I have not seen the new "Lion King" (yet).
A live-action remake (or any remake, for that matter) needs to have that something extra that leaves you feeling like remaking the film was a worthwhile endeavor. That can be tricky, as it can turn out badly if they make poor choices what to add or change, but if they add little or nothing, viewers are left wondering why they bothered with making a new version.
According to the reviews I've seen to date, the new "Lion King" is a case of the latter, just a straight-up remake with not much new. When the stage musical version opened in 1997, audiences were treated to several new songs and some added scenes, which on the whole enhanced and improved upon the story. They could have included some of that material in the live-action remake, safe in the knowledge that if well done it would be well received (if less original than actual new content). Alas, they didn't do that. A missed opportunity.
Most likely I will watch it once it's released on home video, but probably not before.
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