The live-action "Lion King" remake might not have the same magical appeal as the original but it’s still an enjoyable film.
“The Lion King” follows the lion prince Simba (JD McCrary/Donald Glover) as he goes on a journey of self-discovery after the murder of his father Mufasa (James Earl Jones) at the hands of his uncle Scar (Chiwetel Ejiofor).
Since the first trailer dropped, this live-action remake has faced backlash from millennials - FYI I’m a millennial too - outraged that Disney was ruining their childhood with this photorealistic adaptation. Now, while this remake doesn’t have the same magic as the original, it still evokes the same Disney feels and is a good movie.
The standout performances come from Zazu (voiced by John Oliver), Timon (Billy Eichner) and Pumbaa (Seth Rogen). These three characters carry the entire film from the moment they appear on the screen.