“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. These words rang in my head as I walked out of the cinema after watching "The Lion King" remake.
From the outset let me state: I think it was unnecessary to have a remake of such a classic because more often than not remakes fall flat. The remake of Disney’s traditional animated 1994 version is directed and produced by Jon Favreau, written by Jeff Nathanson.
The film stars the voices of Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alfre Woodard, Billy Eichner, John Kani, John Oliver, Florence Kasumba and Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, as well as James Earl Jones reprises his role as Mufasa.
I walked into the cinema open minded hoping to be blown away by what has been marketed as a remake like no other. Within the first few scenes, I was let down. For some reason, the writers opted to move away from the original script in certain scenes which left me feeling robbed.