In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter this month, Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn said he has seen four cuts of Disney’s upcoming live-action "Lion King" reboot, and said it is a tearjerker.
SALT LAKE CITY — “The Lion King” is apparently a … roaring … success for early reviewers.
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Multiple reviewers shared their immediate thoughts about “The Lion King” on Twitter on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, and most of the reviews seem positive.
Many of the comments center around how well the visual elements work, the film’s soundtrack and score and, yes, Queen Bey herself, Beyoncé.
Many of the reviews suggested the film hits hard on nostalgia. Instead of being a fresh take on the story, most of the scenes are retellings of the original animated film.
See many of the reviews below.
But there are some criticisms of the new film, too.