|The visuals really are impressive.
|The appearances of the lions are sometimes confusing.
There isn’t anything notable, new or unique about this Lion King remake, although it’s visually stunning and may be worth watching purely for the immaculate photorealism. The voice actors and the songs aren’t anything special, although Hans Zimmer’s epic instrumental score proves to once again be one of the best parts of the film. It's style over substance with this remake, but that isn’t all bad — it just gets a little tiresome very early in the movie. [Grade: C]
Director: Jon Favreau