In my friendship group, I am known as the girl who doesn’t like The Lion King. Whilst this is a blatant lie, I do think The Lion King’s prominence in Disney culture is overrated. Just that.
And yet, even if I thought it were a glorious masterpiece, I’d still think this remake is unnecessary.
The film revolves around the young Simba as he rises to become King.
The problem with Disney remaking their films in CGI or Live Action is that it dilutes their core. As this is a shot-by-shot trailer, it feels like they aren’t adapting to explore anything different – they are just doing it to make all the money.
Also – Beyonce Knowles-Carter? Like there are more Beyonces!
The Lion King is out in 2019!