‘The Lion King’: First Reactions Say It’s a Visually Amazing Masterpiece
Disney‘s latest live-action adaptation, The Lion King, is landing in theaters nationwide on July 19 and the first critic reactions have started pouring in. And, we’re pleased to confirm, they’re all amazing.
Over the last day, Twitter has begun to overflow with enthusiasm for the upcoming movie. Critics are applauding the outstanding CGI effects, stating that the film is visually stunning and potentially the best live-action adaptation to date.
The casting is also said to be fantastic, with Billy Eichner and Seth Rogen, who star as Timon and Pumbaa, hailed as stealing every scene they appear in.
Revisit the trailer above and keep scrolling to find our early critic review round-up.
Just finished #TheLionKing! I absolutely loved every second of it. The VFX on the animals were incredibly detailed and the music was on another level. This might be my favorite Disney live action adaption this far! pic.twitter.com/1CExxs6kAB
— Dorian Parks (@DorianParksnRec) July 10, 2019
Loved loved loved #TheLionKing. Strikes the perfect balance between devotion and innovation, a technical and emotional achievement that feels downright unparalleled. (Truly you’ve never seen anything like this before.) And @billyeichner steals the movie. pic.twitter.com/6S5h2s3AvN
— Drew Taylor (@DrewTailored) July 10, 2019
A few other things on #TheLionKing
The visual effects/animation in the film is INCREDIBLE.
For the first time in maybe my entire life as the movie started I got really emotional. Just hearing the music wrecked me.
While it's a story you know, it's soooooo well done. pic.twitter.com/1Vr9pe8vf4
— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) July 10, 2019
— Rachel Heine (@RachelHeine) July 10, 2019
Holy smokes, I really loved THE LION KING. I think (I think) it’s the most beautiful effects movie I’ve seen. Like next level, the game has changed kind of thing. (For the record I’m agnostic on the original movie and have zero nostalgia for it. Anyway, this movie hooked me.)
— Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) July 10, 2019
#TheLionKing is visually immaculate & a game-changer for visual effects. It’s absolutely stunning in every way. The music shines (Glover & Beyoncé take it to another level), the performances are great (Timon, Pumbaa & Scar steal many scenes) & the emotions run HIGH. Truly great pic.twitter.com/lPH9Oo4ybb
— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) July 10, 2019
Nostalgia hits HARD with #TheLionKing. It’s wonderful to see the story again on the big screen presented in a different way. The cast is amazing and to hear James Earl Jones as Mufasa again put a huge smile on my face. Oh yea, that stampede scene still gets me