The Lion King review – resplendent but pointless
Jon Favreau’s photorealistic copy of the classic 1994 animated feature is a virtual triumph – but why go to the effort?Disney’s money-spinning mission to recycle its animated back catalogue with “live action” remakes continues apace.
Did Emma Watson make a better Belle than the drawn star of Disney’s 1991 animation just because she’s “real”? With this new (and peculiarly faithful) version of The Lion King, however, the question is not whether a “live action” remake can improve on an animated classic.
Rather, it’s what we should call
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