Disney’s live-action remake of The Lion King remake debuted with a “Rotten” score on the popular review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes.
When Disney debuted its first trailer for The Lion King, even those who were impressed by the photorealistic CGI expressed concerns about the remake potentially being a shot-for-shot retread of the original animated classic. Now, reviews for The Lion King are officially online and despite the largely positive initial reactions from those who attended the premiere, the latest Disney remake debuted on Rotten Tomatoes with a score of 58%, though that number will likely change as more reviews are submitted to the site.
Based on a total of 82 reviews at press time, the critical consensus for The Lion King appears to confirm the doubts many fans held regarding the originality, or lack thereof, in the latest Disney remake:
Though it can take pride in its visual achievements, this reimagined The Lion King is a by-the-numbers retelling that lacks the energy and heart that made the original so beloved – though for some fans that may just be enough.
— Rotten Tomatoes (@RottenTomatoes) July 11, 2019
Has the low Rotten Tomatoes affected your thoughts on the remake of The Lion King? Are you excited to see the new Disney movie or will you be skipping it? Let us know in the comments!
Here is the official synopsis for Disney’s The Lion King:
Director Jon Favreau’s all-new “The Lion King” journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.
Directed by Jon Favreau, The Lion King features the voices talents of Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon.
The Lion King opens in theaters on July 19, 2019. Stay tuned for more updates!
Source: Rotten Tomatoes
‘Spider-Man’ Concept Art Reveals Alternate Suits For Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio
New Spider-Man: Far From Home concept art reveals alternate costume designs for Jake Gyllenhaal's Mysterio.
Marvel fans have been clamoring to see Mysterio in a live-action film ever since the release of Sam Raimi's first Spider-Man movie. Nearly two decades later, Mysterio finally made his way into a Spider-Man film with the release of Marvel Studios and Sony's Far From Home, with Jake Gyllenhaal portraying the classic Spidey foe.
While the writers incorporated elements of previous Marvel Studios films for the origin of Jake Gyllenhaal's Mysterio, this take on the character was largely faithful to the source material, especially in terms of the villain's costume design. However, new concept illustrations reveal alternate designs for Jake Gyllenhaal's Mysterio suit were considered, some of which are notably different from the comic book outfit with entirely different color schemes.
You can check out the first concept illustration of Jake Gyllenhaal's Mysterio costume below and click "next" to view the rest of the gallery.
What do you think of these concept designs? Which alternate costume design is your favorite? Would any of them be a better suit for Jake Gyllenhaal's Mysterio? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below!
Here is the official synopsis for Spider-Man: Far From Home:
Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever.
Directed by Jon Watts from a script written by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, Spider-Man: Far From Home stars Tom Holland, Jake Gyllenhaal, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Tony Revolori, Martin Starr, Numan Acar, J.B. Smoove, Oli Hill, Remy Hii, Marisa Tomei, Michael Keaton, Jon Favreau, Cobie Smulders, and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury.
Spider-Man: Far From Home is now playing in theaters! Stay tuned for the latest news on the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe!