(Movie Review) The Lion King // Spoiler-Free

Based on Disney’s The Lion King by Irene Mecchi, Jonathan Roberts, and Linda Woolverton

Directed by Jon Favreau

Produced by Jon Favreau, Jeffrey Silver and Karen Gilchrist

Screenplay by Jeff Nathanson

Starring: Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alfre Woodard, Billy Eichner, John Kani, John Oliver, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, and James Earl Jones

Genre: Musical

Synopsis: The plot follows Simba (voiced by Donald Glover), a young lion who must embrace his role as the rightful king of his native land following the murder of his father, Mufasa (voiced by James Earl Jones) at the hands of his uncle, Scar (voiced by Chiwetel Ejiofor).


I need to get this off my chest: I dislike everything about this movie.

Not because they changed the cast, but because of the acting of the new cast.  The conversations were too scripted and unnatural. I couldn’t connect with any of them. The essence wasn’t there. Young Simba and Nala didn’t have a sense of innocence and wonder compared to the characters in the animated movie. 
Timon was a disappointment. His irony didn’t come through. He wasn’t at all funny. I found him to be the meerkat who told bad jokes. It didn’t fit his character. Even James Earl Jones’ (who’s the original voice of Mufasa) character didn’t come across well. It sounded like someone trying too hard to be James Earl Jones.
This movie was a letdown. It is sad to see that most of the characters aren’t as well developed as the ones I watched as a kid in the original film, though the producers managed to avoid the plot holes found in the animation. But it missed the heart of the original and lacked the depth portrayed by the 1994 characters.
That concludes my review. I rate this 6/10.

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(Movie Review) AVENGERS: ENDGAME // Spoiler-Free

Based on the comic, The Avengers by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby


Screenplay by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely

Produced by Kevin Feige

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Holland, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Bradley Cooper, Benedict Cumberbatch, Zoe Saldana, and Josh Brolin.

Synopsis: it picked up where it left off in Infinity War


Wow, I have a lot of mixed feelings about this movie. I am going to come out and say it, this finale was too hyped. I get it why it’s hype though; to end the saga, of course! But was it worth the hype it was getting? Half yes, and half no. The movie was any superhero movie. It had action scenes, torn relationships, good friendships, and tragedies. But the storyline was boring, only until the ending was near where they found a way out, and settle this once and for all — it became better.

I like that the main characters were well-developed enough that it was easy to care about them while watching them suffer on screen. But I couldn’t connect with the new members of the Avengers.

With that being said, the movie was still pretty entertaining to watch. Seeing Peter Parker’s and Tony Stark’s relationship grow as an apprentice and mentor touched my heart. We get to see that Iron Man has a heart made up of not only steel but love too. It was cool and far more interesting to watch them fight alongside their allies.

Some of the questions were explained in the movie. But I didn’t get this one because of spoilers, not gonna say it. I still prefer Infinity War to Endgame. It had a good start at the beginning, everything was well built up, but things went downhill in the follow-up movie when the solution is brought up. The plan was the simplest solution. I feel like they were taking the easy way out. I just wished the writers came up with something other than that.

Also, I felt like Thanos wasn’t at all a villain. Yes, he made humans suffer and almost destroyed their planet. But he wasn’t that developed as the other characters were which was disappointing. It felt like something about him was missing. I thought Captain Marvel and he will have an EPIC battle, considering their powers were quite similar. But nope, I didn’t get any of that. I needed more action scenes with her in it if not why would they make a movie all about her. 

Despite everything, it was a good movie but not the best. It was enjoyable but draggy for most parts especially the beginning leading up to the middle. I rate Endgame, 6/10

That concludes my review.

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