Somebody has compared The Lion King 2019 to the 1994 animation side by side
400 f**ken years ago, the greatest playwright of all time, William Bloody Shakespeare penned an absolute pearler of a tragedy by the name of Hamlet. We reckon he knew he had something pretty spesh on his hands, but even the bard himself couldn’t have predicted the sensational results that would come when Disney turned it into an animated move chock-full of anthropomorphised animals and rad-as-f**k tunes. That movie was of course, The Lion King. Well, the updated version of The Lion King is on its way, and it looks pretty f**ken mint too!
Rightio, let’s start with the basics. The cub’s dad dies ‘of natural causes’ and his dodgy uncle assumes control of Elsinore, I mean, everything you can f**ken see. The dispossessed youngster takes his sweet-ass time avenging his father, and then it’s happy f**ken days for the kingdom.
Anyway, Hamlet homages aside, The Lion King is quite rightly recognised as one of the all-time greats. F**k, I can still remember seeing it in a cinema as a young little whipper-snapper and I’m sure plenty of you can too.
Since then it’s become a favourite of millions – despite the fact it grabs your heart-strings, yanks ‘em right out of your f**ken chest, strings a violin with them and plays the saddest bloody dirge ever. So it’s obvious that expectations for the new one, which they’re calling live action, are even bloody higher than Milhouse’s expectations that his Mum and Dad’s reconciliation will work. (Which is to say they’re through the f**ken roof).
When the preview aired during the NFL’s traditional primetime game, people were like HOLY F**KEN SH*T THAT LOOKS AMAZEBALLS. And to be fair, it looks pretty f**ken great. On top of that, it looks like it’s really remembered its roots. Deadset, don’t be surprised when Scar starts slipping Sarabi the old boerewors; Simba murders his missus’ old man, eventually driving her to suicide; an elaborate drinking game ends up with everyone f**ken dead and the king of Norway rocks up to say, “The Savannah is mine now”.
Nah, f**k that noise, we’re talking about the homage it pays to the original Lion King movie. Check out these comparison images. You’ll f**ken love it.
Final thought: It’s hard not to be a bit pumped for this one. You can question the motives of Disney’s remakes all you want, but it can’t be anything except spectacular. Can’t f**ken wait.
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