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  • The Lion King 2019 is rotten on Rotten Tomatoes after the first reviews. 1 / 8

  • Many are praising the astounding visual effects used to make the movie. 2 / 8

    Simba Nala and Zazu in The Lion King Vertical
  • But the consensus is it's a hollow retelling that doesn't recapture the magic of the original. 3 / 8

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  • This is the same kind of reception several of the Disney remakes have gotten over the years. 4 / 8

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  • The full reviews may surprise some, since social media reactions sounded more positive. 5 / 8

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  • A common complaint is that the animals can't really emote since they're so photorealistic. 6 / 8

    Simba Pumbaa and Timon in The Lion King Vertical
  • This probably won't impact the film's box office prospects, however. 7 / 8

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