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
But the consensus is it's a hollow retelling that doesn't recapture the magic of the original.
3 / 8
This is the same kind of reception several of the Disney remakes have gotten over the years.
4 / 8
The full reviews may surprise some, since social media reactions sounded more positive.
5 / 8
A common complaint is that the animals can't really emote since they're so photorealistic.
6 / 8
This probably won't impact the film's box office prospects, however.
7 / 8