[Critic’s Notebook] ‘THE LION KING’ takes a strange trip down the uncanny valley, plays like a cringe-worthy karaoke show

[Critic’s Notebook] ‘THE LION KING’ takes a strange trip down the uncanny valley, plays like a cringe-worthy karaoke show

Toying and changing mediums for beloved properties can be a tricky bout to fight for any creative individual. Remaking films is not inherently wrong. Legendary Broadway director Julie Taymor has done it multiple times. She even hit a piece of perfection with her rendition of ‘THE LION KING’ back in 1997. The issue, however, for many remakes has been the lack of conviction. There seems to be no desire to expand or take creative liberties with what transpired before.

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