Lion King and Other Summer Movies

jdb in AZ

It could end up curdled
Feb 11, 2011
My grand kids want to see the new Lion King "live action" next week. We'll probably go but Rotten Tomatoes currently has it at a 60% approval rating. The critics are saying it lacks creativity. yawn. I'll keep my expectations low, and hope the theater has decent popcorn.

Here's hoping Lion King is better than the latest Spider Man. Maybe I wasn't in the mood for teenage angst, but I really thought it was stoopid, and they chose the wrong actress for M. J. o.k. rant over.

Suddenly Toy Story doesn't seem so bad. Except Forky was dorky.

After sitting through previews of upcoming movies, it doesn't look like the rest of the summer will have anything better.


DIS Veteran
Oct 18, 2017
I plan to see it, I expect it will be the same story, so I don't have amazing expectations. Hopefully I am pleasantly surprised.
Here's hoping Lion King is better than the latest Spider Man. Maybe I wasn't in the mood for teenage angst, but I really thought it was stoopid, and they chose the wrong actress for M. J. o.k. rant over.
I liked the new Spider-Man. I like Tom Holland over some of the previous leads. I like that they mix it up.

Who should they have chose for MJ? I liked her as MJ, it fit the feel of this part of the franchise.
  • L&Lfan

    DIS Veteran
    Jun 6, 2008
    The only film I’m planning to see this summer is the 50th Anniversary showing of Hello, Dolly! on 8/14.

    I will catch Toy Story 4 on DVD.

    I don’t watch Disney live action remakes so I’ll pass on the Lion 🦁 King 👑.

    And that’s about it.


    DIS Veteran
    May 2, 2010
    I saw Toy Story 4. I actually enjoyed it. As much as I love Marvel, the Spider-Man movies hold no interest for me. I think the next film I am seeing is either Frozen 2 or the new Star Wars.
  • mom2rtk

    Invented the term "Characterpalooza"
    Aug 23, 2008
    My daughter wants to see Lion King so we'll go. I like to feed her love of Disney. I'm sure I'll love revisiting the music.


    DIS Veteran
    Feb 8, 2017
    I am super excited to see the Lion King re-make, as are both my kids. In the last month, we've watched the original at least two dozen times, the second one probably 10 times, and 1 1/2 at least 15 times (we've had some long car trips). The Lion King is my favorite movie and while I wasn't sure what to think at first about it going live action, I think the trailer looked really well done. I'm usually not a fan of re-makes, primarily because of plot changes from the original, so I hope they don't change much of the dialogue, songs, and plot, as I really want to like this movie. I am thrilled that James Earl Jones was re-cast as Mufasa.


    Being a Nana is my superpower
    Mar 31, 2002
    I liked Toy Story 4 and love Forky!
    Like Spiderman and Zendaya as MJ

    Going to see Lion KIng
    Going to see Crawl
    not sure what else yet


    DIS Veteran
    Mar 1, 2011
    I loved Forky! My family really enjoyed Toy Story.

    My almost 16 year old saw Spider-Man and liked it. She is the Marvel fan in our house though.
  • disneychrista

    DIS Veteran
    Dec 26, 2002
    I'm not much into going to see Movies. But I do plan on seeing Lion King. I went to see Dumbo (fell asleep) and Aladian (which I enjoyed).


    DIS Veteran
    Nov 9, 2009
    I'm excited to see the Lion King. I don't really go by reviews since I've seen some movies that are highly regarded and I've come out of the movie thinking what the heck did I just watch. I love the music including the new song Beyonce sings, I'm looking forward to seeing how the new song flows with the movie. I'm not surprised that the Lion King is very much close to the original. It's such a beloved film that I'm sure Disney wanted to avoid any outrage from changing it drastically.


    DIS Veteran
    Jul 6, 2010
    There’s a bunch we want to see...
    Once Upon a time in hollywod
    The kitchen
    Hobbes and Shaw
    Angel has fallen
    Lion king

    Toy story is on the list but we want to see TS3 first.


    DIS Veteran
    Aug 6, 2005
    I think the only summer movie I want to see is Toy Story 4, and in all honesty I can wait until it’s on DVD. No interest in seeing Lion King.


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