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I am 51 and have never watched the Lion King...


Hey, folks. I'm 51 and have never watched the animated Lion King. Should I watch this new thing, the original animated, or just not bother? I can probably get the 3D version of the original if I should watch that.

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I haven't seen it either and I am your age. I just have no interest. Also, the reviews haven't been that good. I did like the remake of The Jungle Book though, but this one isn't getting positive buzz like Jungle Book did.

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watch the first film if like it try this one but the first will be the best.

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Just watch the animated film and don't bother watching the remake because it's largely the same movie.

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Watch the cartoon and avoid the new movie like the plague. You'll be doing yourself a favor. Have some kids in the room while you're watching too. Makes the experience more fun ;).

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Watch the original animated film and then watch this one.

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Wouldn’t it be good for us to get a perspective from someone who is not nostalgic on the 1994 film?

I’ll buck the trend here. Watch the 2019 film. Then watch the 1994 film. Then come back and tell us which one you liked more.

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100% this.

I mean, it for sure gets tiring hearing the same criticism from unimpressed nostalgists, especially those who were dismissing this new adaptation since the day it was first announced. Those who don’t exactly hold nostalgia for the original but still saw it first and are now endlessly pointing out what the new one did wrong? Yawn. XD

But it’s nice to know that audiences have generally responded well to the new film.

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"But it’s nice to know that audiences have generally responded well to the new film."

Hardly. Audience reception has been largely polarizing at best, and WON'T get any better with time.

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Are you a fan of animation or live action childrens films? if so then sure. Check it out. It's never too late to do so, but if not then it obviously isn't something you should consider watching.

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Is this seriously a question? Watch the animated, and nothing else.

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