Hayden Cole’s review published on Letterboxd:
“I'll tell you the problem with the scientific power that you're using here, it didn't require any discipline to attain it. You read what others had done and you took the next step. You didn't earn the knowledge for yourselves, so you don't take any responsibility for it. You stood on the shoulders of geniuses to accomplish something as fast as you could, and before you even knew what you had, you patented it, and packaged it, and slapped it on a plastic lunchbox, and now you're selling it, you wanna sell it ... but your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could that they didn't stop to think if they should.”
It’s also boring as hell, less visually compelling when compared to the original’s 2D animation, and filled with those awful juvenile jokes that no children’s film benefits from. Unlike other children’s films (the Toy Story series comes to mind), The Lion King really has nothing to offer teens and adults. Woof.