The teaser trailer for Disney’s latest minimal effort cash grab, the live-action remake of The Lion King, rolled out yesterday while many of us were busy eating animals. Which is alarming if you think about it. Here’s Disney, trying to get us invested in the inner lives of talking birds and shit, as we’re feasting on the carcasses of their brethren. The sick fucks.
In classic “teaser trailer” fashion, we really don’t get much. But then again, we don’t need much with this one. Most of the world has already seen this movie. And from the looks of things, there’s not going to be much difference.
Goddamnit! Now I have Lady Gaga’s A Star Is Born holler stuck in my head AGAIN! It’s kind of the same story too, if you think about it.
Here’s a side-by-side comparison with the original opening scene.
— Lights, Camera, Pod (@LightsCameraPod) November 22, 2018
I have a question: How are CGI animals any more “live-action” than animated animals? If anything, the animals in this movie look even faker than the old school animated ones because at least those were stylized and moved fluidly. The wildebeests in this trailer look terrible. These are video game graphics at best. But I know it doesn’t matter. They’ve got the now iconic music and James Earl Jones is back as Mufasa and nostalgia is a powerful drug. Plus, the Beyhive will make sure it makes so much money that they’ll probably do another remake again 10 years.
Simba are you ready? pic.twitter.com/BHBhTiih3y
— Felipe (@flipeouza) November 22, 2018
I guess a Lion King porn parody was always an inevitability. #thecircleoflife