This year’s Lion King is almost a shot-for-shot duplication of the famed 1994 effort. While nostalgia is a hell of a drug, I’m wondering if it might be time we check ourselves into rehab.
With Hollywood forever enthralled with possibilities of digital effects, reducing the age of actors (or bringing others back from the dead) firmly places us at a weird (hyperreal) crossroads.
Gird your loins, Disney is playing for keeps in 2019, focusing on sequels to much-loved franchises. Do you want to make a cash cow?