Elton John Gave A VERY Honest Review Of "The Lion King" Remake!
By Carolyn McArdle
October 16, 2019
It seems that many who were part of the original 1994 classic aren't the biggest fans of this year's photorealistic remake ofThe Lion King. The latest to speak out is Elton John.
In an interview with the British edition ofGQ, the singer blasted the 2019 film calling it a "huge disappointment," especially in the music department.
"Music was so much a part of the original and the music in the current film didn't have the same impact," said Elton, adding, "The magic and joy were lost."
Elton also points out that the 25-year-old soundtrack, which he co-wrote, "was the bestselling album of the year," while the current one, "fell out of the charts so quickly, despite the massive box office success."
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Sir @eltonofficial on the new Lion King: “[It] was a huge disappointment to me, because I believe they messed the music up… I’m so happy that the right spirit for the music lives on with the Lion King stage musical.” https://t.co/lg7EpAGdul pic.twitter.com/SXL5PD7sl7— British GQ (@BritishGQ) October 14, 2019