Disney's The Lion King has the difficult task of trying to improve on the animated original.
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While the new version is visually stunning ...
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... the film ultimately feels like an unnecessary retread.
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The cast is strong overall, although some members seem to be phoning it in.
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The film is also played more dramatic, which at least helps it to stand out.
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It's not a bad film, by any means ...
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... but if comes off as a somewhat- uninspired cover of the 1994 original.
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The Lion King comes to theaters July 19.
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