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Color Commentary Lion King Review

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Color Commentary: The Lion King 2019 Review

The Lion King breaks box office records, but it is as good as the 1994 version? The Blerd Color Commentary team gives a kid friendly review of the movie.


Transcript:

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everybody love this and if I move right
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if we look up stand this spot my life
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and I just can't play down here help me
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my teeth and ambitions are bared be
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prepared be prepared
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Oh Simba I didn't see you over there
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Oh Mufasa Mufasa Simba what happened to
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Mufasa was what's going on here sir
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Simba you killed Mufasa Simba you need
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to leave here right now
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leave the Pride Rock and don't ever come
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back
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leave well yes
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everybody well no well just leave leave
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now
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you killed the king obviously yeah you
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know you don't need to get your momma or
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I'll Beyonce in involved in in any of
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this it looks like I wasn't prepared
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today morning what's up guys this is
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Rashad here what's the color commentary
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crew give you views from a different
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side we've got a lot in store for you
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first we'll be talking about the great
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new movie The Lion King the live-action
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version live-action which means
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completely computer-generated yeah it's
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completely new like let's go ahead and
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bring on the other half of the crew
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what's happening sir what's up guys
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what's up guys what's up guys I know
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it's been a long time no we took a week
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off cause it wasn't absolutely nothing
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to talk about but uh
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yeah I'm here we can't face apart easy
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it sucks hail here and yeah I'm ready to
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get get it give into this you know I
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have mixed reviews on Lion King I'm a
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big likings fan and I grew up that was
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my favorite movie growing up as a child
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and you know just impact me so much so I
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can't wait to talk about them and of
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course you know all the rest of the cool
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topics we get to discuss this look what
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about you all right let's get into it
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then let's go ahead and take like about
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a minute minute and a half a piece talk
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about Lion King lead non-spoiler review
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go for it sir all right nice we was
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hopefully seen liking bass also just
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give my first reactions of it I didn't
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think it was great I thought it was a
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decent movie deep decent Disney film it
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didn't to me stay completely true to
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what the original I didn't have those
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fun and not let me tell you part my
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pockets are not big enough to control
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the amount of I ruling that I have for
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you right now
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you could toggle your drive I didn't I
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liked it I just didn't love it wasn't a
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great movie hey I didn't get the same
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feeling that I got first in a jungle
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book ok the lag though easy
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I mean they really brought you back to
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being a kid and seeing the thing live
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you know this was like I don't know the
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way that the way they even shot the
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movie just missed all the emotional
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points of the movie Simba I like the kid
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that played them but watching him on
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film you know I could it wasn't really
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captivating at all you know the songs I
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know they try to make everything
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National Geographic and you know
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everything true to how it looks in in
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the you know and in the wild even though
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we know monkeys don't go pick up baby
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comes from throw a hold them over
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mountain tops you know so I like to me
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like they get a little too real like
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everything that they have to be exactly
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real real you can just hey know you
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could just don't add the Disney flavor
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to make it look good
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and keep it moving and we can still have
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a great movie that everybody enjoys like
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I was actually well here I said one
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minute let me I want to get it thank you
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but basically you know I I felt through
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this I thought most of the characters
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that portrayed the new the new cast
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portrayed the characters pretty well but
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then I like scar so I'm gonna talk about
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that a little bit more in my non-spoiler
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but if they true to the movie when it
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came to the store the script of the
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story I mean everything most of the
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scenes were almost exactly how they were
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on the cartoon it's just you just miss
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that next element to really bring to
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make the movie great like you know the
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original ones but uh what about you
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thank you I'm glad you finally done
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they'll become complaining to me after
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the videos over to my non-spoiler
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section it was too long sorry after the
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movie ended the audience that was with
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me applauded they clapped and I saw
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another guy that was on Facebook and he
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was tomorrow's movie sucks and I posted
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on his page I said I bet your audience
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applauded it just like mine did after
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it's over it was like well yeah but okay
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go okay what's that it whatever man
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thank you from here
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I had all my kids there I was like just
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to be great guys
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it's gonna be awesome no please none of
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the impactful moments like like you did
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my child
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that's probably with anyone hurt - - so
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like Daddy can really like it this this
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D :
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yeah it wasn't it's not my favorite
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I still like Aladdin Aladdin to me was
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just an incredible a millions of magical
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movie all with her I said I wouldn't say
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it was that I also would agree that it's
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not great at points at least as far as
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the story is concerned but I liked it I
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very much liked it
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there was one part of it that I thought
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was absolutely phenomenal though and
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that was the amount of computer graphics
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I appreciated this movie a whole lot
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more once I talked to a friend and
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realize that what are you looking for
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looking for the down the road I'm a
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teacher I want people paying attention
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anyway I would talk to a friend and
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realize that the movie that every single
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scene in the movie except for one was
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completely 100% computer-generated and
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going into the movie knowing that the
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movie is mind blowing from from a
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technical standpoint I mean because I
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mean every means every single blade of
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grass every tuft of fur every piece of
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dirt every cloud in the sky is computer
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generated and it looks so real I mean
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it's photorealistic
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and it's just that's a mom that's
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mind-blowing to me she's cutting it up
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dungeon you doesn't have to pawn his
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suit anymore he just walks around on set
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with a little suit and it's like perfect
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smart already he doesn't say anything we
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know you know about the graphics just
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Disney
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to the next level so anyway the storing
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Lion King is okay but I think that if
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you're not a absolute Lion King purist
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like all the songs needs it goes this
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way and the eyes knit you know it's the
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cartoon the eyes get so big and and this
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one the eyes don't get big because
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they're real you know if you're not a
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hundred percent of Lion King purist like
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everything has to be exactly the way you
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saw it it just has to be a
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computer-generated version of it I think
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you'll enjoy our Lisa Jordan I think
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most people will enjoy it's just the
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people who would guess they worship Lion
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King again they've got the script
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underneath their pillow they're the
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haters so anyway let's go ahead and get
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into this for real I to go ahead and
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release everything that you want to say
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about this movie okay first of all I'm
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just gonna start off with I understand
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that they trying to make things real but
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good gosh that I mean the scar song
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almost had me walk out the theater that
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was so bad I was like what in the hell
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is this I get is so bad I might know my
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wife each other in there like it's this
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for real this is a scar so I was like
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it's like what no I can do this version
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that we did on the skit restart do it I
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just did one part I rode I just get the
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O with my teeth my teeth and ambitions
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are bared be prepared
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be prepared all right they got paid
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millions of dollars to do it here's a
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beat bad baby pass people pay right
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another verse on this song and all that
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I need to be looking at microphones will
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be the background singers like that's
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what makes your movie good like you
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ain't even I'm like I don't have to be
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real to the T that nobody singing it's a
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whole musical movie you know I'm like
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I'm I just kind of roll my eyes just
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don't put the part in there you gonna do
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it that bad to me
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all right if you don't want everything
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to be real you don't want to have any
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actual song and actual feeling of the
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movie just make it a different type of
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movie don't have it in there change the
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story completely and just call it Lion
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King and they say we just changed the
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story and make it good but we don't have
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to see the songs if they're not gonna do
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the songs seven-year-old Chuck needs a
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hook right now it's been with them
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okay know another thing the scene that
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touched so many of my generation was
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when the faucet died when he falls from
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that cliff and you hear all that music
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you hear everybody you know you hear
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scarp whisper in his ears the king and
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he throws them off it was like ah just
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like everything like just expands and
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then like just erupts into this one
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moment and it just sucks it away from
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you you like it's like quite complete
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sound like oh well that was that was
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laughing yeah I know nobody really can
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be remembering Mufasa dying in this
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movie you blinking he's already fell off
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the mountain so what it really fostered
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I know my kids right now man damn
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let the Avengers what you talking about
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that bike that's what they gonna say
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they know remember this well cuz they
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have a lot gonna get some these days I
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mean you know we've got one just like me
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so week I'm sorry saying Beyonce might
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need to stick to just singing
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I mean her acting I know she's just
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doing the voiceover but I don't know
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sometimes it's hard to do her line she's
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been practicing all night
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well how to do this line it just doesn't
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knocks our original at all so I was like
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yeah yeah I don't need no the talk or
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just saying no sing just singing and and
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you know go try eat Kumba that was
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pretty cool my own passionate I'm
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bashing it but I'm gonna go too so
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please actually like I love deponent
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Timon and Pumba sparked really what I
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like when that part came on I can see
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like yeah I'm feeling this is kind of
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all filled with the movie when I was
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near but how laughing the bear songs
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were good their whole I guess you know
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interaction you know right right
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I guess together when they were doing
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this scripts no they weren't separate
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doing their part you know they were in
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the same room doing everything and they
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let it feel they were feeding off each
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other really good on the movie so I
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enjoy that part anything was doing
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minute I enjoyed I think the last I
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think when um they called him fat that
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was the only thing that was but they go
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found abandoned car what did they say on
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the new one they were he was fast
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they say he was chubby chubby okay yeah
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then I like the mr. pig the big booty
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yeah yeah yes just left that to say that
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was Bill's meat um and I guess I guess
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if I could kind of sum up you know the
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reasons why I felt this was lacking
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I can just say the Jungle Book when you
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go about go watch the jungle book the
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Disney version of The Jungle Book and
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watch how the animals are realistic but
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they actually use the CGI or whatever
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the face caption motion caption that
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they did with the actors on that movie
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and play the animals so when the handle
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is made express anger were laughter you
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know sadness you could see it in the
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animal space and it made you connect
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more with the movie on business I was
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like similar is that if he said he
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looked like a regular cinema to me I
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mean he don't look down I mean even the
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dog makes us sad
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I said look so I'm sure the lion could
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do something that makes him look sad I
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mean he'd just look the exact same he
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was scared he looked for Zach same as he
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was when he was happy so only thing have
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you ever seen a sad lion have you seen
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one you see the little either look sad
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but I'm saying I can see my dog my dog
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looks sad and I can see okay
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but the Lions they just I'm just saying
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I that's why I can't connect with it to
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pick up their facial expression Lions
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out in the wilderness they don't play
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with people they don't know anyway this
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is a movie and the movies are there to
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connect with the audience the audience
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are humans so we don't understand
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animal senses and what makes them happy
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or sad or horny we don't know what's
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happening I can tell what a symbol like
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now are and not or not I can tell what
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was going on that that whole ordeal I
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just know this song was playing and
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Beyonce was singing her tail off that's
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all I know
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in her head they were singing together
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each other's head but I can't tell what
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was actually going on based off their
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body language we never see I miss you
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late them I think I saw a tongue come
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out she licked him on his cheek and they
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rub little heads a little lion heads
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together you can't really get into the
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moment and okay really quick before you
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go way to ran when he ran when he was
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running back the pride of rock hey why
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he just ran down around the block like
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that the whole run was like souls so
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quick he was like right there like he
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was like jogging he already caught up
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with Madonna and then the next over the
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hill was was there back in the kingdom
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again
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alright so thing he was nowhere on the
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cartoon it let him go was running for
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like a week or something
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who invite the whole song what he was
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running oh yeah my heroes like he was
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like hey hold up let me check I'm gonna
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go with you then they walk around the
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corner there's a prog rock fight well
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that was quick
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that was good you saw him to walk from
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he walked through the desert to get firm
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Pryor rock fair said you know it was a
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long wait they just cut it it was time
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to get your stuff I guess so I guess so
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you know I wash it wash it some more
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about it and love it like I did Jungle
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Book and Aladdin so it's third or fourth
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on my list of some of those remakes what
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about you wait we're quick how you gonna
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leave out your favorite part with Timon
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and Nala oh yeah that part now this did
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get me into theaters was when when Timon
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and Pumbaa ever sing a song and they had
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all the other little antelopes and then
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little other animals all singing when
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they're all going on beat something like
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yeah oh yeah I got you I got you
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and then the next thing that must jump
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top the Wolves trying to eat every
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bubble god oh oh oh God because you know
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there is no you got to see her in the
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woods even when you watch someone on
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like the NASA Geographic Discovery
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Channel you always see the Lions right
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you will see from one of you of the
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antelope that's just grazing in the
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grass I just kill along and then thing
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this comes out the right
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oh okay they show this from the other
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point of view and s scary that's really
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scary so yeah good good props on that be
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this that wasn't that was true that was
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true real as real lism there with that
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but uh yeah I'm hard taking walking on
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my keep going with stuff so you go ahead
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and start this Thank You Disney yeah you
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get to write one thing good stuff again
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this was a great
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we but I definitely don't deserve I
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don't think it deserves the hate that
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some of the lion king purists are
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getting but this is exciting for me
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because the roles I switched a little
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bit because I tend to be more like this
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but the Marvel movies you know I grew up
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reading comic books and I didn't read
19:55
every character but I have a good
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following on most of the characters like
20:00
spider-man like you know some spider-man
20:02
moves like I really thought that
20:03
spider-man far from home was a great
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movie but the whole Tony Stark thing
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spider-man it always bothers me because
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I know how the character should be so
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it's nice to be on the other side saying
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look at you ha ha you don't get what you
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want so either way I thought the movie
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was again was breathtaking in terms of
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computer animation my favorite scene in
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the movie was actually the mouse right
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at the beginning um that he's you know
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he's running into the cave with scar and
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you can see him in a running real place
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really quickly and right could be he's
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going so fast that the camera can't keep
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up with him and it looks like how that
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would look in real life like a real-life
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Mouse running and the camera can't keep
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up with them and I was like god that's
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real like they did that was a computer
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like it's just my cuz it looks so well
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details like gosh that is amazing and
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then when you get in there with scarce a
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that is great so just you've been
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talking about a jungle book this whole
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time I don't know if you realize I'm not
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but Jon Favreau was the director of both
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of those movies so he he why he made the
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first jungle book and he's right you
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know what animals wouldn't be moving
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their faces like humans
21:19
this man the animals right real actual
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animals and also Panthers would be
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running with wolves and and having best
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friends with bears and singing songs you
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know and and bamboos will be holding
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babies baby wait a sec have you ever
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seen a panther in the woods okay and we
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don't know that the parent does not be
21:41
senior owns with the Bears groaning dr.
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mirrors to see that doesn't happen they
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put them all together so they might not
21:53
kill each other because you know they
21:54
look at how the wild love ain't out
21:57
there doing hanging and they see they
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singing anyway in some ways I like this
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movie but I wasn't really the biggest
22:08
fan of the original Lion King and I got
22:09
a couple reasons now No
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number one so people are like upset
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about the Little Mermaid like the new
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little mermaids gonna have like a black
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girl s as Ariel they're like oh no get
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her a blackfish you know but nobody had
22:25
any problems with the two blackest
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parents in the world you know uh James
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Earl Jones playing Mufasa and I don't
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know who the other lady was but she was
22:35
the queen from coming to America so to
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come to America couple and then having
22:41
the white kid from home improvement and
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simmer nobody had a problem with it was
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more like a mixed kid cuz the kid was
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white talks when he started a black
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person brother but when he started
22:59
calling his white dude so it was like
23:00
that you know I know we can go in oh no
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we can't do this no no say like you said
23:09
it before they allow the black kid the
23:11
same baby now in the top the same
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they're saying that no don't talk we
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don't want to like your voice cuz we got
23:20
this star from Disney right they
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probably caught it they probably
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recorded the whole thing with all movie
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even they did they just use me for my
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voice exactly so I do like the fact that
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they know they fix that you know they
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made if you're gonna have the black
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parents black kid play it is in Africa
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and it's only the first book I mean it
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already is the issue with me that oh you
23:55
get oh yes the new ruler no right it's
23:58
the white uh all every other Disney
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movie Africa oh let's make it animals
24:05
but okay well you're gonna have animals
24:08
at least let them be
24:08
so finally let JD McCreary play and I
24:11
was happy with that second thing is that
24:13
the final battle was simple and Skaar in
24:15
the original symbol just kind of does a
24:18
backflip but he just flips him and
24:20
scores falls off like that doesn't
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really show Simba has grown in any
24:24
ability he just kind of he just kind of
24:26
he looked up basically in that but in
24:29
this one symbol is the clear winner
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against scar which I like you know which
24:34
I didn't think he was gonna happen
24:35
because you know as Nala is like nailing
24:37
him down on a rifle before if now that
24:41
could take out simple I had some
24:45
dislikes so um just like when you were
24:47
talking about Chuck when you said that -
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moon thump - the two of them were
24:51
together they were definitely together
24:55
it did not seem at all like Dan up like
24:58
doc Donald Glover and Beyonce worked
25:01
together when they were doing um can you
25:03
feel the love tonight because he's like
25:22
I love you I love you I do but I don't
25:27
know if she should really sing on the
25:29
movies because she you know she's gonna
25:31
do her Beyonce song so I can't just turn
25:35
that off and get all that down like she
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won't sing like Beyonce
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I couldn't tell if she was over singer
25:56
he was under singing because it's same
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token when he was with timon and pumba
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doing Hakuna Matata
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like he was really singing not be
26:08
together there's no way they're together
26:10
because they're not singing together at
26:13
all so that was a that Bobby nitpick
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just like what you just said the whole
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you know oh I almost fried a bully at
26:21
the polls they call me mister
26:23
that was that was lame to me and my last
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thing that drug on this is the reason
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why I say it's not a great movie this
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main point right here the original Lion
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King is probably about an hour and a
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half long so this movie at what two
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hours two hours 15 minutes unlike that
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so they added a lot of themes related
26:43
arab scenes they just made seems longer
26:45
to make it fit and to me it drugs
26:49
sometimes like the whole beginning of
26:52
the movie like I'm like get to the
26:54
stampede okay I got it
26:56
alright you can't wait the king let's
26:58
get to the stampede I wanna see Mufasa
27:01
died you know points because I began
27:06
because you know how the movie goes you
27:08
know so it's like okay let's go ahead
27:10
and get to that part that I've know and
27:11
that bothered me that that took me out
27:13
of the movie a lot of times a lot of
27:15
times I like tame this dragon but um
27:17
overall I liked it it's better it's
27:20
definitely better good it's definitely
27:22
better the good things about it outweigh
27:24
the bad things no trying to state um let
27:25
me get some props to general James Earl
27:27
Jones we need to get James Jones in the
27:30
MCU
27:30
bro this man he ain't lost nothing when
27:33
it comes perfect look I'm jeez we need
27:59
you to come into the office ups
28:01
I'm James Earl Jones needs to be said
28:10
about this movie yeah I'm one last thing
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I did want to say I like how they
28:15
changed with having the woman the female
28:23
you know since they were pulling
28:25
everything true that was true that the
28:28
females are larger now the only thing I
28:30
did that took away from that it took
28:32
some of the comedy cuz I don't know if
28:33
she was she was she was serious the
28:35
time so I know they had Whoopi Goldberg
28:39
play her and everybody are they all
28:41
those comics like meshed together so
28:43
made it funny and like when they were
28:45
talking and laughing all the time but I
28:47
only remember that uh hangers really
28:48
laughing and hyenas do they make the
28:51
noise like the laughs but I don't
28:52
remember really seeing it that much in
28:54
the movie that behind this woman laughs
28:56
we come out just like laughing in the
28:59
movie like you know did you see that
29:00
they laugh at all no and that's a good
29:03
point because the whole thing that -
29:05
they've made the evil side a lot more
29:08
serious and so that to me I forgot about
29:11
it but that lends itself to your point
29:12
about be prepared yes they dial the song
29:15
back but he's a much more serious lion
29:19
so you can't be like oh he's a bad guy
29:21
but he's got an incredible voice my man
29:24
you know I mean that that to me would
29:27
have taken you out of the movie a little
29:28
bit I can respect the decision that they
29:30
made no no he's gonna sound better than
29:36
that they should be all the same and
29:41
they should be able to carry a tune that
29:42
was like a horrible rendition of that
29:45
song sound like a broken-down karaoke
29:47
bar yeah but go ahead I'm done with Lion
29:53
King I rewatched this that's just - I
29:56
watched well yeah after I saw this but
30:01
this one I'm like oh yeah I'll see you
30:05
when I see it it's like who cares but
30:08
you yeah uh-oh I think I have to say if
30:12
you like what we did please give us a
30:14
like leave us a comment here on Facebook
30:17
or on YouTube and as usual this is the
30:26
color commentary crew will be give you
30:29
views from a different size not be
30:35
prepared be prepared be prepared
30:43
can I get something in the hyena is it
30:46
I'm like you're gonna mean you didn't do
30:48
anything
30:49
you just prepare prepare prepare like
30:51
can you leave on a note I can say
30:58
anything about the score I'm Kent State
31:01
which one in movie they need to recast
31:04
you and just w up as you such casing in
31:06
the phone sucks
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[Music] 

Chuck
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