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Life moves in a circle, "The Lion King" tells us, and, so does studio moviemaking.In the case of "The Lion King," the songs are still good, the Shakespearean story still solid.Yet Jon Favreau's "The Lion King," so abundant with realistic simulations of the natural world, is curiously lifeless. The most significant overhaul to an otherwise slavishly similar retread is the digital animation rendering of everything, turning the film's African grasslands and its animal inhabitants into a photo-realistic menagerie. Mufasa, the lion king voiced again by James Earl Jones, is wondrously regal, and his mane might be the most majestic blonde locks since Robert Redford."The Lion King" may well be a pivotal stepping stone toward CGI splendors to come, but for now it feels like realism has been substituted for enchantment.That doesn't stop an army of top craft professionals and an enviable voice cast from doing their best to inject some vitality into "The Lion King". Instead, "The Lion King" is missing something -- a purpose, maybe, and a heart."The Lion King" is screening in Beirut-area cinemas.
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