“Lion king”: digital ” in the animal world»
It feels like Disney decided to reshoot its entire catalog. Well, maybe someday they will get to “El Dorado”, “Atlantis” or “treasure Planet” , but for now they are releasing remakes of much more famous paintings. The updated “lion King” (Lion King) was called “one of the most anticipated films of this year.” The question — and anyone really expect? Did anyone really want it?
No one needs it except Disney. The whole film is such a boast of modern technology, and nothing else: they say, look how we can! We can draw a realistic Savannah, run into it realistic-looking animals that will move realistically. Not a single living creature, except for 3D Visualizers, was harmed in the making of the film.And the picture really looks very cool. The film at all reminds episode “in world animals”, and very, it is a pity that in Russian dubbing not there was seats for Nikolai Drozdov — he would modicum as any revived this parade digital dolls.Have you ever seen live cats? Or at least pictures of them on the Internet? Can you imagine how many emotions such a seemingly simple cat’s face can play? Millions! How many emotions can cats play in the new “lion King”? Two: surprise and indifference. Moreover, it is almost impossible to distinguish small lion cubs from each other. The adult Nala, Simba’s friend, not to distinguish him from his mother. The scar in the cartoon looked like the prototype of Severus Snape, in the movie, just more grey and thin than the rest of the lions.
For demolishing the roof realism lost the whole essence of the animated film. Lost its vitality, had lost its brightness. In the new picture, of course, they tried to get out of this emotionlessness in a very simple way — as often as possible they showed animals from the back during dialogues. But this move, to be honest, looks ridiculous.
Hell, think of the Chronicles of Narnia and the lion Aslan who was there. It would seem, here, he is also a lion, even in addition and painted more than ten years ago, but he is alive. There are muscles in his face, and they show the emotions sitting in his soul. Different emotions. A lot of emotions – from strife to joy. And in” the jungle Book, “which, by the way, Jon Favreau also did, like” the lion King, “the animals’ faces are not paralyzed. What about the lion King? Awesome chest hair? Ah, we such a saw in “Detective Pikachu”, already not surprise anyone.
The plot repeats the cartoon frame by frame, excluding magical moments with Rafiki and dancing animals with each other. If in the same “Aladdin” was easy departure from Canon, then here there is nothing original. Ah, perhaps, hyenas became lot more. By the way, hyenas have at least some emotions on faces can be traced, unlike the cat. And Timon. And have Pumbaa all closes bristles.
For some reason, by the way, when watching the remake, it was very strongly felt that the whole film is such an allusion to the story from real life with people. Kind of like there was the owner of a successful company, develop a business, raise a successor. And then he was killed by a jealous brother, conspired with competitors, set up the heir and took the place of the Director-General. The unfortunate heir, not knowing what to do, nailed to the hippie commune and lived happily ever after, while the evil uncle slowly broke up the company in the best traditions of Effective Management. Well, then the heir is found, appeal to his conscience, and he, absolutely inexperienced, overthrows his uncle and on the strength of his charisma and kinship raises the business from its knees.Interestingly, when viewing the original cartoon, this analogy is not read. I suspect, the bottom line is that the picture itself, the characters themselves are more immersed in viewing and do not allow the brain to be so much distracted by all sorts of Parallels with reality.
In the end, the film is just a parade of technology and advertising 3D Studio Disney. This is a window into our future, showing that the age of vacation in virtual reality is not so far away. If such a Savannah can be transferred to cinema screens, then it can also be recreated on computers somewhere in one or two generations — they just have enough power to keep in memory all the objects of the environment with the necessary range of drawing or just quickly load them from the cloud.That, in General, is all that the new “lion King”is.Oh, no. Still this album remixes from modern stars. But in Russia the audience of this case will not hear (since all the songs we have duplicated), unless you go to a session with the subtitles. The only song that got me hooked on the soundtrack playlist on Spotify is” Down ” from Oceans Ahead. And she in end in the soundtrack and not enters, this algorithms service something messed up.And the sound is good. This is the kind of movie where Dolby Atmos is used for a reason — it really helps to breathe a handful of life into the vast digital Savannah.