Think back to the best steak you’ve ever had. Delicious, succulent, medium-rare steak, maybe with some asparagus and a baked potato from some fancy restaurant. Now think of the best Hamburger you’ve ever had. All juicy and yummy with cheese and other classic toppings with a side of the best crispy french fries you’ve ever had. Both amazing. Both meat. There’s a reason for both, right? So why is it then that people don’t see the value in a realistic looking remake of The Lion King?
The Lion King
On the 24th episode of Piecing It Together, returning co-host Chad Clinton Freeman discuss Alpha, the survival epic about the first ever “boy and his dog” from writer/director Albert Hughes. It’s a gorgeous looking movie set in 20,000BC with long, beautiful shots of the uncompromising wilderness, acted in an ancient language (with subtitles) and tells the story of the first man who ever bonded with a dog. It might not REALLY be the story of the first man and dog to bond, but it’s a great one. Puzzle pieces include Apocalypto, 300, 10,000 B.C., and Annie.
On the 3rd episode of Piecing It Together, co-host David Quinones and I discuss the biggest movie of the year, the unstoppable hit film Black Panther. Marvel took a chance creating the first true blockbuster with a majority black cast, and it paid off big. Puzzle Pieces for the film include James Bond, The Lion King, The Dark Knight and Kill Bill Vol 1.