I'm tired of these sequels that are so steeped in nostalgia for the original that they may as well be remakes: identical story-beats, takes on famous catchphrases, characters from the first that serve no purpose upon returning, etc. If I wanted the same movie again, I'd just watch the original-- because simply replicating many of the things that worked about the original won't make the new one good.
Things I liked:
- needed more of the African war-lord... actually, the…
I read a lot of reviews that specifically called out the concept of bees sensing royalty as "stupid." I asked my Twitter followers why this bit about the bees was stupider than elements in critically-acclaimed sci-fi space operas, such as The Force or a talking tree that only says "I Am Groot." No one has given me an answer. Probably because there isn't one, other than "Because I like those movies, and I didn't like this one."
I get not…