The Lion King (PG) (5.0)

5 out of 10 stars (5 / 10)

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    The Review

    The pride lands, where the circle of life is alive and well. Carefully guarded and watched over by Mufasa the kingdom lives in harmony. When Simba is born, he is being taught the ways of the pride land by his father. Only, it’s not only his father that is doing the teaching. Scar, Simba’s uncle has another plan in mind and begins to tempt Simba with things outside of the pride land. While on an exploration trip, Simba wanders into a ravine. Whilst finding his own voice, a stampede ensues. The result of this stampede will change Simba’s life forever. Those events would cast Simba out of the land that he once called home and will put someone in power that could destroy everything and everyone. As the years pass, things in all of their lives changed. It’s only because of a chance encounter that hope begins to spring forth once again. What will happen? You’ll have to find out for yourself. If you are a huge fan of the original 1994 animated original, this live-action story is about 80% spot on at least in the dialogue. Some key scenes and some key songs have been omitted. Though there are some new bits, it has seemed to lose the magic of the original. Fans of the original could find themselves disappointed, ones who haven’t seen it in a long time or those experiencing this for the first time might love this version. Either way, Disney missed the mark on this one as it tries too hard to be something more out of Animal Planet than a Disney classic.

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