“The Lion King” Movie Review

A pride of lions led by Mufasa (James Earl Jones) are gathering near their iconic Pride Rock monument to welcome the birth of the future king: Simba (JD McCrary and Donald Glover).

Simba and his best friend Nala (Shahadi Wright Joseph and Beyonce) are curious cubs, sometimes egged on to do dangerous things by Simba’s evil Uncle Scar (Chiwetel Ejiofor).

One such dangerous outing leads to the death of Mufasa. At Scar’s urging (thinking it was his fault that Mufasa is dead) Simba runs away.

Luckily, Simba is found by Pumbaa (Seth Rogan) and Timon (Billy Eicher) and grows up a happy lion without a care in the world. Hakuna Matata is his phlosophy.

Eventually, Nala finds Simba as she left the decimated pridelands (under the rule of Scar) to find help.

To remember what happens next, just think back to your childhood or your child’s childhood. 🙂

“The Lion King” is the latest Disney classic animated movie to be re-made in “live” action. In this case, the live-action is CGI, and it is amazing CGI. All the animals, and scenery, are computer generated and everything is so realistic you can feel the weight of their walk, the flow of their fur, the water splashing naturally around their paws / hooves…..truly an amazing feat.

This is an AMAZING movie: A classic re-make of a classic.

For us, it was a chance to treat Kristen and her BF Joseph to the very first movie we took Kristen to see in a movie theater, in 1994, when she was 3 years old!

A great time, a great movie. Then and now.

The circle of life.

Go to IMDb for more information.

A note to many of the critics and all of the haters: Go suck some rotten eggs and get some perspective on your miserable online lives. Here is some perspective for you asshole idiots:

There was a little girl sitting next to Lori, confined to a wheelchair, with what I suspect is cerebral palsy, who was SO HAPPY watching this movie that she was bubbling with excitement. BUBBLING with happiness and joy.

I held the door open for her as she was leaving and she had the biggest SMILE on her face as she looked at me. I smiled back with a thankful heart that this little girl had just seen the best movie of her young, very hard, life.

Drive Safe! Never Forget.


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