The Lion King (Flack’s Review)

Posted on | February 6, 2011 | 1 Comment

The Lion King is about Simba  who is the son of Mufasa, the current king. When Mufasa is killed Simba runs away from his home. On his journey he meets Timon and Pumba and is reunited with his old friend Nala. Meanwhile at the Pride Lands (Simba’s  old home) all the animals are starving because of Scar, Simba’s uncle who has become king. When Nala reminds Simba  that he is the rightful king he must choose. Will he return to the Pride Lands and claim that he is the king or never go home?

My favorite character is Simba because I think the animation,voice,and singing of him is very good. I also like what he does in the story. My favorite scenes are the songs Hakuna Matata, The Circle of Life and I Just Can’t Wait To Be King because I like the music.

The songs, animation, voices, story, and characters are all excellent. If you have not seen this movie you should definitely watch it. And just because the animation is traditional doesn’t mean it’s not absolutely stunning. The voices are all terrific especially the voices of Simba and Mufasa. The story and characters are well fleshed out too. The film is a Disney classic and a treat for all ages. If you like it you might want to see the equally equexcellent Broadway show. If you want to know about this and other movies that Disney struggled making you should see the amazing documentary Waking Sleeping Beauty. The film is rated G but I think it should be rated PG for a sad scene, brief scary images, and some accessional action scenes. I give the movie 5 out of 5 reels.


One Response to “The Lion King (Flack’s Review)”

  1. Andrea Itkin
    February 14th, 2011 @ 7:22 am

    Thanks for the tip on Waking Sleeping Beauty. I put it first on my Netflix queue and will be watching it when Ariana is here at the end of the week.

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