The Lion King 3D (Flick’s Reivew)

Posted on | October 3, 2011 | Add Comments

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The Lion King 3-D is about Simba, a young lion cub who lives with his father, mother and a number of other animals.  Simba’s father (Mufasa) is the king.  Simba’s uncle (Scar) wants to be king so he kills Mufasa.  However Scar kills Mufasa by telling his hyena friends to scare a herd of antelope which causes a stampede.  Simba gets stuck in the stampede so Mufasa comes to save him.  Mufasa saves Simba but as they climb up a mountain to safety Scar pushes Mufasa back down the mountain when Simba is not looking.  Mufasa is dead.  Scar blames Simba for Mufasa’s death and tells him to run away.  Simb runs away.  But when his childhood friend comes looking for help (because Scar is starving the lions and hyenas) he must choose what he believes in.

The Lion King is one of my favorite Disney films.  It’s tied with Beauty and the Beast.  A few years ago a movie theater showed Beauty and the Beast.  It was the Sing Along Song version where they put the words from the songs on the screen when the characters sang.  But for The Lion King 3-D Disney has actually converted the whole film into 3-D.  Don’t’ worry you can still see it in 2D.  I saw it in 3D to see what it was like.  The 3-D isn’t great because the film is drawn.  Disney fails to make the drawings better by making them 3-D so I recommend you see it in 2D.  However the story is why its so good.  In my opinion it’s roughly based on Hamlet.  For the most part its very original  The jokes are hilarious, the voices are great, the songs are catchy, and the characters are unique.  Every thing’s perfect (except for the 3D).  Whether you see it in 2D or 3-D at the theaters or at your house, today or thirty years from now, it’s a feel good family film that you won’t want to miss.

My favorite character is Simba because despite his father’s death and his evil unable he does the right thing.

My favorite scene is Hakuna Matata because it’s not only a great song, it also shows how Simba changes.

The Lion King 3-D is rated G.  I think it should be PG for brief action.

Directed by: Roger Allers and Rob Minkof

Produced by: Don Hahn

Written by:  Irene Mecchi and Jonathan Roberts

Matthew Broderick: Adult Simba (voice)
Niketa Calame: Young Nala (voice)
Jim Cummings: Ed (voice)
James Earl Jones: Mufasa (voice)
Nathan Lane: Timon (voice)
Ernie Sabella: Pumbaa (voice)
Jeremy Irons: Scar (voice)
Robert Guillaume: Rafiki (voice)
Rowan Atkinson: Zazu (voice)
Moira Kelly: Adult Nala (voice)
Whoopi Goldberg: Shenzi (voice)
Zoe Leader:Sarafina (voice)
Cheech Marin: Banzai (voice)
Madge Sinclair: Sarabi (voice)
Jonathan Taylor Thomas: Young Simba (voice)



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