The Lion King Review

The Walt Disney Studios had an amazing year. From the amazing Captain Marvel, Dumbo and Endgame to the incredible Aladdin, Toy Story 4 and The Lion King. Though there were plenty more that I cannot name off the top of my head. Disney has basically taken over the film industry. The reason why I am okay with that is because the Marvel movies are still Marvel and are not all family friendly. There is still a lot of diversity in their studios.

The films I was most excited about seeing this past summer were Aladdin and The Lion King. Aladdin definitely lived up to it's hype. Good casting, cinematography and soundtrack. The Lion King on the other hand is a different story. On IMDb, I rated The Lion King 7/10. Here's why:

Don't get me wrong. The movie was nice, but...

First of all, I feel like the script felt the exact same. I know this was a live action (CGI) adaption and not a completely different movie. However, the script was almost an exact replica. Whereas, the live-action Disney princess movies Beauty and the Beast and Cinderella had the same plot and story line, but the script was not the same lol.

Next, I feel the animals were too realistic-looking. I kid you not, I heard conversations where people thought they were real animals. Even though that means CGI is getting more advance which is kind of a good thing, I would have loved if the facial features looked more like the cartoon. But hey, I don't work in the studio. I will say when I first saw Mufasa on screen, I almost cried.

Moving on to the positive side. The soundtrack was freaking beautiful. It was indeed the best feature of the movie as a whole. "Spirit" and "Can you Feel the Love Tonight" are masterpieces. Go check out the soundtrack on your music app. You will not be disappointed.

Overall, The Lion King itself is still an iconic film. You can still enjoy this movie and learn about love, forgiveness and betrayal.

"Oh yes, the past can hurt. But from the way I see it, you can either run from it, or learn from it." - Rafiki