The Lion King
23rd July 2019
live action Lion King remake follows the same story as the original Disney
animated version. The beginning of the film was slightly slow to pick up any
action and concentrated on explaining more of the background and introducing
characters. The infectious songs and score by Elton John and Tim Rice, from the
original film, complimented the clever camerawork and realistic animations from
Disney - creating an electric atmosphere.
Throughout the film, there were well
known songs like "Circle of Life", "Can You Feel The Love Tonight?"
and the legendary "Hakuna Matata". The film raises lots of emotions,
such as bravery, friendship, love and loss. The animals are so lifelike, you
completely forget it's animation. The minute details like the animal skin
textures and small movements add to the reality.
The stampede scene is
phenomenal and when all of the animals come together on screen its totally
breathtaking. It's a PG rating and suitable for most children, although some
scenes are jumpy and the lion / hyena fight scenes are quite scary. All in all
a fantastic film which is expected from Disney.
Rated: 4/5 stars
Reviewed by: Kate Mason