The Lion King 3D (G)

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Review byTenani French26/09/2011

Five out of Five stars
Running time: 87 minutes

One of Disney’s most beloved feature films gets a bit of spit and polish and roars back into cinemas looking more stunning than ever. A true timeless masterpiece for the whole family.

Whats it about?

When Simba, a young lion cub whose father (Mufasa) is the king of the African pride lands, is lead to believe he is responsible for his father’s death he flees out of shame. Meanwhile Simba’s uncle Scar was the one truly responsible for Mufasa’s death and claims the throne in Simba’s absence, destroying the pride lands and working the lionesses to exhaustion. While in exile Simba befriends Timon and Pumbaa a warthog and meerkat duo who later accompany him back to Pride Rock to take his rightful place as king after childhood friend Nala comes to find him.

The Good
There is a reason The Lion King holds such a prominent place in people’s hearts. Here is a movie that truly stands the test of time. Twelve years after it’s initial release The Lion King is still the highest grossing 2D animated film of all time and the story of a young lion cub struggling to come to terms with the weight of his responsibility is still as poignant at ever. The animation itself holds up well to the fully computer-animated films of today and the 3D effect is at times remarkable. The classic music is just as catchy as before and you’ll find it incredibly hard not to sing along.

The Great
There is not one thing I can single out as the best attribute of The Lion King 3D. All that is mentioned above is equally credited with creating such a masterpiece. The film may have an extra dimension, but the true joy of this re-release is being there as a new generation of kids discovers the magic of the movie. That and satisfying your inner child by seeing an old favourite on the big screen once again.

Worth Seeing?
If you’ve seen The Lion King before you’ll know exactly how brilliant this animated film is, and it just wouldn’t be right to deny your own kids the pleasure of seeing this movie on the big screen. If you haven’t seen The Lion King now is your chance as it returns to cineams for a very limited time. See it before its gone!

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