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The reason I wanted my kiddo to watch ‘The Lion King’

A few days back we three — I, my hubby and my elder one went to watch ‘The Lion King’ movie in the nearby mall. We knowingly avoided going on a weekend, for all the rush and over-priced tickets that a weekend gives you. I was more excited for watching it; more than my elder one who will turn 5 this November. I remember watching ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’ during my childhood days and, I reminisce the thrill and mix of emotions which I felt while watching that movie. So, I wanted my daughter to experience the same feelings; after all, experiences are what matters the most in life.

The Lion King is a 2019 American computer-animated musical film directed and produced by Jon Favreau, written by Jeff Nathanson, and produced by Walt Disney Pictures. It is a photorealistic remake of Disney’s traditionally animated 1994 film of the same name. [1] Though, I haven’t watched the original version yet but most movie critics are comparing it with that and sharing the mixed reviews about it. I personally liked the movie and thoroughly enjoyed watching it with my family. There were some scenes, which made me teary-eyed while at some instances, I laughed out loud. 

The Lion King Movie Review: What I really liked

  • The very obvious — the visuals and the real looking animals were just gorgeous. Beautiful work is done on this aspect of the movie.
  • The musical score was pleasing to the ears and makes the person sings — ‘Hakunamatata’ even after leaving the theatre.
  • The message that this movie gives is a tad adult for small kids. But whatever it is totally made sense to me.
  • The movie offers various lessons, which anyone can easily understand and ponder over. It is not meant for kids only.

The Lion King Movie Review

Some of the lessons I learned after watching this:

A father plays a very important role in shaping the thought process and the overall life of a kid. I really loved when Mufasa talked with his son Simba and tells him about the circle of life, responsibilities of a king, and his future role as the leader of the jungle.

A parent’s biggest fear is the thought of losing his kid and one can face-off anything to take out his kid trapped in a dangerous situation. 

I felt a fury of emotions when I saw Mufasa falling down from the height. I did not expect his sudden demise. His brother ‘Scar’ pushed him down the hill. The want of power over-powers anything, any relation.

One should always protect one’s kids from any bad influences. Never trust anyone when it comes to kid’s safety. Kids’ minds are very sensitive.

Real friends make life easy and worth living. I adore Timon and Pumbaa for saving Simba from dying and in coming out of depression after the death of his father Mufasa.

What comes around goes around. It gave me inner peace when ‘Scar’ — the villain in the movie was group attacked by the hyenas at the end of the movie. He used them to plot against his brother Mufasa.

And last but definitely the main message from this flick — “The real king is the one who is followed and loved by everyone.”

I loved each and every bit of this wonderful movie and I highly recommend this to everyone. Watch it with your family and friends.

Here’s ‘The Lion King Movie’ Trailer:

Have you watched it? How was your experience? Tell me in the comments below.
The Lion King Movie Review
References:
[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lion_King_(2019_film)