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Movie: The Lion King (IMAX/Giant Screen/Large Format Edition)
Posted by: Guest
Rating: Excellent
Being your typical everyday 24 year old man, my favorite movies are Disney movies. Particularly one of my all-time favorite Disney movies is The Lion King. Not only it is a great family movie, but has a wonderful lesson at the end. If you’ve never watched it you are really missing out.

The Lion King was produced by Walt Disney and directed by Roger Allers. It is influenced by the biblical tales of Joseph and Moses and also the Shakespeare plays of Hamlet and Macbeth. It was first discussed in 1988 but wasn’t released until 1994. The actors include the voices of;  Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons, James Earl Jones, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Moira Kelly, Nathan Lane, Ernie Sabella, Rowan Atkinson, Robert Guillaume, Madge Sinclair, Whoopi Goldberg, Cheech Marin and Jim Cummings   . It is a wonderful animated family film that takes place in the grasslands of Africa. It is a bittersweet tale of a young lion cub, Simba, torn away from his family during a very unfortunate turn of events and growing up his whole life away from his family with a warthog and a meerkat. Simba is confronted by his father’s spirit and encouraged to go to his family, who think he’s dead, and take his rightful place as king. He contemplates the situation and meeting up again with his childhood friend, Nala, Simba proudly but reluctantly returns to his kingdom. After seeing the horrifying state of his kingdom in which his vindictive uncle Scar creates, Simba knows in his heart he must do something. He knows he will no longer turn his back on his responsibility again.

If there is something I like in a movie, it is one with a good strong moral that both adults and children can relate to. Never turn your back on your responsibilities and doing what’s right is what this movie is all about. The director does a great job both following Simba and the current situation of Pride Rock, Simba’s former home place, on the outcome of putting the kingdom in the wrong hands. Simba doesn’t anticipate the damage is being done because he thinks that he has done the right thing to save everyone from disappointment and heartache. But in reality, it is slowly being destroyed. It also mentions other things like “the circle of life.”

This movie has a very happy, upbeat mood with fun music that periodically happens throughout the film. Each song specifically captures the intent on every situation. At times though a sad more depressing mood takes over when the situations become more dark and depressing as the event of the deteriorating Pride Rock are brought to the surface. 

The perspective the director of The Lion King is intending for the audience to be is an outsider looking in verses a character in the movie. In doing this the audience gets to see the story unfold from both sides. This way, the audience is informed on the whole situation and isn’t just left to make assumptions. Although it is interesting at times to be part of the movie, I like the fact that this movie is sort of like an animated documentary with all of the different kinds of animals from lions and elephants to giraffes and hyena’s. I like the different perspectives he uses by both zooming in on the individual animals and showing the “big picture” of all of the animals and how they depend on one another.

I can’t really say that there isn’t anything in the movie that I particularly disliked. From the actors voices and the transition of the characters from young to old to the artwork of the animation and lessons and morals it taught. This film was a great way to include everyone in the whole family. With blooming romances to funny jokes, this movie has something everyone would like.  I loved the way that the nice guy finished first for a change and the happy ending. This movie is so good it has been brought to Broadway, rereleased in 3D and received an average critic score of 83 out of 100 .  Now that I have children of my own I have an excuse to watch it again and again. 

Movie: Lion King: IMAX/Giant Screen/Large Format
Posted by: hi3262
Rating: Excellent
Fantastic! You will walk out of the cinema glowing, after viewing The Lion King in large format. Size certainly does make a huge difference. A wonderful movie- fantastic characters, jokes and songs. One of the greatest movies of all time. The Lion King deserves all the praise it is getting!

Movie: Lion King: IMAX/Giant Screen/Large Format
Posted by: Guest
Rating: Excellent
Is there a Lion King showing in San diego, California?

Movie: Lion King: IMAX/Giant Screen/Large Format
Posted by: Guest
Rating: Excellent
If you liked the original version then you will love the IMAX version.  Bigger is better!  The picture quality and sound is spectacular.  This will not disappoint you or the kids.

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