Movie: The Lion King; Cast: Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alfre Woodard, Billy Eichner, John Kani, John Oliver, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, James Earl Jones ; Director: Jon Favreau ; Genre: Photorealistic computer-animated musical drama film ; Duration: 1 hours 58 minutes
Critic’s rating: 3/5
For cub Simba his dad and King Mufasa is an idol. He aspires to be a King like his father but unlike the rest of his pride, his uncle Scar doesn’t seem to be so happy about it. The film which is a live-in-action version of the 1994 film shows Simba’s journey after the death of his father and the eventual return to Pride Lands after an exile.
The beautiful start of the movie with ‘Circle of Life’ introduces us to the Pride Lands and its King Mufasa, who can’t contain his happiness as little Prince Simba is born. From the beginning he is made to believe to follow his father’s gigantic footsteps and be prepared to rule the Kingdom. For the 90s kids it will be musical to hear James Earl Jones as King Mufasa, who is joined by JD McCrary as young Simba.