The Lion King Hits the Right Notes with a Talented Cast and Gorgeous CG

Small pacing issues aside the film is gorgeous, hits the memorable moments of the original and utilizes its cast in ways Aladdin failed its own. There were some missed opportunities with updating some of the characters

Kriss, Ro and Brandon review Disney's The Lion King. There seems to be a bit of a disconnect between what this film is and the actual overall reviews. Maybe there is a bit of nostalgia rose colored glasses happening for some for the original but for us, this film matches up pretty well and does what it has to. The cast is great, the music is memorable and the film looks gorgeous. There are some slight pacing issues in the 3rd act but overall, this is a good film. Especially when compared to Aladdin, Dumbo and The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.  And for all the issues with the CG animals looking "too real", these same complaints didn't come for The Jungle Book. We have some thoughts on why.

And last but not least, Kriss clears his name with a rant about Wild Rose that is just *chef kiss* perfect. 

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