Full Movie Reviews
MovieAddict - wrote on 03/16/2013
The Lion King tells the story of a young lion cub named Simba who is destined to be King of his animal kingdom. Consumed by jealousy, Simba's sinister Uncle Scar murders the current king and his brother Mufasa, cleverly making the death look accidental, and encourages Simba to run away which he does and is later believed to have been killed by the hyenas that Scar sent after him.
Years go by during which Simba meets two hilarious characters a zany meerkat named Timon (voiced by Nathan Lane) and his kind warthog companion named Pumbaa (voiced by Ernie Sabella) who teach him some important lessons: Life is worth living. And Hakuna Matata - no worries
But when Simba's old friend, Nala, comes to see him as an adult and tells him that Scar has destroyed the kingdom, Simba must confront …
JLFM - wrote on 01/24/2013
If one were to name Disney's best known films, The Lion King would certainly be mentioned. Often considered Disney's best film, The Lion King is one of Disney's biggest successes. Personally, I would find Beauty and the Beast or The Princess and the Frog to be more suited towards the coveted title, but that doesn't change the fact that The Lion King is still an entertaining and well made production worthy of the Disney label.
The Lion King is about a young lion named Simba whose the rightful heir to the throne. In a tragic turn of events, Simba's father, Mufasa, is murdered by Simba's treacherous uncle, Scar. Scar tricks Simba into thinking that himself is to blame, so Simba runs away, leaving the throne to Scar. Simba finds new friends in the form of a warthog named Pumba, and a …
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 09/20/2011
One of the best Disney films produced in terms of emotion, pace of the story, soundtrack and animation in my opinion. One of the few wonderful lines: Simba - "I walk on the wild side. I laugh in the face of danger." Scar - "Life's not fair, is it?" Mufasa - "When we die, our bodies become the grass and the antelope eat the grass. And so we are all connected in the great circle of life." "Simba, being brave doesn't mean you go looking for trouble." Wonderfully voiced characters by Matthew Broderick as Simba (mature), James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Whoopi Goldberg as Shenzi and Rowan Atkinson as Zazu just to name a few. Loaded with so many accolades from Academy Awards, Golden Globes, British Academy, MTV, AFI, and more which speaks of its technical brilliance and heart from the story. …
mdtinney - wrote on 08/25/2009
Does it get much better than The Lion King? The animation, music, story and dialog are all perfectly weaved together into a story with universal appeal and beauty. While much deeper and more spiritual than any other film Disney has produced, the music has to be the highlight of the film. Not only Elton John and Tim Rice's memorable songs, but Hans Zimmers hauntingly beautiful score. The Lion King simply has an aspect that every person seems to be able to relate to. This was the film that proved animation could be more than just kids fare, the picture got back to the true Disney roots of films with wonderful storytelling and heart such as Bambi, Dumbo and Fantasia. If you are one of the rare members of American society who has not seen this film, I suggest dropping whatever you are doing …
The M.O.W. - wrote on 08/02/2008
The "Pride Lands of Africa" is ruled by "Mufasa" (voiced by James Earl Jones), a lion. His wife, "Sarabi" (voiced by Madge Sinclair), has given birth to an heir named "Simba," and his brother "Scar" (voiced by Jeremy Irons) is not happy that now he is second in line to the throne.
"Scar" so wants to be king that he would do anything to get rid of his brother and nephew. He conspires with three hyenas (voiced by Whoopi Goldberg, Cheech Marin, and Jim Cummings respectively) to kill the cub (voiced by Jonathan Taylor Thomas). He then comes up with a plan to trap his nephew, and kill his brother.
When "Mufasa" is killed in the trap, and "Simba" survives, "Scar" gets the young cub to believe that his father's death was his fault, and gets him to run away. "Scar" then informs the pride …
Epic Fan - wrote on 02/20/2008
This is the best animation movie ever made in my eyes and frankly just a great movie period. Now of course being a Disney film it's geared towards kids, but Disney always throws in innuendos for adults to enjoy and this movie is no different, as an adult if you can look past the silly parts you will find a great Hamlet-esque picture here and a very good one at that. While this tale is about the young cub Simba as he struggles with his personal demons, I really do believe the villain of the movie, Scar, steals the spotlight. An amazing portrayal with some of the best voice work I've seen done by the amazing Jeremy Irons. Not to put down any of the others I mean come on you have James Earl Jones in here, you know the voice work is going to be AAA. Now I usually hate "song & dance" in my …