The number one movie in the country this past weekend is–perhaps somewhat surprisingly–one that was released just about 17 years ago. Yep, I’m talking about The Lion King, one of the best Disney movies of all time. Do I love this movie a lot? Yes. Does it seem somewhat inappropriate for children to watch? That’s also an affirmative. Regardless, it’s a great story and definitely a movie I’d categorize as a Disney classic. To get you all kinds of riled up for The Lion King, take a look at the first wonderful moments (which gets me amped every.single.time) Yes. It’s the circle of life.
Is that or is that not the best movie opening ever?
For those of you who may not be familiar with the story of the lion king; get away from my blog. ASAP. But seriously, if you haven’t seen the Lion King, then you’re in luck: it’s playing in theaters RIGHT NOW! You can catch it in 3D or 2D.
Now, I saw it in 3D. Did I see it because it was in 3D? No. I saw it because it was a wonderful, nostalgic trip down memory lane. I am a self-admitted Lion King fanatic. I’ve seen the Broadway musical 3 times since it opened in ’97, have different versions of the soundtrack and got SO EXCITED when Modern Family busted out this scene in season 1:
Though this movie came out almost two decades ago, when I saw it last week, there was a completely full house! It was great to see all the kids seeing The Lion King for the first time; so what if some of them were cowering in fear from some of the scary parts (of which there are a few)? Kids are resilient!
The 3D in the movie was good; not overpowering or distracting which was well done, but I didn’t find that it added too much to the movie. If you’re looking for a dose of childhood, or if you want to introduce kids in your life to The Lion King, I’d head to the theaters NOW.
Oh, and if anyone has any movies with a more awesome beginning, I would love to hear about them!