Synopsis: Simba (voiced by Matthew Broderick) begins his life as the prince of the most powerful king of the land, Mufasa (voiced by James Earl Jones). However his animated childhood is brought to screeching halt in the face of tragedy in the form of the death of his father, Mufasa. Scar (voiced by Jeremy Irons), Mufasa’s brother, emotionally compels the poor Simba into believing that he is responsible for his own father’s death and he should run away when Scar was the real murderer. As Simba approaches adulthood, he is visited by the spirit of his dead father which instructs him to take the throne which rightfully belongs to him from the hands of Scar and put an end to Scar’s egregious rule. Simba returns to Pride Rock for this very purpose.
Description: A guilt ridden cub, Simba leaves Pride Rock with the self-reproach of his father’s death in his mind only to be later instructed by his father’s spirit to return to his homeland to reclaim the throne from the evil clutches of Mufasa’s brother, Scar.
Review: The youth of today grew up reminiscent of the 1994 legendary animated feature of the Walt Disney Pictures which made headlines for its immense popularity among adults and kids alike. The Lion King even today occupies a special place in the heart of every kid who grew up watching it. Not only for the emotional attachment that the kids had with the characters in the movie but also for the pleasantly composed songs and the musical score, Lion King in 3D was released amidst great pre-release hype.
It would not be a surprise to quote the fact that unequivocally describes the majesty of this movie when it became thee highest grossing movie for the month of September 2011. Thousands and thousands thronged the cinemas to catch a glimpse of the movie that they admire and that too in the 3D format which is gaining popularity at an exponential rate. While the movie maintains its emotionally stirring storyline with beautiful animations, the allure of the landscape of Pride Rock is amplified in the new 3D format which forms a vital part of the aesthetically pleasing experience.
However, one thing that could be worth mentioning here is that the movie doesn’t offer anything new to its lovers in the form of storyline or script. Thus it is one of the various format releases that the film has gone through like the Imax cinema release in 2002, rather than bringing in a new story or an altered version, a department where I think the writers could work on before they release it on another innovative format of movie viewing.