Published on Saturday, October 15, 2011 by Abel Lara
The Lion King is one of Disney’s greatest creations. The movie has a special place in not only my heart, but the hearts of my entire generation. When the news broke that it was going to be re-released in 3D, my friends and I couldn’t contain our excitement.
For me, Lion King was the first Disney movie I had ever seen. Growing up, my dad wouldn’t let me watch Disney movies at all except for the Lion King. I was three years old, and it blew my little mind away!
The movie is much different from all the other Disney movies for there is no princess in distress or handsome prince coming to save her. Instead, Simba, a young lion lost and confused, must run from his dreadful past. The movie was amazing for me, with the bright colors, the amazing songs; everything! Watching young Simba dance and sing was a jaw-dropping, new thing to me.
As I got older, the movie still remained in my VHS player at all times. After school, if I had a bad day, I could just press play and all was well in the world again. I will admit that once I became a teenager, I grew distant from the movie that gave me songs to sing, shirts to wear and dolls to play with. It wasn’t long until Lion King returned to my life in a time that I needed it most.
When I heard that it was coming out in 3D, I was on edge. Most 3D movies are silly, but who am I kidding? It’s the Lion King! Of course I was going to go see it!
As I sat in my seat full of anticipation, I looked around the theater and saw adults, teenagers, kids, babies, everyone of all ages to experience this amazing movie. As the lights dimmed and the music began to play, my heart was pounding faster and faster until the end when the entire theater cheered and clapped with joy. It was almost like watching it for the first time all over again.
Its scenes were breathtakingly new to me. Watching Scar jump out of the screen, and seeing Simba grow from a cub to a lion was worth the 30 bucks we paid for tickets.
No matter if you like 3D or not Lion King in 3D is great. It will take you back to your childhood and let you relive those wonderful years. The movie should be seen and never forgotten for kids and adults forever.