The Lion King Movie Review: After Aladdin, Dumbo and The Jungle Book, The Lion King marks as the third Disney recreation of the year. Offering new cast and a new spin-off, The Lion King is a movie which will you make you remember your old school days!
What makes Lion King a classic is the voice cast who breathed life into the characters. In the English version, Donald Grover took on the role of Mufasa, whereas Beyonce takes up the voice of Nala but sadly queen B couldn’t infuse herself into the character.
In the Hindi version, Shah Rukh Khan, Badshah of Bollywood took up the role of Mufasa, the mighty king of the jungle, his son Aryan Khan played the role of Simba and gave life to the character with his debut film. The movie apart from them also stars Ashiya Vidyarthi as Scar, Shreyas Talpade as Timon, Asrani as Zazu, and many more.
The movie has been helmed by Jon Favreau, who has also directed Iron Man and The Jungle Book. The multilingual film apart from the cast has great photorealism aspect and is nothing short of visual delight. While certain scenes of Mufasa’s death and Nala’s escape from pride lands were admirable, but scenes like the circle of life sequence failed in comparison to the original version.
In comparison to 1994’s version the movie does gets brownie points for the visual effects, new faces, and more VFX but lacks in the emotional quotient. The movie Lion King is a gem for all the newbies but for the ones who were expecting more out of it.. its not the one. The old one still has our hearts.