It is a truth universally acknowledged that The Lion King is one of the best Disney movies ever made- it cracks the top 5 without a doubt. So when it was announced that it would be making a two and a half week return to theaters, there was no question that I’d be going and singing along to every song (and making up the lyrics to The Circle of Life). The only variable in the equation was the amount of griping I’d do about the seventeen dollar price tag.
Have another truth: I’ve rarely ever found 3D movies worth the extra bucks. In this case, I’d have to admit it was damn cool to see the opening sequence pop on the big screen. I’d even go as far as to say it was beautiful. Now, The Lion King was a staple from my childhood, so my griping levels ended up being at a minimum. However, maybe you’re more of an Aladdin kind of dude, or maybe (heaven forbid) The Rescuers is more your style. If the Lion King never revved your childhood’s whimsy, then I won’t blame you for skipping it- especially since bringing a popcorn-sucking date may end up running you forty bucks or more. Unlike when they released Beauty and the Beast last year, the Lion King wasn’t a sing-along (also known as the most fun you will EVER have at a movie that isn’t Rocky Horror).
All in all, I had a great time and I’m wishing all over a star for Disney to keep up these rereleases.