While The Lion King is one of the greatest animated movies of all time, I struggled to look at its re-release as anything but a ploy by Disney to make some quick money. After viewing the experience, I can say that this is not necessarily true. The Lion King in 3-D is an adventure.
The 3-D atmosphere really expands on the possible visuals that one can experience while watching the movie. The animators simply put too much into the film for two dimensions to be enough. The addition of a third dimension really transforms the movie from a simple film to a real out of body experience.
The film has been completely remastered, allowing for one to become a part of the film’s many musical numbers. With crisp sound and pictures that jump so far out of the screen that the viewer actually feels that he or she was on pride rock, this is one film that one does not want to miss. Scar’s menacing tone will send a chill down your spine. Rafiki’s words of wisdom will never make more sense.
It takes a true legendary film like The Lion King to make such an experience work. Few Disney movies possess a Shakespearian conflict to really captivate the audience and musical numbers so intricately woven together in such a perfect medley that is pleasing to all five senses. I had my doubts about 3-D, but boy was I wrong.
The Lion King was the first movie I ever saw as a kid (insert “aww” here). After seeing it in 3-D, I can truly say that the circle of life is complete. Mufasa’s words never resonated in my mind as clearly as they do now.
I encourage you to see the Lion King before it’s too late. It’s one adventure you won’t want to miss.