By Nolan Patrick Smith
High Desert Daily
(Victorville)—The movie I am reviewing this time around is not a new movie, and most people I know have already seen it many times over. It holds the record of the highest grossing traditionally drawn animation film, and has won a place in the hearts of millions across the globe. Yet, Disney has released The Lion King 3D for a limited two-week window before the newly remastered film hits DVD and Blu-Ray. Was it worth the hefty 3D price tag?
I answer that with a roaring yes! The film, for those who still may not have seen it, is one of Disney’s modern day timeless classics. The story is of a young cub, Simba, from the time he was just a baby, to suffering heartache at a young age, all the way to his adulthood of trying to find who he is and where he belongs. Good vs. evil, doing what’s right, the movie is packed with the moral dilemmas a Disney film is known for. But what’s different about it?
Well, the obvious answer is that the film is in 3D. Many films have used the 3D technology, hoping to claim fame where many have failed. Disney exceled in the 3D in this film, as there were many scenes that used it to the utmost advantage. I rarely feel like 3D can be justified in a film these days, but the effects here have to be seen for yourself to see what I mean. The film was also digitally remastered, as the vibrant, colorful landscape jumps to life once again.
In theaters for only one more week, I strongly urge everyone to see this edition of the film while they still can. Disney takes great pride in their work, and it shows here, from the elephant graveyard to Pride Rock.