Tell us what you thought of ‘The Lion King 3D’

Posted by · 8:00 am · September 16th, 2011

I don’t know if many of you are planning on taking in “The Lion King 3D,” a converted version of the 1994 animated classic that will be in theaters for a few weeks in advance of the film’s Blu-ray bow next month. But I figured I’d offer up a space for you to discuss it anyway. If you’re on the fence, I’d highly recommend it. As noted last month, I think it actually brings a lot of life to the film, which itself is already bursting with it. So head on back here to give us your thoughts if you happen to check it out this weekend.

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  • 1 9-16-2011 at 8:18 am

    Leocdc said...

    Hi, I’m from Chile. Here the movie has been shown for like 2 entire weeks already. After a lot of things to do, I could get to see it. I saw the original on VHS my first time, when I was like 6-7 years old, and just like that time, I can say (now with other level of understandment of things) that this is not just a beautiful visually and musically movie, but a great anthem for all ages to learn from mistakes, remember that there are second chances, embrace who we are, and keep going on life. I was amazed by the deep of the writing on displayed. As kid I never could get all those themes and issues portrayed, as revenge, self-discovery or destiny. But now (with 22 years) I could embrace them and enjoy them.
    The power of his visuals is still awesome, making a lot of blockbuster movies look poor on presentation and use of colours and contrasts. The soundtrack (God Bless Hanz Zimmer) is as great as a soundtrack could be, making a lot of particular scenes resonate in the deepest places of my heart (Bringing child memories and nostalgy). I didn’t remember how powerful was Mufasa’s death, or the walk to the Pride Rock at the end.
    Finally, the utlization of 3D, not just makes the movie great looking and renovates the vivid colours, but improves and increases that experience. (IMO it has the best use of 3D I’ve seen, even better than Avatar (I did’n see HTTYD by the way, if you ask)).
    So, to finalize and resume:
    Best movie I’ve seen this year! :D
    Awesome visuals, sounds and stronger than I remember writing and dialogues. Terrific use of 3D, and of score all the lovable characters that we had from long time inside our hearts.
    Thanks DISNEY!! Finally a good idea comes from your minds :P
    Greetings :D

  • 2 9-16-2011 at 8:55 am

    Andrej said...

    I’m from Chile as well. For some reason I hadn’t seen the movie in its entirety again ever after the original 1994 release when I was a very young kid, but I still felt I knew the whole thing upside down. It’s aged pretty well.

    But the 3D… I don’t know, but I really didn’t view it as anything worthwhile. I’m not sure if they made new scenes to take advantage from it, but as it is, and save for a couple short scenes, I don’t think this movie really benefited from it. So much so that I felt it looked cheap for the action scenes with slow motion, while anything else was either flat or overly notorious and superfluous. Uhm…

    Maybe this movie’s meant to be always seen in 2D, so I’d recommend catching the Bluray version instead.

  • 3 9-16-2011 at 9:28 am

    red_wine said...

    I think its okay – both the movie and the 3D. I wouldn’t really call The Lion King a classic, just an immensely popular and profitable movie.

    I’ve also seen Beauty and the Beast in 3D. Now that was a wonderful experience, magnificent movie too.

  • 4 9-17-2011 at 6:13 am

    N8 said...

    Fantastic. I seriously doubt I’ll have a better time in a movie theatre this year.

  • 5 9-17-2011 at 8:22 am

    Leocdc said...

    Red_wine, how did you see The Beauty and the Beast on 3D?? :O

  • 6 9-17-2011 at 12:00 pm

    Josh said...

    My guess–and of course, I’m speculating–is that red_wine saw it when the El Capitan had an even more limited engagement of Beauty and the Beast earlier this year (I believe it was earlier this year).

    Either way, hopefully Lion King’s number-one performance this week can convince the Disney execs that there is a market for re-releasing the Disney Renaissance classics in 3D.

  • 7 9-17-2011 at 12:19 pm

    red_wine said...

    Yeah these 3D re-releases are done just before the Blu-Ray to drum up anticipation. Where I am from, there was an extremely limited one week presentation of the film in 3D. But Beauty & Beast Blu-Ray is already out now, so I guess they are not going with a wide release for that afterall.

  • 8 9-17-2011 at 12:52 pm

    Dustin said...

    I was genuinly excited to take my 4 year old nepwhew to experience this movie. The Lion King was an exciting movie for me and a wonderful experience as a child. Im a big fan of 3D and feel that if done correctly it really inhances the movie going experience. When the film began I was excited about the 3D but after 30 minutes or so my nephew turned to me and said that nothing was coming out at him, he was bored. And from that point on I realized he was correct. The 3D did add layers to the film but nothing (mind the pun) popped out at me! Still a great movie but maybe let these movies alone. Aladdin 3D might be a better movie to give the 3D treatment.

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    Self Development said...

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