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The Lion King

Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny on the plains of Africa. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother — and former heir to the throne — has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is soon ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. Now, with help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba must figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.

“The same old story in spiffy new pictures. Jon Favreau’s photorealistic computer-animated remake of the Disney favorite features voice work by Donald Glover, Beyonce, James Earl Jones and Chiwetel Ejiofor.” -Todd McCarthy –The Hollywood Reporter

“Although it qualifies as solid entertainment for a 2019 family with its technically superior look, the film struggles mightily to find the magic that came so easily to its predecessor.” -James Berardinelli –Reelviews