Five Reasons The 2019 Version Of The Lion King Is A Roaring Success

Lion King 2019

It’s hard to believe that it’s a full 25 years since Simba first became not just the king of the jungle, but also the king of our hearts, as all and sundry fell in love with The Lion King. Well, quarter of a century later the seminal Disney flick has received the mother of all modern makeovers – and we guarantee it’ll have you roaring with delight!



The remarkable reboot is available to rent from November 18th on Virgin Movies from €4.99, and it’s entirely deserving of its place at the head of the pride! If you’ve caught it already, you’ll know just what we’re talking about – and you’ll probably want to relive it all over again! But if you haven’t, read on; let us be your safari guides to one of the movie events of the year…




Or, the photoreal thing, to be technical. Whatever way you put it, there’s one thing that can’t be argued; this film looks like just about nothing you’ve ever seen before. The super realistic visuals, combined with the staggering scope of the epic production, makes it a spectacle that you’ll find hard to believe; sit back and enjoy!





While excitement for the modern version has always been high, it reached brand new levels with the appearance of the film’s trailer – and, more precisely, when some video whizzes online spliced the new footage together with shots from the original. Only then did the attention to detail and unerring faith to the contemporary classic become apparent, and the same is true of the majority of the film; when you’ve got a perfect story, why change it?!





The Lion King is widely regarded as a musical masterpiece – making the sounds of the show about as important as it gets. Well, let us let you in on a little secret; it turns out that when you have the likes of Donald Glover and Beyoncé on the cast, you can rely on the film to hit the right notes! All of your favourite tunes from the original are right here – so prepare for some right sing-alongs…





Getting children to watch a film from 1994 – no matter how good it is! – can sometimes prove tricky, so for anyone who has Hakuna Matata burned into their brains for the past 25 years, this is a godsend! A generation of parents who fell in love with the original can now share a whole new version with their own children – and with a tale this good, a we reckon there’ll be grandparents and grandkids getting in on the action too…





There will, of course, be those who believe the first film is unbeatable – well, now you can answer the question definitively! The 1994 version is also available to rent now on Virgin Movies from €2.99 (as is The Lion King 2: Simba’s Pride), which means you can launch into a Lion King marathon to spot the changes, celebrate the similarities, and see which one really reigns as king!



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