Watching a 3D movie without a 3D glass gives a blurred vision of the movie. Despite wearing a glass the 90s kids' vision blurs with welled eyes of reliving the best experience of their childhood.
This 1994 animation movie teaches life's lessons of the cost of dereliction, the espousal to burden oneself with responsibility and determination to fly in the face of deceit & treachery. This it does like nothing that a child comes across as a part of growing up.
Lion King (3D) does not commit the sacrilege of adding to or deducting anything from its 1994 parent version. It would be a blasphemy for one to grouse the lack of something new in the movie.
The songs are just a delight, both to the ears and brain. Background music with un-decipherable seemingly African words is just mystical that it nullifies our strangeness to the setting in Savannah, taking us to the shared primitivity.
Jon Favreau has really succeeded in consolidating the 2000's kids in the bandwagon of Lion King aficionados.
There is Timon and Pumbaa with plenty of repartees giving good amount of chuckles, pride of Lionesses standing their ground with the zest to claim back their land. Nala, the romantic interest of Simba, both dispassionate if Simba doesn't get to where he belongs also committed to encumber King Mufasa's spirit in the confused Simba.
Sentiments run high but that never descends to bathos. I'm willingly not mentioning the voice-artists who lent voice to characters, as even without them the forest paraphernalia has a soul that instantaneously connects to us.
The biggest accomplishment of this Disney product is the fine blended animal instinct and human tendencies.
The confidence to go with the unchanged screenplay from the 1994 animation movie stems from the ever and universally accepted theme. Expounding goodness in the journey of being grounded enough to learn and flexible enough to unlearn things in life.
The circle and line analogies of life comes as a reminder of the forgotten rudimentary things of life while we are warped in the maelstrom of superficialities.
Rest assured this template could never fail you in the decades to come, the makers could be Hakuna Matata about that.
Verdict:The Lion King - An undisputed monarch