The Lion King

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Visually stunning remake is darker, more violent.

PG 2019 118 minutes

Parents say

age 8+

Based on 80 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 109 reviews

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age 11+

Dark, violent - cartoon was so much nicer

Whilst this looks amazing, it really is too realistic and violent for many children. Special caution to children easily upset by the death of parents. Would not recommend.

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Too much violence
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age 7+

Shot-for-shot remake of the original, just worse.

Just watch the original. The directors were clearly going for National Geographic type visuals and they definitely succeeded. The film is visually stunning, but that's all there is to say about it in a positive manner. The characters have zero facial expressions because of the attempt for realness and the songs are just downgraded versions of the originals.

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Too much violence
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