The Lion King 1 1/2

Movie review by Beth Pratt, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 5+

Clever and mostly charming--most kids will enjoy.

G 2004 77 minutes

Parents say

age 5+

Based on 14 reviews

Kids say

age 5+

Based on 26 reviews

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age 8+

'Lion King' Spinoff Sequel is OK...But Nothing More

Okay, so I like The Lion King, but this is possibly the worst sequel I’ve seen to any movie EVER. Basically, it is the story of how Timon runs away from his colony of meerkats, meets the lone warthog Pumbaa, and they “just so happen to be there” to relive certain events from the first movie such as the wildebeest stampede, and Scar’s musical number. The movie also takes you through a behind-the-scenes look at how they raised cub Simba. There are some funny moments, but I think that sometimes it gets a little over-the-top. Content-wise, there’s a very obvious euphism in this movie: “let’s whip some grass”. There’s some mild scariness, I suppose but nothing like the first film, so if your kid wants to watch it at a young age, I don’t think there’s anything to worry about. There is quite a bit of gas humor, which gets super annoying. I’m just going to say that unless you are in love with Timon and Pumbaa or just a diehard Lion King fan who will watch it for the sake of watching it, skip out on this one. It’s kind of a slap in the face to the first film.

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age 2+

Ages 0+ just like The Lion Guard

This movie isn’t scary at all, it’s just a good movie for kids

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