‘The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride’ Is One of the Best Sequels I’ve Ever Seen!

I love The Lion King. It’s my favorite animated Disney movie and it’s one of the best films I’ve ever seen. Of course, I’ve heard of the infamous Disney sequels and how I shouldn’t watch them. And yet, recently I learned from a random person on the internet that maybe The Lion King sequel is actually pretty good. My sister and I watched it for the first time and I was overcome by sheer joy considering how good it was!

When we were little girls we had a CD for this movie that contained all of the film’s songs. The movie actually has several of my favorite Disney songs and I frankly think the songs are better than the ones in The Lion King except for Circle of Life and Be Prepared.

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And the story, despite its simplicity, is so perfectly written. I found myself watching the film with so much anxiety, you know, because of The Lion King and that’s a good thing. If a movie can have you fretting through its entirety then that means it’s really got its grip on you and yeah, its grip was tight.

I loved this story, the characters, I loved seeing Simba in a fatherly light and his continuing story of being worthy of Mufasa’s legacy, and yeah, the music was pretty great. I can’t say this movie is better than The Lion King but it’s pretty darn close and well worth the watch.

I’m giving it 95 out of 100 and 4.5 out of 5 stars. It truly was a remarkable film that I will definitely be watching again.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a spectacular day.

‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ Delivers Another Stellar Episode

I watched the season premiere of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier five times in the last week, that’s how much I enjoyed it. It opening action sequence had me marveling at the screen, the character development felt both rewarding and poignant, and the first episode just really started off with a bang. The only nitpick I’d have to say about the first episode was that it almost felt TOO similar to Captain America: The Winter Soldier all the way down to the story beats and I was kind of missing the originality that we got to see with WandaVision.

So this morning I watched the second episode and right from the get-go you get the feeling that it’s really going to delve into more character development that’ll enhance the story greatly.


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