|Nice Lion King, Shame About the 3D Glasses|
|Written by Ivan Radford|
|Thursday, 06 October 2011 06:54|
The Lion King is re-released in UK cinemas in 3D this week. It's done phenomenally well at the US box office, taking around $79.6 million in three weeks - no surprise, really, given that it's the greatest Disney film ever made. Hamlet with lions? Yes please. Just look at the poster and say you're not excited:
(Head this way for The Lion King 3D trailer - or read our Lion King review)
Sadly, the 3D doesn't add anything new to Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff's animated masterpiece - seeing it on the IMAX a few years ago in 2D was just as moving and visually spectacular as the new, more expensive, version. But either way, this is The flipping Lion King we're talking about. And any chance to see its hand-drawn brilliance on the big screen should never be ignored.
Or, to sum it up in a picture, The Lion King is awesome, but the 3D doesn't quite work:
NICE LION - SHAME ABOUT THE GLASSES