Theresa was busy with work, so I grabbed the kids and we headed to the theater. Our hats were getting lots of attention.
Throughout the weekend, you might find out little-known facts about lions. For instance, did you know that a lion's second favorite drink besides the water hole are Icees?
The movie itself... Eh. I get that Disney is out to make money, but all these live-action/re-releases of classic movies aren't my favorite. The Lion King was just fine the way it was. Having photo-realistic lions is very impressive, but if anything it was distracting more than it added anything. Photo-realistic lions can't show emotion like animated ones can. When the actor playing Simba is crying through Mufasa's death, and the lion cub on screen is just staring with no noticeable facial expression changes, it takes me out of the movie.
I feel like the guy who does the "Pitch Meeting" videos on YouTube does a good job of expressing the things I didn't like about it. They're pretty humorous too, if you're so inclined to watch more.
When the Lion King 1 1/2 has the critics liking it more than The Lion King 2019, that might be saying something. Most of the time I'll go with the audience's score, but in this case, I liked The Lion King 1 1/2 better than The Lion King 2019.
But, the kids loved the movie and that's what really matters. They were singing the songs all the way home. We sang it during songs that night. They sang it after we left the room.
When we got home, I asked them to draw some pictures for me. Alli drew one of all three of us together and holding hands.
Ian has a few drawings that he talked me through.
So that's the start of our weekend. It's going to be a fun one!