The Lion King ★★★½

This movie came out my freshman year in college and I never saw it. After so long I didn't think I'd ever watch it. It even made my list of shame: boxd.it/3TOi8 . But my 1-year-old loves Disney+ and if I have to watch another episode of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse I'm going to put a bullet in my head. So with him home sick I threw this on and enjoyed it. It's a pretty brisk pace but I guess it needs to be in order to hold a kid's attention. It would have been nice to see more of Simba growing up, as his reluctance to return home and his sudden change of heart both seemed unearned. Also, pretty intense for younger viewers. At least my son is probably too young for it to register. Hopefully he's not SCARred for life. (See what I did there?)