The Lion King ★★★

Comparisons between original films and their remakes are inevitable, but they shouldn’t be the sole determining factor of quality. The Lion King has great humour, enthralling action, and shows tremendous technical prowess, regardless of what came before it. However, in order to stand out amongst its fellow remakes, it needed to boldly jump into new and exciting waters rather than tentatively dipping its toes in.

-Holly Weaver