MM Retro Review: The Lion King

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By Rob Stoakes

In the first Movie Metropolis Retro Review, contributor Rob Stoakes looks back at a film that touched hearts across the globe. But what does he make of The Lion King 24 years after its initial release?

What happened to the summer blockbuster?

Is everyone seriously just waiting for September now? I look at the Odeon showings and I see a re-release of the Jungle Book and a subtitled Polish film that doesn’t even have the decency to be a perverse and morally degenerate horror film. Just some perverse and morally degenerate rom-com. It’s getting to the point where I’m actually looking forward to the Ghostbusters movie. At least it’ll be A film coming out. That’s like looking forward to eating live roaches because the McDonalds fryers aren’t working. Continue reading