The Lion King review “A technical marvel”

The Lion King posterAnother month, another Disney remake. After audiences and critics alike were underwhelmed by Tim Burton’s bizarre take on Dumbo, tensions were high with the releases of Aladdin and The Lion King. Thankfully, the former was a colourful, spirited adventure that updated the 1992 classic for the modern-age.

It also has grossed nearly $1billion to-date, but that’s by-the-by – what am I saying, of course it’s not. Money speaks volumes. Nevertheless, The Lion King is perhaps the biggest risk Disney has ever made. It’s arguably the most-loved animation in the studio’s back-catalogue. Think of Aladdin and Dumbo as a litmus test and you wouldn’t be far wrong.

Thankfully, Disney were well aware of this and assembled a strike force of film-makers and actors to ensure this adaptation is as good as it possibly can be. Bringing in The Jungle Book director Jon Favreau was a good idea and his reimagining of that classic performed very well with both critics and audiences. But has he buckled under the pressure? Or is The Lion King a treat for the senses? Continue reading

Sponsored: ‘The Lion King’ A Fantastic Musical Movie You Can Enjoy at 4DX Cinemas

The Producers Who Created the 4DX Experience for ‘Aladdin’ Presents Another Sensation 

The revolutionary cinematic experience, 4DX is about to evoke another worldwide sensation with a new movie-watching trend, ‘Cine-Musical’. Exclusive to Cineworld in the UK, The Lion King will be released in 4DX on July 19.

4DX ‘Magical Wild Riding’ with exciting soundtracks will provide one of the most exciting movie experiences. As Aladdin in 4DX received tremendous positive feedback from movie-goers, the perfect combination of Disney’s musical masterpiece and 4DX rhythmical motion will once again bring the movie fans to 4DX magic world. Continue reading

Movies to Look Forward to in 2019

Movies to look forward to in 2019Happy New Year! 2019 has arrived with a bang, if the fireworks in London are anything to go by, and the film industry is set for a bumper year filled with incredible blockbusters. Looking at the release calendar for the next twelve months makes it look like one of the biggest yet for cinema, with hundreds of exciting films hitting our screens.

Naturally, it would take me an age to go through each and every film vying for your attention in 2019, so I’ve picked out my personal choices for the top 10 movies that you should be excited for this coming year. We’ve already counted down the top 5 best and worst blockbusters of the year. So, without further ado, let’s begin.

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“The Little Beauty of Notre Dame” Moana review

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UK Certification: U

It’s weird how long it took for Hollywood to get Dwayne The Rock The People’s Champion The Brahma Bull The Most Electrifying Man in Sports Entertainment It Doesn’t Matter What His Last Name Is right.

After all, here’s a wrestler who wasn’t very good at wrestling but so good at talking and had such good facial expressions that IT DOESN’T MATTER! which the wrestling fans among you read in his iconic shout. So, what’s he used for when he enters Hollywood? Shutting up and scowling.

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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