Rating: 10 out of 10
By: Emily Kellas
Without fail every time the sun rises over the lush African safari and the chorus strikes up, chills run down my spine, and awe crosses my face. The Lion King, originally released in 1994, was re-released in theaters this weekend in 3D. I’ll admit my skepticism about the technology and the way it would affect this beloved film, but to my surprise it truly made for a thrilling theater experience. Sitting in that creaky chair staring up at the screen, it felt as if I had never grown up, as if I had remained four years old for the last 17 years. Directed by Roger Allers, and Rob Minkoff the film is voiced by the talents of Matthew Broderick, Jonathon Taylor Thomas, Jeremy Irons, and James Earl Jones. As this re-release proves a good movie remains good and becomes phenomenal as time pushes forward and new generations of movie-goers fall in love with it all over again.