Why Lion King is a timeless movie and not a kids movie

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First off i’d like to say that Lion King is my favourite movie of all time even though i’m 19 years old. I don’t care how many more movies I see in my lifetime, no other movie will have as much as an impact as Lion King has had on me. I’ve watched this movie over a hundred times and probably more times than that because its just brilliant, the story is brilliant, the art of the movie is spectacular and the songs are timeless.

Here are three reasons why Lion King is not a kids movie and why it will always be timeless.

#1 Themes

Deceit, trust, death, agony, power. The list goes on and on and these themes aren’t what children are supposed to be watching at least at a young age. The songs hide the deeper meanings of the story that is unfolding and creates a jolly feel to the movie at times but deep down it’s a dark movie and it really is tragedy turn triumph. Scar killed his own brother Mufasa, tricked his own nephew Simba into thinking it was his fault and turned his back on the lions by bringing in the hyenas. The beautiful pride rock which was green and wonderful during Mufasa’s time turned into a dark pit of despair for the lions during Scar’s time illustrating the change of life. Children didn’t catch get these things but adults did and these themes are not suitable for children.


#2 Powerful life lessons

Many lines from the movie children didn’t quite understand and were more profound then children could really try and understand. “Everything you see exists together in a delicate balance. As king, you need to understand that balance, and respect all the creatures from the crawling ant to the leaping antelope,” Mufasa said. This type of quote is powerful because it can be used in many different examples of life. Be kind to everyone and bring positive to the world instead of negative energy. Children can try and understand the importance of this but at a young age, not likely. There are many more quotes but for children to really grasp the message and true meaning is harder than an adult understanding.


#3 Be Prepared 

Scar performed ‘Be Prepared’ in front of the hyenas and declared he was going to kill his brother. Children probably didn’t realize because it was being masked by a song rendition. In the next scene, Mufasa would be killed.


Timeless Movie

Lion King has everything in it. Powerful themes, the music, the all important triumph over tragedy, the hero and the villain. This movie will be relatable by all walks of life and will always be watchable. The songs are timeless because Elton John and Tim Rice are amazing musical writers and Hans Zimmer is an amazing musical composer. I love this movie and will always be my favourite.


Hakuna Matata… It means no worries for the rest of your days.


From The 6ix,With Love

Thank You For Reading

Sincerely, Kid From The 6ix

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