Monday, August 19, 2019

Lion King

Has anyone been to see The Lion King Movie?

We went back on July 21st, at 5 pm, we never go that late in the day,
but it was a month ago so I can't remember why we did.
And...we paid full price, they usually charge us the senior rate, I guess we look old,
but on that day we must have looked pretty good.
That is my memory jar behind the tickets,
it holds my memories for this year and last, it's getting pretty full!

Getting back to the movie, I liked it, but I wanted to love it. 
There were parts I loved
but there were so many parts that I did not love.
The hyaenas, not pretty, very scary.
Scar tells the pride that Mufasa and Simba were killed in the stampede, 
not nice, not true.
When Simba collapses in the desert, that tore at my heart strings.

The parts I did enjoy...
the love between Mufasa and Simba.
I loved Zazu...Mufasa's most trusted adviser.
Zazu is a prim and proper hornbill bird with a strong sense of personal dignity. 
I liked Rafiki, he is a baboon who serves as sort of a shaman to the royals of pride rock.

This opening shot of the movie was real.
The rest consisted of 1,600 computer generated animated images.

If you are interested in the making of Lion King there is a great video here,
that shares all of the details and care that went in to making the film.

Sunday, August 18, 2019