On Sunday, a couple of friends from work and myself went out to our local movie theater to see one of my favorite movies, The Lion King---In 3D! Now, I'm not really a 3D freak. I mean, it's fun, and the Terminator 2 3D attraction at DisneyWorld is awesome, but other than that, 3D just really isn't my thing. But when I heard that The Lion King would be re released in 3D, I jumped at the chance to see it.
Although I had spent nearly fifteen dollars on a ticket, it was so worth it for me. Movies are made to be watched on a huge screen, in deafening surround sound, in a darkened theater filled with people all sharing the experience of enjoying a movie. Although I have seen The Lion King more times than I can probably count, watching it in the theater was like seeing it for the first time.
Mufasa's death is even more devastating on the big screen. I don't think I've ever cried harder watching a movie. As I've said before, I have seen this movie many, many times, and Mufasa's death still affects me as if I had never seen it before.I know I've written this before, but I'm quite sure that Mufasa dying is quite possibly the most devastating event in film history. I mean, come on, how can one not watch Simba crawl under Mufasa's paw without bursting into hysterical sobs?
It's always great to see a beloved movie on the big screen in all its glory. Watching The Lion King (in 3D) in a darkened movie theater, next to friends, sharing such a great movie with a bunch of people, young and old, that I don't even know, was such a beautiful and rich experience that I will look back upon in years to come and cherish.