Let’s be honest: was it ever a doubt?
I mean, seriously, as soon as Disney announced they were remaking The Lion King, we all knew it was going to be an absolute banger, right?
Then they went ahead and cast the likes of Donald Glover, Beyonce, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner, and John Oliver, and it was all but confirmed that the Mouse House potentially had yet another billion dollar movie on their hands.
Well, fellow prophetic folks, it turns out we were right all this time, as the first reactions to The Lion King have begun to hit social media following its world premiere, and yup, it is a fucking heater.
Whether it be the “game-changing” CGI, the music, the nostalgia, or the emotional knockout that the classic story itself has been delivering for 25 years, The Lion King is shaping up to be another piece of box office gold for the almighty empire that is Disney.
Also, fellas, little pro tip, I’d be verrrryyy careful about which girl you go see this movie with.
If you go with like, your longtime committed girlfriend, then fuck it, get in your feelings on a Friday night. But if you go with a chick you aren’t 100% into for the long haul, stay away at all costs, cause I can promise you the combination of The Lion King and Beyoncé is going to render them into emotional tornados. Nonstop tears left, right, and center, and who needs all that messy shit on the weekend?
Disney’s ‘The Lion King’ — which stars Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé as Nala, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa, Billy Eichner as Timon, John Oliver as Zazu, and James Earl Jones as Mufasa — will be released in theaters in the United States on Friday, July 19.