Last week The Lion King live-action came to theaters. Are you waiting to watch from your own home? Can you watch The Lion King on Amazon Prime Video?
The Lion King hit theaters last week and is Disney’s latest live-action movie. After having a very successful weekend at the box office and has been the biggest domestic opening weekend for an animated feature ever, passing The Incredibles 2, which released last summer.
Disney over the last years has become fond of remaking its animated movies into live-action with most recent ones being Beauty and the Beast, Dumbo, and Aladdin. Whilst some of these movies didn’t do the original movie justice, The Lion King was beautiful and almost perfect, possibly the best Disney live-action to date.
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If the theater experience isn’t for you then we are expecting The Lion King DVD and Blu-day release later this year. If you are looking to watch The Lion King with your Amazon Prime membership then this won’t be possible.
Disney+ is supposedly being launched this fall meaning all Disney movies will go there instead of on other streaming sites like Amazon Video. You will hopefully still be able to purchase the Digital HD copy through Amazon Video though, but this will have to be paid for. I expect more information on Disney+ to come soon due to we edge closer to the launch month.
The Lion King is worth the watch even if you wait until the DVD release. It bought the classic animation to life in a great way. If you love a good Disney movie then you should give it a chance and ignore critics. It has a 53% critics score but a 89% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes at the time of writing this. This happens often with remakes as they aren’t always what people imagine them as.
Nothing will ever be able to replace the original classic movie but there was something special about seeing Mufasa (James Earl Jones), Simba (Donald Glover), Nala (Beyoncé) and the rest of the animal kingdom up close. Be prepared for that emotional scene though as it is even worse in live-action.
If you haven’t seen how the remake looks yet then here is the trailer below.
Did you watch The Lion King or are you waiting to watch it from home? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
The Lion King is still out in theaters.