Matthew Broderick

The Lion King (1994)

The Great Movie Re-Watch

The Lion King (1994)

Director:

Roger Allers

Rob Minkoff

Writers:

Irene Mecchi

Jonathan Roberts

Linda Woolverton

Starring:

Rowan Atkinson

Matthew Broderick

Niketa Calame-Harris

Jim Cummings

Whoopi Goldberg

Robert Guillaume

Jeremy Irons

James Earl Jones

Moria Kelly

Nathan Lane

Ernie Sabella

Jonathan Taylor Thomas

Blurb:

Lion Prince Simba and his father are targeted by his bitter uncle, who wants to ascend the throne himself.

Thoughts:

This is definitely the golden age of Disney. The songs and animation are top-tier. I wish they made 2D animated movies like this still. I actually have a little card of Mufasa roaring that I got from McDonald’s when the movie first came out. I can not tell you why I kept it all this time, except that I was unable to suppress my hoarding tendencies when it came to it.

Anyway, I started watching the movie on Disney+ because I’m lazy but because of my connection the sound kept getting out of sync. So I switched to my blu-ray. The quality was incredibly noticeable and I started comparing it to The Beauty and the Beast. I highly recommend watching this in physical format if you have the option. The movie is beautiful.

Elton John did the songs and Hans Zimmer did the score, I’m not sure if you could get a better combo than that. To this day I will randomly start singing these songs. I used to play Can You Feel the Love Tonight on my recorder. It’s my mom’s own damn fault for buying me the Disney recorder and music set.

I chose to watch this movie with my kids because I felt that Mufasa’s death was a good next step in the trauma of kid’s movies. There were tears and screaming. Lots of questions about why I would subject them to this, but hey, at least it wasn’t My Girl.

Re-Watch: The Stepford Wives (2004)

Stepford Wives

The Stepford Wives (2004)

Director:

Frank Oz

Starring:

Nicole Kidman

Bette Midler

Matthew Broderick

Roger Bart

Plot:

What does it take to become a Stepford wife, a woman perfect beyond belief? Ask the Stepford husbands, who’ve created this high-tech terrifying little town, in a very modern comedy-thriller.

Review:

There are plot holes in this movie. They refer to the wives as robots and machines, yet all Walter had to do was override their programming and they were back to themselves. That makes me think they were just controlled by the chips, but if that’s the case then how was that one an ATM? Or how did that other throw sparks? See plot holes.

I don’t care. I still enjoy it. The women are over exaggerated personalities, both before and after the change. You’ve got these women that are 110% focused on their career and then that focus and intensity is switched to their homes and family. Honestly I think it’s funny, but I’m probably weird.

As long as I’m being honest, there’s a part of me that would like to be a Stepford wife. I’d love to cook and clean and take care of my husband and be happy with only that. Instead I want to spend time watching movies, reading, and writing. As well as all that other stuff. There are just too many things that I want to do for my house to ever be that clean or meals to always be prepared from scratch.

So I watch this movie and it shows that extremes are probably not a good idea. I don’t want to be a career obsessed bitch or a Betty Homemaker. I will settle for somewhere in between.

4/5