Cupid's Pulse Article: Movie Review: The Lion KingCupid's Pulse Article: Movie Review: The Lion King

By Mara Miller

Disney is on a roll with the live-action remakes of our favorite classics, aren’t they? The Lion King is the story set in the Savannah where a young lion prince is born. Not everyone is willing to celebrate the new prince’s arrival. Scar, the current King’s brother –and former heir to the throne–is not happy about the new cub’s arrival. Scar banishes Simba from the kingdom after tragedy strikes. This is a story about a prince taking what is rightfully his with his friends’ help. And, we can’t forget that there’s a little romance with Nala! The movie features Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé as Nala, James Earl Jones (reprising his role) as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon.

Check out our movie review for this live-action re-make! It’s great fun for the entire family.

Should you see it: If watching Timone and Pumba again isn’t convincing enough, then yes. Go see this movie. Even if you’ve never seen the original film, it’s worth it.

Who to take: While this is a great date night movie, you can also think about taking the whole family!

Cupid’s Advice:

Simba faces a lot of challenges. He has to take over his entire kingdom back and has very little support in doing so, but his biggest supporter is Nala, his childhood friend/love. What are some ways to be supportive of your new partner when they face a stressful situation?

1. Listen to them: Let them vent. Venting can be therapeutic. Try not to interrupt. Listening will show them you are supportive of whatever decision it is they need to make.

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2. Don’t judge: Judging can make the situation worse. Try to keep your opinions to yourself unless they ask you what you think.

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3. Encourage them: If your partner seems dead-set on their decision, the best thing you can do is to encourage them to do what they feel is right, no matter what the situation may be.

What are some other ways to be supportive of your partner? 

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