Watched the movie, so I decided, why not write a review? X3 I saw the movie last night and would gladly say it was very good! A lot of the clips were already shown online so most of the movie was shown online, which does kinda stink but eh. What can you do? I adored the music in the movie! The song, "Tonight We Strike" was honestly my favorite. It's so catchy and gets stuck in your head very easily. I adored how they incorporated swahili in the movie, that was brilliant.
So when it comes to the animaiton. It seemed waaaay wonkie to be honest and a very different, but, the backgrounds in the movie were actually VERY good, but yes other than the wonkiness I found the movie enjoyable. I think the bit of Scar's past being shown as a painting like sequence was great, very nice story telling! It was a bit odd that disney would incorporate magic in the lion guard in the first place, but this is Disney and it's for little kids so. Makes sense. Now to the plot holes, A LOT, of people have been commenting on it and so on. One of the plot holes is, "Why is Kiara a cub and Where's Kovu?" At first I kinda agreed with this situation but, if we go back and think. If this entire timeline happened after the We Are One song and a good bit before Kiara's first hunt, it could make sense. Still a HUGE plot hole of, "Why did they never mention Kion?" but, hey. Maybe that'll be answered in the Tv series.
Who even knows.
But, you could also consider the entire movie a AU which would definitely help with the plot hole situation.
Also something that kinda bothered me a tiny bit was well, the whole movie was only a hour long, so to me I felt the continuity of the movie felt kinda off, but the entire movie was really only a hour so, meh. I'm fine with it really in the end. So in the end the day, highest points of the movies were definitely the songs and music. I'd give the movie 4 out of 5 stars, it's not the best movie in the world, but it certainly isn't the worst. I'd give it a watch if you haven't seen it. The music is literally yes so. <3
Here's a link to the movie:
(Sadly all the songs are cut out of the movie probably because they don't want to get copyrighted and the video taken down but the songs are on Disney and Disney Junior's YouTube accounts.
and just incase this video get taken down there's this link as well: kisscartoon.me/Cartoon/The-Lio…
(not sure if the songs are included here because I haven't watched it there)