21 Thoughts I Had While Watching "The Lion King" For The First Time Ever

I’m Hanifah, and I’ve somehow managed to have never seen The Lion King.

Yes, I know this is an error of huge proportions.

Well, since the live-action remake is out this week, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to watch the original to see what all the fuss is about.

I’m trying to make amends.

1.Who calls one of their kids ~Mufasa~ and the other one Scar?

I know you guys love him, but big ego much?

3.…and Scar is a complete mood.


6.Simba’s practically begging to be eaten by those hyenas.

I dunno how you kids handled it…?

11.Simba definitely would’ve died in the desert.

I can’t be the only one thinking this, right?

14.Sorry, but there is no way Simba would be that buff after eating bugs for years.

The Lion King 1½ here I come.

18.Nala has some serious bedroom eyes.

| really hope they’re not related, because this is so not PG.

19.And she knew exactly how to make Simba get his shit together – Nala’s the MVP.

I’m gonna need a Nala spin-off too.

20.Timon and Pumbaa’s level of dedication is next level.

True friendship goals.

21.Why exactly did Scar want to be king so bad?

I get the whole thirst for power thing, but he was just king of a big rock and some really dry land. It doesn’t add up.

To sum up: I can totally see why this is everyone’s favourite Disney movie.

It’s got everything – the songs, the peril, the happy ending – I’m kinda sad that I missed the hype as a kid, cos I really would’ve loved it. That being said, there’s a lot to unpack with Scar. Watch this space for my deep dive into why he’s the real hero of the movie.

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