This week was a toss-up between some sort of Lion King celebration and Robin Thicke’s new video ‘Get Her Back,’ in which the man responsible for one of the rape-iest son
This week was a toss-up between some sort of Lion King celebration and Robin Thicke’s new video ‘Get Her Back,’ in which the man responsible for one of the rape-iest songs of the generation hopes to get his wife back with a music video that features him being touched up by a load of women who are NOT his wife. But as we all should know by now, saying “no” to Robin Thicke just simply isn’t an option.
The real big news
With that in mind, I felt that rather than giving that chronic knob anymore airtime I should focus on the real big news of the day, which is that The Lion King turned 20 yesterday, and it is the most important birthday you will ever attend. Sorry Jesus.
Now, before you judge me for being such a super-fan, I will take this moment to point out that my room is not wall-to-wall Disney merch, ‘Under the Sea’ is not my ringtone, and I have never owned a Disney princess outfit. But The Lion King stands on its own, as a film that hugely defined the childhoods of a number of our generation, including myself.
A perfect mixture
I chose this video in a bid to bring the film into a more contemporary setting; sarcasm mixed with The Lion King, what could be better? And whilst Mufasa’s death was probably more heart-breaking than The Red Wedding, the revelation at the end of this video is also, really very disturbing. However, I chose to re-watch the film, over and over, and ignore the ol’ (ahem) mating issue…
It is worth noting that the ‘Honest Trailers’ videos really are very easy to watch, especially the Home Alone one. However it has to be said, nothing will deter me from my love of The Lion King, or in fact Home Alone. But be ready to settle in for a long YouTube sesh on the ‘Honest Trailers’ channel.
Anything’s better than job hunting.
The comments generally run along the same theme as I myself have been following: “Ah Lion King, even despite your hidden lesson that incest is okay, I still love you.”
Whilst some viewers are really distressed at this threat to what is, for some, a fundamental basis of their childhoods: “YOU HAVE JUST RUINED MY CHILDHOOD YOU BASTARDS.”
I believe the people over at ‘Honest Trailers’ have not made a friend there…
One slightly under-informed commenter repeatedly asks vis-à-vis the suggested Simba/Nala sex scene: “What is porking?” And at this stage I would like to suggest to said commenter that they direct that question to an adult, because any such information the internet can give you will leave you more disturbed than the whole lion sex scene ever really should.
The most notable commenter however, has to be the person who politely stated: “That’s right Simba, Hakuna my tatas.” I don’t know quite how to feel about this comment; I think it would be something like laughing through tears, but who knows. It’s certainly memorable.
So here’s my celebration of The Lion King’s 20th birthday. Bloody hell, we’re getting old.
How are you celebrating the Lion King‘s anniversary? Let us know in the comments below.