A dad has begged other parents not to take their kids to see The Lion King but it has nothing to do with terrible reviews or scary scenes…
A dad from New Zealand has taken to Facebook to urge other parents not to take their kids to see The Lion King live-action remake.
While some parents have said that the remake of the 1994 classic could be frightening for little ones, it turns out that the dad’s reason for leaving the kids at home is his own viewing pleasure!
Reliving The Magic
The dad said he was determined to enjoy reliving all the magic of the original film, which had been a favourite when he was a child, without the distraction of his own or other people’s children.
“To all the parents in Porirua, please do NOT take your kids to the movies tomorrow night to watch The Lion King,” he wrote.
“It’s the holidays so take them during the day when us adults are at work. After five is our time. I will have no dramas telling your child to shut the whakarongotai up if they’re making unnecessary noise. Don’t ruin my time with Mufasa and Simba. Said with love.”
Other parents applauded the dad’s hilarious post, admitting that they were more interested in seeing the film than their kids!
“Sorry kids. We waited too damn long for this,” one parent commented. “Stay home for the sake of all our inner children thanks.”
“We will make it up to you with screenings of Frozen 2, Moana 2, and so forth but Mufasa, Simba, Mulan and Ariel… stay at home!”
Despite his initial enthusiasm about the film’s release and campaign to see it without his children, the dad confessed that he was unimpressed, giving it only a 6/10.
“Beyonce you are the queen of music, don’t get me wrong,” he wrote. “But not of the pride lands.”
We love this dad’s post and can definitely imagine a cinema full of child-free parents reliving the iconic films of their childhood! With such mixed reviews, however, the film is definitely one you have to see for yourself to know if it tops the original!
Have you seen The Lion King remake? What did you think? Let us know in the comments.