The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride.
It’s truly one of the best Disney films, and I’m not the only one who thinks this. But first, let me set the scene:
First of all, it’s got an amazing soundtrack. “Not One of Us” in particular absolutely BANGS.
The lyrics are so applicable to any situation when you feel betrayed.
It’s also just SO dramatic. It did not need to go that hard.
But it’s not JUST “Not One of Us.”
And “He Lives in You”?? *chef’s kiss*
It’s truly bop after bop.
I mean, the villain song “My Lullaby”???? Which was written by Joss Whedon, BTW??
Zira is low key the scariest Disney villain.
Kovu is legit one of the hottest Disney men of all time.
I do not care that he is a lion.
I didn’t know a lion could be hotter than Simba.
And his storyline??? We stan an angsty king.
His relationship with Simba’s daughter Kiara is the perfect bad boy, good girl pairing.
Kiara, Simba’s daughter, is also a badass Disney princess. Remember how she straight up DESTROYS her own father with five words?
How about when she legit stops a war by reminding the lions that they’re the same??
There are honestly so many powerful themes about racism in this film!!
Like, okay, the plot is basically Romeo and Juliet. But this follows perfectly from the plot of The Lion King, which was basically Hamlet!
One might even say it’s *more* memorable than Romeo and Juliet…
It’s also SUPER hardcore.
It truly….pushes the boundaries on the kind of content we’re used to in Disney films.
It is NOT the kind of movie you can just zone out during.
In conclusion, The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride is the best Disney sequel. Even Snooki thinks so, so it must be true.