Disney's Divinity wrote:
Marce82 is probably talking about how it switches between voiceover and characters singing within that one song. I think I would've preferred if all the songs were voiceovers, now that we're talking about it.
I don’t feel either way about the song itself, but the romance subplot in TLK never worked for me anyway. Like Faline and Vixey, Nala is just a baby-maker and not much else. It does shift between "Hakuna Matata" and "CYFtLT" somewhat abruptly. It would probably work better to cut the romance, but Disney rarely does that.
Yes! Lion King has one of the worst romantic subplots of any DAC. Simba and Nala quickly fall in love after little to no development in that area, have a song, have sex, and then it ends, never to be reminded of until the baby at the end.
Heck, their romance isn't what actually convinces Simba to go back home, so it doesn't even advance the plot. It just exists so Elton John can have a "classic" Disney love song. That's probably why Katzenberg wanted it cut.
What Lion King are you watching?
Their romance wasn't addressed post-song until the end because they had bigger priorities, I.e. Saving their families, etc. Their romance isn't what supposed to convince him to go home. In fact I'm glad it wasn't.
DC Fan wrote:
Now that you´ve mentioned that the love part doesn´t fit or work.
Never stopped to think about it but yes. That´s true.
In fact, it´s even more odd that Simba and Nala were engaged by their parents. ¿On a 1995 movie?
Yes, the same thing happened in Sleeping Beauty however:
1. The arranged marriage made sense since it was a reflect of the historical setting for the film.
2. They were both royalty.
3. They met by coincidence and fell in love at first sight.
None of these apply to Simba and Nala. Besides, TLK is a modern movie. What kind of message was is that for children?
Wait. Simba and Nala weren't engaged by their parents.