The Jungle King Review.
Oh boy this ones gonna be a doozy. This film isn’t any average animated film, if you can’t tell by the title,this film is a rip off of the lion king. However this movie was created by infamous Golden films. These guys have ripped off basically every disney movie you can think of, and I’ve wanted to tackle these guys for a while. The only reason we haven’t done it sooner is we haven’t found one that the youtube reviewer phelous hasn’t done already! However we finally managed to find one, so hope you guys enjoy it! Watch Phelous upload a review of this in like, two days…
The film starts up with a musical number, which is predictably awful. After the lion guy sings about how he’s so great for 20 fucking hours, we cut over to, what I assumed at the time was this worlds version of the Taj Mahal. At the time I thought this meant this was one of those worlds where they just take our world and slap anthropomorphic animals on top of it, which is lazy, but whatever.
Anyways so we’re introduced to the king, Maximus, who yells at his ape servant about how he doesn’t have a brother. He then goes into a monologue about his brother, who left his royal life in order to draw birds or some shit. After that we get introduced to a totally not evil hyena guy, and the fact that everyone hates the king since he makes stupid laws, but the king is such a dumbass he just doesn’t know.
At the same time, we’re introduced to a lion girl who’s apparently the furry version of Scarlett Johansson since literally everyone wants to fuck her. Max decides to randomly to arrange a marriage between him and her. Later on the hyena guy mopes about how he wants the lion girl for himself, and then gets into some deals with some tiger guys, saying if he helps him dethrone the king, he’ll let him have a whole bunch of shore land so they can have better trade deals, you know all the shit that kids are interested in!
Later on the hyena decides to initiate the next step of his plan to take over the animal kingdom, while max is off showering under a waterfall, the hyena sends his bird henchman over to track some, humans!? What the fuck!? Yes, there are humans in this world! And no, they aren’t aware of the animal world, to them these are just regular animals, so what the fuck is going on here? I don’t know! But I do know that the king is taken away by the humans, and later that night the hyena is an idiot, and yells his plan in the middle of the castle, I’m sure no one will over hear him!
The ape servant overhears the hyena loudly exclaiming his plan, and sets out to find maxs brother, Erwin. And yes, we’re doing THAT plot. And the predictable things happen, erwin disguises himself as the king, he meets with the lion girl, they start to fall in love, erwin starts undoing all of maxs stupid laws, and eventually Erwin comes out with the truth that he isn’t the king. For some reason the lion girl and him have a falling out, and the hyena decides that now is the time for his tiger army attack to happen! This sucks however, since Erwin doesn’t know how to be a general, and apparently in this world kings are generals, whatever, lets take a break for a bit.
What is this a fuckin joke? Just based on the plot of this movie and you can tell what I’m gonna say right now! These characters are just, bad, bad bad bad! They’re generic, every day, white toast characters undergoing the exact same character development that you guys think they’re going to go under! And of course the voice acting is terrible, which is predictable of ripoffs. All in all, pretty terrible, but what else did we expect.
Oof, this is bad. Honestly for the time, the animation is just lazy, I’ve seen television animation from the 80’s that looks better than this! The movements are jagged and when people are just standing there, the characters look dead, and the mouth flaps of the characters barely match up with what the characters are saying. All in all, the animation is very lazy, but at least the backgrounds are alright.
The night before the tigers attack, the ape man successfully managed to save max, who hurries back to the kingdom. The tigers effortlessly take down the army, but since Erwin changed a few laws, the people who only a few days ago hated the king, take up arms and start to fight off the tigers! Max makes his way to the kingdom, and is shocked to see his people fighting for him, since he apparently knew his people hated him, but he just never did anything to fix that. Well that just makes you a dick max!
After the tiger army is defeated, the hyena decides to try and kidnap the lion girl, however erwin charges into the building and there’s a big final battle! Off screen though. After getting thrown out of the building, the hyena admits the defeat, and, that’s really about it. Erwin and the lion girl get together, the king stops being a dick, and no one arrests or kills the hyena so he gets away, and that’s the end.
So, wow, that was worse than I expected. Then again I didn’t really expect much of anything, since this is golden films after all. Now I think is a good time to bring up the fact that I got this film at a dollar store. This film wasn’t even worth the dollar I payed, since it was a double feature with another golden films atrocity, tarzan of the apes. We might be doing that one later on if you guys want us to. As for this one, well, it’s real bad, though it was kinda funny to watch at times considering how weird it is, but it was only a few times. So, I suggest you guys stay away.