I hate to give this a 6, especially because I consider The Lion King (1994) to be a classic of animated filmmaking. Unfortunately this new version feels like a decaffeinated rehash of the original. The songs have less power. The animals lack the facial expressions that made some moments of the original (Mufasa’s death for example) iconic. They even ruined Be prepared, the best song in the original film. Not a bad film but definitely one that gets profoundly overshadowed by the expectations it generated among fans.
A solid comedy with endearing and memorable main characters that approaches the stereotypical American high school topic in a rather hilarious and straightforward way. I'm betting we'll eventually have a sequel, it might be interesting to see what they can do with this characters in another setup, this time focusing on life in college or life after college, there's simply something about this film that begs me to care for whatever would happen with these two friends and their friendship…