Parents need to know that this film -- which includes magnificent close-ups of animals in their natural habitat -- also shows the kind of vicious brutality that it takes for animals to survive. Animal carcasses, chases, and killing are frequently on screen. The main human character deals with parental separation, loneliness, hunger, and death -- issues that will be difficult for younger kids to handle. But by investing so much time in these lions, the film achieves its purpose of educating viewers about the single biggest problem they face: human encroachment.
- Families can talk about violence in films. What's seen in this movie is real and many times, necessary. How does this compare with violence or gore in other films?
- How do you think this movie will impact the lions? What effect does the media play in how some cultures are changing?