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According to the legend of the Shangaan, white lions are the messengers of the gods, but it has been years since one has been seen in their remote African valley. When a white lion is ... See full summary »

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According to the legend of the Shangaan, white lions are the messengers of the gods, but it has been years since one has been seen in their remote African valley. When a white lion is miraculously born into that valley, a young Shangaan named Gisani, finds himself destined to protect this rare and magnificent creature at all costs. This young lion, whom will be known as Letsatsi, is cast from his pride and forced to embark upon a perilous journey of survival. Close to starvation, Letsatsi befriends Nkulu, an older lion and together they learn how to survive in the harsh African wilderness Gisani, who is watching over Letsatsi, takes a job as a tracker with a local hunter, who has his sights set on leading the hunt for this rare and magnificent white lion. Gisani, guided by fate, believes that he must find a way to prevent this tragedy from happening. When Nkulu is killed by a farmer, Letsatsi is forced once again to survive on his own. After many trials and tribulations he finally ... Written by Anonymous

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Sappy
19 September 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

WHITE LION is a 2010 South African movie about the life and adventures of a rare white lion cub who leaves his pride and must contend with the perils of the African veld, along with unscrupulous poachers and other feline rivals. Despite some hints of mysticism along the way, this is a very ordinary movie that comes across as a Disney film rather than something genuinely eye-opening like the classic BORN FREE.

The film features noted Shakespearian actor John Kani as the narrator and is set sometime in the mid 20th century, not that you'd know by the costumes and vehicles. It's the sort of plot less production that would work much better as a nature documentary, as the most interesting thing about the whole production is that it was filmed over a number of years, so you actually get to see the various lion cubs as they grow up.

Unfortunately, there's not much drama on offer here and sometimes the movie veers towards the twee. It's all very simplistic and the morals are painted in black and white which doesn't leave much room for interest; some of the supporting actors are also less than inspiring. Footage of the lions in the wild is all well and good, but I was hoping for much, much more with this one.


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