*First of all let me just clear things up by saying I KNOW IT'S A KID'S MOVIE AND THAT'S WHY IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE THIS. So please don't use that as an argument.*
Admittedly the blood is a little much, but this isn't really about the blood. Tell me i'm not the only one who has noticed this! How can a paw with five non-retractable claws strike that hard ACROSS one's face, and only leave one mark DOWN the face?? The physics don't make sense here, even as a kid i was confused by this.
Even the first TLK movie got this one right, when Simba struck Shenzi there were marks ACROSS her face! That is until her scars magically disappeared in the next scene. -_-
This is another reason why i don't buy into most theories surrounding Scar getting his trademark wound by being scarred by another lion, for the same reason as i have illustrated. As much as i hate the 'water buffalo' (Boma) theory from the 'Six New Adventures' books (which I despise), i will admit it does make more sense physically.
I know they were going for the 'cruel irony' angle here, but to get a mark like that on Kovu's face, Zira would have to: extend one claw, keep his head still; make sure he keeps his eyes closed (so she doesn't scratch them out) and strike down his face in a perfect straight line. Which in the heat of the moment would look...ridiculous.
I know it's kind of stupid to try and put logic and physics in a Disney sequel, but i'm just pointing out something that has bothered me since childhood.
The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride (c) Toon Disney
*UPDATE* Wow! Looks like most people have noticed this in the movie! I'm quite relieved, at least i'm not going nuts then.
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