Disney’s live-action The Jungle Book film Review
My six and nine year old sons and I got the opportunity to preview the new Jungle Book movie this week! What an adventure. Disney held nothing back in the making of this film. From the opening scenes my boys were on the edge of their seats feeling the excitement of trekking around the jungle with young Mowgli. There where a couple intense scenes that might have scared very small children but nothing over the top. The scene with the snake is a little scary if you have small children afraid of snakes, but my boys loved it! A great time was had by all, but note that the movie did not keep to the books original ending. Definitely worth seeing on the big screen though so make plans to go as a family this weekend as it opens tomorrow!
Directed by Jon Favreau (“Iron Man”), based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories and inspired by Disney’s classic animated film, “The Jungle Book” is an all-new live-action epic adventure about Mowgli (newcomer Neel Sethi), a man-cub who’s been raised by a family of wolves. But Mowgli finds he is no longer welcome in the jungle when fearsome tiger Shere Khan (voice of Idris Elba), who bears the scars of Man, promises to eliminate what he sees as a threat. Urged to abandon the only home he’s ever known, Mowgli embarks on a captivating journey of self-discovery, guided by panther-turned-stern mentor Bagheera (voice of Ben Kingsley), and the free-spirited bear Baloo (voice of Bill Murray). Along the way, Mowgli encounters jungle creatures who don’t exactly have his best interests at heart, including Kaa (voice of Scarlett Johansson), a python whose seductive voice and gaze hypnotizes the man-
cub, and the smooth-talking King Louie (voice of Christopher Walken), who tries to coerce Mowgli into giving up the secret to the elusive and deadly red flower: fire. The all-star cast also includes Lupita Nyong'o as the voice of the fiercely protective mother wolf Raksha, and Giancarlo Esposito as the voice of wolf pack’s alpha male Akela. “The Jungle Book” seamlessly blends live-action with photorealistic CGI animals and environments, using up-to-the-minute technology and storytelling techniques to immerse audiences in an enchanting and lush world.
The wild adventure swings into theaters in 3D on April 15, 2016. Rated PG.
For more information, check out Disney.com/thejunglebook