Title Of The Film: The Jungle Book
Year It Came Out: 2016
Genre: Action & Adventure, Kids & Family
The Director(s): Jon Favreau
Actors: Neel Sethi, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idril Elba, Lupita Nyong’o, Scarlett Johansson, Giancarlo Esposito, Christopher Walken, Garry Shandling, Brighton Rose, Emjay Anthony, Max Favreau, Chloe Hechter, Asher Blinkoff
I’m so late with this one, I literally watched it like 2 weeks ago but I just had to write a review, just in case there is a small minority that may not have watched it. The Jungle Book is a film I’ve been waiting to see for a verrrry long time. I love that Disney films are being remade with an edgier darker feel to them, and I look forward to other remakes in the near future.
Those of you who don’t know what The Jungle Book is about, its about a man cub called Mowgli, who’s been raised by a family of wolves. He is later to be told he is no longer welcome in that particular part of the jungle, by the evil tiger called ShereKhan. He threatens to kill Mowgli and Mowgli is left abandoning his only home hes known. This leads Mowgli to embark on an adventure, where he meets many interesting animals on the way, some very sly, some very friendly. Mowgli has no idea what is waiting in store for him.
This should really get an award for its picture. The overall effects and how real life it looks, is amazing and I have never seen anything better than this. I was so impressed and very pleased that this film didn’t disappoint at all, in fact it has exceeded my expectations and more! The film is truly stunning! The story was easy to follow for your younger ones to understand, and the production is clean throughout. Not only this but it was rather entertaining in parts. Just be careful if you have little ones, as some parts are jumpy and King Louie is actually very scary!
Criticisms you may ask, there isn’t any to be perfectly honest. There wasn’t a lot of singing, they obviously included the popular ones that everyone knows. I understand why they’ve done that as it can put people off sometimes. I suppose thinking about it my only criticism would be there wasn’t a lot of the snake compared to the original, but I suppose there is only so much of the snake tormenting Mowgli you can put in.
My Film Rating: 10/10