New The Jungle Book
1.) Description (Editorial Reviews)
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
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.
Rated PG for some sequences of scary action and peril.
Box office gross: $363.9 million. View box office history.
Released by Disney
2.) Special Features
I really cannot understand why anyone would rate this release less
than 5 stars. From the intro on this movie was incredibly
entertaining, exciting and well done and Mowgli and the voice overs
were perfectly cast. No, it's not exactly like the original nor was
it intended to be simply an updated copy of the original and to
rate it less because it is not is absurd. A Fantastic movie and
well deserving of 5 stars. So awesome I bought it, and that's a
very rare occurrence indeed !
1.)Favreau did a stellar job on this remake! The Jungle Book has
always been one of my favorite Disney films, and I have fond
childhood memories of these characters. I was most excited to see
how a "real-life" adaptation would turn out!
A few points of interest:
*Some of the storyline does change from the original, so it is
fresh in that way.
*There are preludes to the introduction of some of the characters
we love, and there is a bit of suspense awaiting them.
*I found the score to be fascinating. This film was synonymous with
certain songs; of those, only one was fully reminiscent of its
predecessor. The others were either reworked some, or served as
background orchestral/theatrical numbers. All were recognizable
though, and I thought they were just beautifully done. Even with
new scenery, nostalgia rings strong in undertones. Fantastic.
*One of my favorite scenes is when the baby elephant is first
shown. The subtle slow shot was a small touch that left a big
2.)This movie was so good. So many great actors and actresses. I could
easily watch this movie again and probably will. My family and I
loved it and there are many funny scenes. This remake is better
then the orignal. I definitely recommend this movie to anyone.
Plot: After a threat from the tiger Shere Khan (Idris Elba)
Mowgli is forced to leave his wolf pack to go live with the humans
again. So Mowgli embarks on his adventure with the help of Bagheera
(Ben Kingsley) and along his way he meets Kaa (Scarlett Johansson),
Baloo (Bill Murray), and King Louie (Christopher Walken).
Parents guide: There are some pretty intense scenes that children
may find frightening. Lots of loud animal noises like the tiger
roaring or King Louie yelling.
3.) The BEST "Jungle Book", that I have ever watched! Glorious, in
color; attention to detail and a visual delight. The story, told
simply and directly involves a little boy, raised by succored by
Wolves, in combination with a Bear, Baloo and a wonderful Panther.
The animals are animated, and speak, but you accept this because of
the utmost care and perfection of each individual character. The
voices of these remarkable creatures, headed by well known actors
are perfection to the limit. ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL!