The Jungle Book Review

by ChinaBambi

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Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

• About

A real life Jungle Book.. The man-cub Mowgli flees the jungle after a threat from the tiger Shere Khan. Guided by Bagheera the panther and the bear Baloo, Mowgli embarks on a journey of self-discovery, though he also meets creatures who don’t have his best interests at heart.

• Pass/Fail

Pass: The most beautiful visual film since Avatar. The CGI characters come to life and you get lost in this wonderful film. The storyline is solid and stays true to the book. I loved the way the original songs were tweaked for this film apart from King Louie’s. I also loved the ending to this film 🙂

Fail: There isn’t much of a fail in this.. the “I wanna be like you” song didn’t quite fit.

• Standout Performance

Neel Sethi as Mowgli. How did he work with all those CGI characters.. its amazing!

• Who Will Like This?

Disney fans, classic book lovers and Avatar fans.

• See It Now or Wait?

See it now.. in Imax if you can!

• Highlight

All the CGI animals, scenery and the twist on the ending 🙂

• Overall Impression

A slightly darker Jungle Book (which is good) with the iconic songs such as “The Bare Necessities”, “I Wanna Be Like You,” which of course are expected and don’t disappoint. Old as it may, the story of The Jungle Book remains an affecting contemplation on the virtues of family, self-growth, and man’s progress at the expense of nature. The Jungle Book successfully opens a new chapter in cinema’s visual storytelling prowess. It deserves to be seen and experienced in 3D or better, an IMAX theater. It is immersive, it is enchanting, and it is wonderful.

• Trailer

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