Disney’s The Jungle Book Review
Disney has once again successfully brought one of their beloved animated films to life with their live-action “The Jungle Book” now playing in theaters. Based on the novel by Rudyard Kipling, The Jungle Book centers around 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. Newcomer Neel Sethi was fantastic as Mowgli, playing him with so much heart in his performance that he keeps the innocence of Mowgli alive like in the animated version. Bill Murry was the perfect choice to play Baloo, making him incredibly funny and you can’t help but just love Baloo even more then we already do. The rest of the cast did excellent as well. Idris Elba takes on the role of the villainous tiger Shere Khan, making him as fierce and villainous as ever. Ben Kingsley was fantastic as Bagheera, playing him with such fierce and heart proving that Kingsley is just as phenomenal actor. Now even though Scarlet Johannsson had a very little role as the hypnotic snake Kaa, she is just as intoxication as any of her role. Johannsson even recorded a new version of Kaa’s song “Trust in Me” for the movie’s soundtrack. Director Jon Favreau uses visually stunning CGI to create the community of animals surrounding Mowgli and even though it was filmed in a studio and not in a real jungle you really feel like you are in the jungle experience this amazing adventure. Disney and Jon Favreau have once again created a visually stunning experience for movie buffs.