Brace yourselves all you Jungle Book fans! Because what you all are going to witness upon this movie’s release is something that will not just raise the bar for animated movies in terms of CGI but also the style of storytelling for other such movies!
Star Cast: Neel Sethi, Ben Kingsley, Bill Murray, Idris Elba, Scarlett Johansson, Lupita Nyong’o and Christopher Walken
Director: Jon Favreau
Producer: Walt Disney Pictures
Claps for: Visual Effects, Background Score, Direction, Neel Sethi and the Voice cast
Slaps for: Nothing
What’s New: A not-so light-hearted and all-jovial Jungle Book flick!
Popcorn Refill: Interval
Plot: Mowgli is a man-cub raised by a pack of wolves as their own. While he has been accepted by rest of the animals, his presence in the jungle is disapproved by Shere Khan- the Bengal tiger. Shere Khan’s threat forces him to leave the jungle and go back to the man’s village. What follows next is how he manages to escape from Shere Khan with the help of his friends Bagheera and Baloo, while encountering obstacles in his way.
Performances:Neel Sethi is a delight to watch. He easily slips into the character of ‘Mowgli’ who is very much a part of the jungle, interacts with the environment and the animals with ease, has a fear of getting into the man’s village and is always excited about using his skills to get things done.
The voice artists have dubbed their part well too- be it Ben Kingsley’s concerned voice as Bagheera or the caring and fearless voice of Lupita Nyon’o as Raksha.
Bill Murray’s Baloo is a complete fun and will entertain you to the core! On the other hand, Idris Elba is ferocious, dark and scary as Shere Khan!
No one could have played the mysterious and seductive Kaa better than Scarlett Johansson! Christopher Walken gives King Louie his own version.
Director: You always have two ways of remaking a cult movie- either make it just the way it had previously been made or give the way of telling the story a new and a different approach. And here, it is the latter one that makes this Jon Favreau movie even special- it isn’t all about the dance and songs. Rather, this one hardly has one or two songs and has a different and little intense approach to it. But that really doesn’t take away the fun and the magic from the movie.
The amazing screenplay mixed with larger-than-life visual effects and John Debney’s musical will keep your eyes hooked to the screen till the very end.
The CGI effects are so awesome that it might make you think twice whether these animals are just computer-generated or did they shoot with the actual ones! This one raises the bar for all the other movies to come.
Combo-On-Offer: Drama + Action + Humor + VFX
Verdict: Filled with the right amount of thrills as well as humor, ‘The Jungle Book’ will make you nostalgic, shake you with fear and make you dance with joy. We give the movie THUNDEROUS CLAPS for being a movie that one can watch with the entire family, and for taking us back to the world of the Jungle!