Thursday, April 14, 2016
The Jungle Book Review: Adventurous Adaption to the Disney Classic
Following the footsteps of its animated predecessor, The Jungle Book tells the story of Mowgli (Neel Sethi): a man cub who raised by wolves. Mowgli's life in the jungle is turned upside down when the vengeful Shere Khan (Idris Elba) makes it his mission to kill the child by any means necessary. In order to protect the wolves, Mowgli journeys with the black panther Bagheera (Ben Kingsley) to the man village where Mowgli can be protected from the likes of Khan. On the way, Mowgli encounters a number of characters such as massive python Kaa (Scarlett Johansson), the gigantic orangutan King Louie (Christopher Walken) and the of course the lovable bear Baloo (Bill Murray).
The Jungle Book was definitely a fun time at the movies. The film's presentation was hindered to the likes of pacing and inconsistent direction, but the good performances and strong sense spectacle more than made up for the glaring issues. It can be a little rough getting through this adventure but The Jungle Book still managed to be a faithful interpretation to the Disney Classic.