The Jungle Book Movie Review

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We have this remake, another remake done by Andy Serkis and a sequel to this Jungle Book adaptation- that's a lot
(No Spoilers for this review)


The Jungle Book Is a 2016 Remake of the original tale, it's directed by Jon Favreau (Iron Man, Chef and appeared in Friends, my favourite show). When I first heard of this movie and that 98% of it was CGI, I was very skeptical, then I saw the Superbowl trailer and heard the director and I had more faith in the movie and actually became excited for it. How was it?

Ladies and gentlemen, The Jungle Book is a fantastic and breathtaking movie.


First of all, I'm going to say my one flaw with the film and my one grudge with this film are the first 15 minutes (around), it felt a bit rushed in my opinion. I think the film could have spent a bit more time there in one plot point which felt a bit abrupt concluded in the opening and it did not have the impact that it should have, that and I think Scarlett Johansson was a bit underused as Kaa, she was great as Kaa but I think they could have used her a bit more and her scene was just expositional (can't go in detail, spoiler free), but it really did not matter that much as I was interested in it a lot. That's it, this is a terrific movie in which I looked upon in gaze at the wonder of this movie.


First of all, this movie is around 98% CGI, unlike the prequels, this was actually a great aspect. The CGI blew me away, it's some of the best I have ever seen. The background was incredible and the animals, the fur on them was so beautiful and it felt like something I could touch. The way it blended in with Neel Sethi was very impressive. It also intertwined in with the wonder and the charm of this movie. There were moments where I felt like a young, innocent and naive child again. I swelled up in a couple of moments (in particular The Bear Necessities part, it made me feel wonderful). The acting is phenomenal. Neel Sethi gave a great performance. What was more impressive is that he basically gave a great performance around nothing. Some adults would still have trouble with that. Bill Murray was perfectly cast as Baloo- he's funny, emotional and really likable just gives it his everything. Ben Kingsley as Bagheera was top notch, him and Baloo have some witty and some hilarious moments. Christopher Walken as King Louie was brilliant. Plus we get to hear him sing, a singing, monkey king Christopher Walken- play the heaven music, please.


Idris Elba as Shere Kahn is BAD-ASS. Idris Elba nails the voice and the character himself (who reminded me a bit of Koba). I understood where he came from and he was hardcore and terrifying, by far the best thing in this movie was Shere Kahn, in the top 3 best Disney villains and the last act of this movie was just epic, with a capital epic in it. I won't say too much because I don't wanna spoil it- but I was on the edge of my seat and it was a magical adventurous charm. The chemistry between every character worked- especially Bagheera and Mowgli. Mainly because Bagheera was very hard, but I understood because he cared so much. All of these amazing character makes the movie much more satisfying and they are what makes the movie (mainly Shere Kahn). The movie is emotionally satisfying and when I walked out of the theatre, my smile was, really creepy I'm not gonna lie, I looked like The Joker from the 1989 Batman film.

Overall, The Jungle Book is a brilliant movie, I loved it,it has fantastic acting from everybody, incredible music, breathtaking CGI, amazing characters, a bad ass villain and one magical adventure which I won't forget, see it right now. If the opening was improved, The Jungle Book would get an A+ easy, but I can't do that. The Jungle Book gets an:


A

Did you see The Jungle Book, what did you think about it and who was your favorite character in the movie? Comment and keep in tune because I'm Batman. Not really, but I wish I was. See you another time.

Comments

I watched this reboot and I liked it. The efects were incredible. Nice review. - Martinglez

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