We all have our memories of watching Disney's animated Jungle Book, and most of us loved it. Growing up in India, watching Jungle Book every Sunday, was something I looked forward to. And I was really looking forward to this movie. And to put it in few words, The Jungle Book is awesome. We really have to thank Jon Favreau, for not ruining our childhood memories, but actually nourishing and refreshing them.
There's not much spoilers in the story, since most of us know it. It's a story of a boy, who got lost in jungle, when his father was killed by a Tiger. The boy was found by a black leopard, and left with wolves to grow up, as a man-cub, as a wolf. Until the Tiger finds the boy again, and vows to kill him. And the boy decides to take on the tiger, instead of running away, with the help of his old and new friends.
But the beauty of the film is in its authenticity to the source material, both the original Disney film, and the original work by Rudyard Kipling. The film manages to create the magical world that Disney did in its animation film. And probably what Mr Kipling would have imagined. The animated jungle is surreal, beautiful, scary, deep, big, all at the same time. The animated animals are as real as real animals, I believe. Thanks to the amazing technology, and Disney $175 million budget, it all looks just perfect.
All The voice cast is just brilliant. Idris Alba gives a new definition to Shere Khan. He's fierce, terrorizing, and mighty. Bill Murray's Baloo is definitely the best Baloo, and the best bear character ever. Who better than Bill to be our beloved, funny, laid-back, smart-ass, Baloo.Christopher Walken as King Louis is quite a treat, in his New Yawk accent. Ben Kingsley, Lupita Nyong, Scarlette Johanson, Giancarlo Esposito and all the voice cast is great. And last, but not the least, Neel Sethi is the best Mowgli ever. Not just because finally an actual Indian is cast as Mowgli, but because he's all that Mowgli needs to be. He acted with no partners, but all CGI, which was done in post-production. And he does amazing job.
You may not like this movie, if you do not like good movies. You would like the movie, if you like good movies. So, you should go watch it!
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