Here comes another animated classic brought to life by Disney. Considering that most of the characters in this story are animals, I was very skeptical about how even Disney could bring this to real life. And after seeing the film my answer was very clear, in only Disney could of succeeded in doing this venture and stay true to its animated roots but even more so to Rudyard Kipling’s timeless classic novel.
We all know the tale of Mowgli (Neel Sethi) who was left an orphan because of Shere Khan (Idris Elba) and raised by a pack of wolves and educated in the laws of the jungle by a no nonsense panther named Bagheera (Ben Kingsley). All grown up and forced to leave the jungle and return to the man village, Mowgli aided by Bagheera set out on the adventure and are befriended by a silly bear named Baloo (Bill Murray) They run into some problems consisting of a mind trancing snake named Kaa (Scarlett Johansen) and a monkey king named Louie (Christopher Walken) while being hunted by Sheer Khan. So we know the story but is the outcome the same.
This timeless classic is well done, and the voices are casted well. My Questions and concerns about how this film would be brought to the big screen was definitely answered with array of cinematic genius. So I will never ever again doubt Walt Disney and its story telling. I Would definitely gather up the family and head to the theater.( four out of five popcorn bags)
Rated PG (1hr 51min)
Now that’s entertainment…..