“The Jungle Book” Movie Review

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Mowgli (Neel Sethi) is an orphaned boy left in the jungle after his father was killed by the tiger Shere Khan (Idris Elba).

jungle book 2Luckily, Mowgli was found by kindly panther, Bagheera (Ben Kingsley), and given a home with the wolves.

Years later, a drought automatically enacted a jungle law that allowed all the animals to visit the watering hole without fear of being eaten. Shere Khan visited the watering hole and smelled the man cub. Fearing the grown up version of the man cub, Shere Khan vows to kill Mowgli and everyone who stands in his way. The wolf clan was trying to decide the best course of action when Mowgli announced that he will leave the pack and return, with Bagheera leading the way, to the man village.

The trek to the man village, however, was fraught with deadly obstacles. It is….after all…..a jungle out there. Luckily, Baloo (Bill Murray) enters the picture to help Mowgli survive until Bagheera finds him.

“The Jungle Book” 2016 is a technological wonder. A re-imagined classic that is bound to be a classic in it’s own right. Darker and more frightening than the previous versions, the computer graphics are out-of-this-world great. Steve Jobs would say “insanely great”.

Must see for the entire family, but, the violence may be a bit much for the youngest. No cursing.

Go to IMDb for more information.  We watched this at the Tracy, CA CineMark theater.

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