THE JUNGLE BOOK (3D) (PG)
THE JUNGLE BOOK (3D) (PG)
Run time: 105mins
Director: Jon Favreau
Voice/cast: Neel Sethi, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Scarlett Johansson, Christopher Walken, Garry Shandling
Synopsis: Mowgli is a man-cub who’s been raised by a family of wolves. But Mowgli finds he is no longer welcome in the jungle when fearsome tiger Shere Khan, who bears the scars of Man, promises to eliminate what he sees as a threat. Urged to abandon the only home he’s ever known, Mowgli embarks on a captivating journey of self-discovery, guided by panther-turned-stern mentor Bagheera, and the free-spirited bear Baloo. Along the way, Mowgli encounters jungle creatures who don’t exactly have his best interests at heart, including Kaa, a python whose seductive voice and gaze hypnotizes the man-cub, and the smooth-talking King Louie, who tries to coerce Mowgli into giving up the secret to the elusive and deadly red flower: fire
Showing in: IMAX 3DIMAX,3D,2D
The multi-talented actor-director, Jon Favreau [Chef (2014), Iron Man + Iron Man 2 (2008, 2010)] re-invents Disney’s classic for a whole new generation.
Favreau, who whipped up a tasty feast in Chef, now makes eyes pop and jaws drop in this unmissable Jungle Book. Rudyard Kipling’s beloved stories were adapted by Disney into their classic 1967 animation, and this new film gives Kipling’s tales a thrilling new, more faithful makeover. Mixing live-action performance with cutting-edge CGI wizardry, this is a visually spectacular and exciting family adventure featuring an all-star voice cast that includes: Giancarlo Esposito as wolf Akela; Idris Elba as enemy tiger Shere Khan; Ben Kingsley as panther mentor Bagheera; Scarlett Johansson as snake Kaa, Bill Murray as Baloo the bear and Christopher Walken as orangutan leader King Louie.
Orphaned ‘man cub’ Mowgli – played outstandingly by newcomer, Neel Set has been raised by wolves Raksha (Lupita Nyong’o) and Akela (Giancarlo Esposito) deep within the Indian jungle. However, Mowgli’s life is threatened by ferocious, man-eating tiger Shere Khan (Idris Elba). With the help of jaguar mentor Bagheera (Ben Kingsley) and loyal bear Baloo (Bill Murray) Mowgli must discover the strength to embrace his destiny and stand up to the fearsome Shere Khan once and for all.
This thrilling new romp, lush and gorgeous to look at, with darker, heart pounding dramatic moments, still features the beloved songs such as ‘The Bare Necessities’ and a 2016 revamped version of ‘I Wan’na Be Like You’ .
Sadly this is the late Garry Shandling’s final film, as the voice of Ikki the Porcupine.
The Jungle Book is an unmissable film to see on the largest screen possible…and more than once.
Images courtesy of Walt Disney UK