THE JUNGLE BOOK Is Now Playing In Theatres Everywhere In 3D, RealD 3D, And IMAX 3D! #Review @DisneyStudios #Junglebook

 

 

 

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“The Jungle Book” is an all-new live-action epic adventure about Mowgli (newcomer Neel Sethi), a man-cub raised in the jungle by a family of wolves, who embarks on a captivating journey of self-discovery when he’s forced to abandon the only home he’s ever known.

 

In the film, 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.

 

The Official Movie Trailer:

 

The all-star cast also includes Lupita Nyong’o as the voice of the fiercely protective mother wolf Raksha, and Giancarlo Esposito as the voice of wolf pack’s alpha male Akela. “The Jungle Book” seamlessly blends live-action with photorealistic CGI animals and environments, using up-to-the-minute technology and storytelling techniques to immerse audiences in an enchanting world.

 

MY REVIEW:

Anne and I received complimentary tickets to a viewing earlier this week. We both are Disney movie fans, and were very excited to see this film.

I can happily say that without a doubt, this film is just as good, if not better than the original classic. The visual effects are the best that I have seen in any film, and the jungle and animals are so realistic. The Jungle Book offers an immersive moviegoing experience and at times, it’s easy to forget that almost everything you’re seeing is a visual effect. There were many times during the film where I had to say to myself “That has to be a real animal!”  The detail of the effects, both visual and aural, are just amazing. It is mind blowing to think that Neel Sethi is the only live performance in this film.

Is this movie appropriate for young children? In my opinion, I would say ages 6 and up. It really depends on the child, if you have a sensitive child you might want to view this movie first.  The animals are very realistic looking and there are a few parts in the movie that made both Anne and I jump. Some of the animal scenes can get a bit scary in my opinion. If you grew up with the original classic, you won’t want to miss this.

 

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Check out the amazing video highlighting the voices in the film including Bill Murray (“Baloo”), Sir Ben Kingsley (“Bagheera”), Lupita Nyong’o (“Raksha”), Scarlett Johansson (“Kaa”), Idris Elba (“Shere Khan”), Christopher Walken (“King Louie”), Giancarlo Esposito (“Akela”) and Neel Sethi who plays Mowgli, the only live action character in the film!

 

 

Notes:

  • NeelSethi, now 11, was selected from thousands of candidates following a worldwide search for the perfect man-cub.
  • Theall-star voice cast includes Oscar®-winners Ben Kingsley (“Learning to Drive,” “The Walk”), Lupita Nyong’o (“12 Years a Slave,” “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”) and Christopher Walken (“The Deer Hunter”), as well as Bill Murray (“Lost inTranslation”), Idris Elba (“Star Trek Beyond”), Scarlett Johansson (“Avengers: Age of Ultron”) and Giancarlo Esposito (“Breaking Bad’).
  • RudyardKipling penned the collection of short stories, “The Jungle Book,” in the early 1890s from his home in Vermont.
  • State-of-the-arttechnology is behind larger-than-life jungle creatures that join Neel Sethi’s Mowgli on screen in an all-new, immersive, jaw-dropping viewing experience. The film will be spectacular in 3D and IMAX 3D.

 

The Jungle Book (2016) is rated PG by the MPAA for some sequences of scary action and peril.

 

 

 

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Marijean

My name is MJ. I have two wonderful children and work part time as well as volunteer at my children's school.

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  1. I grew up watching this cartoon, it was one of my favorites! I can’t wait to see this fun movie in the theaters.

  2. The Jungle Book is one of my favorite classic Disney animated movies. I can’t wait to see this version. I’ve heard it’s amazing.

  3. I keep seeing the trailers and it looks like such a great movie! I can’t wait to take the boys to see it.

  4. I am so excited to see this movie. The original animated Jungle Book is one of my favorite Disney movies.

  5. Our son has seen the previews and can’t wait to go see it on the theater.

  6. I am dying to see this!!! It looks incredible and I’m not even a big movie go-er when it comes to children’s titles, but this is just too good to pass up!

  7. Angela Saver says:

    I can’t wait to see this movie! The trailer looks awesome!

  8. I am really looking forward to seeing this! My 4 year old is constantly talking about seeing it every time he sees the trailer!

  9. My dad and niece just saw this movie.
    They enjoyed it very much!

  10. I’ve always loved the original Disney version and I am very excited to see this new live action version! We’ll be going to see it as a family this week!

  11. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    This looks like it will be a good movie. I will have to go see it as soon as I get a chance.

  12. I love Disney movies. I can’t wait to watch this one.

  13. We almost went to see it but had to change our plans. I’m excited to go!

  14. My daughter saw this movie last night! The first one was so good, so I’m curious to see the follow-up as well.

  15. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    We are so excited to go see this movie this weekend. The special effects look amazing in the trailer. I can not wait to see the in 3D.

  16. I went and saw this the day it came out and I tell you what, I LOVED it! Such a great movie.

  17. I loved seeing this movie with my son! The animation was incredible!

  18. I have heard a lot of rave reviews from parents that have take their children. I haven’t seen it myself but am always ready to watch a classic!

  19. I heard good things about this film! I love how they are recreating all of these original Disney films into real movies!

  20. I have to admit I adored the cartoon version as a child – so I am so wary about what this one will be like, but I definitely want to see it. x