Title – The Jungle Book (2016)
Director – Jon Favreau (Chef)
Cast – Neel Sethi, (Voices of) Bill Murray, Idris Elba, Sir Ben Kingsley, Lupita Nyong’o, Christopher Walken, Giancarlo Esposito, Scarlett Johansson, Garry Shandling
Plot – Orphaned as a young boy, Mowgli (Sethi) is raised in the jungle after being rescued by kindly jaguar Bagheera (Kingsley) and given to the care of a wolf pack led by Akela (Esposito) and Raksha (Nyong’o). As he grows older however his life is threatened by vicious tiger Shere Khan (Elba) and Mowgli finds himself banished from the wolf pack and in partnership with honey loving bear Baloo (Murray).
“No matter where you go or what they may call you, you will always be my son”
Review by Eddie on 12/04/2016
While it’s never going to be regarded in the same fashion as it’s beloved animated namesake from 1967, or the…
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