The Jungle Book Disney film review by child reporter Chiara
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- Published on Monday, 11 April 2016 11:05
- Last Updated on 15 April 2016
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The StoryThis new version of the classic Disney’s classic animated film, The Jungle Book based on Rudyard Kipling’s stories, is an all-new live-action epic adventure about Mowgli (newcomer Neel Sethi), 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 (voice of Idris Elba), 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 (voice of Ben Kingsley), and the free-spirited bear Baloo (voice of Bill Murray). Along the way, Mowgli encounters jungle creatures who don’t exactly have his best interests at heart, including Kaa (voice of Scarlett Johannsson), a python whose seductive voice and gaze hypnotizes the man-cub, and the smooth-talking King Louie (voice of Christopher Walken), who tries to coerce Mowgli into giving up the secret to the elusive and deadly red flower: fire. 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 and lush world.
My star rating: 8/10
The Jungle Book swings into UK cinemas on 15th April 2016.
Director: Jon Favreau
Voice Cast: Scarlett Johanson Idris Elba Bill Murray Sir Ben Kingsley Christopher Walken Giancarlo Esposito Lupita Nyong’o Introducing: Neel Sethi