The Jungle Book is a film in the style of the classic tragedies in which a grizzled and scarred veteran tries to save his homeland from an invasive species with the capability of destroying the entire jungle he calls home. It is a moral tale, where he is undone by his PTSD, inability to trust and thirst for vengeance. Or, if you’re one of those people who doesn’t (as a rule) automatically root for the bad guy, The Jungle Book is about a boy raised by wolves who is trying to find out where, and how, he belongs. Continue reading The Jungle Book: An Example of What Can Happen When Everything is Done Exactly Right [Review]
From Walt Disney Studios and director Jon Favreau (Iron Man) comes the live-action adaptation of The Jungle Book. Starring Neel Sethi as Mowgli, Idris Elba (Shere Khan), Lupita Nyong’o (Raksha), Bill Murray (Baloo), Scarlett Johanson (Kaa), Ben Kingsley (Bagheera) and Christopher Walken (King Louie), the film hits theatres April 15, 2016.