You know the feeling you get when you see the trailer of a movie that you are dying to see? That was me a few months ago when I first saw the trailer to Disney's The Jungle Book. Well, a few days ago I finally got to see it and it is INCREDIBLE!!! As good as you think it will be, it's even better! The graphics are amazing. Watching the film in 3D is an experience, the jungle completely engulfs you and you fit right in along young Mowgli and all of your favorite characters.
Mowgli is played by newcomer Neel Sethi, 12. He was selected from thousands of candidates following a worldwide search for the perfect man-cub and nailed it!
When you grow up knowing one version of the story, such as the animated cartoon The Jungle Book, it's easy to want to draw comparisons. There is no need to worry about comparisons with this movie. The story is not identical, but you will not be disappointed in the differences. The Jungle Book has come a long way since Rudyard Kipling wrote “The Jungle Book,” in the early 1890s from his home in Vermont.
Directed by Jon Favreau, based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories and inspired by Disney’s classic animated film, “The Jungle Book” is an all-new live-action epic adventure about Mowgli, 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, andthe smooth-talking King Louie, who tries to coerce Mowgli into giving up the secret tothe elusive and deadly red flower: fire.