Jungle Book takes to live action

April 19, 2016

Courtesy Indianexpress.com

Mowgli has his friend good-bye as he is sent back to where he belongs.  


The anticipated return of The Jungle Book brought both children and adults to the premiere.


Weather you saw the 1967 animated version of Disney’s The Jungle Book as a young child or saw the beautifully shot live action film this past weekend, the story line continues to entertain and enchant people of all ages.


Although, the story we all know is clearly there, this version of the Jungle Book seems to have it all bigger and better with a bit of a twist and a Lion King inspiration thrown in.


Directed by Jon Favreau, they were able to create the movie in Downtown Los Angeles with a set of the jungle and computer animation. 


Favreau always kept in mind that beneath the big- screen magic he wanted to create an adventurous story for children to enjoy as older generations did with the original film.


Capturing the world of the Jungle Book was similar to that of the 1967 animated film.


Following Mowgli a little boy who has lived in the jungle his entire life being raised by wolves, he is forced to go back to where he belongs because of the villain Shere Khan who wants to kill him.


As Mowgli and his guardian Bagheera travel to the nearest human village they are faced with many obstacles which puts Mowgli in danger.


With the help of the jungle animals Mowgli is able to find where he belongs and accept that he is a man cub that is living among the animals and their sacred laws.


This epic tale based on Rudyard Kipling’s stories is as magical as ever with an all-star cast with Idris Elba, Ben Kingsley, Bill Murray and Christopher Walken.


Bringing crowds of all ages, this live action film was able to successfully recreate the wonder of The Jungle Book.


For young children the movie also teaches a valuable lesson being that there is always a journey of self-discovery and in the spectacular film you can relate to some part of young Mowglis path to accepting the things that set him apart from those around him.


You can find truth in the way the villain seeks to rid of any threat in the jungle much like politics in today’s society.


A Disney inspired movie like this will be enjoyed for many more years to come and create a new generation of fans.


I could say this movie brings a new meaning to family and the way we should all embrace what makes us different.


If you are looking for a movie that combines drama and fantasy this movie is the best way to go.


I give this movie 4 out of 5 stars.


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