By: Lorraine Bernal
The Jungle Book film, directed by Jon Favreau, is about a child named Mowgli raised by wolves in the Indian Jungles. This is a live-action version of the famous 1967 cartoon.
Moviegoers will get to experience his journey for survival in an environment unparallel to his own: the wilderness. The movie stars an up-and-coming kid actor, Neel Sethi who plays Mowgli, and voice actors, Christopher Walken as King Louie of apes, Bill Murray as Baloo the bear, Ben Kingsley as Bagheera the panther, Scarlett Johansson as Kaa the python, and Idris Elba as Shere Khan the tiger. It was released Friday, April 15.
According to Rottentomatoes.com, it “is a family friendly film of a very high order”. It is rated 94%. This is more than the required 75% rating needed for it to be “certified fresh”. Only in its first opening week, already critics deem it as one outstanding motion picture.
The critics consensus said, “As lovely to behold as it is engrossing to watch, The Jungle Book is the rare remake that actually improves upon its predecessors — all while setting a new standard for CGI.” The movie is sure to capture your undivided attention, the top critics have promised you that!