Friday, April 15, 2016

There's Quite A Bit Of Rumble In The Jungle Book

Disney's Live Action Version Of The Jungle Book

Hold on to your seats and your 3D glasses for the live action version of The Jungle Book! This film will amaze and immerse you into the tropical jungle environment.
Directed by Jon Favreau (“Iron Man”), 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 (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 Johansson), 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. The wild adventure swings into theatres in 3D on April 15, 2016.

For those of you that grew up with the animated version, you will truly see these characters come to life and feel you are right there in the jungle with them. You will want to become part of the wolf pack and fight off Shere Khan, the nemesis of all the jungle creatures, and you'll want to see how far a monkey can fling someone as they head to King Louie's ancient ruins. Plus with the addition of well known actors voicing the characters and singing the songs it brings a modern edge to this age old story. With predators jumping all over the screen we were often caught off guard, but it made the film even more thrilling.  We think this film will be great for older children.  We think younger ones may be frightened by the realistic scenes of wild animals attacking Mowgli.  Are you excited to see this film? Let us know in the comments below.

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