jungle book brings back childhood memories
by puneet singh, '18
If you are of a certain age, you have fond memories of watching Disney's’ animated features in the theater. Then, you will love the new movie Jungle book. The Jungle book originally came out in 1967, but there is always a reason to remake every movie. A remake of Jungle book gives Disney, a chance to attract the new younger audiences and hopefully profitable ones.
The Jungle book is a 2016 American Fantasy Adventure Movie directed by Jon Favreau and produced by Walt Disney Pictures. The movie maintains a balance of past and modern movie, proving to be the best remake so far in the new period of live action remakes.
The movie introduces Neel Sethi as Mowgli and features the voices of Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba , Lupita Nyong'o, Scarlett Johansson, Giancarlo Esposito and Christopher Walken.
The movie is set in the jungle of India. The film tells the story of Mowgli who is an orphaned boy, raised by a family of wolves, sets out on a journey of self-discovery. Threatened by the tiger Shere Khan, Mowgli, partnered by panther Bagheera, heads for a village with humans where he might be safe from the other animals, along the way, he encountered animals as Kaa the python, King Louie of the apes, and Baloo the bear.
The Jungle Book offers an enchanting moviegoing experience and certain times, it’s very easy to forget that almost everything you’re watching is a visual effect made by computers. The live-action/animation integration is very smooth and continuous. The movie makes great use of 3D.
Watching this movie in 3D or even 4D would be the best choice because it really enhances all the elements of the movie and puts it into real life, makes you feel like the scene and elements are in room with you. The much praised use of detailed visual representation to create the animals and the scenery really worked for me. I definitely felt like I was watching a movie in a real jungle not in a theatre.
Very few remakes of animated classics are able to recall the magic and elements that made the original special, but The Jungle Book does it effortlessly. It doesn’t actually intend to replace the original, but it serves to enhance your recognition of the animated film. If you grew up watching the original classic Jungle Book, you probably won’t want to miss this.
Overall, I think the fans of the original movie which came out in 1967 will like this movie. People who just want a great movie at the cutting edge of technology will also find something to love in Disney’s The Jungle Book.