The Jungle Book (2016): A Movie Review

mv5bmtc3ntuznti4mv5bml5banbnxkftztgwnju0nju5nze-_v1_sx640_sy720_Abandoned in the jungle as a baby, Mowgli, who was raised by wolves, is just trying to be one with the pack. But when his life is threatened by the tiger, Shere Khan, Mowgli must leave to go live in the man village. But on his way he makes some new friends who make him see that doing things his own way may not always be a bad thing and that no matter what he does his jungle family will be there for him when he needs them the most.

This live action adaptation of the Disney classic was amazing on several levels. First, I felt that they did a great job at casting the actors for their respective roles. In particular, I really liked Bill Murray as Baloo. He was hilarious and I could not see another actor doing that character justice.

The movie stuck true to the original Disney telling and even included the songs “The Bare Necessities” and “I Wanna Be Like You”, which have been stuck in my head since we saw it. The CGI was also very well done and there were several times where I was curious about how they created some of the scenes, like when Mowgli was being tossed from monkey to monkey across the tree tops.

Overall, The Jungle Book was a great adaptation from the animated version and a treat for any kid and kid at heart.