Directed by: Jon Favreau

Cinematography: Bill Pope

Starring: Neel Sethi, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong’o

Runtime: 1h 46m

Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family

Rating: ♣♣♣♣

 

I was a little nervous going into this film, as I grew up on the cartoon.  I was pleasantly surprised to find out that they stayed true to the original cartoon with only a few changes.  Favreau was able to capture the essence of the film as an escape from the hustle and bustle of society and to remember to take time for yourself and enjoy life.

With stunning visuals and an all-star cast it seems that it would have been difficult to go wrong.  The few changes that were made to the core storyline do create a different path for Mowgli, played by the young and talented Neel Sethi.  The path is similar in that Mowgli’s journey is to find his inner voice and find his place in the world.

The new take on the story goes even farther by showing his knack for ingenuity and strong confidence as a beacon of independence and self-reliance and determination.  The Jungle Book, is a fun, entertaining, and visually striking film that is fun for all ages and provides a strong and important message.

 

*Image taken from http://www.beliefnet.com

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