Decades after Disney last released an adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s classic story The Jungle Book, Warner Bros’ own version received high ratings from leading movie critics.
“The Jungle Book,” which opened in cinemas this week in other countries and next week in the U.S., has received a perfect score of 100% from movie rating site Rotten Tomatoes and an 8.3/10 score from IMDB. The newspaper Guardian movie review gave 4/5 to the animated movie featuring a man cub named Mowgli.
The story of Jungle Book revolves around a boy raised by wild animals in an Indian jungle. Mowgli, who was found by a phanter (Ben Kingsley), lives like a cub among the animals in the wild. Together with the panther, Mowgli is also raised by a happy-go-lucky bear (Bill Murray).
Mowgli, which is played by a native New Yorker Neel Sethi, is the only non-CGI character in the movie. The 10-year-old Neel personifies the character of Mowgli, who is a picture of an active and curious boy.
Although the last studio to do an adaptation of Kipling classic story was Disney in 1967, Warner’s Jungle Book borrowed some memorable scenes from its predecessor. But the two remakes are completely different.
With multi-awarded director Jon Favreau, who also directed the high-grossing “Iron Man” and “Chef,” Warner’s Jungle Book introduces new features and twists on the original story. Even the adults who have grown to Kipling’s story would enjoy the latest release from the Warner.
Apart from the new twist in the story, Warner’s Jungle Book also featured a new official soundtrack, which will surely linger to those who would watch the movie for days. The two main OSTs include The Bare Necessities and I Wanna Be Like You.
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