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post Sep 16 2015, 12:14 PM
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A new adaptation of the Disney classic and it looks absolutely BREATHTAKING!

Amazing casting too!!
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post Sep 16 2015, 12:30 PM
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This movie was meant to be released this year, but due to production the release date was changed for next spring, I agree it does look amazing and a great cast, I'm not a fan of the live action movies of the animated classics though, but it does look good on paper. There is a sequel planned for Snow White & The Huntsmen, and they are planning the live action of Pinocchio next.
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post Apr 10 2016, 03:28 PM
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I saw this today and it's absolutely fantastic. It helped that I saw it in the IMAX but the visuals were breathtaking. And the story feels fresh and exciting, but still keeps its identity as The Jungle Book. Cannot recommend enough if you're a Disney/Jungle Book fan.

Also, it's a lot darker than the original (as with the original text). Kids beware.
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post Apr 10 2016, 04:34 PM
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Pumped for this. Bought the animated classic on dvd last week because the trailer excited me so much!
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post Apr 23 2016, 09:22 PM
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A lovely, magical film. I was very nervous about seeing it after the original animated Disney version has been a major film for me growing up and now but it didn't *really* disappoint.

I mean it doesn't compare to the original Disney version but I never expected it to, but for a remake it did very well to keep as much of that charm as it could. My one gripe is that the humour was lacking a fair bit and the carefree nature of the original was lost a fair bit here. Still, what it did do, it did very well and some moments of the book that I couldn't imagine being recreated in love-action were done brilliantly. Very imaginative directing.

Did anyone else not really buy the Baloo/Mowgli friendship though? sad.gif That's one of the major positives of the animated version but here it seemed quite disingenuine and not as warm. I keep comparing but it's only natural too! I did enjoy this but it follows on from one of the defining films of my life so ~
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post Apr 24 2016, 11:21 AM
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I thought it was good. Nothing more, nothing less. Much like Bal, The Jungle Book was a huge film to me when I was younger so it would never compare and I agree with the chemistry with Baloo not really being that great.

I also thought there was a severe lack of Kaa, from what I remember he was much more involved in the original film? That was my problem with it I think, it all felt a bit rushed and when it was over, it was over fairly quickly.
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post Apr 24 2016, 04:14 PM
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'Good' was my thought too. The original wasn't a part of my childhood so I'm not comparing it to anything, I enjoyed it but wasn't in LOVE with it.

I thought Kaa would have a bigger part too, but I wasn't to know any different. The kid was good, but something about the story or the characters didn't have me completely sold.
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post Apr 24 2016, 04:17 PM
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Seeing this tomorrow, so excited for this!
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post Apr 24 2016, 07:46 PM
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I thought this was absolutely fantastic, only had a few very minor faults imo. Unbelievable how realistic they made it all feel with only one character being actually real. All the voice work was fantastic, Idris Elba was petrifying as Shere Khan (my jaw was dropped when he put his paw in front of the wolf pup), Bill Murray sounded loveable as Baloo and Scarlet Johansson had one of my favourite parts as Kaa too, her voice is just so sexy. That was one of my faults, I wish there was more Kaa but I loved the character design of making her so big and Trust In Me sounds fantastic on the soundtrack so that song being in the actual film would have been a real moment.

Overall, I loved the whole film. Had the right balance of humour, cheery-ness whilst still looking breath-taking and have many thrills along the way too. Props to Neel Sethi too for mainly acting convincingly to a bunch of green screen in LA when he's shooting a film set deep inside the Indian jungle.

After seeing this, I'd love to see a Lion King remake too, evidently they can make the animals look so realistic so don't see why not!
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post Apr 24 2016, 08:36 PM
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Ohhh Josh I had the same feeling in hoping there will be a Lion King remake if they can make the remake as good.

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THE JUNGLE BOOK CONTINUES ITS REIGN AS KING OF THE SWINGERS AT UK AND GLOBAL BOX OFFICE

AFTER EXCEEDING 20MILLION IN JUST 10 DAYS AT UK BOX OFFICE THE JUNGLE BOOK ISN’T MONKEYING AROUND


HUGE numbers in the box office. It's also one of this year's most critically acclaimed films;



It's one of the few films where I don't feel like 3D is too much of a gimmick, the visuals with the 3D enhanced the experience so much, I felt like I could get lost in the jungle.
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post Apr 24 2016, 08:45 PM
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I kind of feel the rave reviews are due to it being a solid good film, like there really isn't anything to criticize in a major way but at the same time I don't think people will look back on it in 5 years time or so and think of it as a classic if that makes sense.
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post Apr 28 2016, 07:10 PM
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I really enjoyed it, the visuals are breathtaking. I watched it in 3D (hate 3D) but it was beautiful. The voice acting was amazing, agree about Idris Elba, he was excellent.

Hard to fault the film really. I think the excellent reviews are more to it being a complete surprise more than anything. Whilst I think Disney were hoping to make a profit, I don't remember there being much buzz in the run-up to the release, but I expect it is surpassing all expectations. Warner Bros remake has a high standard to live up to.
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post May 19 2016, 09:19 PM
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I agree with the majority of the comments in here. It was a solid film, executed well, visually stunning, but I wouldn't rush back for a second viewing. I also felt disappointed with the voices. I'm probably comparing to the original film but I didn't feel like any of the voices really fitted the characters properly (except maybe for Baloo.)
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