The Jungle Book (2016)

This live action movie based on Disney's The Jungle Book (1967) was a fun movie to watch.

Mowgli (Neel Sethi)

In addition, the CGI animals looked realistic and beautiful.

However, as of 20170217, I would say that the movie was good, but wasn't memorable.

Netflix rates the movie for me at 4.8; I would want to give it a 4.2, but Netflix rating only takes whole numbers so I gave it a 4. On IMDb, I gave it an 8, which is greater than it's current rating of 7.5 across 183,524 user ratings.

Trailers: The Secret Life of Pets (2016), Ice Age: Collision Course (2016), The BFG (2016), Finding Dory (2016)

Baloo (Bill Murray)

[20170217 Edit]

Instant Comments:
1: "Yeah, but if the branch didn't break, I would have made it."
1: "What about me, am I a fine wolf?"
1: "How many lives is a man-cub worth?" / "How many lives. Who can answer that question?"

Bagheera (Ben Kingsley)

1: holy shit that Shere Khan threat.
1: 71.
1: trust in me.

Shere Khan (Idris Elba)

2: "You said they didn't sting! How the heck did they do this?"
1: no big deal.
1: Baloo hums "Bear Necessities."

Raksha (Lupita Nyong'o)

1: Mowli and Baloo sing "Bear Necessities."
1: "Bear Necessities (Reprise)."
1: I like how they did the kidnapping sequence.

1: the size of King Louie was weird. [instead of an orangutan, King Louie in this movie is a Gigantopithecus]
2: Oh, King Louie refers to his species in the song: "That me, a gigantopithecus" and "Oh, how magnificus it would be | A gigantopithecus like me"
1: that chase was pretty good.
1: it took me a while to recognize Christopher Walken's voice; I mostly figured it out during the chase in the temple.

1: Cool credits.
1: "Trust in Me" song comes second during the credits.
1: I didn't know Scarlett Johhansson was Kaa until the credits.
1=20160429, 2=20170217 (screenshot viewing)

Released 20160415.
Watched 20160429 Theater.
The Jungle Book (2016) Jon Favreau. 106 min

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