In “The Jungle Book,” movie a ‘man-cub’ Mowgli (Neel Sethi) that is being raised by the Seeonee wolf pack since birth in the wild and is threatened by an evil tiger named Shere Khan (Idris Elba). If you are the type that likes the twists and turns, this is the movie for you because during the movie there was a lot of action and a many thrilling scenes. Many times my heart was beating fast, for something would jump out or happen so quickly that it would surprise me.
With help from the serious panther, Bagheera (Ben Kingsley), Mowgli runs away to the man village, but he wants to stay in the jungle. He almost gets eaten by a huge snake named Kaa (Scarlett Johansson) then ends up with the hilarious bear named Baloo (Bill Murray), which was one of my favorite characters in the movie. When with Baloo, they hunt honey for his “hibernation” which I thought was one of the best and one of the most humorous part of the movie. The “Bear Necessities” song even came up from the animated Disney classic, it was a real crowd-pleaser.
While Mowgli is off on his adventure, Shere Khan takes over the wolf pack, and the wolves can do nothing.
In the end, it all comes down to Mowgli (Neel Sethi) versus Shere Khan (Idris Elba) and the ‘Red Flower’, also known as fire.The introduction of the Red Flower really made the story interesting. It made the viewer look at a new perspective of man and the dangers of fire and a forest.
The special effects were excellent: Every single detail was so realistic that every wolf, tiger, monkey and bear felt so real that you could think somewhere in a jungle, these animals ran, hunted and lived. Every mark on a tree or leaf on the ground seemed so life-life, the special effects were one of the astonishing things that this movie showed, especially in 3-D.
I would recommend this fast-paced movie for adults and kids 10 years old and up. It certainly wasn’t the original, there was violence and many surprises that may be a little frightening to younger viewers. But all in all, it was absolutely worth it.