The live action fairy-tale genre continues from Disney, but with The Jungle Book they've now set their sights on targeting little boys instead of girls (which they do quite lucratively with their princess stories).
With an all-star voice cast including: Ben Kingsley (Bagheera), Bill Murray (Baloo), Christopher Walken (King Louie), Giancarlo Esposito (Akela), Idris Elba (Shere Khan), Lupita Nyong'o (Raksha), and Scarlett Johansson. (Kaa)..
Can new comer Neel Sethi (Mowgli) deliver the bare necessities?
Firstly, the animals seemed real. I mean, after the first few minutes, you forget they are animated animals talking. They just seem like any other characters in a movie.
Secondly, Neel Sethi is an excellent child actor!
Thirdly, this was a fun and touching movie, and a very good family film.
QBF Rating: 4.0/5