Jungle Book

I finally got to see “The Jungle Book” (2016 film) over the weekend and I cried, I knew that I was going to cry. I laughed, I felt worried, I felt excited. It was great! I always had a feeling that I was going to like it and I’ve been waiting for it all.

The only real complaint I had was that the Elephants looked suspiciously a lot like African elephants, except for the baby elephants, who did look like Indian elephants. I get that African elephants might look a little bit more impressive (and they have a few animals from all over,lol), but this in in India.

Indian Elephant
Indian Elephant vs,
African Elephant vs.
African Elephant 

It’s a really good movie though, doesn’t have all the dancing and music, but there are couple of favourites that people will recognise. It is also obviously a bit more darker and because the animals are more “life-like”, if you are taking children, just be wary. It’s not necessarily violent, but there are deaths.

Neel Sethis as “Mowgli” was also a great little actor, extremely believable and he didn’t have that “stop and start” static that some child actors sometimes have. He was able to just go with the flow of it.

Would definitely give this 4 and a half out of 5 books, I was just a little disappointed with how they chose the look of the elephants. Everything else was fun and a good story.

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4 thoughts on “Jungle Book

  1. I haven’t seen the movie yet. From the previews, though, it seems like Baloo is a brown bear … it’s not clear to me if he’s supposed to be a Himalayan Brown or a Grizzly (he seems to have quite a shoulder hump despite a more narrow face). To me, Baloo was always a Sloth Bear with his laziness … as a Grizzly Bear, the story would have been much shorter as Khan would have had more than fire to fear 😉

    I am looking very forward to seeing the movie – the story is among my favorites.

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