You know there is a great movie out there when you start getting text messages from people recommending you go to the theaters to see it, right? When The Jungle Book was released as a live action movie, I had several messages telling me that I needed to take Broxton. We were not able to go to the theater to see it, so when I was given a chance to review it at home, I was happy to have that opportunity for the both of us.
Disney presents the live-action epic adventure The Jungle Book, directed by Jon Favreau (“Iron Man,” “Iron Man 2,” “Chef”) and produced by Favreau and Brigham Taylor (executive producer of “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” “Tomorrowland”), “The Jungle Book” is a live-action epic adventure based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories, inspired by Disney’s classic 1967 animated film and centered on Mowgli (Neel Sethi), a man-cub who’s been raised by a family of wolves. But Mowgli finds he is no longer welcome in the jungle when fearsome tiger Shere Khan (voice of Idris Elba), who bears the scars of Man, promises to eliminate what he sees as a threat.
The all-star cast includes Bill Murray (“Lost in Translation”) as the voice of Baloo, Sir Ben Kingsley (“Learning to Drive,” “The Walk”) as Bagheera and Lupita Nyong’o (“12 Years a Slave,” “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”) as the voice of mother wolf Raksha. Scarlett Johansson (“Avengers: Age of Ultron”) gives life to Kaa, Giancarlo Esposito (“Breaking Bad”) provides the voice of alpha-male wolf Akela, Idris Elba (“Beast of No Nation”) roars as the voice of Shere Khan, and Christopher Walken (“The Deer Hunter”) lends his iconic voice to King Louie.
Once the movie arrived, we were both so excited to see it. We made plans to have a movie night, but life got in the way and movie night turned to movie day. Hey, we can make the most out of it!
Broxton and I started watching it and I was surprised to see that Savannah took an interest in it as well. Top it all off, Marc walked by and saw what we were watching... next thing you know, he joined in and had to watch it with us too! I loved it. I thought they did a great job of it and I know that we will be watching it again soon!
Have you seen the newest version yet? While we don't normally watch the "bonus" features, we plan to with this one... it is just too neat. I wanted to share two clips with you... Enjoy!