Today is the day that I’ve been waiting for and I know many of you have been waiting for it as well. The Jungle Book is IN THEATERS, yahoo! As a kid, I LOVED The Jungle Book so when I heard that Disney was making a new movie, I couldn’t wait. I wanted to see it so bad and followed some of my blogger friends to LA as they experienced the Red Carpet premiere of the movie! When I was in LA a few days ago, I had the opportunity to screen The Jungle Book at the beautiful El Capitan Theatre. When I found out that was on the itinerary, I was STOKED that it was an addition since I was so excited for the movie.
About the Movie:
Directed by Jon Favreau (“Iron Man”), based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories and inspired by Disney’s classic animated film, “The Jungle Book” is an all-new live-action epic adventure about Mowgli (newcomer 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. Urged to abandon the only home he’s ever known, Mowgli embarks on a captivating journey of self-discovery, guided by panther-turned-stern mentor Bagheera (voice of Ben Kingsley), and the free-spirited bear Baloo (voice of Bill Murray). Along the way, Mowgli encounters jungle creatures who don’t exactly have his best interests at heart, including Kaa (voice of Scarlett Johansson), a python whose seductive voice and gaze hypnotizes the man-cub, and the smooth-talking King Louie (voice of Christopher Walken), who tries to coerce Mowgli into giving up the secret to the elusive and deadly red flower: fire. The all-star cast also includes Lupita Nyong’o as the voice of the fiercely protective mother wolf Raksha, and Giancarlo Esposito as the voice of wolf pack’s alpha male Akela. “The Jungle Book” seamlessly blends live-action with photorealistic CGI animals and environments, using up-to-the-minute technology and storytelling techniques to immerse audiences in an enchanting and lush world. The wild adventure swings into theaters in 3D on April 15, 2016.
— Olivia Douglass (@odouglass11) April 15, 2016
The Jungle Book is such a classic and I think that Disney did a fantastic job with this movie! We had the opportunity to see the movie in 3D and usually I don’t like 3D movies due to my headaches. However, I feel that The Jungle Book is BEST seen in 3D format, it really allows you to be a part of the jungle. Here are 5 reasons WHY you should go see The Jungle Book:
1. The Jungle is stunning and realistic. Wow, that’s the best word for it. The crew did a fantastic job researching and making the jungle realistic for Mowgli and the other characters. The trees, the water, the colors- everything was FANTASTIC!
2. The Characters are amazing! I was SO impressed with Mowgli’s acting – what a fantastic little boy. I couldn’t believe the quality of his part in this movie. I know that has to do with his amazing talent and the directors and producers making it work out! Casting him as Mowgli was a fantastic idea. The rest of the talent was fantastic too, you should go see it!
3. It’s Family Friendly. There are parts in the movie that are loud and keep you on the edge of your seat but there is no foul language or very scary scenes in my opinion. If there is a scary scene, it ends okay and is quick. The team did a fantastic job of making sure that it was family friendly. I cannot wait to see it with my family.
4. The Bare Necessities!! This song is an important part of the original Jungle Book so I am happy to say that it plays a strong part in this movie! Baloo and Mowgli sing it together and its stunning!!
5. It’s a classic. If you grew up watching The Jungle Book and reading the stories, you know that this is a great movie. I cannot tell you how excited I was to see it — SO excited! You need to go see this one, that’s for sure!
So, what do you think? Did I convince you to go see The Jungle Book with your family this weekend? You can purchase tickets for your local theater online and go see this fantastic movie. What a great family date day idea!