Jungle Book - Good movie.

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  1. DRS

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    Saw Jungle Book yesterday with the wife. Awesome 3D and CG animals. More serious than the animated Disney JB from a few generations ago. A few homages to the awesome music from that classic.
    The actor that plays Mowgli is adorable and does a great job.
    Overall, a good movie for family and older children (some scenes that would really frighten smaller kids).
     
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    I don't know ... if they don't do the Bare Necessities number ... it just won't be the same ...

    My big band played that tune yesterday at our little city's park for a cancer research fund raiser



    But I'll probably still enjoy the movie

    :banana
     
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    Did it go with the Disney storyline and dialogue or the Kipling storyline and dialogue? That was one thing I really liked about the Chuck Jones TV special from the 70s - he used the original language from Kipling's books, where the Disney version was, well...a Disney version. Just like Disney did with Winnie The Pooh, changing the way the characters speak to a more cutesy style.
     
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    i hear there's another jungle book remake in the pipeline. go hollywood.
     
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    Public domain FTW!
     
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    Chuck Jones' cartoon of Rikki Tikki Tavi was one of my favorites as a kid. I saw it again a few years ago and still very much enjoyed it, in large part because the language of the dialogue and narration fit the story and setting so well. The music was also awesome!
     
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    Saw it with my wife this afternoon. We both liked it. Recommended. Probably too scary for little kids.
     
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    Saw the initial ads and it looked real dark almost adult or like the original Grimm tales: scary like when kids were not so soft, so figured I'd catch it on DVD as I love Kipling . Then this week the ads were silly fun and full of singing and VERY Disney
     
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    I really didn't like it. Sir King Bensley seemed to be phoning his role in. Elba didn't have any gravitas beyond 'stock villain' as Khan (and they didn't make the tiger model big enough). And Mowgli was just an irritating little kid who's somehow managed to become quite a decent engineer despite being raised by a pack of wolves......!. But my main bugbear with it was why bother to bed the animals in realistic CGI if you're then going to ignore everything else about the animal kingdom? Yes, I know it's fantasy etc but if you're going to do that then surely you just go the full hog and make the whole thing fantasy. Make Khan as big as Baloo so when they have a dust up you're not thinking, 'well that's a grizzly bear and would rip that little kitty's face off', for instance. Bedding it in the relative real world hamstrung it rather than enhancing it.

    The one thing I absolutely loved was Christopher Walken as King Louie. From the moment he's introduced (channelling Brando in Apocalypse Now!) he's so much fun. And Scarlett Johansson as Kaa was unexpectedly rather enjoyable!

    Not a patch on the Disney version. Not even close.
     
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    The do "Bare Necessities.":banana
     
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    I laughed out loud at this. Thanks for that!
     
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    We'll, as the setting for Jungle Book is India, unlikely Baloo is a Grizzly bear. And a male Bengal tiger 400-600 lbs is pretty comparable to a male grizzly 400-790 lbs. I wouldn't want to take bets on the winner.
     
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    Didn't we have a thread about this hypothetical match up not too long ago?
     
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    Woot!!!

    Double plus good!!

    :munch
     
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    I saw it Tues and had a great time, really enjoyed it.
    At times I couldn't tell if it was cgi or real stuff shopped in or what. Really good job for the most part.
     
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    It was a solid movie, I'd say B+
     
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    It's a movie for older kids, and adults who like to be kid like on occasion. If you can check your reality radar @ the door for a movie with talking animals, I'll think you'll enjoy it. I did.
     
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    When y'all say not for young kids, how young are you talking?
     
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    One of the few books I read before it became a movie.
     

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