|Does Idris Elba ever not look cool?!|
Thank God that Bill Murray finally has another animated character to add to his resume. Baloo the Bear looks and sounds a lot cooler than his two shots at that lame turd called Garfield. This live-action version of The Jungle Book looks amazing. Scene for scene resembles the classic Disney Cartoon, just larger and more serious. With a group of big name stars and visuals that put Jumanji to shame, this just might work. As long as the classic songs are present, the tone is fun, and there isn't some preposterous twist on the original story, this movie can't go wrong. Also, there most definitely needs to be some vultures that sound like The Beatles, and not One Direction. Idris Elba (Beasts of No Nation) as Shere Khan is a nice touch too.
My Prediction- If Disney looks for the "Bare Necessities" and honors the classic, then The Jungle Book will not be a Piece Of Shit.
Mike's Take -
Disney has basically taken over the movie industry. With its own line of animated movies, Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm and Buena Vista Home Entertainment, they are just a juggernaut, now they are just messing with us, seriously, a remake of their own animated movie? One of their most successful animated movies? With the director of Iron Man and the voices of Ben Kingsley and Idris Elba and Bill Murray? I don't want to be skeptical, but I just don't see how this movie can fail on any level. The trailers don't give away too much, but from what I've seen this movie is going to be fun. I hope they throw in some "Jungle Ride" scenes and maybe a quick pass by the river guide as he shoots at the hippos. Do they still do that on the ride at Disney? Anyways, this movie isn't going to suck.
Not a piece of shit
The Jungle Book (2016)
PG | 1h 46min | Adventure, Drama, Family | 15 April 2016 (USA)
After a threat from the tiger Shere Khan forces him to flee the jungle, a man-cub named Mowgli embarks on a journey of self discovery with the help of panther, Bagheera, and free spirited bear, Baloo.
Director: Jon Favreau
Writers: Justin Marks (screenplay by), Rudyard Kipling (based on the books by)
Stars: Neel Sethi, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley