Jeff's Reviews

Thoughts on every movie I've ever seen.

The Jungle Book (2016)

Directed by Jon Favreau

Starring Neel Sethi, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba


Not sure which, but either the original Rudyard Kipling novel or this movie is a crap story. Why are we supposed to care about any of these characters? What makes Mowgli good? His youthful innocence? What makes the tiger bad? The scar? There’s no character development, and consequently, I don’t really care what happens to any of them.

Sethi is OK. It’s hard to act without any characters, so I give him credit for that. But his performance is still not 100% believable.

Great effects.

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