Tuesday Cinema Club: The Jungle Book

This week we went to see The Jungle Book and for the first time in a long time the movie theatre was pretty much full. I was lucky to book the tickets at just the right time as we got practically the last of the wider leg room seats.

I vaguely remember reading The Jungle Book when I was young but I didn’t think much about it before going to see the movie. It was only as the characters were introduced that I began to get flashes of the book coming back to me.

As I’m not a fan of snakes there was a small part of the movie spent with my eyes closed and I was glad I didn’t pick the 3D showing! The hypnotic voice and false sense of security lulling poor Mowgli into the death grip is one of the reasons why you should never trust a snake! I am weary of anything that could swallow a man whole!

I loved Shere Khan being voiced by Idris Elba, it was a perfect fit. A mixture of relaxed cool and sinister menacing all in one, just as a Tiger should be.

In fact all of the characters were well voiced. A couple I recognised the voices but couldn’t remember the names.

It must have been strange for the little boy playing Mowgli to film a movie where he is acting on his own. But then there were probably hundreds of people filming it so he wasn’t really on his own.

I enjoyed the movie. There was a point where you forgot that the animals weren’t real and that is testament to the people who made it. Having a real child playing the part of Mowgli makes you forget for a minute that the animals aren’t real.

I’m sure it will be a big hit with kids over the bank holiday weekend, there were a few kids in the theatre last night watching. I would just be careful with younger children that they don’t get scared by the more sinister parts of the story and the bloody big snake!


One response

  1. I’m yet to watch it!! Can’t wait to go see!! 😀 😀

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