The Jungle Book, a story of a man cub raised by wolves, leaves the pack to discover his past and family’s fate. Jon Favreau does an outstanding job directing this mesmerizing film inspired by Rudyard Kipling stories while keeping the integrity of Walt Disney’s classic 1967 animated cartoon.
Seeing Jungle Book at Dolby Cinema at AMC Prime enhanced my family’s movie experience. The seats and sounds rumbled as wild beasts stampeded through the jungle. We adjusted our lounge style seats to our personal comfort zone, sat back and relaxed while taking in the wonders of the jungle. By the way, the arm rests without the controls lift up if you want to get in some family cuddles during the film!
Here are 6 reasons why I love this film:
1. No animals were harmed in the making of this movie!- As realistic as everything looked, none of it is! Does this mean we will see less REAL animals on the big screen? Hopefully, as Disney has proved that they can animate them with the same effect plus this means that we won’t be using animals in movies unnecessarily.
2. Talking animals- Remember Wilbur the horse? Peanut butter got his lips flapping. Technology has come a long way and this movie has left its hoof print. Shere Khan viciously growls his words and Disney has made talking animals so believable. Btwm Shere Khan is the ultimate villain! He’s so good at being bad! But my question is, “Why don’t all of the animals talk in the film?” I’d love to see talking monkeys!
3. The environment- Again, the entire world of the jungle book is computer generated. Think Avatar but there aren’t any live action scenes except Mowgli. The lighting is spectacular, plus the rain and the mud. I just can’t believe my eyes. There are a couple of moments where I was reminded that it was computer generated but they were few and far between.
4. Neel Sethi who plays Mowgli is adorable! The hair, his attitude, everything about him rocks this world!
5. Star studded voice casting- Bill Murray, Christopher Walken, Scarlett Johansson all did an amazing job with their voice overs. King Louie acted like an old school gangster, Baloo was a loveable giant teddy bear with an insatiable appetite for honey and Kaa was hypnotizing and mesmerizing.
6. Not a musical but there are some classic music moments- One of my favorite scenes is when Baloo and Mowgli sing “Bear Necessities”. Visually, I was left with a “How did they do that?” moment. It truly looked like they were floating and splashing together. Adorbs! This scene also reminds me to enjoy the little things in life which often times are the big things.
7. If you love someone, set them free- The Jungle Book is filled with messages that we can all learn from. We loved the messages about respecting each other’s differences, family coming in all shapes and sizes, how parenting styles differ and more. There are wonderful teachable moments for parents to talk about with their kids. Like doing it it the Mowgli way (or your child’s way), standing up for what you believe in and if you love someone, set them free.
The Jungle Book has heart, action, thrilling moments, animated animals (lots of them) and is a CGI masterpiece! I recommend this movie for the entire family. There is some animal violence (fighting) and Uncle Louie gets really angry when Mowgli doesn’t give him what he wants. So young children who have anxieties or are afraid of animals might be overwhelmed and frightened a bit. My daughter loves the film- she laughed out loud, jumped in her seat and can’t wait to see it again!
I highly recommend seeing The Jungle Book in Dolby Cinema at AMC Prime while you can!
The Jungle Book is playing at these theaters.
AMC Desert Ridge 18 (11:00 A.M.)
AMC NewPark 12 (11:30 A.M.)
AMC Burbank 16 (12:30 P.M.)
AMC Century City 15 (10:00 A.M.)
AMC NorthPark 15 (12:00 P.M.)
AMC Hampton Town Centre 24 (11:20 A.M.)
AMC River Park Square 20 (10:45 A.M.)
AMC Tysons Corner 16 (9:40 A.M.)
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