The Jungle Book: justly hyped or just another lazy Hollywood money grab?
The Jungle Book is the latest live action adaptation of the famous collection of short stories from Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book. Mowgli (Neel Sethi) is a boy that was abandoned by his biological parents and finds shelter within a pack of wolves. These wolves adopt him and raise him as their own.
Later on, Mowgli comes across colourful characters such as Bageera and Baloo. They protect him from the evil Bengali Tiger, Sher Khan, as he threatens to not only kill the boy, but to slowly take over the law of the jungle.
There have been countless Hollywood adaptations of the famous novel; most notably the 1967 Disney animated film The Jungle Book. This is the first ever adaptation where all the backgrounds and animal characters are purely CGI (computer generated imagery). Can the film live up to its hype or is it just another lazy Hollywood money grab by the Disney corporation?
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