Tuesday, 19 April 2016

The Jungle Book

Yet another movie on my watch-list is ticked! "The Jungle Book", a movie which reminds us of a childhood story, and of childhood memories. Jon Favreau, the director, has done a nice job in bringing this fiction alive. It is a story of a boy, Mowgli, who is brought up by the wolf pack in the jungle. However, the movie didn't stand close enough to the grandeur of Kipling's creativity. The screen script is fair but some characters don't get their due importance as one would find in the book, this though was quite unappealing. There were of course many little stories that were in the book but not in the script. The book version became a popular hit for the verses it had, and which the movie makers could have used them to make the narration more effective. Some animals were not true to their actual being, which was quite unacceptable. But otherwise, the movie is worth watching, effective even more if one hasn't read the book. Overall, I would personally give this movie a rating of 3.15 on a scale of 5.0.


Kiran Samat said...

3.15 :P because 3 would be too less and 3.50 would be too much! :D

Suhasini Srihari said...

I am no critic, but as an eager 'expectator', I would certainly look out for something in a movie. And if it's based on a novel, then there is all the more reasons to expect more. The adaptation of the novel into the movie form was not true to its core, the characterizations itself changed (example, Kaa helps Baloo and Bhageera to fight the Bandar log and get back Mowgli, but Kaa was a different character, a negative one, in the movie). As far as the movie efforts are concerned, then I need to consider the technical aspects of it, and thus, 3.15.

Arun said...

Finally got time to watch the movie. Your review as usual good with rating suits to the movie (at least to me)

Suhasini Srihari said...

Thank you Sir!

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