Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle
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Andy Serkis directs this intense new adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, combining motion capture (naturally!) with live action and a stellar cast. Mowgli (Rohan Chand) is a young outcast learning the ways of the jungle from the wolf pack that’s raised him, as well as a bear named Baloo (Serkis) and a panther named Bagheera (Christian Bale). But not every creature Mowgli meets is quite so friendly – particularly the questionable snake named Kaa (Cate Blanchett), and of course the fearsome tiger Shere Khan (Benedict Cumberbatch). As Mowgli survives the dangers of his jungle home, he’ll also have to face another set of dangers – the ones that come from his human origins. Mowgli also stars Matthew Rhys and Freida Pinto as well as voice performances from Naomie Harris, Peter Mullan, Jack Reynor, Eddie Marsan, and Tom Hollander.
- Benedict Cumberbatch
- Cate Blanchett
- Andy Serkis
- Christian Bale
- Peter Mullan
- Naomie Harris
- Matthew Rhys
- Eddie Marsan
- Jack Reynor
- Freida Pinto
Did You Know?
- This marks the second time that Benedict Cumberbatch has voiced a villain in a remake of an animated film. He previously voiced Smaug in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013), for which Andy Serkis was a second unit director. This is also the second time that Cumberbatch has played a character named Khan. He previously appeared in Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013) as Khan Noonien Singh.
- Some of the wolves, such as Grey Brother, have blue eyes. In reality, wolves' eyes can be yellow, orange, brown or even pale green, but not blue.
- Akela: When you were a cub, I looked you in the eye and saw no fear. I believed that one day you would bring peace to the jungle. But you have become a man now.
- Mowgli: I'm not a man! But neither am I a wolf.
Atom User Reviews
I hate jungle book
For all the time Serkis has had to tinker with it, the film feels painfully incomplete, from its frequently told story to its weak visuals.
Andy Serkis' decidedly non-Disney Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle may have intended to offer a darker, grittier take on the classic Kipling stories, but the end result proves to be more of a murky muddle.