MOWGLI: LEGEND OF THE JUNGLE takes on a darker tone and but hopes to draw you in with the human side of things.
Rudyard Kipling’s classic novel The Jungle Book has been done and remade at least twice, and both time by Disney (at least that we can remember,) so could it be done yet again and done just as well or even better? One could say no, but after watching the trailer to Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle, you might be surprised at how amazing it looks.
We still get the familiar characters involved, including the loyal black jaguar named Bagheera (Christian Bale), the fun and playful bear named Baloo (director Andy Serkis), the devious python Kaa (Cate Blanchett), and the terrifying tiger Shere Khan (Benedict Cumberbatch). From the trailer, we can see that the visual aspect of the movie looks just as beautiful as Disney’s live-action version from 2 years ago. However, what makes this movie unique, and something of a forte for director Serkis, is the fact that motion capture was used in creating most of these animal characters.
Because of that, we can see there’s something slightly human in each of those animals, but that’s not to say it’s a bad thing. If anything, it peaks our curiosity.
Acclaimed actor and director Andy Serkis reinvents Rudyard Kipling’s beloved masterpiece, in which a boy torn between two worlds accepts his destiny and becomes a legend. Mowgli has never truly belonged in either the wilds of the jungle or the civilized world of man. Now he must navigate the inherent dangers of each on a journey to discover where he truly belongs.
Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle will be released on Netflix, December 7th.