THE GREATEST JOURNEY IS FINDING WHERE YOU BELONG.
A human boy is raised by a pack of Indian wolves in the jungle; he wants to be a full member of the pack, but his future is uncertain… A significantly darker version of Rudyard Kipling’s tale, primarily remembered thanks to two Disney movies. This one has a raw streak and looks impressive; in his directing debut, Andy Serkis takes great advantage of the motion capture technology he knows so well. It’s fun listening to that cast, but this is ultimately a cruel and morose film.
2018-Britain-U.S. 104 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Andy Serkis. Stories: Rudyard Kipling. Song: ”Changes” (performed by Kara Marni). Cast: Christian Bale (Bagheera), Benedict Cumberbatch (Shere Khan), Cate Blanchett (Kaa), Rohan Chand (Mowgli), Matthew Rhys, Tom Hollander… Andy Serkis, Freida Pinto, Peter Mullan, Naomie Harris, Eddie Marsan, Jonathan Rhys Meyers.
Trivia: Alternative title: Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle. Alejandro González Iñárritu and Ron Howard were allegedly considered as director.
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