The Jungle Book (2016)

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  1. Ken Anderson

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    The Jungle Book

    You’re probably familiar with the story, by Rudyard Kipling, and you may have seen some of the previous animated movies, about a boy raised in the jungle by animals. This, however, is a combination of live-action version and CGI and, while it’s not something I thought I’d like, I do. The CGI is done very well, and it’s a... well, it’s a nice movie. I didn’t even like the book when I was a kid, and the previous animated versions were cartoonish, but this is good, and it even includes effective drama - and the funny parts are funny. Bill Murray plays the voice of the bear. Yeah, the animals talk. It’s meant for kids, obviously, but I wouldn’t let that stop me. It’s on Netflix, by the way.

     
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    Thanks for the info Ken - loved the original one and we are keen to see this version having seen clips :)
     
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    Sorry Ken the video isn't available to view in this country.


    I enjoyed the original film when I was a kid tho'..
     
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    Think I saw this with the grandsons but maybe not if it's 2016.
     
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    It's been done a few times, but this was the only one I was interested in seeing. Even then, I had expected to back out of it after a few minutes, but I liked it.
     
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    Yeah, I've seen different versions...not my favorite movie but with grandkids you see a lot of them.

    Some I really enjoyed though, Ive said this before but I think they add a little humor sometimes for the adults that have to sit there because it's above the children's heads for sure....which is a smart move.
     
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    Oh I loved the songs Chrissy, like 'ooo be doo, I wanna be like you oo'
    oh yea man - gone, solid gone :D
     
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    Yes, some good songs it children's movies...Lion King was a good one.
     
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    Oh yes - lovely film
     
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    I also like the one with the animals...can't remember the name of it...there's been a few of them. They go to NY, Africa...there's a zebra and a hippo....what is that movie called.

    I always have a time recalling the name...want to call it zootopia but it's not.

    My memory is so bad with names of movies. :(

    Edit: Madagascar....you should have seen my question for googling it, lol
     
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    That's the one, was just gonna tell you :D
     
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    Took your advice and watched 'Jungle Book'.
    Stunning visual movie. Enjoyed it.
    I probably will view it again, just for the effects.

    I like Kipling's short stories about British Imperialism and most of his poems.
    Like a few others, had to memorize 'IF' sometime in my school years.

    Before I purchased a copy for myself of 'A Man Who Would Be King',
    I would check it out every once in awhile from our local library in Nebraska.

    One time, when I was talking to the person checking me out,
    I mentioned that this copy had the 'left Sauwastika' on the facing leaf.
    She looked and you would have thought she was going to have a stroke.
    She said she would have to hold the book till her boss came in.
    I explained about the 'left and right' difference, but no go.

    They removed the book from circulation. Pity when people are so 'over-reactive'.

    This is also the library, that when I put a request for an
    interlibrary loan for the book 'The Blind Watchmaker' by Dawkins,
    the lady at the desk lean forward and quietly said, " You know he's an ATHEIST..."

    I smiled and said " Yes, thank you ".
    Small town, protecting me from myself.

    Anyway, thanks for the suggestion on the movie.
     
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