Overall Rank: 27623
Average Rating: 1.9/4
# of Ratings: 9
Theatrical Release Date: 12/31/2019
Genre: Adventure, Drama
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Andy Serkis
Actors: Cate Blanchett, Andy Serkis, Benedict Cumberbatch, Christian Bale, Naomie Harris, Matthew Rhys
Plot: A young boy is raised by wolves, a lone human among the animals of the jungle. As he grows older he must face not just the danger of a man-hating tiger, Shere Khan, but also come to terms with his own origins and nature. -- Chris Kavan
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Matthew Brady - wrote on 04/02/2019
I feel bad for Andy Serkis.
His heart is in the right place and I respect the effort to make it more faithful to original novel, so I can't imagine his frustration of how this turned out.
However, my pity doesn't change how incredibly underwhelming I felt about it. If I have to be honest, I was bored at times. The CG motion capture on the animals looked horrifying, especially on Baloo who looks like he's got every disease ever. Rohan Chand struggles to act around heavy effects for an hour and forty four minutes.
I will give it some merit that improves Favreau's version. Cate Blanchett as Kass was far more interesting to watch just by her voice work and big booming presence. Same thing with Benedict Cumberbatch. I already knew going in this was going to be a much darker version, …
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