The irreconcilable struggle with the dangerous and terrible tiger Sherkhan forces Mowgli to leave the wolf pack and go to the village to the people. On the boyÂs path, amazing discoveries and exciting adventures await you with Panther Bagheera, the Balu bear, Kaa python and other inhabitants of the dense jungle.
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The relationship between man and nature since antiquity has attracted the minds of scientists, thinkers, and writers. After the appearance of the ÂJungle Book by Rudyard Kipling in 1983, the theme of the human cub raised by animals still excites the imagination.
The new story about Mowgli in 2016 was taken by director John Favreau, known for ÂIron Man and ÂDarwin’s Mission. Favrovsky Mowgli is a mixture of the original and the Disney cartoon. You do not need to review the cartoon of 1967 before going to the cinema to remember the fascinating adventures of Mowgli and the lazy Balu, their carefree happy life. However, not everything is so rosy in the film Favreau. Sherkhan, the killer of MowgliÂs parents, decided to destroy the human cub and is ready to do anything to achieve his cherished goal, even challenge the entire wolf pack. The law of the jungle is relentless, the strong devours the weak. And in order to survive, the boy must return to his people.
During the film, we observe the growing up of the stupid still boy Mowgli, a change in the worldview of his mentors: the stern Bagira, who, loving Mowgli with all his heart, despised his human nature, the frivolous Balu, who for a long time used himself for the good of human ability. This can not please. Such a combination of the plot from the children’s cartoon and cruelty, which hit the human cub in the book, as if bringing the fairy tale closer to life, gives it reality.
Personally, I noticed even more general moments with the Japanese anime 1989-1990, the ÂJungle Book. The wise white wolf mother, who later became the new leader of the pack, first appeared with Fumio Kurokawa. The truce at the watering hole and the veneration of elephants – the Japanese paid great attention to this at one time. Apparently, John Favro was based not only on the Disney cartoon. The possible influence of the Japanese anime is also indicated by the fact that in the children’s cartoon, it would seem, there is an adult theme – fear for one’s life and the life of one’s loved ones. Sherkhan is not just an enemy – he is a formidable adversary who can cause awe in the viewer.
Computer graphics turned out great. The painted animals come to life on the screen, and it seems as if all this is actually happening. The realism of the picture is added by scratches on the body of Mowgli, dirty pants after falling into the dirt. It would be ridiculous to watch if, after a fight with monkeys or running away from a herd of buffalo, the child remained clean and healthy.
There is not much to say about acting, in the film we see only one actor – Neil Sethi. This little boy did it at 5+. He really got used to the role, turned into a brave wolf cub. At the moment when Mowgli and the elephants clean the river, the joy of the Nile is so sincere, genuine!
Codec: HEVC / H.265
Resolution: Upscaled 4K (2160p)
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1
English: Dolby Atmos
English: Dolby TrueHD 7.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)
French (Canada): Dolby Digital 5.1
Spanish: Dolby Digital Plus 7.1
French: Dolby Digital Plus 7.1
German: Dolby Digital Plus 7.1
Italian: Dolby Digital Plus 7.1
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