Mowgli (newcomer Neel Sethi) is a human boy who’s been raised by wolves. But when the fearsome tiger Shere Khan (Elba) decrees that humans are not welcome in the jungle, Mowgli has to find a new home.
Guided by his stern panther mentor Bagheera (Kingsley) and the free-spirited bear Baloo (Murray), Mowgli sets off on a captivating journey of self-discovery. The trio encounter new friends and foes along the way, including the sly snake Kaa (Johansson) and the smooth-talking King Louie (Walken), a giant ape who is desperate to uncover humans’ most powerful secret: fire.
Directed by Jon Favreau (IRON MAN) and boasting a truly all-star voice cast, this new version of Kipling’s timeless stories seamlessly blends live action with eye-poppingly realistic, cutting-edge CGI to create a lush, immersive world.
Favreau's beautiful CGI update of Disney's animated classic keeps the songs and the fun, and adds real emotional weight ★★★★
A terrifically enjoyable piece of old-fashioned storytelling and a beautiful-looking film: spectacular, exciting, funny and fun ★★★★