Another live action Disney film based on a classic. This time brought to you by the talented Jon Favreau who again steps into the directors chair to bring this tale to life. From what we’ve seen in the trailers, it definitely looks thrilling. Perhaps it’s the scale of both the surroundings and animals, especially from the perspective of the young Mowgli.
I like Scarlett Johansson, however I don’t really think she suits the role/voice of Kaa the snake, I know it is a little hard to follow original voices like Sterling Holloway and Jim Cummings, which is maybe why I don’t think her voice suits the role, but I have to keep in mind this is just a snippet. The film also uses the talents of Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong’o, Giancarlo Esposito and Christopher Walken. Introducing Neel Sethi as Mowgli, from what we see in the trailer he has the same wonder and love towards animals in true Mowgli form.
One thing I really like, as seen in some of the trailers, there’s a hint of the original through the use of the always favourite song Bare Necessities. We’ll definitely have to check out the 1967 classic before the live action film is released next month.
Trailers courtesy of Disney Movie Trailers YouTube Channel