The Jungle Book This Saturday The 13th!

Directed by Jon Favreau (Iron Man), based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories and inspired by Disney’s classic animated film, The Jungle Book is an all-new live-action epic adventure about Mowgli (newcomer Neel Sethi), a man-cub who’s been raised by a family of wolves. But Mowgli finds he is no longer welcome in the jungle when fearsome tiger Shere Khan (voice of Idris Elba), who bears the scars of Man, promises to eliminate what he sees as a threat. Urged to abandon the only home he’s ever known, Mowgli embarks on a captivating journey of self-discovery, guided by panther-turned-stern mentor Bagheera (voice of Ben Kingsley), and the free-spirited bear Baloo (voice of Bill Murray). Along the way, Mowgli encounters jungle creatures who don’t exactly have his best interests at heart, including Kaa (voice of Scarlett Johansson), a python whose seductive voice and gaze hypnotizes the man-cub, and the smooth-talking King Louie (voice of Christopher Walken), who tries to coerce Mowgli into giving up the secret to the elusive and deadly red flower: fire. The all-star cast also includes Lupita Nyong’o as the voice of the fiercely protective mother wolf Raksha, and Giancarlo Esposito as the voice of wolf pack’s alpha male Akela.

It’s currently earned a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Common Sense Media has given it their “Great For Families” seal of approval.

Maintaining the buoyant heartbeat beneath all the digital flash, Favreau never loses sight of the fact that hes making an adventure story for children.  – Andrew Barker·Variety

The Jungle Book, film review – Groundbreaking and magical – 5 Stars – The UK Independent

Favreau’s Jungle Book is such a wall-to-wall pleasure….. great and …dazzling – Entertainment Weekly

“Critics Consensus: As lovely to behold as it is engrossing to watch, The Jungle Book is the rare remake that actually improves upon its predecessors — all while setting a new standard for CGI.” – Rotten Tomatoes

Come join us this Saturday at Emagine Novi, Woodhaven or Rochester Hills for our next great Autism Friendly Movie – The Jungle Book!

 

  • For a great Family oriented review of the movie please check out Common Sense Media Reviews – here. Common Sense Media is a great parent friendly/family friendly website that reviews movies, video games, books, apps and more with the family audience in mind. I’ve personally used the site for almost ten years, it’s great and one of my “go to” sites.

 

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