Film: Technology propels a vibrant Disney classic update

The director never loses sight of the fact he’s making an adventure story for children

17th April, 2016
Neel Sethi in The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book 3D; Directed by Jon Favreau, Nationwide, PG, Rating: ****

Our Little Sister; Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda, Selected, PG, Rating: ***

Disney excavates the past to show us the future in The Jungle Book, an exceptionally beautiful and immersive CGI adventure, inspired by Rudyard Kipling’s Victorian stories of the boy Mowgli living among the anthropomorphised animals of the Indian forest. The latest in the studio’s line of live-action remakes of their...

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