The Jungle Book

LetterboxD review link

I originally wrote a longer review of this film that lobbed insults like “anodyne”, “politically bereft”, “lacking a point of view” and “unsure who it is for or what it is about”. But then I took a few days to think about it and came down on the side of “who cares”.

Billy Murray’s baloo is funny and heart-warming, Ben Kingsley’s bagheera is reserved and intellectual. Neel Sethi’s acting will make you believe that Jacob Tremblay in Room really is in a category of his own as a child actor.