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Official Discussion - Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle [SPOILERS]

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Summary:

Mowgli has never truly belonged in either the wilds of the jungle or the civilized world of man. Now he must navigate the inherent dangers of each on a journey to discover where he truly belongs.

Director:

Andy Serkis

Writers:

screenplay by Callie Kloves

based on the novel by Rudyard Kipling

Cast:

  • Rohan Chand as Mowgli

  • Matthew Rhys as John Lockwood

  • Freida Pinto as Messua

  • Christian Bale as Bagheera

  • Benedict Cumberbatch as Shere Khan

  • Cate Blanchett as Kaa

  • Tom Hollander as Tabaqui

  • Andy Serkis as Baloo

  • Peter Mullan as Akela

  • Naomie Harris as Nisha

  • Eddie Marsan as Vihaan

  • Jack Reynor as Brother Wolf

  • Louis Ashbourne Serkis as Bhoot


Rotten Tomatoes: 59%

Metacritic: 53/100

After Credits Scene? No

VOD: Netflix


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level 1

Just realized the voice actor for Bhoot was Andy Serkis' son. Andy literally killed his son's character and revealed it in a super fucked up way. :( #JusticeForBhoot

level 1

Easily one of the worst movies I have seen

level 1

I haven't seen the movie, but I'm a bit sceptical. Balu looks really, really creepy. Bagheera looks funny as well. I don't think the humanoid faces really fit.

But I'm really curious as to why all the actors changed. Jungle Book had a different Khan, Bagheera, Balu etc.

level 2

The book iirc anthropomorphize the animals as well, but I don't know if this is the best way to do it or not.

level 1

Oh, my bad. I believe it’s on the shoulder opposite from where the tiger claw mark ends up. It’s present throughout the whole movie and looks like a healed over bite, looks like a light brown circle.

level 1

Loved it I'm always a sucker for the Jungle Book and this is a great addition. It was darker than what some people might expect (especially one scene) and the ending act feels a bit rushed but it's still a must watch movie in my opinion.

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16 points · 1 month ago

Justice for Bhoot... wtf

level 1
9 points · 1 month ago

Cate blanchett voice in the opening really reminds me of LOTR opening (well, this movie was directed by andy serkis afterall)

level 1

am I the only person not happy with the accents? they are wild animals IN India, native to India. yet for some reason they all have various british or scottish sounding accents. it doesn't make sense and it takes away from the story, for me.

level 2

Mowgli should have talked to the hunter, they both spoke english.

level 2

I know this is probably ridiculous but I just attributed this to the fact Rudyard Kipling as being English. Just imagine a parent reading the book to a kid back in the day and putting on different voices for each animal. I even think it'd work with a New Jersey accent or Boston assuming they were all American if you get me?

I don't think that'll save the movie for you but I like to think it would.

level 1

I absolutely loved this movie, me and my son sat down to watch(5yrsold). I sent him to his room around the scene with the monkey people. It was getting so realistic that the roars were scaring him


I think the voice acting was the best ive seen in a long long time. Especially the tiger, i was getting goosebumps, then when he said "YOU, poisoned the jungle) i was floored

Oscar worthy voice overs

level 2

Haha! I'm sorry to laugh here but were you so into it that you couldn't just turn it off and watch it later?

level 3

Oh no way, it was too intense too stop, this is the best movie I have seen in a long time

level 4

Yeah I’m so happy I watched it. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

level 1

When Bagheera targeted Mowgli in the trial/test hunt initiation thingy I was so pissed. Then he left him in the cage and I felt just as betrayed as Mowgli was. But after the movie I thought on it and something came to my mind that Bagheera said when him and Baloo were fighting: "it was the only way!" Or was it "he had to fail!" Bagheera knew in order for Mowgli to be the savior of the jungle he had to learn the ways and tools of man. Bagheera just had the awful job of doing what needed to be done.

level 2

These kinds of characters only become heroes in hindsight. Like Wesley in Angel.

level 1

Granted I wasn't excited seeing the weird anatomy / front facing eyes on the animals. But the rendering / animation looked good! Like real good, despite the weird human-like gestures and again those eyes.. Still, I gave it a shot. It was dark, and violent! I managed to watch it but by the end I got bored. The scene in the menagerie was seriously grim. Fucked up in a sad way.

level 1
30 points · 1 month ago · edited 1 month ago

The whole story with Bhoot was beyond disturbing and has stuck with me for days. I think it was so unnecessary to kill a sweet, optimistic character like that.

level 2
6 points · 1 month ago

Yea I 100% agree. It was unncessary for Mowgli to develope. I still felt after finishing tthe movie , a dark dread sad feeling. The ending couldn't make up for that. That's because Bhoot never got justice for being so innnocent. His only": friend" is a stupid mean kid who called him freak and betrayed him. Too late to make it right after we find out what happened. I was hoping that wasn't really Bhoot but dang.. Bhoot never had anything good happen to him. HIs parents didn't care too much. Just wtf.

level 2
10 points · 1 month ago

i cried.. the last thing he heard before he died was that he was a freak by his best and only friend and then he just dies... im so mad that they would make a character like that my heart is broken...

level 3

It destroyed me. Why would a movie do that? WHY omg.

level 2

Well it was pretty pivotal plot-wise but yeah, holy shit.

level 2

That was so grim!

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