My son and I attended an early media screening of The Jungle Book on Tuesday, April 12. Our viewing was in 3D and it was visually stunning! After seeing this once in 3D and once in standard format, I must say that 3D wins all the way! Also showing in RealD 3D and IMAX 3D. Check your theater listings.
The movie was exciting, touching, funny, scary, sad, and so much more. You'll feel like a kid with the wonder and magic of this production! The movie debuted on Friday, April 15. On Saturday, April 16, we (in a pack of 8 adults and 9 kids) went to see it AGAIN. It was the first for the rest in our party. It was a hit with the 17 in our group and box office results are showing that the movie is on track to top $1 billion globally.
|Preview night of The Jungle Book in 3D|
The movie is rated PG. There are scary action sequences and moments of peril. My five year old jumped when fearsome tiger ShereKhan pounces out of the tall jungle grass. The nice, 50+ year old woman sitting next to him reacted the same! So whether you are 5 years old or 50 years old, you just might be jumping out of your seat! It really is an exciting adventure. The ferocity of the action sequences is something to consider for young children. My man cub was fine. During our second viewing with a wolf pack of 7 boys, one (who is a bit older than my son) seemed a bit upset and watched with fingers in his ears and eyes nearly closed during the scary action scenes. I can totally relate. Some scenes were terrifying! At that age I likely would have reacted the same.
|Our Wolf Pack of 7 man cubs took up an entire row at the theater.|
My son and I both agree that Mowgli was our favorite character. Newcomer Neel Sethi did an outstanding job as Mowgli. I am excited to see more from this young actor! I think that my husband found smooth-talking King Louie entertaining. To be honest, ALL of the characters were amazing. Great casting job for sure! I agree with Jon Favreu: they have the PERFECT cast! Check out "The Voices" Featurette: