Normal Website

Not a front for a secret organization.
Written by Rob Schultz (human).

#2,266: The Jungle Book

Spare Parts - ★★½☆☆
This is a cool story, but not a very good movie. It doesn't spend enough time on any of the characters subplots to make them compelling, so it probably would have been better off 30 minutes shorter and with more robots.

The Jungle Book (2016) - ★½☆☆☆
I guess I don't know why you would make this? When I didn't dig last year's Cinderella, I didn't want to believe it was just too "girl movie" for me. This year's model proves that a) the feeling of two movies by different directors stapled together in the middle ("Super serious and gritty retelling!" "No! Songs and magic!") was the intended effect, and that b) I still don't like it.

Some of this one takes place in the Jungle, and some of it takes place in the Uncanny Valley. Mowgli's got amazing hair. The thing with the book under the end credits was neat.

The End of the Tour - ★★★½☆
I'm glad I watched this, but I don't really know the people it's based on, so I didn't bring a lot to the movie. Is it too cute to call it a millennial My Dinner with Andre?

A little while later I read a book by Wallace while I was on jury duty, so maybe that's something.

The Jungle Book (1967) - ★★★☆☆
There are a lot of Disney 'classics' that I suspect I've never really seen, I just think I have because I had the picture book. Or the reused animation tricks me into thinking I've only seen part of the movie. Anyhow it was kind of fun go compare the two. The first hour of the live action movie only takes ten minutes in the cartoon.

Normal Website and miscellaneous blog content, © 2007-2016 Rob Schultz