JUNGLE BOOK: A wonderous re-telling of the classic Rudyard Kipling tale with an all-star voice cast of animals, the film is anchored around the exploits of a young boy, Mowgli (a very talented Neel Setfi).  Raised by wolves (Lupita Nyong'o is the mother wolf) and threatened by the tiger, Shere Khan (Idris Elba), Mowgli decides to leave the jungle.  Guided by his panther friend, Baghere (Ben Kingsley) and eventually a lovable bear name Baloo (Bill Murray),who doesn't hibernate but "naps a lot," they set out on their adventures and meet up with some unusual characters in the form of a snake (Scarlett Johansson) a porcupine, (Gary Shandling) as well as the king of the apes (Christopher Walken, a real scene stealer). This film takes CGI (computer graphic imaging) to new heights and is quite thrilling at times.  It's hard to believe that the young actor was doing most of his work in front of a green screen with nothing to relate to.  He is superb. Borrowing form the animated version Disney did earlier, we even get a couple of songs thrown in for good measure.  And this film will be one that is hard to measure up to, suspenseful, funny and downright beautiful in its scope.  This is one for the entire family and not to be missed.  I could see it again tomorrow.  And the next day.  And the next.  It's that good.

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