Wonkily CGI’d with subpar animatronics & admittedly straightforward storytelling but a spot-on Mowgli against a star-studded voice cast (& Bill Murray Baloo!), spectacular Indian location setting, and a loving director’s feel by Favreau. 6.3/10.
Plot Synopsis: Raised by a family of wolves since birth, Mowgli (Neel Sethi) must leave the only home he’s ever known when the fearsome tiger Shere Khan (Idris Elba) unleashes his mighty roar. Guided by a no-nonsense panther (Ben Kingsley) and a free-spirited bear (Bill Murray), the young boy meets an array of jungle animals, including a slithery python and a smooth-talking ape. Along the way, Mowgli learns valuable life lessons as his epic journey of self-discovery leads to fun and adventure.
Official CLC Score: 6.3/10