Well it’s good but does anyone else feel it’s missing the charm of the original? And what’s with making all the Disney films grown up? It’s slightly dark isn’t it.
I watched it with both of my girls and if I’d watched it on my own first I may have not watched it with midge. Although my girls are pretty mature when it comes to things some kids may find scary.
I do think it’s missing some of the best bits, Kaa’s mesmerising eyes & dance, the elephant rank song, the full bear necessity song, and king Louie was a little too sinister. And why change the songs?
Maybe it’s because I used to watch the original Disney movies over & over as a kid and in my head that’s how they should be… Disney films are supposed to be light and fun for children, not dark & scary.
I am now watching the original with my girls and instead of hiding their faces they are laughing. As much as they did enjoy the new jungle book the original is the firm favourite.
Have you seen it?