Mark Kermode Reviews Mowgli: Legend Of The Jungle

Forced To Choose

Mowgli; Legend Of The Jungle is on Netflix this month and Mark Kermode just reviewed it for BBC Five Live so here is his review…


Human child Mowgli is raised by a wolf pack in the jungles of India. As he learns the often harsh rules of the jungle, under the tutelage of a bear named Baloo and a panther named Bagheera, Mowgli becomes accepted by the animals of the jungle as one of their own, but the fearsome tiger Shere Khan doesn’t take a liking to him. But there may be greater dangers lurking in the jungle, as Mowgli comes face to face with his human origins.

Acclaimed actor and director Andy Serkis reinvents Rudyard Kipling’s beloved masterpiece, in which a boy torn between two worlds accepts his destiny and becomes a legend. Mowgli has never truly belonged in either the wilds of the jungle or the civilized world of man. Now he must navigate the inherent dangers of each on a journey to discover where he truly belongs. Stars: Christian Bale, Benedict Cumberbatch, Cate Blanchett

Here’s the trailer for the film as well

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