we went to the theater to see it in its best environment. (Sound and pic were very true , not over accentuated). No heavy base drums with exception of one scene which surprises everyone.
Its a bit dark so some kids may be a bit frightened.
If youre a Kipling fan, the Jungle book is just about a few chapters devoted to the whole Mowgli story but, for every" JB" movie Ive seen thus far (starting with the original Sabu version and the first Disney, and now this-I missed the oriental effort), the Kipling story is always deviated from differently in each movie.
Just as Phil Hrris was a great Balu in the foirst Disney feature, Bill Murray does a "hopped up, yet administratively oriented" Balu an Im glad that he didnt phone it in like hes done in his recent movies where he always looks like hes on drugs and really couldnt give a ****.
Christophr Walken voices a charatcter that Kipling never had in mind except for an entire "species of felons".
The cgi blended with actual scenery was flawless as an art form. (The credits reflected that, there were hundreds of cgi and special effects and photography techs amd artists)
HOWEVER, NYT panned the **** out of it, but I nver let that bother me until after a show to see whether I agree or not.