Family is a single word with many different meanings. The definition of what makes up a family and how it is defined varies from ‘family’ to the next. For some people a family consists of the people born from the Mother and Father. They are all blood relatives, have similar features and grow up in the same environment. For others, it can consist of a loving couple who adopts a child they can’t produce themselves. A family can vary from one another based on terms of economics, cultural, number of generations, and social values. I define a family as a group of people who love and support each other, who help teach the young how to become functional members of society and who you can rely on in tough situations.
The Jungle Book
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.
My family loves watching Disney cartoons and we own many of them. The Jungle Book is a movie I enjoyed as a kid and one my kid’s do too! They loved the cartoon, the famous “Bear Necessity” song and the lovable characters. When I saw that Disney had released a live action one I couldn’t wait to share it with my kids. The movie preview started off as a family affair, but the dark nature and scary scenes sent DD5 off to play else where. My DD8 and DD10 were glued to the set from the opening scene to final credit.
What I love about this film is the stunning visual effects! With lush green forests, stunning desert tundras, waters so breathtaking, you’ll want to dive in! This movie allows you to escape to the jungle. The animals portrayed in this movie (Bear, Jaguar, Monkey, etc) were picture perfect. It was a little distracting when they opened their mouth and began talking, but the thrill of the movie over takes the distraction providing an amazing film.