Disney's The Jungle Book

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    Originally Posted By dagobert

    Today Disney released the trailer to Jon Favreau's The Jungle Book.

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    The visiuals are stunning.
     
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    Originally Posted By Jim in Merced CA

    Put me in the 'I don't get' category on these live action remakes.

    It's like a one-trick pony. Like 'The Flintstones' or 'Popeye' or even 'Cinderella' and 'Malificent' -- once I've seen the live action version of the cartoon character - who cares?
     
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    Originally Posted By FerretAfros

    Why does that snake sound just like an amorous phone?

    >>Put me in the 'I don't get' category on these live action remakes.<<

    I agree. I really wonder how much longer this trend will last

    That said, The Flintstones movie was particularly impressive from a visual standpoint. It was made at just the right time that nearly everything was done with physical effects (Dino excluded), which is really impressive when you consider the scale of things in that film. As an actual storyline though, it wasn't so great
     
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    Originally Posted By basil fan

    The blurb says this movie brings the story "to life." When I watch a movie, nothing seems more alive than hand-drawn animation, even more so than live-action. Anyhow, that's my opinion.

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    Originally Posted By MissCandice

    It looks like a big CGI-fest to me.
     
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    Originally Posted By u k fan

    I agree that it looks stunning, but it's probably in the "I'll watch it someday" category for me!!!
     
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    Originally Posted By FerretAfros

    >>It looks like a big CGI-fest to me.<<

    I agree. It hardly looks like it's bringing something to life, since it just looks like every other big-budget popcorn movie that's been made in the last decade. But this time in a jungle!
     
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    Originally Posted By dagobert

    It's definitely a CGI fest, but still, the visuals seen in the trailer do look incredible. I'm not sure, if I'm going to see it in the cinema, but from all the recent live action reproductions of classic animated Disney movies, this one is the most interesting for me so far.

    Besides Marvel and Lucasfilm, Disney's live action slate in recent years is very disappointing.
     
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    Originally Posted By CuriousConstance

    It certainly looks a lot better than I was picturing it to be.
     
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    Originally Posted By Kar2oonMan

    >>Put me in the 'I don't get' category on these live action remakes.<<

    Me, too. There are thousands of books on shelves that have never been made into a movie. Why not give one of those a try, instead of continually going back to a story that has been filmed in live action and animation before?

    I really don't need to see live action versions of Lady and the Tramp, or Emperor's New Groove or the 1,000th version of Cinderella.
     
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    Originally Posted By Jim in Merced CA

    Or another variation on Peter Pan!!!

    'Pan' - coming soon to a theater near you.

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    Originally Posted By Dabob2

    Sadly, neither Mr. Candy nor Mr. Milstead are still with us, so we won't see one:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knlJOHnr11A

    As for Jungle Book, I saw the actors' names listed. I noticed Ben Kingsley and Christopher Walken, and my mind just went to imagining both of them as Shere Kahn, and how basically it would be two different movies based on which one it was! :)
     
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    Originally Posted By JeffG

    Interestingly, neither of them are playing that role. Walken is King Louis and Kingsley is Bagheera. Idris Elba is Shere Kahn.

    Bill Murray as Baloo is at least an interesting choice...
     
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    Originally Posted By Kar2oonMan

    >>Walken is King Louis<<

    I wanna. BE. Like you.
     
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    Originally Posted By Dabob2

    Oo. Be-doo.
     
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    Originally Posted By Yookeroo

    "I agree. I really wonder how much longer this trend will last"

    Probably depends on the quality. Cinderella was great. And the talent behind this one is terrific.
     
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    Originally Posted By Liberty Belle

    I really wasn't looking forward to this at all, until I saw the live action presentation at the D23 Expo. The trailer they showed looked pretty amazing (I much prefer it to this released trailer). I came away feeling REALLY excited about it. I'll definitely see it when it comes out.
     
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    Originally Posted By Jim in Merced CA

    New trailer unveiled during Super Bowl

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    This movie is an 'I don't get' for me.

    Too CGI-ish for me. And having super-realistic animals talking like that is the same reason I didn't like 'Dr. Doolittle' with Eddie Murphy.

    'Babe' works because it's more of a fairy tale and has a kitschy realism that works.
     
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    Originally Posted By Kar2oonMan

    >>This movie is an 'I don't get' for me.<<

    Would it surprise you that I feel the same way?

    Didn't they do a live action version of Jungle Book 15 years ago or so? This tale has been told again and again, and the animated version is pretty indelible. They even reference it in the trailer.
     
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    Originally Posted By Kar2oonMan

    And while I know that the days where they'd hire voice actors rather than name brand actors for lead roles is long gone, it only serves to pull me further out of the movie hearing a recognizable voice like Christopher Walken or Bill Murray.

    Ah, well. it'll probably do very well no matter what i think.
     

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