The Jungle Book (1995)

The bears don't sing and the monkeys don't dance in Disney's latest
version of the Rudyard Kipling classic.  This live-action adventure is
actually closer in spirit to Indiana Jones than anything else.  Chases,
races, and narrow escapes are the bare necessities of a plot that
centers on an *adult* Mowgli (Jason Scott Lee).  Craaaaazy.

Director Stephen Sommers (THE ADVENTURES OF HUCK FINN) doesn't try for
too much depth and that's good for the kids, even if the violence is a
bit heavy.  Adults will appreciate the snappy pace and the occasional
touch of whimsy from John Cleese.  Great animal training, too, if you
don't mind the occasional computer composite.

Grade: B-

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