The Disney remake of their 1967 Version. Boy was that movie was intense. Post your thoughts below and remember to use spoiler tags if discussing details.
[spoiler]If you enjoyed the movie, please don’t read any farther because my thoughts are pretty negative.
As a whole I actually really didn’t like it, but first the positive: I really enjoyed Baloo and his relationship with Mowgli. And the graphics were absolutely amazing. However, Shere Khan, the villain, pretty much ruined the whole thing for me. Most of the rest of the film was fine, but generally anything that had Shere Khan in it ruined all my enjoyment.
The movie neither had the charm of the 1967 version, or the strength and justice of the book. In this film Shere Khan blatantly breaks jungle law and no one does anything about it. (spoiler) He kills a Akela and the pack is to cowed to do anything. Simply put there was no justice, and the jungle law seemed redundant. (Similar to if someone is cheating at school and the teachers won’t do anything about it.)
Shere Khan was way Over power. He shrugs off an attack by a bear nearly twice his size, a panther and an entire wolf pack.
Also I didn’t like how Shere Khan cowed mother wolf so much that she didn’t even protect her own cubs, which both unrealistic and bad modeling. (Mother wolf was known as “The Demon” in the book and not as a complement.)
To wrap it up, Shere Khan was extremely over powered in both strength and influence.
And didn’t like how the villain was used and feel it dishonors both the book and the old movie.