Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle review “Humans and tigers and bears – oh my!”

Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle posterEveryone knows the story of The Jungle Book. Everyone has watched a small boy float down a river on the belly of an amiable bear, all whilst singing upbeat tunes. However, what most people don’t know is the darker side of the story. Netflix’s newest release, Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle, is far from the cartoon jollity of Disney’s 1967 version. But, it doesn’t necessarily mean that that’s a bad thing.

Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle follows Mowgli (obviously), an orphaned child who is taken in by a wolf pack after his mother is killed by the tiger, Shere Khan (Benedict Cumberbatch). He is educated by Bagheera (Christian Bale) and Baloo (Andy Serkis) as he navigates his way around the jungle as a man-cub. Continue reading

New Podcast: 2016’s Best Films

14859347_1040969846011519_1192281544_o-copyMovie Metropolis Play is back with a brand new podcast. After the success of the two previous videos that looked at the best and worst movies of 2015, myself and Rob decided there was only one option – to do another two!

There’s tears, screaming, swearing and possibly a couple of black eyes, but we can neither confirm nor deny the latter!

The first podcast is now live on the Movie Metropolis YouTube channel. Continue reading

“A new classic” The Jungle Book review

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By Adam Brannon

There’s an old saying; “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”, and that was the kind of reaction many people had towards Disney’s live-action remake of The Jungle Book.

Helmed by Iron Man director, Jon Favreau, it certainly garnered a mixed response come its first trailer release late last year. But what is the finished product like? And are we looking at a new classic? Continue reading