Jon Favreau’s dark reboot screens like a terrorized tale drained of humor, compared to Wolfgang Reitherman’s amiable 1967 feature.
The Jungle Book
In his never-ending quest to be recognized as a serious thespian, character actor Andy Serkis continues to minimize the role of the animators who make his performances possible. With each interview he gives, Serkis seems to do more and more of the work, and the animators less and less. About the only thing Serkis doesn’t do at this point is build his own motion capture rigs and provide his own craft services.