Hey there folks! Who doesn’t love animals? Well, haters. But let’s not think about them. What’s better than animals? Talking animals, that’s what! No, I’m not off my meds. But thank you for asking. I appreciate your concern.
No, I’m talking about The Jungle Book, where a young boy gets to grow up alongside animals that talk to him. So cool, right? Well, there’s a new, live-action (okay, live & CGI) version hitting theaters soon. And I have passes to the Baltimore area screening. Yaaaay! Fine. Idris Elba is in this. No, that’s not my only reason for wanting to see this. Synopsis!
Directed by Jon Favreau (“Iron Man”), based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories and inspired by Disney’s classic animated film, “The Jungle Book” is an all-new live-action epic adventure about Mowgli (newcomer Neel Sethi), a man-cub who’s been raised by a family of wolves. But Mowgli finds he is no longer welcome in the jungle when fearsome tiger Shere Khan (voice of Idris Elba), who bears the scars of Man, promises to eliminate what he sees as a threat. Urged to abandon the only home he’s ever known, Mowgli embarks on a captivating journey of self-discovery, guided by panther-turned-stern mentor Bagheera (voice of Ben Kingsley), and the free-spirited bear Baloo (voice of Bill Murray). Along the way, Mowgli encounters jungle creatures who don’t exactly have his best interests at heart, including Kaa (voice of Scarlett Johansson), a python whose seductive voice and gaze hypnotizes the man-cub, and the smooth-talking King Louie (voice of Christopher Walken), who tries to coerce Mowgli into giving up the secret to the elusive and deadly red flower: fire.
The all-star cast also includes Lupita Nyong’o as the voice of the fiercely protective mother wolf Raksha, and Giancarlo Esposito as the voice of wolf pack’s alpha male Akela. “The Jungle Book” seamlessly blends live-action with photorealistic CGI animals and environments, using up-to-the-minute technology and storytelling techniques to immerse audiences in an enchanting and lush world. The wild adventure swings into theaters in 3D on April 15, 2016.
What: ADMIT FOUR passes for the Baltimore area screening of Disney’s The Jungle Book!
Where: AMC White Marsh
When: Monday, April 11
Why: Disney. Animals. Talking. No meds necessary.
How: Visit www.seeitfirst.net and enter code 530642!
REMEMBER: seating for screenings are first-come, first served and not guaranteed. So get there early to get yourself a seat.
Good luck, everyone!