WHICH IS THE BEST "THE JUNGLE BOOK" CINEMATIC ADAPTATION?
Now, to answer the question I answered you in the sideways columns I need to stress out something: -I'll take into consideration only the MOST FAMOUS adaptations of the book, since there are some of them scattered around the years no one never heard of, like some Indian ones, or the sequel to the Disney original animated film, that aren't worth of analysis
-I won't give any score in this occasion, but I simply ramble about the following movies.
With this said guys, this is my top 3 cinematic adaptations:
1) This may be an unpopular opinion guys, but for me the BEST adaptation to Kipiling's book is the 2016 live action film. That beautiful piece of cinematography is the most faithful to the original source material, with impressive CGI, mind-blowing photography, a good script and a smart direction.The ONLY flaw I have with it it's the little guys portraying Mowgli... He's not that promising of an actor in my opinion.. But hey, I might be very wrong.
2) In second place comes the 1967 Disney's movie, The Jungle Book: now, that animated film is lighthearted, funny, entertaining and everytime I watch it a little tear sprinkles down my cheek because I recollect SO MANY MEMORIES about my childhood... It's incredible. With this said, the nostalgia effect plays a HUGE role when it comes to my final critic judgement about this movie: it's a fine animated film, but not that close to be a masterpiece as you may recollect... 3) In third and last place comes the newest addition to the series: Mowgli, directed by Andy Serkis and produced by Netflix. Now, with this I don't wanna say this is a BAD movie, it's just that the CG work is really choppy and underwhelming, and the script seems very rushed and forced at times, because otherwise, the dark and more mature tone of the movie was an excellent choice, and it could have been A LOT BETTER.
SO, what do you guys think? Is my chart ok? Which is the best one in your opinion?