Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book isn’t just a captivating adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s classic children’s novel, but has forever changed the way CGI and real world settings will be integrated in film.
There’s no question about it: The Jungle Book is one of the most beautiful movies to come out of the studio in years. The attention to detail painted on every computer generated animal is impossible to ignore and the effect is a captivating experience like no other.
For the first time in a movie like this, which attempts to blend CGI elements with an actor and physical setting, the computer generated aspects of the film aren’t distracting. After the first ten minutes or so, it doesn’t even feel like there are CGI characters.