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You won’t care it’s been done before, because it’s never been done like this: Jungle Book reviewed

Deborah Ross welcomes this dark remake of the animated classic, especially its lack of icky messages about belonging

16 April 2016

9:00 AM

16 April 2016

9:00 AM

The Jungle Book

PG, Nationwide

This Jungle Book is Disney’s remake of its animated classic of 1967, as beloved by all generations thereafter. Warner Bros also has a remake in the pipeline, directed by Andy Serkis, and due for release in 2018, so it looks as though we’ve reached peak Jungle Book remake, although I personally won’t be happy until Quentin Tarantino has a shot: ‘I’ve reached the top, but had to stop and that’s what’s bothering me …mother fucker!’

Many are scornful of these ‘reimaginings’, as they’re called, saying it indicates that Hollywood lacks original ideas.

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