TGCT:Trick or Treat. A Little Sister For Halloween
"Ugh, why is Halloween so boring here." A young teenager groaned. The girl looked like every other pretty girl, but she was not, quite obviously otherwise I wouldn't have brought it to your attention. This was... "Aye, stop right there you." What? "you heard me, we can't spoil the surprise can we?" The surprise? "Yeah, the surprise that you haven't given me a proper name yet, dimwit." Oh, 'point. Anyway, this girl who so rudely interrupted me is a demon. From the fiery (of frosty, depending on the location and/or season) pits of the underworld. "There we go." shush, get back into character. "Fine."
But yes, she's a demon, and this is Halloween; the holiday where ghouls and monsters rule. Most however, are fine with enjoying the night time festivities with humans, going trick-or-treating and such. Our young demon here is one of them, long onyx hair fluttering in the wind, a simple leather jacket covering a plain shirt adorned her torso with a rather short deep blue skirt, two tone blue
Brief (for those too lazy to read)
...Well, I guess there’s no reason to go back and watch the 1967 one anymore.
Well, here we are at my second “My Thoughts On” (RWBY Volume 4 doesn’t count as a full one). This was a series I started to justify my disappointment with a beloved franchise making an awful new movie. Now...I’m using it to do the complete opposite: A beloved franchise making a brilliant new movie! As you just read, I ADORE this movie. However...there is a problem with it,
The cartoon Jungle Book was a musical. There was a huge selection of great songs from it, “Bare Necessities”, “Colonel Haithi’s March”, “I Wanna Be Like You”, “Trust In Me”, “That’s What Friends Are For”, and my favourite: “Jungle Rhythm” (NO! IT DOESN’T COUNT!) Anyway, the 2016 remake had to make a choice, to keep the songs and light-hearted story, or to have a (surprisingly) deep story...and just handpick 2 songs and throw them into a place where they don’t really fit.
If you ask me, this movie is incredible, the animals look like they’re really there (Except for a particular zoom of a Wolf Cub howling), the overlaying (kind of) message of “don’t play with fire”, and the GENUINELY GODDAMN TERRIFYING villain Shere Khan. This movie is jam-packed with great scenes, some action-packed (That finale!) and some really sad (Mowgli’s backstory is a real tear jerker). The OST is also full of remixes of classic Jungle Book music (Go listen to "Mowgli Wins the Race"). To top it all of, the celebrity voice acting is almost perfect! Bill Murray makes a great Baloo, Christopher Walken is so fun as King Louie, Ben Kingsley is perfect as Bagheera, and don’t even get me started on Idris Elba as Shere Khan (OH! SO GOOD!).
Overall, The Jungle Book (2016) is my favourite of the new live action Disney remakes. It does suffer from a few problems, namely the songs and alcohol poisoning from “man-cub” (Seriously), but everything else is just so good! It could’ve easily been just some average remake, but no! Disney went the extra mile to make the best movie they could, and it worked!