The Jungle Book 2

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  • Summary: Mowgli, Baloo the bear, Bagheera the panther, and the sly tiger Shere Khan return in this swinging sequel to the animated classic, The Jungle Book.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 24
  2. Negative: 7 out of 24
  1. What makes this sequel work is the charm of its story.
  2. 60
    It may be nearly 40 years past due, but it was worth the wait.
  3. It's a perfectly acceptable short-term baby-sitter. Just make sure the original gets a fair viewing first.
  4. The same money-minded dreamers who found a way to ''Return to Neverland'' have hacked a path back to Baloo heaven.
  5. Unremarkable sequel to the 1967 hit.
  6. 30
    Even the animation is imitative rather than inventive.
  7. 10
    The new tunes sound like Buster Poindexter mainlining Sweet 'n Low, and at a critically song-starved moment, John Goodman's Baloo admits, "King Louie? He split!" Before the third defibrillation of "Bare Necessities," you and your kids might too.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 12
  2. Negative: 8 out of 12
  1. Apr 18, 2013
    8
    I actually enjoyed this movie the animation is great and the voice acting is decent and it's faithful to the original and I enjoyed the music,I actually enjoyed this movie the animation is great and the voice acting is decent and it's faithful to the original and I enjoyed the music, and it tells us about Mowgli's life in the village, although it's a little short but it's great! Expand
  2. May 3, 2012
    5
    This sequel is just an exact replica of the original, but it is not nearly as amusing the second time
  3. Jan 21, 2016
    4
    This was just an exact replica of the original Jungle Book that would only work for kids of the 90's and it should've been straight on toThis was just an exact replica of the original Jungle Book that would only work for kids of the 90's and it should've been straight on to video instead of being theatrical. Expand
  4. Apr 21, 2016
    3
    Due to the relevancy of the recent remake, I decided to pay a retrospective to the original classic from 1967. Unfortunately since it is notDue to the relevancy of the recent remake, I decided to pay a retrospective to the original classic from 1967. Unfortunately since it is not available for review, I am stuck reviewing the sequel. This was made during the time when Disney was in clear financial ruin so they had to make many direct-to-DVD and Video sequels to get a profit for their box office performances. This sequel unfortunately reflects the quality of most of these sequels though. It is a shame because some effort was put into the production side of things. The animation is bright and colorful with an attempt to put some attention to detail. The voice talents also try to add life to the performances. John Goodman, Tony Jay, Jim Cummings, and Haley Joel Osmond do an admirable job at replacing the original voice cast. Unfortunately their talents are wasted in a script that has no passion behind it. Granted the opening title sequence was creative with the shadow puppet animation but no other bits of the film follow that line of creativity. On top of that, the new characters that has been introduced are either annoying or inconsequential to the plot. The new musical numbers are also generic. Granted this film is inoffensive to the younger children watching this but they are better off sticking to the original. Expand
  5. Jul 19, 2016
    3
    I love the original Jungle Book. It's one of my favourite childhood movies and I still consider it one of the best animated movies of allI love the original Jungle Book. It's one of my favourite childhood movies and I still consider it one of the best animated movies of all time. It had great songs, unforgettable characters and animation that still holds up pretty well. This movie has songs that are mostly forgettable, one-dimensional characters, and mediocre animation. John Goodman gives it his all, but there's only so much he can do with a script that is so content to steal from the original. Baloo the bear has been made into a bland parody of himself, Bagheera does nothing but nag constantly and Mowgli has lost any character that he had. Overall, this is pretty much any inferior copy of the original. If you want a good version of Rudyard Kipling's book, either watch the first movie or the recent remake. Both are much better than this. Expand
  6. Apr 26, 2016
    2
    This film is basically what most people Thought of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, except this time, they were right. When I was a kid IThis film is basically what most people Thought of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, except this time, they were right. When I was a kid I actually thought that this was the original Jungle book, which was a mistake. The original is so much better than this lifeless piece of film. They even managed to make the main character more annoying by giving him one of those annoying "cool" voices, which just makes him lose any character he already had. The music isn't nearly as memorable, the characters are made more unlikeable, and any parents who would have seen this would have been disgusted with the way their childhood memories were on the big screen again. Thank god they rebooted it this year. I seriously hope they never make a sequel to this years jungle book. Expand
  7. Mar 2, 2014
    0
    Nope done with all these piece of **** remakes that are trying to retell an already aweful movie. I think these generations are becoming lessNope done with all these piece of **** remakes that are trying to retell an already aweful movie. I think these generations are becoming less and less creative. Expand

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