MOVIE OF THE WEEK Mowgli: Leg­end of the Jun­gle

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The lat­est movie adap­ta­tion is ap­par­ently so scary and vi­o­lent it’s not re­ally suit­able for chil­dren un­der 10. Who’s it meant to be for, then? An­i­ma­tion and mo­tion cap­ture nerds and Rud­yard Ki­pling purists, mainly — it’s di­rected by Andy "Smeagol" Serkis, and the darker tone is said to be more faith­ful to Ki­pling’s orig­i­nal source ma­te­rial. Keep an ear out for some big names in the cast — Serkis plays Baloo, the bear, Chris­tian Bale and Bene­dict Cum­ber­batch voice a pan­ther and a tiger re­spec­tively, and Cate Blanchett’s a snake.

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