Ben Oliver

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The Jungle Book

Kid, I got ears. My ears got ears. Only I can protect you.
26 August 2018

Still the joyless snooze-fest it was two years ago. The dictionary definition of a pointless remake.

All the fun and wild energy of the animation has been drained away. What’s left behind is a technical marvel without a soul. Not all these Disney live-action remakes have been bad, but this one feels like it exists just so they can say they did it.

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