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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Hey, remember that Andy Serkis-directed Jungle Book movie that was supposed to come out in theaters a couple years back? Obviously, with the release of The Jungle Book from Disney, the Warner Bros.-backed Jungle Book Origins (as it was called back then) was derailed, and for a while, it looked as though this movie would wallow in postproduction hell.

However, a few months back, we got a new trailer for the interesting-looking film (which was renamed to Mowgli), and while it looked interesting, it was hard to shake just how unpolished the visual effects looked, especially compared to its competition. Not long after that, it was moved over to Netflix as an original film. Now, we have a brand-new trailer for Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle, and while it does look more polished than it did before, it still does look a bit…off.

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But seeing as the film will be on Netflix, I lose nothing by checking it out on the streaming service, and it’s a whole lot better than if it was released in theaters — because then I wouldn’t have seen it at all. However, if you still want to see it in theaters, it will be hitting select theaters on December 7, the same day it launches on the streaming service.

Below is the official synopsis for Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle:

“Acclaimed actor and director Andy Serkis reinvents Rudyard Kipling’s beloved masterpiece, in which a boy torn between two worlds accepts his destiny and becomes a legend. Mowgli has never truly belonged in either the wilds of the jungle or the civilized world of man. Now he must navigate the inherent dangers of each on a journey to discover where he truly belongs.”

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SOURCE: Netflix

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.