It’s Friday my people, which means the weekend is upon us, for a number of individuals it is the beginning of their much awaited leisure time from either school or work. Unfortunately for me it is time for my weekend at the wing. Friday also means the commencing a battle at the box office, pitting the reigning number one box office hit against a movie on it’s premier.
The first contender for this theatrical showdown is the returning champ; the widely praised, the visually unique breathtaking work of art “The Jungle Book”, looking to leave the weekend with a three-peat (before Captain America and the crew arrive next week). I have already had the pleasure of viewing the sensational live action adaption of my childhood favorite, The Jungle Book. I loved this movie, you can check out my review at my Jungle Book Review, for me it was perfect, it is my favorite movie of 2016 so far. It already has become in my opinion, the best Disney movie ever. It has all the qualities required of a masterpiece; outstanding visuals, superb cast and tremendously entertaining plot. If you haven’t seen it yet, do you self a favor be generous to yourself and go see this terrific theatrical tale.
Here is the synopsis and trailer:
“Raised by a family of wolves since birth, Mowgli (Neel Sethi) must leave the only home he’s ever known when the fearsome tiger Shere Khan (Idris Elba) unleashes his mighty roar. Guided by a no-nonsense panther (Ben Kingsley) and a free-spirited bear (Bill Murray), the young boy meets an array of jungle animals, including a slithery python and a smooth-talking ape. Along the way, Mowgli learns valuable life lessons as his epic journey of self-discovery leads to fun and adventure.”
The opponent is the what seems will be a laugh out loud cute kitty comedy “Keanu”, attempting to dethrone the champ (even if it’s number one status duration last only a week). This comedic duo have such a unique chemistry, they always manage to create laughter. It is their debut film together and the premise though wacky it may seem, I think it will be successful. This one is for the adults since it is rated R, which is obvious since Key and Peele’s sense of humor is for mature audiences.
Here is the synopsis and trailer:
“Recently dumped by his girlfriend, slacker Rell (Jordan Peele) finds some happiness when a cute kitten winds up on his doorstep. After a heartless thief steals the cat, Rell recruits his cousin Clarence (Keegan-Michael Key) to help him retrieve it. They soon learn that a thug named Cheddar (Method Man) has the animal, and he’ll only give it back if the two men agree to work for him. Armed with guns and a gangster attitude, it doesn’t take long for the hapless duo to land in big trouble.”
Predicted Winner: The Jungle Book
I feel very confident that The Jungle Book will retain it’s crown and achieve what Lebron James could not manage during his tenure with the Miami Heat; a three-peat. I would like to and will see Keanu and believe it will be a, be careful not to pee your pants, hold your tummy hilarious hit at the box office, it just wont have what its takes to overcome the captivating live action interpretation of the Jungle Book. Even though that gangsta cat is a cute as can be, it can’t match up against Mowgli’s tale.
Jungle Book simply is the better film, and since most adults will be taking their children to see the movie, I can’t see Key and Peele manage to make a miraculous upset and outperform Neel Seethi’s uncanny portrayal of Mowgli and the exceptional performances of the star studded voice cast. Can the Man-cub Mowgli and his fellow jungle inhabitants hold on to their title for a third week, or will the comedy tag-team of cousins Rell and Clarence along with the adorable Keanu accomplish to steal their red flower. It’s the House Mouse against the Tower of Bunny, who will be victorious Disney or Warner. Feel free to leave a comment.