Just watched the live action recreation of The Jungle Book.
I suspect a lot of you would have similar attitudes to what mine used to be, that rebooting a classic Disney film just seems unimaginative and money-grubbing, and that this sort of thing would likely shine through and it would be a heap of trash.
HOWEVER, I am here to reassure you that actually... It was pretty tip top! I mean, I wouldn't got so far as to call it an "excellent film" but it rated a lot higher than I expected, I can tell you that. Maybe a 7.5/10 or so.
A lot of neat little references to the old film and follows a broadly similar story, but doesn't feel like they directly took the original and tried to completely "modernise" it. The voice acting is absolutely incredible, some outstanding performances from Scarlett Johansson, Bill Murray and Idris Elba. And, to top it off, the animation is just utterly gobsmacking. Like... Holy shit how do they even DO this kind of sorcery?