This week you have a choice between jungle and forest, and I’d really recommend the jungle route!
The Jungle Book
Rudyard Kipling’s beloved story returns to the screen in this Walt Disney Pictures production from director Jon Favreau.
Possibly the most beautiful movie you’ll ever see, this “live action” version of The Jungle Book is one of those rare remakes that actually improves on the original. The visuals are just ridiculously sublime, the voice acting is on perfectly on point, the characters better realised than you’ve ever seen them before. The story is a bit more toned down, but at the same time the scale is grander and the dramatic stakes are so much higher. This is movie magic at its finest and everyone will love it. Kervyn certainly did, with a damn near perfect 4.5/5 stars.
Against the backdrop of Japan’s Aokigahara forest, where people go to end their lives, an American woman braves the mysterious, uncharted terrain to search for her missing sister.
Despite starting out strongly creepy, The Forest spirals downwards into increasingly generic scare tactics that, at the end of the day, aren’t even that frightening. Natalie Dormer is about the only good thing in The Forest, she’s more than capable of carrying the movie, but unfortunately she’s not enough to escape a 9% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.