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** Kaa herself. Unlike her animated counterpart, she does not have any humorous moments, and she acts like a child predator. [[spoiler: She came dangerously close to eating Mowgli, and it was ''only'' thanks to Baloo that he managed to survive his encounter with her]].

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** Kaa herself. Unlike her animated counterpart, she does not have any humorous moments, and she acts like a child predator. [[spoiler: She came dangerously close to eating Mowgli, and it was ''only'' thanks to Baloo that he managed to survive his encounter with her]].her.



** The heart-stopping [[spoiler: JumpScare he pulls on Mowgli near the buffalo heard]]. One moment you're idly strolling through the jungle, [[spoiler: and before you can even ''blink'', a five-hundred pound killing machine is hurtling towards your throat]]. TruthInTelevision; As big as they are, Tigers [[spoiler: are ''masters'' of stealth, and they often catch their prey before they have a chance to react]].
*** Many viewers can probably guess what's about to happen by [[spoiler: how tense Bagheera starts acting while calmly telling Mowgli to run. Yet the attack is so fierce and sudden]] that it's likely to jolt even those who are bracing for it. He [[spoiler: appears out of ''frikin' nowhere'', already in mid pounce, ''right in Mowgli's face''! If Bagheera hadn't been quicker on the draw]], the man cub would likely have died before even realizing he was in danger.

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** The heart-stopping [[spoiler: JumpScare he pulls on Mowgli near the buffalo heard]]. heard. One moment you're idly strolling through the jungle, [[spoiler: and before you can even ''blink'', a five-hundred pound killing machine is hurtling towards your throat]]. throat. TruthInTelevision; As big as they are, Tigers [[spoiler: are ''masters'' of stealth, and they often catch their prey before they have a chance to react]].react.
*** Many viewers can probably guess what's about to happen by [[spoiler: how tense Bagheera starts acting while calmly telling Mowgli to run. Yet the attack is so fierce and sudden]] sudden that it's likely to jolt even those who are bracing for it. He [[spoiler: appears out of ''frikin' nowhere'', already in mid pounce, ''right in Mowgli's face''! If Bagheera hadn't been quicker on the draw]], draw, the man cub would likely have died before even realizing he was in danger.



--> '''Louie''': ''"GOTCHA!!"''
* Shere Khan's [[spoiler: murder of Akela. He first approaches Akela menacingly, only to casually lie down and chat with the alpha. After he learns from Akela that Mowgli has left, at first it seems like the tiger is going to leave the wolves alone. However, he ferociously turns on Akela with teeth and claws and THROWS the alpha wolf off the cliff.]]
** When the film follows up later at the wolf pack's valley, [[spoiler: the first thing shown are vultures picking at bones, implied to be ''Akela's corpse'']]. Shere Khan uses DesecratingTheDead to further break the wolves.

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--> '''Louie''': '''Louie:''' ''"GOTCHA!!"''
* Shere Khan's [[spoiler: murder of Akela. He first approaches Akela menacingly, only to casually lie down and chat with the alpha. After he learns from Akela that Mowgli has left, at first it seems like the tiger is going to leave the wolves alone. However, he ferociously turns on Akela with teeth and claws and THROWS the alpha wolf off the cliff.]]
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** When the film follows up later at the wolf pack's valley, [[spoiler: the first thing shown are vultures picking at bones, implied to be ''Akela's corpse'']].corpse''. Shere Khan uses DesecratingTheDead to further break the wolves.



* In the latest teaser featuring Shere Khan, you can see [[spoiler: him lying down with the wolf pups, who appear to be playing with him. It makes a truly disturbing sight, seeing those [[ChildrenAreInnocent innocent puppies playing around with a deranged killer, not knowing any better]]]]. It's also a frightening and chilling AdultFear moment.
* Though it is well deserved, [[spoiler: the death of Shere Khan]] is this. [[TruthinTelevision It's a known fact that]] [[spoiler: cats almost always land on their feet when they fall from a height, so in the film, as Shere Khan falls from the tree towards the firey jungle floor, his body starts twisting around so that he can land on his feet. He likely got a very good look at his impending demise.]]

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* In the latest teaser featuring Shere Khan, you can see [[spoiler: him lying down with the wolf pups, who appear to be playing with him. It makes a truly disturbing sight, seeing those [[ChildrenAreInnocent innocent puppies playing around with a deranged killer, not knowing any better]]]].better]]. It's also a frightening and chilling AdultFear moment.
* Though it is well deserved, [[spoiler: the death of Shere Khan]] Khan is this. [[TruthinTelevision It's a known fact that]] [[spoiler: cats almost always land on their feet when they fall from a height, so in the film, as Shere Khan falls from the tree towards the firey jungle floor, his body starts twisting around so that he can land on his feet. He likely got a very good look at his impending demise.]]



* On a subtler level, Shere Khan talking to Raksha's pups. He acts very [[FauxAffablyEvil kindly and gentle to them]], while he's not-so-subtly implying that their mother doesn't love them and that Mowgli wanted to kill and replace them. At the same time, he's silently hinting to Raksha that [[AdultFear if she gets in his way, he'll kill her children.]] It's especially chilling because it comes shortly after [[spoiler: his brutal murder of Akela]], so we know how quickly he can turn from charming to savage.

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* On a subtler level, Shere Khan talking to Raksha's pups. He acts very [[FauxAffablyEvil kindly and gentle to them]], while he's not-so-subtly implying that their mother doesn't love them and that Mowgli wanted to kill and replace them. At the same time, he's silently hinting to Raksha that [[AdultFear if she gets in his way, he'll kill her children.]] It's especially chilling because it comes shortly after [[spoiler: his brutal murder of Akela]], Akela, so we know how quickly he can turn from charming to savage.


* King Louie in this version is a ''Gigantopithecus'' almost as big as Film/KingKong who went through a bit of AdaptationalVillainy. He menacingly chases Mowgli around the monkey city in the trailer. A far shot from the goofy, harmless antagonist he was in the animated film.

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* King Louie in this version is a ''Gigantopithecus'' (although they went extinct long before humans showed up) almost as big as Film/KingKong who went through a bit of AdaptationalVillainy.AdaptationalVillainy. The reason for this is because orangutans (his cartoon counterpart) arenít native to India. He menacingly chases Mowgli around the monkey city in the trailer. A far shot from the goofy, harmless antagonist he was in the animated film.


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* Baloo is strangely more of a jerk in this version. Especially when Mowgli gets attacked by a swarm of bees. Sure, heís voiced by Bill Murray, but that doesnít excuse anything.


** Kaa herself. Unlike her animated counterpart, she does not have any humorous moments, and she acts like a child predator. [[spoiler: She came dangerously close to eat Mowgli, and it was ''only'' thanks to Baloo that he managed to survive his encounter with her]].

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** Kaa herself. Unlike her animated counterpart, she does not have any humorous moments, and she acts like a child predator. [[spoiler: She came dangerously close to eat eating Mowgli, and it was ''only'' thanks to Baloo that he managed to survive his encounter with her]].

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*** FridgeHorror: Kaa's voice seemingly comes from everywhere because, being so gigantic, Kaa ''is'' everywhere.


*** Cut to a cuckoo bird screaming in the face of its much smaller "mother"

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*** ** Cut to a cuckoo bird screaming in the face of its much smaller "mother"


*** ''Cut to a cuckoo bird screaming in the face of it's much smaller "mother"''

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*** ''Cut Cut to a cuckoo bird screaming in the face of it's its much smaller "mother"''"mother"
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** Heck, they somehow managed to make his goofy little song legitimately creepy; [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15rUJuKCM90 it's still as bouncy and jazzy as ever]], but there's that underlying sinister tone to it that shows that he's not quite as nice as he appears. Plus we have delightful lines like this:

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** Heck, they somehow managed to make his goofy little song legitimately creepy; [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ma-dJbxKcHE legitimately creepy]]; [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15rUJuKCM90 it's still as bouncy and jazzy as ever]], but there's that underlying sinister tone to it that shows that he's not quite as nice as he appears. Plus we have delightful lines like this:

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** The way the hypnosis is used. Kaa shows Mowgli the flashback...and when the flashback ends, he's tight in her coils, as if the audience was hypnotized along with him.


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* Shere Khan's [[spoiler: murder of Akela. At first it seems like the tiger is going to leave the wolves alone after he learns from Akela that Mowgli has left. However, he ferociously turns on Akela with teeth and claws and THROWS the alpha wolf off the cliff.]]

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* Shere Khan's [[spoiler: murder of Akela. At He first approaches Akela menacingly, only to casually lie down and chat with the alpha. After he learns from Akela that Mowgli has left, at first it seems like the tiger is going to leave the wolves alone after he learns from Akela that Mowgli has left.alone. However, he ferociously turns on Akela with teeth and claws and THROWS the alpha wolf off the cliff.]]

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** Viewers who are ''expecting'' Kaa to show up can get ''very'' creeped out before it even happens. The whole scene takes place in a dimly-lit section of the canopy with thick branches and vines everywhere. Then Kaa's voice comes in seemingly from ''everywhere''. It's at this point that you start looking around--[[ParanoiaFuel you KNOW that there's a giant snake SOMEWHERE in these trees]] ''[[ParanoiaFuel but you don't know where]]''. Then, if you're paying attention, you'll see that some of the vines have started moving....

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** Louie declares that he will protect Mowgli for a price, and Mowgli says he's got nothing to give the ape. Louie cracks a really sinister, mean-looking sneer as he suggests otherwise.

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-->'''Mowgli:''' I can't!\\
'''Louie:''' You can't or you won't?\\
'''Mowgli:''' I can't!\\
'''Louie:''' YOU WILL!


** Think ChristopherWalken's steel-blue eyes are already creepy? Try seeing them in an otherwise orangutan-like face. Hello, (deliberate) UncannyValley...

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** Think ChristopherWalken's Creator/ChristopherWalken's steel-blue eyes are already creepy? Try seeing them in an otherwise orangutan-like face. Hello, (deliberate) UncannyValley...

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** Think ChristopherWalken's steel-blue eyes are already creepy? Try seeing them in an otherwise orangutan-like face. Hello, (deliberate) UncannyValley...


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** Just like Kaa above, the scene where Louie heads off Mowgli's escape gives off definite child predator vibes.
--> '''Louie''': ''"Where you going, mancub?... [[BlatantLies You don't have anyone now]]. [[FalseReassurance I'm your only hope; I can make it real good for you here]]."''

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