Follow TV Tropes

Following

History YMMV / TheJungleBook1994

Go To


Added DiffLines:

**This is more likely a case of Main/DeliberateValuesDissonance. Since the film is set during [[UsefulNotes/TheBritishEmpire British]] [[UsefulNotes/TheRaj Rule]] over India (i.e. British Imperialism), this is intended on the filmmaker's part.


* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: From the same man who did ''Film/RoboCop1987'' and ''Film/TheHuntForRedOctober'', Music/BasilPoledouris had provided a memorable soundtrack for this movie.

to:

* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic:
**
From the same man who did ''Film/RoboCop1987'' and ''Film/TheHuntForRedOctober'', Music/BasilPoledouris had provided a memorable soundtrack for this movie.
** There's also the amazing song [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLurYE-MZcE Two Different Worlds]] by Music/KennyLoggins, which was sadly only featured in the international releases of the
movie.


* SpecialEffectFailure: The green screen effect mentioned under {{Narm}}.

to:

* SpecialEffectFailure: The green screen effect mentioned under {{Narm}}. Also, the brief CGI close-up shots of Kaa haven't held up well.


* FairForItsDay: While some people have criticized this film for having one of the main protagonists invoke WhiteMansBurden to help the main protagonist, the film goes well out of its way to emphasize that this model of thinking is wrong, and that the thinking was completely normal for the time period the film is set in. Furthermore, while Kitty, Doctor Plumford, and Colonel Byron all have some form of this mindset, they are most definitely not racists, and they openly treat Mowgli not just as an equal, but with open respect, when most British officials treated the Indians with disdain at best, and outright racism at worst. Colonel Byron is also shown to indicate that he has no trouble with his daughter's romance with Mowgli, which is incredibly progressive given that interracial romance was a major taboo back in the 1890's.

to:

* FairForItsDay: While some people have criticized this film for having one of the main protagonists invoke WhiteMansBurden to help the main protagonist, the film goes well out of its way to emphasize that this model of thinking is wrong, and that the thinking was completely normal for the time period the film is set in. Furthermore, while Kitty, Doctor Plumford, and Colonel Byron Brydon all have some form of this mindset, they are most definitely not racists, and they openly treat Mowgli not just as an equal, but with open respect, when most British officials treated the Indians with disdain at best, and outright racism at worst. Colonel Byron Brydon is also shown to indicate that he has no trouble with his daughter's romance with Mowgli, which is incredibly progressive given that interracial romance was a major taboo back in the 1890's.

Added DiffLines:

* FairForItsDay: While some people have criticized this film for having one of the main protagonists invoke WhiteMansBurden to help the main protagonist, the film goes well out of its way to emphasize that this model of thinking is wrong, and that the thinking was completely normal for the time period the film is set in. Furthermore, while Kitty, Doctor Plumford, and Colonel Byron all have some form of this mindset, they are most definitely not racists, and they openly treat Mowgli not just as an equal, but with open respect, when most British officials treated the Indians with disdain at best, and outright racism at worst. Colonel Byron is also shown to indicate that he has no trouble with his daughter's romance with Mowgli, which is incredibly progressive given that interracial romance was a major taboo back in the 1890's.

Added DiffLines:

* RetroactiveRecognition: Creator/LenaHeadey (a.k.a. [[Film/ThreeHundred Queen Gorgo]] and [[Series/GameOfThrones Queen Cersei]]) as Kitty.

Added DiffLines:

* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: From the same man who did ''Film/RoboCop1987'' and ''Film/TheHuntForRedOctober'', Music/BasilPoledouris had provided a memorable soundtrack for this movie.
* HilariousInHindsight: In his review, Creator/RogerEbert talked about the InNameOnly premise and wondered "What's next? [[Literature/TheAdventuresOfTomSawyer Tom Sawyer]] with a car chase and a shoot-out?" [[Film/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen Well...]]
* {{Narm}}: Tabaqui's DisneyVillainDeath, which is clearly a cheap effect and has him screaming in a hilariously odd way and his eyes bugging out.
* SpecialEffectFailure: The green screen effect mentioned under {{Narm}}.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: This movie is surprisingly dark, with several violent action scenes and rather gruesome deaths for the villains.
* WTHCastingAgency: Mowgli should, logically speaking, be Indian, seeing as the story is set in India and seeing how the child Mowgli is clearly Indian and has a clearly Indian father. But for the grown-up Mowgli they decided on the AmbiguouslyBrown route, and went with the Chinese-Hawaiian Jason Scott Lee.
----

Showing 7 edit(s) of 7

Top

How well does it match the trope?

Example of:

/

Media sources:

/

Report