The Jungle Book 2
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Mowgli the "man-cub" returns to the wilderness in this sequel to the Walt Disney Pictures animated favorite The Jungle Book. After leaving life in the jungle behind, Mowgli (voice of Haley Joel Osment) has been adopted, and now lives in the nearby village with his new parents and his younger brother, while becoming close friends with Shanti (voice of Mae Whitman), the girl who first lured him out of the wilds. However, adjusting to live among other humans hasn't been easy, and after Mowgli pays a visit to an old friend, happy-go-lucky bear Baloo (John Goodman), the boy considers… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 19%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"John Goodman's Baloo admits, 'King Louie? He split!' Before the third defibrillation of 'Bare Necessities,' you and your kids might too."
‑ Laura Sinagra, Village Voice
"That scratching sound you hear isn't Baloo the bear rubbing against a tree, it's Disney scraping the bottom of the sequel barrel with a follow-up that has none of the charm or creativity of the original."
‑ Scott Craven, Arizona Republic
"[Blu-ray Review] A minor work from the Mouse House, but Disney enthusiasts will still want to pick up this high-definition package for the stupendous picture and lossless audio upgrade. They know who they are, and for them this Blu-ray comes recommended."
‑ Dustin Putman,
"it's hard to top the original"
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"There's no reason for this story to be told -- besides, of course, parting gullible punters from a few quid."
‑ Neil Smith, ViewLondon
"More development and nuance in Karl Geurs' script would have made a big difference."
‑ Todd McCarthy, Variety
"Relatively innocuous but utterly unnecessary -- except from the standpoint of unbridled capitalism."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
" is, in the final analysis, difficult to recall a more underwhelming series within the Mouse House's ongoing body of work."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"As charmless and ugly as last year's Return to Never Land."
‑ Bill Chambers, Film Freak Central
"Consumer alert: The B-teamers have struck again."
‑ Joe Leydon, San Francisco Examiner
"Wait for it to come out on video, it'll baby sit a four-year-old. Anybody else is gonna be bored by it."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"Likely to provide 72 minutes of enjoyment and a few scary thrills to tykes, as well as a pleasant diversion for parents."
‑ Jane Horwitz, Washington Post
"Ok for kids, but not the most inspired sequel."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"...nobody thought to provide the new movie with anything fresh in the way of a plot or music."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"Is there any other reason Disney would throw in three reprises here of the original's hit song, 'Bare Necessities' if it were not to disguise this film's 'Unnecessary Indulgence'?"
‑ Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle
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