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It’s No Wonder Netflix’s Mowgli Took Forever to Be Released

Andy Serkis directs an all-star voice cast in a grittier take on the Jungle Book stories. But the film is bogged down by weak visuals and a bland story.
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Andy Serkis is, by acclimation, the greatest motion-capture actor ever. That might sound like a backhanded compliment, but in this CGI-dappled, fantasy-dominated century of cinema, it’s an estimable title. As Gollum in the movie trilogy, Serkis found new and innovative ways to emote through layers of technology and make otherworldly characters feel tangible. So it makes some sort of sense that he’d be tasked with bringing a story like Rudyard Kipling’s to life. As the director of , debuting on Netflix

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