So yeah, cinema trips are never high on my to-do list. But then Backyard Cinema came along and I was sold. If you send me an email and ask if I want to book tickets to watch the Jungle Book in a fake jungle, yeah, I'll be there. Fun story, when I was little I LOVED the jungle book sooooo much (we watched a Norwegian version of the musical about 3 times when I was 4 years old) and asked if maybe I could change my name to Mowgli. Sadly that didn't happen, but one of my brothers still call me Mowgli when he wants to wind me up. And my other brother calls me Tarzan when he wants to wind me up. Family, am I right?
All this led to the husband and I getting into the car last weekend and driving to Elephant & Castle to find this fancy jungle cinema. As usual we were a bit hangry (maybe just me, but sometimes you just NEED food) and rushed to find the nearest place serving food. Funnily enough we stumbled upon this large food market and only after eating a delicious burger and inhaling some fries, did we realize that the jungle cinema was actually in the same space. Funny coincidence, and super convenient.
The fries were also just right. It might have been just that I was very hungry by that point, but they had a very delicious seasoning on them that just made me want to order several portions and munch my way through.
Also, those weren't really boulders, but I guess you got that already?
I am not so great at film reviews, and I'm not going to start improving right now. But I will say that I really enjoyed the film, even shed some tears at times, and I still think it is a magical story. I was a bit sad that there were not more songs as that is what I was OBSESSED with as a child (although it was the Norwegian version, in theater, that I fell so madly in love with) but the film was still so beautifully made. So yeah, watch it.