So, to answer the important questions about Us:
(a.) it’s not as good as Get Out;
(b.) it’s still really good.
It reminds me of midtier Carpenter or Craven. Which, if you know me, is very high praise indeed.
I can see why Warners sold Mowgli on to Netflix, after a long-delayed postproduction cycle.
To be clear, Mowgli is not bad. I quite enjoyed it. At the same time, it’s a deeply weird film, surprisingly dark and earnest in how it tells its story. It is utterly unlike either of the Disney versions, but in a way that showcases how carefully those versions were calibrated to appeal to a mass audience.
The Disney versions of The Jungle Book offered…