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The Jungle Book 2 Reviews

February 19, 2003
John Goodman's Baloo admits, 'King Louie? He split!' Before the third defibrillation of 'Bare Necessities,' you and your kids might too.
February 18, 2003
More development and nuance in Karl Geurs' script would have made a big difference.
February 18, 2003
Wait for it to come out on video, it'll baby sit a four-year-old. Anybody else is gonna be bored by it.
February 15, 2003
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
February 14, 2003
Relatively innocuous but utterly unnecessary -- except from the standpoint of unbridled capitalism.
February 14, 2003
Likely to provide 72 minutes of enjoyment and a few scary thrills to tykes, as well as a pleasant diversion for parents.
February 14, 2003
The animation is lovely, but the simplistic story feels as if it were arrived at by committee after an hour-long meeting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 14, 2003
A pathetic excuse for an animated feature, with only slightly more than an hour of action, a thin plot that returns to very familiar details and themes, and only two new songs.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
February 14, 2003
The overall result of this remake is something as safe and dull as oatmeal.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
February 14, 2003
Feels a little dispiriting in the manner of a high school reunion where everyone is dancing to the same old songs and looking a little worse for wear.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
February 14, 2003
This is a by-the-numbers rehash that will leave anyone much over 5 enormously grateful that, if you duck out before the lengthy end credits, it lasts just over an hour.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
February 14, 2003
There's no escaping the feeling that Disney fielded its B-team for this movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
February 14, 2003
The characters are sweet -- OK, the new baby character's a bit of a nuisance -- the music is fun and, yes, that bear can indeed dance.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
February 14, 2003
A slapdash sequel that hardly qualifies as a feature.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 14, 2003
It's a throwback in which cute animals of no depth or nuance play with the hero or threaten him in not very scary ways.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 14, 2003
As someone who enjoys an above-average cartoon ... I'm a little cheesed by the pro forma story line and ruthlessly brief running time of Book.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 13, 2003
Does little but recycle the memorable moments of the first ... while rendering them in a cheap, thin style of animation far closer to Saturday morning television than to the classic Disney features.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
February 13, 2003
A work of such charm and imagination it should enchant, as the old circus phrase goes, 'children of all ages.'
February 13, 2003
What makes this sequel work is the charm of its story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 13, 2003
While nothing here matches the original, it's a gentle, affirming destination for those in search of a pleasant, G-rated outing.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
February 13, 2003
Same characters, same heroes, same villain, many of the same songs and the same conclusion, just different voices joking and singing away.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
February 13, 2003
The music here, though at times toe-tapping, is uninspired.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
February 13, 2003
A third-rate kiddie movie that should've gone straight to video as originally planned.
Read More | Original Score: C
February 12, 2003
It can't shake the impression of a video premiere stretched to big-screen size.
February 12, 2003
An indicator of how far Disney has fallen, although I can't recall the Magic Kingdom ever releasing a worse animated feature into multiplexes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 12, 2003
The whole enterprise starts to feel like a sheer con.
Full Review | Original Score: C
February 11, 2003
There's an assembly-line, direct-to-video feel about the whole production.