Summer holidays are the perfect time to bond with your family, especially children. Summers bring back memories of humid mornings and juicy mangoes. Lazy afternoons spent lazing on the marble flooring watching cartoons on television. However, this summer you must hit the theatres with your children and watch these movies. We pick our favorite gems this holiday season:
The Jungle Book
This movie will pump dollops of nostalgia into your system. Having grown up listening to the story of the jungle boy Mowgli and his adventures in the forest, watching the story come alive on screen will stir your memories of childhood. The movie has been directed by
Jon Favreau; it stars
Neel Sethi as Mowgli. It is based on the book by
Rudyard Kipling. The movie boasts of an impressive star cast with the likes of Hollywood stalwarts
Ben Kingsley and
Idris Elba lending their voices to the characters of Bagheera and Shere Khan. Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o will be heard as Raksha and the pretty
Scarlett Johansson gives her voice to the character of Kaa. The Jungle Book is the story of a young orphaned boy who is raised in a jungle by a panther, a pack of wolves and a bear. This movie is sure to strike a chord with young children as they watch the warm camaraderie shared between the boy and the animals.
Kung Fu Panda 3'
Jennifer Yuh Nelson and Alessandro Carloni, Kung Fu Panda 3 comes with a beautiful message of the importance of being one’s self. It traces the story of Po. Po is the lovable hero of the film. He lives life to the fullest. In order to fulfill the next instruction from his instructor, he must learn a lot. He reunites with his long lost father, and the movie sees his transition from a student to a teacher as he takes on the challenge to train a group of pandas to become martial art fighters. Together, the group takes on the evil Kai. The film is bright and colorful with critics praising the vivid expression of the Chinese country side. Kung Fu Panda 3 nails the animation sphere and has an abundance of humor and slapstick-comedy.
This film highlights the problems of the real world like racism, gender discrimination among others using the wand of animation technology. Zootopia is your quintessential mammalian city, where mammals of all types reside. The movie traces the story of Judy Hopps who becomes the first rabbit to join the police force and encounters difficulties while trying to enforce law and order in the city. Her determination to prove herself stirs her towards solving a mysterious case. The movie has been deeply appreciated by critics who have attributed it’s success to the originality of the story, entertainment quotient and the music. It is a crime adventure story.