Tonight it’s a triple feature as we take a look at the Sword In The Stone, The Jungle Book, and The Aristocats.
Sword In The Stone tells the tale of an adolescent King Arthur, as Merlin tutors him. And that’s it. That’s the whole movie. The movie has some creativity with all the creatures that Arthur and Merlin become, as well as the battle with Madam Mim, and Archemedes is a fun character, but this movie just lacks direction, and one more rewrite would have served this movie well.
The Jungle Book is pretty damn good. It tells the story of a boy raised by wolves, however, it is up to Bagheera the panther and later Baloo the Bear to help get Mowgli to the human village before the villainous Shere Khan gets to him first. Everything is done well in this movie, the songs are great, all the characters are interesting, and Shere Khan, despite not having a ton of screen time, still manages to be an intimidating villain.
The Aristocats is the definition of a mid Disney film. A butler gets rid of a group of cats, as they are first in line to gain the inheritance of their owner. The movie has its moments, like the two dogs were funny, and the Everybody Wants To He A Cat scene is great (with the exception of the racist cat). But the movie as a whole simply isn’t that interesting.
On to the Nightly.