The film, starring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt, is available in theaters and on Disney Plus .
In this story we will meet Lily Houghton, a woman of science who travels with her brother from London to the depths of the Amazon jungle. Photo: YT-Disney Studios
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"Jungle Cruise" is a film full of comedy, action and adventure that stars the charismatic Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson ("Jumanji: Into the Jungle", "Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw") and the talented Emily Blunt ("A place in silence", "The return of Mary Poppins"). The film is directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, who has been the director of films such as “Orphan” and “The passenger”.
The Film is inspired by an attraction of the same name in one of the Disney theme parks . This is a strategy that has already been applied with considerable success before by Disney, when they relied on one of their attractions to develop the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise.
The film was originally scheduled to be released on July 24, 2020. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they decided to delay its release to the public for a year. Finally, as of July 30, "Jungle Cruise" is available in theaters and on Disney Plus .
As we mentioned earlier, the cast is led by Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt. They share the screen with Jack Whitehall, Jesse Plemons, Paul Giamatti, Quim Gutiérrez, Dani Rovira and with the renowned Venezuelan actor Edgar Ramírez .
In this story we will meet Lily Houghton, a woman of science who travels with her brother from London to the depths of the Amazon jungle. This with the plan to discover the Tree of Life, a plant that would have such high healing properties that it could change the course of medical science . Frank, the captain of a River boat, will be in charge of taking them through the Jungle, as long as they pay the right price for his services.
The trailer for the film tells us that the protagonists of this story will not only have to face the dangers of nature, they will also have to face what appear to be supernatural forces. The production will be set in the 30s of the last century .
Opinions about the film
There are several experts who have published their critic towards "Jungle Cruise", these being quite enthusiastic. The film has been compared to titles such as "Pirates of the Caribbean" or "Indiana Jones ." In general, the fun of the film stands out and that it is suitable for all audiences. As well as the excellent chemistry that exists on screen between Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt.
Erik Davis expressed that the film is very entertaining, a great and fantastic adventure that he compared to "Pirates of the Caribbean". Highlights the performances of Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt, but especially that of Jesse Plemons .
Disney’s #JungleCruise is a lot of fun - a big, fantastical adventure that feels similar in tone to the PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN movies & is packed with surprises. Dwayne Johnson & Emily Blunt are great together, but Jesse Plemons is a riot. Tons of nods to the ride it’s based on pic.twitter.com/tuQpWCEgFT— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) July 25, 2021
For Courtney Howard, "Jungle Cruise" is an epic adventure that reminded her of titles like "The Mummy" or "Pirates of the Caribbean." Shee stated that the film is a journey that viewers will want to see more than once. She also assured that it will be the most fun that will be in theaters during the summer.
#JungleCruise is an epic adventure - a throwback blockbuster we’ve been missing, a la THE MUMMY (99), PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN, THE AFRICAN QUEEN & ROMANCING THE STONE rolled into 1. A thrill ride you’ll want to see repeatedly. The most fun you’ll have at the movies all Summer. pic.twitter.com/GdX3NK6FQE— Courtney Howard (@Lulamaybelle) July 25, 2021
For his part, Scott Menzel said the film is a great, fun and entertaining summer adventure suitable for the whole family. The winks at the theme park ride and the jokes between Johnson and Blunt were to his liking.
Jungle Cruise is a big, fun & entertaining summer adventure for the entire family. Dwayne Johnson charms & delights as the script truly plays to his strengths. I loved the nods to the theme park ride & the banter between Johnson/Blunt. They make a great comedic duo. #JungleCruise pic.twitter.com/QjudbnmsuQ— Scott Menzel (@ScottDMenzel) July 25, 2021
Drew Tailor loved the movie, which he defines as a fun and upbeat adventure that honors the original attraction while shaping its distinctive and mythical path. He agrees with previous opinions by pointing out the excellent chemistry between the protagonists of the production . For Taylor, "Jungle Cruise" does not reach the level of "Pirates of the Caribbean", but it is close.
Really loved #JungleCruise, a rollicking, spirited adventure that honors the original attraction while forging its own distinct, mystical path. @TheRock and Blunt have undeniable chemistry and the @ILMVFX are truly dazzling. Doesn’t quite reach “Pirates” heights but comes close. pic.twitter.com/a5U96gTVti— Drew Taylor (@DrewTailored) July 25, 2021
As can be seen, "Jungle Cruise" is presented as an excellent movie, which provides fun and entertainment to audiences of all ages.