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Movie review: Jungle Cruise

Jungle Cruise

Available now on Disney +

Release date: July 24th, 2021

Genre: adventure, fantasy, romance, historical

Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt, Jack Whitehall, Paul Giamatti, etc…

Rating: 4/5


I’ll not post a summary of the plot, to avoid spoilers, but you will find the trailer and the end of the post.

First of all, you need to know that I have a little crush on Dwayne Johson, and Emily Blunt too.

Jungle Cruise is based on Disney’s eponymous theme park attraction, one of the first to open in 1955 in the Adventureland part of Disneyland.

It’s not a perfect movie, I admit it, but it’s really enjoyable and pays tribute to other more famous and successful adventure movies, from Indiana Jones to The Mummy (A wise and adventurous sister with a more pacific brother… Hello Eve and Jonathan!)

I’ve loved the setting of this movie, first London than Brazil and The amazon forest, and all the historical details, like the old camera and the cars.

The plot and the characters aren’t well developed, and we don’t know a lot of their past, but the strength of the movie is the great connection and feeling between the two main characters, Frank and Lily. You immediately saw that they are great friends even in the real life, and the chemistry (in friendship terms) is really strong.

Plus, I have to say, Emily Blunt with that green shirt and brown pants is stunning. That color is perfect for her.

Her brother is the comic one of the duo, and a really good one. Maybe not as good as Jonathan from The Mummy, but that’s ok. Disney tried to include a diverse cast, it’s an attempt, but it’s not elaborated on.

A good movie to relax, funny and enjoyable.

Have you watched it?

Tell me in the comments!