Jungle Cruise movie review - Aussieboyreviews


Unfortunately, Jungle Cruise is fairly flat and predictable, but is also too perilous and scary for young children. This forgettable Disney adventure also contains fantasy violence and jump-scares.


Researcher Dr. Lily Houghton joins a riverboat that takes a group of tourists down the Amazon and through the jungle, filled with dangerous animals and reptiles, but with a supernatural element.

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Movie details

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra
Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt, Édgar Ramírez, Jack Whitehall, Jesse Plemons, Paul Giamatti
Writer: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa, Michael Green
Release Date (Australia): 29 July 2021
Runtime: 127 minutes/2h 7m
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Action
Country: USA
Language: English


Themes (M)

The film contains frequent depictions of creatures, threat and action in a fantasy context.

Violence (M)

The film features sequences that include depictions of characters being punched, kicked, stabbed and attacked by fantasy creatures.

Coarse Language (G)

The film contains a use of the word “hell”.

Sex (G)

The film includes occasional sexual innuendo.

mpaa rating

PG-13 (for sequences of adventure violence)

Aussie boy's thoughts

Somehow, Jungle Cruise manages to execute a fairly flat but surprisingly engrossing fantasy adventure. However, what makes it such a forgettable let-down is the procedure of discovering that it drags you out to… no point. This dull but enjoyable Disney journey, quite living up to the title ‘Jungle Cruise’, is a real drag to nothing. That’s what’s most disappointing about the film. What makes it feel like a slow haul is the predictable design to the brim with uninteresting fantasy material and a lame antagonist.

And it’s seriously not just the villain of the tale who is unexciting; each of the lead heroes, including the characters played by Emily Blunt, Dwayne Johnson and Jack Whitehall, are partially dreary. and cannot rescue how tedious the adventure can get.

The main point is that although the acting is strongly satisfactory and its plan missed the target, Jungle Cruise is pretty entertaining. There’s no doubt against the fact that the majority of Disney adventure fans will leave pleased and fulfilled after this tale. It doesn’t necessarily mean that viewers are best left to experiencing the journey in cinemas, but why not class it as true popcorn fun?

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