Jungle Cruise 2021 Movie Review Poster Trailer Online
Director: Jaume Collet-Serra
Jungle Cruise is the latest Disney live-action film. The director is Jaume Collet-Serra, who directed many entertaining Liam Neeson action flicks. Glad to say, the direction is gorgeous here.
Despite being type-casted, Dwayne Johnson gives a very likable and charming performance. His character and Emily Blunt’s scientist character is the best aspect of Jungle Cruise. Their chemistry is very enjoyable.
Now there are some dumb Disney jokes, obviously for younger audience to have fun. The jokes are mostly presented by the comic relief character, McGregor.
The three main cast work well, but unfortunately not the villains. There are 2 groups of villains, one is the Germans, the other one is some supernatural trope of people. Why can’t there just be one?
The film asks you to believe a lot of things. There’s a certain thing explored about a character in the 2nd act that just didn’t work for me. You’ll know what I’m talking about when you see it.
The movie at times feel like a Disney ride, which is its source material. Jungle Cruise is perfect for people who want a CGI-filled fun ride.
You’ll probably go along with the ride, have a chuckle, but forget it soon after.
It’s not a terrible movie but it offers absolutely nothing new and feels rather worn out in that regard. Seems like The Rock has already been in a several thousand jungle adventure flicks and they all seem to fuse together into a one big indistinguishable lump.
The pacing is decent enough, though I’m not sure it justifies the runtime. Especially as I feel that the movie is more aimed at the younger audiences. Acting is decent and fits with the candy-coated disneyesque tone of the production. However in hindsight the characters seem unfinished and inconsistent. CGI is cringe inducing at times but mostly passable enough. Suspense was… probably there somewhere, but maybe I missed it when I was checking the time twice or thrice.
Frankly, to me, the best part was with the puns because it was the only bit that stood out as something even remotely fresh in the genre.