I recently had the opportunity to screen Disney’s Jungle Cruise, which comes out today on Disney Plus and in theaters. If you aren’t familiar with Jungle Cruise it’s actually an attraction that you can ride at four different Disney parks throughout the world. It’s one of our favorite rides as we enjoy the comedic side of our Skippers on each trip, as well as the boating adventure.
Disney’s “Jungle Cruise” is an adventure-filled, rollicking thrill-ride down the Amazon with wisecracking skipper Frank Wolff and intrepid researcher Dr. Lily Houghton. Lily travels from London, England to the Amazon jungle and enlists Frank’s questionable services to guide her downriver on La Quila—his ramshackle-but-charming boat.
Lily is determined to uncover an ancient tree with unparalleled healing abilities—possessing the power to change the future of medicine. Thrust on this epic quest together, the unlikely duo encounters innumerable dangers and supernatural forces, all lurking in the deceptive beauty of the lush rainforest. But as the secrets of the lost tree unfold, the stakes reach even higher for Lily and Frank and their fate—and mankind’s—hangs in the balance.
Dwyane Johnson and Emily Blunt are an amazing team in this movie adaptation, you can tell by the scenes how much fun these two co-stars were having. They made their characters come to life, and Mr. Johnson did an amazing job at creating different puns during different parts of the movie that are quite hilarious.
This movie has so many aspects of the ride I was happy to see how they stayed true to the nature of it. The next time we ride this ride it will have a different meaning for sure. While this film is jammed packed with action, and I mean Emily Blunt action. There is a far deeper storyline that we see which I love.
There are some aspects of the film that might be a little scary in terms of some characters for younger children. But overall this is a great family-friendly fun film. You can rent it on Disney Plus or watch it in theaters, trust me when I tell you you will want to see this in the theaters to get the full effect.