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Jungle Cruise (2021) – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
If there’s one thing you can say about Dwayne The Rock Johnson films is that they are usually never less than fun.  Even when they are a hot mess like Rampage, his chemistry and charisma will usually elevate the film way beyond any other actor of his statue could.  But Jungle Cruise was s tough sell.  After all it’s another Disney theme park ride adapted to the big screen which steps VERY close to Jumanji’s already well established territory? So with this in mind where does Jungle Cruise stand in the pantheon of ‘The Rock’ movies?  Well actually quite high thanks once again to the big guys natural charisma but also due to the sparkling cast chemistry with Emily Blunt and (very surprisingly) UK comedian Jack Whitehall working brilliantly together to elevate what is, in truth, a pretty standard action adventure fair.  But that’s okay because I don’t need original I just need fun and from it’s opening museum escapades to it’s closing set piece this is as entertaining a thrill ride as you should expect from a theme park ride.  In short: really enjoyable fluff.

Best Bit: Great chemistry

Cinema, Stream, Avoid: Cinema

If You Liked this Try: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Raiders Of the Lost Ark, 

7 out of 10 stars


 

Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil's Quick Capsule Review...