Jungle Cruise [Movie Review]

Jungle Cruise [Movie Review] | Another movie that has been on my to-watch list, and it finally drops! I watched it during my resting after I took the 2nd dose of AZ. 

So, here we go, on a cruise!

Jungle Cruise, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Movie Review by Rawlins, Rawlins GLAM, Rawlins Lifestyle

SYNOPSIS

Jungle Cruise (2021) Trivia

  • Starring: Dwayne Johnson. Emily Blunt, Edgar Ramirez, Jack Whitehall, Jesse Plemons, Paul Giamatti
  • Directed by: Jaume Collet-Serra
  • Produced by: Johm Davis, John Fox, Beau Flyn, Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia, Hiram Garcia
  • Production companies: Walt Disney Pictures, Davis Entertainment, Seven Bucks Productions, Flynn Picture Company
  • Distributed by: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
  • Release date: July 30, 2021
  • Running time: 127 minutes
  • Rating: PG13 (for sequences of adventures violence)
  • Country: United States
  • Language: English
  • Tomatometer: 53%
  • Metascore: 49%
  • IMDb: 6.9/ 10
  • In 2011, Tom Hanks and Tim Allen were in talks to star in a different iteration of the project.
  • As per other movies, the film was re-scheduled for release a few times.
  • The film is inspired by a Disneyland ride (as per The Haunted Mansion and the Pirates of the Caribbean) - though the ride was originally called 'Jungle River' where guests ride through a river that connects the jungles of Africa, Asia and South America. And the skippers are always throwing jokes - just like Frank did throughout the movie.

Jungle Cruise, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Movie Review by Rawlins, Rawlins GLAM, Rawlins Lifestyle

The movie starts with the backstory of the myth about a Spanish expedition that travels to South America in search of the Tears of the Moon tree whose petals are believed can cure any illness, heal injuries and lift curses. Stranded and lost in the jungle, the remaining crew was saved by the local tribe and nursed back to health using the petals. When questioned about the tree's whereabouts, the tribe refuses to share the information, leading to the Spanish destroying the village. The village leader put a curse on the crew with his dying breathe - that the crew will never die and will never be able to leave sight of the river. 

Hundreds of years later, Dr. Lily and her brother try to sell the idea of searching for the tree to the Royal Society Explorers association, which was turned down and mocked upon. Lily steals the key artifact that could lead her to the tree - am arrowhead from the society and heads to South America with her brother. Lily's aim is to get the petal and revitalize the medicine world. 

Jungle Cruise, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Movie Review by Rawlins, Rawlins GLAM, Rawlins Lifestyle

Her interest in searching for the petal is shared by Prince Joachim, a German aristocrat who has been funding the search for the arrowhead in the first place. Of course, Lily's action angers him and he follows her to South America too.

In her search for a cruise that could bring her to the tree in heart of the Amazon jungle, Lily meets with Frank, who runs the cheapest jungle river cruises at Porto Velho. 

Jungle Cruise, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Movie Review by Rawlins, Rawlins GLAM, Rawlins Lifestyle
Jungle Cruise, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Movie Review by Rawlins, Rawlins GLAM, Rawlins Lifestyle

As they were about to start their cruise, a submarine surfaces and starts firing at the boat. It seems that Prince Joachim has managed to track Lily down and intends to get the arrowhead from her. Barely managed to shake Prince Joachim from their behind, the trio continues their journey.

Along the cruise, Lily learns that Frank is not as he appears to be and questions whether she could trust Frank. When they were attacked and captured by a tribe and later by the cursed Spaniards, Lily learns a greater deal about Frank and the tree.

As that was not enough, Prince Joachim captures MacGregor and forces Lily to impart the arrowhead for his brother's life. 

Can Lily survive the deadly cruise and Frank? Will she sacrifice her dreams for a love that seems impossible? 

Jungle Cruise, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Movie Review by Rawlins, Rawlins GLAM, Rawlins Lifestyle

MY REVIEW

Plot: 4.7/ 5.0 A very direct to the point kinda movie - a dangerous journey to search for a mythical tree. 

The twist is not everything is as it appears to be. 

The movie is very funny, I would say. I laughed a lot throughout the movie. Logical? If you want logic, even news nowadays are illogical. Hahaha. 

My only complaints - some CGI could have been done better.

Cast: 4.8/ 5.0 A great performance by everyone. Love the comedic elements.

Will I watch it again: Yes, I would!

The pictures are taken from multiple sources on the Internet. Thank you.

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10 Comments

  1. wah menarik citer die. dah save tapi belum tgk..baru tgk starting..hehe, nanti nak sambung tengok la

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  2. Oh wow!!!!!!!! Memang sah lah Rawlins....you memang dah jadik movies expert. Hehehe!!!!! Jungle Cruise sounds like a cool movie to watch. Insya'Allah it will be available on Hotstar soon. Thank you for sharing.

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  3. Okay nanti nak tengok! Btw baru perasan the rock memang berlakon semua filem ala-ala hutan ke haha. Teringat pula jumanji

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  4. Malam ni nak tengok sebab semalam tengok fast furious 9 dulu...tak sabar nak tengok malam ni

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  5. This is memang my watch list, the rock is one of my fav actors. Plus the storyline of this movie also best.

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  6. Heyyy ni akak nak tengok sangat. Suka The Rock dan Emily Blunt. Nak tengok weekend ni insyaAllah. Tq Rawlins share.

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  7. The Rock nampak kurus giler in this movie.. interesting story line and great actors/actress line up too.. Nak tengok la.. :)

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  8. Kita dah tonton! Best... Emily Blunt cantik nya la hai suka tengok ada chemistry sama The Rock

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  9. Kannn sama macam Khai juga Sis fikir, asal genre gini je mesti ada Rock kan hahaha.. belum nampak lalu, nanti nak tengok, semalam anak banak tu tengok cite apa entah, Sis tido, jejangan cite ni...

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  10. When I saw Dwayne Johnson pastu scene ala-ala hutan gitu, terus teringat kat Jumanji... nevertheless, I just love the chemistry between him and Emily Blunt... the storyline pun nampak menarik...

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