Reviews are Coming in for Jungle Cruise
If you’ve been following along with MickeyBlog you’ll know that Jungle Cruise premiered last night at a star-studded red carpet event in Disneyland.
As you would expect, many of the film industry’s critics were on hand to get a first look at the film and are now sharing their first reaction. The comments seem overwhelmingly positive just now. Let’s look at what they’re saying!
We’ll start with comments from Erik Davis at Fandango and Rotten Tomatoes:
Disney’s #JungleCruise is a lot of fun – a big, fantastical adventure that feels similar in tone to the PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN movies & is packed with surprises. Dwayne Johnson & Emily Blunt are great together, but Jesse Plemons is a riot. Tons of nods to the ride it’s based on pic.twitter.com/tuQpWCEgFT
— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) July 25, 2021
Here’s a comment from Steven Weintraub from Collider.
After watching #junglecruise now understand why @TheRock wanted Jaume Collet-Serra to direct #BlackAdam. ‘Jungle Cruise’ is such a fun adventure that works for all ages. Emily Blunt and Dwayne Johnson have fantastic chemistry & it’s loaded with nods to ride. Thumbs way up. pic.twitter.com/Ljf2MqzE5F
— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) July 25, 2021
Rob Keyes from ScreenRant said,
I watched #JungleCruise today. @TheRock's been saying for two years that it's inspired by Indiana Jones, Romancing the Stone, and African Queen, and that's exactly the way it plays. It's super fun, with lots of heart, and after the first 10 minutes you'll be locked in. More plz. pic.twitter.com/HXczcwOieA
— Rob Keyes (@rob_keyes) July 25, 2021
Scott Menzel calls it a “big, fun & entertaining summer adventure” below:
Jungle Cruise is Indiana Jones meets Pirates of the Caribbean meets Stephen Sommers’ The Mummy. And while it is one of the better films of the summer, it is not without its flaws including being a bit too long, poor character development, and some questionable editing choices.
— Scott Menzel (@ScottDMenzel) July 25, 2021
Courtney Howard from Variety had this to say:
#JungleCruise is an epic adventure – a throwback blockbuster we’ve been missing, a la THE MUMMY (99), PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN, THE AFRICAN QUEEN & ROMANCING THE STONE rolled into 1. A thrill ride you’ll want to see repeatedly. The most fun you’ll have at the movies all Summer. pic.twitter.com/GdX3NK6FQE
— Courtney Howard (@Lulamaybelle) July 25, 2021
We love to see advance praise for the film and it has us even more excited to check it out this week!
For those unfamiliar, Jungle Cruise stars Emily Blunt as Dr. Lily Houghton, a researcher in search of a fabled plant known for its healing properties and enlists the help of Skipper Frank Wolff (Dwayne Johnson) to help bring her and her brother (Jack Whitehall) to the source.
The film also stars Edgar Ramirez, Jesse Plemons, and Paul Giamatti. You can check out the official trailer for the film below.
Don’t miss your chance to check out the film when it opens in theaters and on Disney+ (for an additional fee) on July 31, 2021!
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