IT IS RARE FOR ME TO SEE A MOVIE WHEN IT’S STILL IN THEATERS BUT THANKS TO DISNEY STUDIOS I WAS ABLE TO CATCH UP ON A FEW THAT I MISSED!
Recently the fine folks at Disney Studios (their home page is here) had sent me codes to several of the movies I missed so that I could share my thoughts on them with you. With Part 1 we were taking a look at the live action version of Mulan. Part 2 discussed Soul and Raya and the Last Dragon. Part 3 looked at the live action story of Cruella. Part 4 discussed Luca and we are back with Part 5 to talk about Jungle Cruise!
Based on the famous ride from Disney, the film follows a cruise through the jungle but instead of just the goofy cruise you experience on the ride Dr Houghton charters her voyage to find a plant that is said to cure any disease. Our first glimpse of Frank Wolff and his boat she would take is him giving a small cruise to tourists that is very similar to that of the ride, including seeing the backside of water. My expectations were low despite a great cast because I didn’t believe they could successfully stretch the ride into a full film. Thankfully I was wrong and it was quite enjoyable. My only complaint about the film is that it did not feature more of the fun jokes from the ride, I actually enjoy that level of dad humor and I needed more.