Well, the 2021 adventure movie "Jungle Cruise" is a definite must watch movie if you enjoy movies that have Dwayne Johnson in it.
I sat down to watch this 2021 Disney movie with a certain amount of expectations to it, since it was both a Disney movie, but also had Dwayne Johnson on the cast list. I think he is very well-cut, pardon the pun, for the adventure movie genre.
And he doesn't disappoint in "Jungle Cruise", let me just say that right away. Yup, he is so well-cast for this movie and really carries it phenomenally with his performance and that particular character.
The storyline told in "Jungle Cruise", as written by Michael Green, Glenn Ficarra, John Requa, John Norville, Josh Goldstein and Glenn Ficarra definitely was a very entertaining one. And it was the type of storyline that quickly picks you up from the very beginning and takes you along with it for quite the thrill ride throughout the jungle. I was expecting it to be good, but I must admit that the story actually turned out to be way more interesting and detailed than I had anticipated.
Visually then "Jungle Cruise" is just spectacular. The jungle really offers a lot to look at, and just makes for a grand setting for the movie. But also things like the wardrobe, props, etc. Were really spot on and very detailed, adding a lot to the movie.
The CGI in the movie was good, but of course with this being Disney, why wouldn't it be? And the jaguar pet really was a nice touch to the movie.
"Jungle Cruise" definitely has a good cast. Of course
Dwayne Johnson is the main attraction and he carries the movie so wonderfully. I wasn't initially thrilled about it being Emily Blunt to co-star alongside
Dwayne Johnson, but she really put on a great performance and I liked her in this movie. It was really nice to see Paul Giamatti in the movie, and he had a wonderful character here, just a shame that he wasn't given more on-screen time.
If you get the chance to watch director Jaume Collet-Serra's "Jungle Cruise", you must do so. Especially if you enjoy family movies and adventure movies. So if you enjoyed movies like "The Goonies", "Indiana Jones", "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island", etc. Then you most certainly will also enjoy "Jungle Cruise".
This is a movie that I can warmly recommend you sit down to watch.
I am rating "Jungle Cruise" a well-deserved seven out of ten stars.