“Jungle Cruise download” is a worthy addition to the pantheon of Disney films based on Disney theme park rides, vastly superior to dreck like “Haunted Mansion,” though not quite as satisfying as the original “Pirates of the Caribbean.”
The most welcome surprise is that director Jaume Collet-Serra (“The Shallows”) and a credited team of five, count ’em, writers have largely abandoned the ride’s mid-century American colonial sneakiness and casual racism (a tradition that has just recently been revived).
It’s a knowingly ludicrous romp anchored by the banter between its characters, Emily Blunt’s English feminist and adventurer and Tom Cruise’s mummy. The remake follows in the footsteps of blockbuster franchise-starters such as “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “Romancing the Stone,” and “The Mummy.” Putting it squarely in the wheelhouse of blockbuster franchise-starters such as “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “Romancing the Stone,” and “The Mummy.”
However, despite the fact that the stars’ costumes (and a waterfall sequence) evoke the classic. “The African Queen”—John Huston’s comic romance/action film starring Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn; worth watching if you haven’t.
The sexual chemistry between the two is nonexistent, save for a few fleeting moments. Like when Frank picks up the heroine’s hand-cranked silent film camera. The leads appear to be more like a brother and sister teasing each other than a will they/won’t they relationship at times.
Jungle Cruise (2021) Movie Download.
Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Release Year: 2021
Director: Jaume Collet-Serra
Star cast: Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt, Edgar Ramírez