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Film / Jungle Cruise

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"Of all the jungle cruises you can take in the Amazon, this one is undoubtedly the cheapest, but also the most thrilling."
"Legend has it there is a tree in the Amazon that possesses unparalleled healing powers. And the Arrowhead is the key to unlocking it."
Lily Houghton

Jungle Cruise is a 2021 adventure film directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, produced by Walt Disney Pictures and based on the Disney Theme Parks ride of the same name.

Set during the early 20th century, a riverboat captain named Frank (Dwayne Johnson) takes Lily Houghton (Emily Blunt), a scientist, and her brother McGregor (Jack Whitehall) on a mission into a jungle to find the Tree of Life, which is believed to possess healing powers. All the while, the trio must fight against dangerous wild animals and a competing German expedition.

The film also stars Édgar Ramírez, Jesse Plemons and Paul Giamatti. It is due to release on July 30, 2021.

Previews: Trailer.


Jungle Cruise contains examples of:

  • Inevitable Waterfall: Frank and Lily's boat heads towards a waterfall at one point in the trailer.
  • Mythology Gag: The "dangers" of Frank's boat trips for tourists seen in the trailer are as fake as a theme park ride, with the movie itself being based on one.
    • Dr. Albert Falls is alluded to in the trailer through a collection label indicating he's the one who found the mysterious arrowhead.
  • Only in It for the Money: In the trailer, Frank only reacts to Lily's demand for a river trip when she starts talking about her wealth.
  • The Savage Indian: Subverted in the trailer. At one point, jungle natives start shooting darts at Frank's boat, which is full of tourists. Frank sends them a disapproving / "It's enough, now go!" look and they go away, meaning they're just in cahoots with him to provide safe thrills to the tourists.

"If you believe in legends, you should believe in curses too."

Alternative Title(s): Jungle Cruise 2020


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