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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
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Jungle Cruise is a 2020 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 24, 2020.

Previews: Trailer.


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Jungle Cruise contains examples of:

  • Adventurers Club: Lily steals an artifact from one at the start of the trailer, though the club's connection to pre-existing theme park lore organizations like the Society of Explorers and Adventurers remains to be seen.
  • 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.
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"If you believe in legends, you should believe in curses too."

Alternative Title(s): Jungle Cruise 2020

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