3 Reasons to Watch Disney 'Jungle Cruise' & Action Side by Side Clip

By 8/09/2021 10:32:00 AM ,

Now that Disney’s “Jungle Cruise” has premiered in theaters and on Disney+ with Premier Access, I can share my thoughts on the film and why the storyline is something families will enjoy.

Note: This post is in partnership with Disney+, who invited me to the online screening. Views expressed are always 100% my own.

Inspired by the famous Disneyland theme park ride, Disney’s “Jungle Cruise” is an adventure-filled, rollicking thrill-ride down the Amazon with wisecracking skipper Frank Wolff (Dwayne Johnson) and intrepid researcher Dr. Lily Houghton (Emily Blunt).

The pairing of Johnson and Blunt make for some great comedic moments. And while humor is one of the things you'll enjoy about Disney’s “Jungle Cruise”, the film has other good reasons for viewing.

So, I'm sharing 3 reasons you should watch Disney’s JUNGLE CRUISE!

The Humor

The humor in Disney’s “Jungle Cruise” is kid and family friendly, and a good start to the film. You'll enjoy watching how Captain Wolff runs his river boat business while teaching customers about the "dangers" of the Amazon river.

And while Johnson can carry the humor on his own, when Blunt brings her confident female personality to the film, she's able to add something special to the films running pranks. It's also great how her character stands up to Johnson while on their quest.

The Adventure

Action Side by Side | Disney's Jungle Cruise

The "Quest" of Disney’s “Jungle Cruise” is itself an enjoyable adventure for viewers to join in on. While you can get a sense of how the story is going, you'll still enjoy the journey. In part because of the mix of history telling, visuals of the Amazon river and it's wildlife and the cinematic add-ins to make the story "magical".

There's a scene when they have to figure out a riddle to get into an underwater area, which was a great mixture of the authentic history and Hollywood visuals. Even though we know they'll figure it out, watching how it was done is still enjoyable!

Epic Storytelling

Disney’s “Jungle Cruise” does a great job of keeping you wanting to watch, even if you sorta know how it ends. A major reason for that is the way the story is told. From the start you get a sense that the characters are mysterious and a little shady (let's be honest!) and you want to know what they'll do in the movie. And what's the mysteries surrounding everything?

Thankfully Disney’s “Jungle Cruise” provides the answers as the story unfolds and it's all so grand and epic that you can't help but enjoy it!

Disney’s “Jungle Cruise” is now in theaters and available on Disney+.


Lily travels from London, England to the Amazon jungle and enlists Frank’s questionable services to guide her downriver on La Quila—his ramshackle-but-charming boat. Lily is determined to uncover an ancient tree with unparalleled healing abilities—possessing the power to change the future of medicine.

Thrust on this epic quest together, the unlikely duo encounters innumerable dangers and supernatural forces, all lurking in the deceptive beauty of the lush rainforest.

But as the secrets of the lost tree unfold, the stakes reach even higher for Lily and Frank and their fate—and mankind’s—hangs in the balance.

Stars Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt, Edgar Ramírez and Jack Whitehall, with Jesse Plemons, and Paul Giamatti.

Jungle Cruise | Official Trailer 2

Jaume Collet-Serra directs the film, John Davis, John Fox, Dwayne Johnson, Hiram Garcia, Dany Garcia and Beau Flynn are the producers, with Scott Sheldon and Doug Merrifield serving as executive producers.

The story is by John Norville & Josh Goldstein and Glenn Ficarra & John Requa, and the screenplay is by Michael Green and Glenn Ficarra & John Requa.

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