Jungle Cruise movie review: Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt take us back to the swashbuckling, exotic, romanticized adventures of yore

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By team-bollywoodlife@corp.india.com (BollywoodLife)

3.5 Star Rating

Movie: Jungle Cruise

Jungle Cruise Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt, Edgar Ram rez, Jack Whitehall, Jesse Plemons, Paul Giamatti (guest appearance)

Jungle Cruise Director: Jaume Collet-Serra

Where to Watch: In Theatres (excluding Maharashtra and Kerala)

Review by: Russel D’Silva

Adventure movies, especially the romanticized, swashbuckling kind, are increasingly becoming a rare breed in Bollywood, and it’s not a good thing. With the advent of slick, sleek superhero movies, very few adventure films like the ones that take us to exotic locations or mystic lands in the search of treasure or fabled secrets, and featuring daring heroes and vivacious heroines, are being made. Finding a movie like the Indiana Jones trilogy (no, inccluding the fourth installment isn’t worth tarnishing the legacy of the first three), Romancing the Stone, The Mummy, The Adventure of Robin Hood (1938), Captain Blood, The Mask of Zorro these days is akin to searching for a needle in a haystack. Honestly, the last good adventure movies made were Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl and national Treasure, back in 2003 and 2004. So, when a nostalgic ride like Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt’s Jungle Cruise surfaces in 2021, it’s the duty of any self-respecting movie buff to savour it, even if it just about missed the cut of the aforementioned classics.

So, are you excited about what to watch this weekend or what to watch this week and wondering whether Jungle Cruise is worth your time? Scroll down for my full Jungle Cruise review…

What’s it about

Dr. Lily Houghton (Emily Blunt), along with her brother (Jack Whitehall), enlist the services of sailor Frank Wolff (Dwayne Johnson) and his ramshackle boat to take them to a perilous, uncharted zone of the Amazon River in search of …read more

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