SPOILERS are ahead for the latest Disney film, Jungle Cruise and 1999’s The Mummy. Ever get deja vu while watching a movie for the first time? It’s happened to all of us on some level as some storylines are reminiscent of or are purposefully influenced by others but, when it comes to watching Jungle Cruise, there are so many parallels that I’d suggest that can feel like a remake of 1999’s The Mummy. And I would know – I’ve watched the modern classic starring Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz so, so many times.
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Theme-park fans are a tough crowd. As the Walt Disney Company attempts to navigate an environment in which some fans justifiably demand that longstanding attractions embrace the 21st century, others are so rooted in their own past attachments that they’ll vociferously attack even the mere possibility of modernization. after Disney announced they’d retool both the Disneyland and Walt Disney World versions of Splash Mountain so they’d be patterned after the delightful The Princess and the Frog rather than the notoriously racist Song of the South, some fans were furious (although plenty more have applauded the change). With the release of Disney’s latest theme-park-inspired blockbuster, Jungle Cruise, the spotlight has fallen on the Jungle Cruise itself, and especially the character of Trader Sam, the cheery cannibal who offers shrunken heads to the ride’s jungle visitors. The character vanished from the Jungle Cruise attraction in April, but he appears in the movie in a transfigured capacity, one that speaks volumes about Disney’s delicate balancing of outward progressivism and backwards-looking nostalgia, and the times when it’s simply not possible to reconcile the two.
Dwayne Johnson is everywhere because he wants to be. A prodigy born from the WWE, the performer is not only one of the few pro wrestlers to make the jump to Hollywood’s big time, but also stick around for 20 years. That might be because, in the mid-2010s, Johnson decided to leverage the currency of his stardom to start his own production company, Seven Bucks Productions, to make his biggest dreams come true. One of those dreams was to make his own Pirates of the Caribbean (because, like Polygon, The Rock really loves Pirates of the Caribbean). That’s where Jungle Cruise came in.
Disney’s latest fantasy-adventure comedy “Jungle Cruise,” based off the well-worn water ride that was once a highlight of a trip to the company’s theme parks in Orlando and Anaheim, Calif., is a mixed bag. The film starring Emily Blunt and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has its charms — mainly the...
(Theaters and on Disney+ with Premier Access) Do you recall that the “Pirates of the Caribbean” series of movies started out as a ride in Disneyland? Now we have another flick inspired by a ride. This time it’s “Jungle Cruise,” an attraction that dates back to 1955 when Disneyland first...
Todd Martens’ excellent, well-researched history of Disneyland’s Jungle Cruise and other attractions [“A Course Correction,” July 19] evoked memories of when I worked there. Fifty years ago, before I became a busboy at the French Market in New Orleans Square, employees were trained at the University of Disneyland, where a...
D23 hosted a sold-out event at El Capitan Theatre right in the heart of Hollywood. I have said time and time again if you have never seen a film in this classic movie palace it needs to go on your popcorn bucket list. (Warning: there will be puns) The room was filled with Disney enthusiasts and nary a Jungle Cruise attraction reference was lost upon this crowd. There were lots of laughs and applause and a good time was had by all as the saying goes. But this reviewer was left a little weary from his tour down the Amazon.
Metallica re-recorded their blockbuster power ballad “Nothing Else Matters” for the new Disney blockbuster, Jungle Cruise. The band teamed up with film composer James Newton Howard (News of the World, Maleficent), who dreamt up a new orchestral arrangement of the song as an instrumental; the group then recorded their parts for the tune, which will appear twice in the newly released film. Jungle Cruise is both in theaters and available on Disney+ Premiere Access now. The recording starts with a new performance of the song’s instantly recognizable acoustic guitar arpeggios before drifting into Spanish guitar territory and the introduction of strings....
Friday afternoon update revised: While the town is getting used to projecting Warner Bros.’ day-and-date theatrical and streaming numbers, Disney’s throwing a bit of a curveball: Remember, many box office analysts didn’t see the Friday-to-Saturday 41% collapse of Black Widow coming. Warner’s theatrical titles in the home are free to...
“Everything you see wants to kill you — and can,” Dwayne Johnson warns in the trailer for Disney’s new blockbuster Jungle Cruise. The Rock, who plays a skipper named Frank Wolff, and Emily Blunt, who stars as researcher Dr. Lily Houghton, set sail on “a rollicking thrill-ride down the Amazon,” according to Disney, in the new adventure film that arrives in theaters and on Disney+ this weekend. Here’s how to stream Jungle Cruise at home on Disney+, along with where to get tickets if you want to see it in theaters. Buy: Stream 'Jungle Cruise' on Disney+ at $29.99 When Does Jungle Cruise Come Out? Jungle Cruise, which...
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Disney’s “Jungle Cruise” is off to a solid start at the box office, opening above tracker expectations of a $25 million opening as it is now estimated for a $32 million launch from 4,310 locations. The Disneyland-inspired adventure film grossed $13.3 million on Friday, ahead of the $7.7 million opening...
Composer James Newton Howard is no stranger to action films. He’s done dozens of them, from “The Fugitive” and “King Kong” to “The Hunger Games” and “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” But it’s probably safe to say he’d never faced a challenge quite like Disney’s “Jungle Cruise,” opening July 30. With Dwayne Johnson as the skipper of an Amazon riverboat and Emily Blunt as the spunky heroine, it’s a nonstop mix of period adventure, comedy, mysticism, far-flung locales and even a hint of romance, all of which demanded a huge musical backdrop that took more than a year to...
‘Jungle Cruise’: Disney Continues To Experiment With Theatrical Streaming Day & Date Model At Global Weekend Box Office
To date, Disney has tried to play an original animated film, a Marvel title, and an Emma Stone 101 Dalmatians villainess movie in theaters and on the PVOD tier of the studio’s streaming service, and this weekend they’ll accelerate windows again on the Dwayne Johnson-Emily Blunt theme park-inspired title Jungle Cruise.
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A ride at Disneyland that used to feature racist, colonialist depictions of Africans now emphasizes slapstick monkeys and chimpanzees besting clueless tourists instead. Jungle Cruise, which originally opened in 1955, until recently featured spear-waving, headhunting Africans as part of the attraction. A revamped version of the ride opened Friday at Disney's theme park in Anaheim, Calif. Disney previously announced the ride will also be redone at Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla.
The new Jungle Cruise movie, starring Emily Blunt and The Rock, was inspired by the Jungle Cruise Disney ride of the same name—here's how to watch it.
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EXCLUSIVE: Walt Disney Studios’ long-awaited release of its adventure pic Jungle Cruise not only marks the first time we will have seen Dwayne Johnson on the big screen since Jumanji: The Next Level, it marks the first of three big-budget productions his production banner Seven Bucks Productions will unveil during the next year.