The first social media reactions for Jungle Cruise, Disney‘s upcoming action-adventure blockbuster film based on the theme park ride of the same name, are finally here.
Find a roundup of Twitter “early reactions” below!
Disney's #JungleCruise is an absolute delight! It's funny, full of derring do and reminds me of classic adventure movies from my childhood. Emily Blunt, @TheRock and @jackwhitehall are having a blast and it shows! Serious Romancing the Stone vibes and I'm absolutely here for it! pic.twitter.com/hK0yu7UGMK
— Jenna Busch (@JennaBusch) July 25, 2021
#JungleCruise is an absolute blast. It’s a rip-roaring swashbuckling adventure that’s full of fun, action and most importantly bad dad jokes!
Emily Blunt and Dwayne Johnson are great together but it’s Jack Whitehall that absolutely steals the show! pic.twitter.com/6gObMOdqhI
— Jed Wagman (@JedWagman) July 25, 2021
Disney’s #JungleCruise is a lot of fun – a big, fantastical adventure that feels similar in tone to the PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN movies & is packed with surprises. Dwayne Johnson & Emily Blunt are great together, but Jesse Plemons is a riot. Tons of nods to the ride it’s based on pic.twitter.com/tuQpWCEgFT
— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) July 25, 2021
Rich and stunning, #JungleCruise is everything the Pirates… sequels wanted to be. Shades of Temple of Doom shine through in a slick romp that is darker and more complex than you might expect. Johnson and Blunt are engaging pairing and never overdo it. Jack Whitehall shines! pic.twitter.com/yfU9ujUpS4
— Simon Thompson (@ShowbizSimon) July 25, 2021
.@TheRock & Emily Blunt are a perfectly matched pair in #JungleCruise : funny, charismatic, swoon-worthy & sweet. In addition to their impeccable timing for screwball comedy, they also bring a gentle, unforced poignancy to their roles, making the grand scale feel intimate. pic.twitter.com/28HPgrOpu9
— Courtney Howard (@Lulamaybelle) July 25, 2021
#JungleCruise legit feels like a theme park ride — and I like rides quite a bit. Had a good time with the mythology and the action, but the biggest winner of the bunch here is the cast chemistry. Emily Blunt, Dwayne Johnson and Jack Whitehall are mighty charming together. pic.twitter.com/ItBirVrcGd
— Perri Nemiroff (@PNemiroff) July 25, 2021
#JungleCruise swings for the fences with a grand and over-the-top film that knows exactly what it is. Director Jaume Collet-Serra’s horror roots shines through with some impressive creature designs – horror fans will be delighted with the darker portions of this film. pic.twitter.com/tDz9nZwQiK
— Shannon 🎃🍭 @ Screaming into the Void (@shannon_mcgrew) July 25, 2021
Jungle Cruise is Indiana Jones meets Pirates of the Caribbean meets Stephen Sommers’ The Mummy. And while it is one of the better films of the summer, it is not without its flaws including being a bit too long, poor character development, and some questionable editing choices.
— Scott Menzel (@ScottDMenzel) July 25, 2021
I watched #JungleCruise today. @TheRock's been saying for two years that it's inspired by Indiana Jones, Romancing the Stone, and African Queen, and that's exactly the way it plays. It's super fun, with lots of heart, and after the first 10 minutes you'll be locked in. More plz. pic.twitter.com/HXczcwOieA
— Rob Keyes (@rob_keyes) July 25, 2021
Got to see #JungleCruise last night! It's a fun movie. People are going to say it has Romancing the Stone vibes, which it does. To me, though, it's got 1999's #TheMummy all over it, with Emily Blunt as Brandon Fraser's character. And yes, this obviously means I dug it.
— Vanessa Armstrong (@vfarmstrong) July 25, 2021
These are promising reactions. I’m always looking for a film that can emulate The Mummy and Pirates of the Caribbean franchises and offer me a fun and entertaining time.
Some flaws are brought up (underwritten characters, long runtime), but that’s pretty much to be expected from Disney these days. Luckily it seems that the chemistry between Jungle Cruise stars Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt is strong enough to keep the boat afloat.
Jungle Cruise hits theaters and Disney+ Premier Access on July 30, 2021.
Were you lucky enough to see Jungle Cruise early? Who among the wasteland will be going to see Jungle Cruise when it opens in theaters and who will shell out the $30 to watch it on their couch? Tell us down in the comments!