Emily Blunt is Dr.Lily Houghton, a woman who along with her brother enlists the help of Captain Frank Wolff (Dwayne Johnson) to take her to the fabled Tears of the Moon (a mythical tree whose petals can cure any illness).
Along the way, the trio of travelers encounter different challenges and must stay ahead of the devious Prince Joachim (Jesse Plemons) to reach their destination.
If there is one that works for Jungle Cruise, it's the entertainment it brings. Besides that, it really offers nothing.
Jaume Collet-Serra's film employs all the typical elements you would expect from a Disney movie. This is not always a bad thing when it's done right but when in this age and technology, you can't add something new to the table, then your movie is more or less a disappointment.
Jungle Cruise is watchable, thanks to the remarkable duo of Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt; their onscreen chemistry is undeniable and their constant squabbles make the plot engaging.
Apart from the above, the film has nothing major to offer. One thing I don't like is the fact that instead of shooting on location, some scenes were done in the studio (that's quite easy to see even though CGI tries to make you believe otherwise).
The action is disappointing and the effects used for leopard made me cringe. Even a child will know that the creature isn't real and isn't really there.
I didn't understand some of the choices the characters make and even though they face precarious situations throughout, there was never truly this sense of danger.
Dwayne Johnson always steals the show in most of the movies he appears in but that isn't the case here. Emily Blunt matches his charismatic performance with her scene-stealing scenes. Both of them appear to be an onscreen match made in heaven.
Even though I was interested in the story, there were times when I lost interest and didn't care what happened to whoever. That shows that in terms of pacing and consistency, the film wavers.
In all, Jungle Cruise is another entertaining but forgettable Disney film.