Jungle Cruise review – a park ride leaves the handbrake on | Action and adventure movies
NSand casting Emily Blunt And Dwayne Johnson, two actors with rare personal charms, this Disney adventure was supposed to be able to transcend its somewhat unpromising origins (it was, like, car piratesCaribbean, based on a ride in the amusement park). But for some reason, while they are both totally lovable independently (Blant in particular is a feisty fun as scientist Lily Hutton), they fail to appear on screen.
Their lack of chemistry isn’t fatal to the film—director Jaume Collette Serra makes an array of images bombarded with adventure films (mysterious curses, snakes, wicked Germans) which, while it might sound familiar to Indiana Jones fans, still combine to make a decent family flick. It’s just a movie that requires its characters to “fix a broken heart” as part of an ancient mystery that must have a heart to begin with.