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Will Jungle Cruise Be Better than Jumanji?

by on August 5, 2021
 

It has been a couple of years since Dwayne Johnson starred in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. The film had a budget of $90 million, and it was released across 76 markets. Domestic takings amounted to $404,515,480, and international receipts were $557,562,066. The grand total was $962,077,546. Of course, the stellar cast helped to propel this Hollywood flick into a true blockbuster. The likes of Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Nick Jonas, and Karen Gillan lent their talents to this runaway success. With a 6.9/10 rating on IMDb, a 76% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and a 58% Metacritic rating, Jumanji of 2017 was a big hit.

Jungle-themed movies are incredibly exciting, given everything that can happen in the jungle. Of course, there aren’t any lions in the jungle, but there are leopards, panthers, tigers, pythons, anacondas, and the most hideous bugs imaginable. It comes as no surprise that Dwayne Johnson is back for an encore in another jungle-themed flick – this time it’s Jungle Cruise. This fantasy adventure released in 2021 has a running time of 2 hours 38 minutes and promises to be one of the most exciting mid-year releases yet. Jungle Cruise tells the story of Dr Lily Houghton and skipper Frank Wolff. It’s an Indiana-Jones style quest for a treasure that isn’t gold… it’s a tree that heals and cures all.

Film Fans Gear Up for Fun With Jumanji Games Online

It comes as no surprise that online searches for Jumanji have increased in recent weeks in the run-up to the release of Jungle Cruise. For example, Jumanji slot game at Casino.com is seeing plenty of interest from players. Is it in anticipation of Jungle Cruise? Clearly, Dwayne Johnson’s on-screen presence is a magnet for players. The slot machine game was released in 2018, shortly after the 2017 release of Jumanji. Players get to experience first-hand what it feels like to explore jungle-themed adventures in an interactive slot machine experience. Granted, Jungle Cruise is not Jumanji, but thematically the two are similar. With Dwayne Johnson overlapping in both, it’s a win-win for fans.

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Source: YouTube Jungle Cruise Official Trailer ‘The Rock’

Believe it or not, Jungle Cruise is fashioned after the eponymous theme park ride in Disneyland. The jungle is filled with dangerous creatures. According to the skipper, ‘… everything that you see wants to kill you, and can…’ – and there are supernatural elements at play too. This is going to reel in the crowds online and in-person – there’s no doubt about it. With Disney movies, they’re always going to bring in the big bucks since these family movies appeal to moms, dads, and kiddos. The box-office takings are eventually going to go sky-high, and that’s good news for a browbeaten industry of late.

Jungle Cruise was written by Josh Goldstein, Glenn Ficarra, and John Requa. It’s shaping up to be quite the summer adventure. With Emily Blunt, Paul Giamatti, and Dwayne Johnson headlining, all bets are on this one being a success. Not surprisingly, there’s plenty of hype around this movie. Will it measure up to Jumanji’s success in 2017? What about Jumanji of 1995, which grossed $262.8M worldwide. The original Jumanji starred Kirsten Dunst alongside Robin Williams, and it was considered a critical success. That film scored 7.1/10 on IMDb, 55% on Rotten Tomatoes, and 91% on Google.

Naturally, Disney executives aren’t banking on a massive turnout at the cinemas for Jungle Cruise. But, they are expecting a fabulous reception on Disney + Premier Access to compensate for the less-than-optimal turnout at movie theatres around the world. Either way, the film is going to be absolutely wild. Thanks to fabulous CGI, massive screen presence, and a big budget. Your popcorn won’t be wasted on this flick!

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