‘Jungle Cruise’ Trailer: Disney Sends Dwayne Johnson & Emily Blunt Downriver On A Huge Adventure

Disney hurls Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt down the mighty Amazon River in Jungle Cruise, their latest attempt to launch a film franchise out of an amusement park ride. If this one has even half the staying power of Pirates of the Caribbean, and definitely more than 2015’s The Haunted Mansion, Disney shouldn’t find themselves upstream without a paddle.

Directed by Johnson’s future Black Adam helmer Jaume Collet-Serra, Jungle Cruise looks like a big, old school comedy-adventure. I’m getting echoes of Romancing the Stone and The Jewel of the Nile from this, and if you know me you’ll understand that’s a pretty big compliment.

Johnson and Blunt are joined by Edgar Ramirez, Jack Whitehall, Jesse Plemons, and Paul Giamatti.

SYNOPSIS: Set during the early 20th century, a riverboat captain named Frank takes a scientist and her brother on a mission into a jungle to find the Tree of Life which is believed to possess healing powers. All the while, the trio must fight against dangerous wild animals and a competing German expedition.

Jungle Cruise opens on July 24th.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.