We saw a screening, courtesy of Disney, to bring you this Jungle Cruise Parents Guide. All opinions are my own.
The Jungle Cruise movie actually ended up being fantastic! At first I was thinking it was going to be cheesy or silly, but they turned a ride from my childhood (such good memories) into an amazing and fun movie that my whole family loved. Frank, Lily, and MacGregor stole the show. I was pulled in with their funny banter and a great storyline.
The movie has very few (if any) points in the movie where something crucial isn’t happening. The story just moves right along, and while it goes through and explains and resolves everything about this storyline – it leaves it wide open to have another great movie. If a sequel is created, it will have to have Dwayne Johnson (Jack), Emily Blunt (Lily), and Jack Whitehall (MacGregor) since these three are really fantastic together!
My whole family loved the movie from beginning to end. It keeps your attention with a great storyline, action, adventure, and humor. There are a few things that might scare younger viewers (see the Jungle Cruise parents guide below) but overall I think you will really love it.
There is NO end credits scene or anything in the credits that you need to stay for. So feel free to head out when they start rolling.
Here is our Jungle Cruise parents guide:
The movie is rated PG-13. It runs for just over 2 hours.
Sex & Nudity – This movie is very clean. There is one scene where Lily is wearing her long one-piece underclothing which is white. It gets wet, but nothing is shown. She is shown laying on her side and some cleavage is shown.
Violence & Gore – There are some characters that are not completely human – they might scare younger viewers. My 9-year-old wasn’t scared. There is some fighting. Tribal characters dressed up with paint, skulls, etc. A man is impaled with a sword and falls from a tall tree and hits a rock before landing in the water. Another man is smashed by a large rock.
Profanity- A few uses of Oh My G**. At least one swear in German (but I thought it was funny).
Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking – There is drinking of alcohol. But a very small amount, and not prominent.
Frightening & Intense Scenes – As I said before, there is some things that could scare younger viewers, but the overall theme of the movie is similar to Indiana Jones – adventure, fighting, humor, nature and animals.
Inspired by the famous Disneyland theme park ride, Disney’s “Jungle Cruise” is an adventure-filled, rollicking thrill-ride down the Amazon with wisecracking skipper Frank Wolff and intrepid researcher Dr. Lily Houghton. Lily travels from London, England to the Amazon jungle and enlists Frank’s questionable services to guide her downriver on La Quila—his ramshackle-but-charming boat. Lily is determined to uncover an ancient tree with unparalleled healing abilities—possessing the power to change the future of medicine. Thrust on this epic quest together, the unlikely duo encounters innumerable dangers and supernatural forces, all lurking in the deceptive beauty of the lush rainforest. But as the secrets of the lost tree unfold, the stakes reach even higher for Lily and Frank, and their fate—and mankind’s—hangs in the balance.
Jaume Collet-Serra directs the film, which stars Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt, Edgar Ramírez, and Jack Whitehall, with Jesse Plemons, and Paul Giamatti. The producers are John Davis and John Fox of Davis Entertainment; Dwayne Johnson, Hiram Garcia and Dany Garcia of Seven Bucks Productions; and Beau Flynn of Flynn Picture Co., with Scott Sheldon and Doug Merrifield serving as executive producers. The story is by John Norville & Josh Goldstein and Glenn Ficarra & John Requa, and the screenplay is by Michael Green and Glenn Ficarra & John Requa.