Disney’s Latest ‘Jungle Cruise’ Clip Has Some Indiana Jones Vibes

Viewers who are entertaining the idea of embarking on a Jungle Cruise this weekend may want to know what’s in store for them. Disney’s live-action adaptation of its Jungle Cruise theme park ride hits theaters and Disney+ Premier Access on July 30. Now, the studio has released a new 4-minute clip which gives us our best look […] The post Disney’s Latest ‘Jungle Cruise’ Clip Has Some Indiana Jones Vibes appeared first on /Film.

Disney’s Latest ‘Jungle Cruise’ Clip Has Some Indiana Jones Vibes

Viewers who are entertaining the idea of embarking on a Jungle Cruise this weekend may want to know what’s in store for them. Disney’s live-action adaptation of its Jungle Cruise theme park ride hits theaters and Disney+ Premier Access on July 30. Now, the studio has released a new 4-minute clip which gives us our best look yet at what you can expect should you decide to board the riverboat with Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt.

Jungle Cruise has earned mixed-to-positive reviews; our own review called it a “decent adventure that owes a lot to other films.” Specifically, it has drawn comparisons to adventure films like The Mummy and Romancing the Stone, along with other live-action Disney features like Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.

Another major source of inspiration for both the ride and the movie is The African Queen, the 1951 classic starring Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn. Yet it’s really Raiders of the Lost Ark that the clip below brings to mind. While building scenes for its next tentpole, it seems that Disney has been doing some of its own raiding: of film history.

Jungle Cruise Clip

Though the Great Movie Ride and its Well of Souls scene have gone the way of the dodo, Raiders of the Lost Ark continues to have a presence in Disney’s theme parks thanks to the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida. The live show, which begins with a temple and boulder scene straight out of Raiders of the Lost Ark, is temporarily unavailable due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, if you’ve ever seen it (or, you know, just seen Raiders, one of the greatest movies of all time), then some of what’s featured in the clip above might strike you as familiar.

Like Marion Ravenwood (Karen Allen) , Emily Blunt’s character, Lily, gets kidnapped in a market. In this case, she’s stuck in a birdcage with a tarp over it instead of a basket. She’s resourceful, though, and fights her way free before climbing the building like the performers in the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular.

There are also some chittering monkeys, none of which consume poison dates and die, thankfully. James Newton Howard’s music in this clip is very reminiscent of John Williams, and it comes with the added bonus of letting us see Blunt punch Johnson in the face. (She’s already claimed, in another behind-the-scenes featurette, that she can bench-press more than him.)

Here’s the official synopsis for Jungle Cruise:

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.

Jungle Cruise has its simultaneous release in theaters and on Disney+ (with Premier Access) on Friday, July 30.

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In a heartfelt open letter, David Ayer blasted the studio cut of his 2016 film, Suicide Squad, and voiced his support for James Gunn’s new film.

David Ayer’s 2016 film, Suicide Squad is one that quickly became a controversial DC installment. Like Zack Snyder’s Justice League it was a film that was taken over by studio executives at the last minute and was reworked into something the director never intended it to be. The end result was a movie that was panned by critics and failed to make as much money as Warner Bros had projected. Following the news that Zack Snyder’s cut of Justice League would be released on HBO Max, many hoped that David Ayer’s version of Suicide Squad would also see a release, despite the upcoming debut of James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad.

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Early reactions to James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad have been universally positive and the film currently holds a 97% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. One film critic mentioned on Twitter that while watching the new film, he kept thinking that David Ayer should just give up the idea of seeing his cut released. Ayer responded with a lengthy open letter that went into his background, blasted the studio cut of Suicide Squad, and then went on to voice his support for Warner Bros, James Gunn, and his upcoming film. You can see the full post below:

Would you like to see David Ayer’s cut of Suicide Squad? Are you looking forward to James Gunn’s upcoming film? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

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You can check out the synopsis for the James Gunn film below:

Welcome to hell—a.k.a. Belle Reve, the prison with the highest mortality rate in the US of A. Where the worst Super-Villains are kept and where they will do anything to get out—even join the super-secret, super-shady Task Force X. Today’s do-or-die assignment? Assemble a collection of cons, including Bloodsport, Peacemaker, Captain Boomerang, Ratcatcher 2, Savant, King Shark, Blackguard, Javelin and everyone’s favorite psycho, Harley Quinn. Then arm them heavily and drop them (literally) on the remote, enemy-infused island of Corto Maltese. Trekking through a jungle teeming with militant adversaries and guerrilla forces at every turn, the Squad is on a search-and-destroy mission, with only Colonel Rick Flag on the ground to make them behave…and Amanda Waller’s government techies in their ears, tracking their every movement. And as always, one wrong move and they’re dead (whether at the hands of their opponents, a teammate, or Waller herself). If anyone’s laying down bets, the smart money is against them—all of them.

Written and directed by James Gunn, The Suicide Squad stars David Dastmalchian, John Cena, Jai Courtney, Joaquín Cosío, Nathan Fillion, Joel Kinnaman, Mayling Ng, Flula Borg, Sean Gunn, Juan Diego Botto, Storm Reid, Pete Davidson, Taika Waititi, Alice Braga, Steve Agee, Tinashe Kajese, Daniela Melchior, Peter Capaldi, Julio Ruiz, Jennifer Holland, Viola Davis, Idris Elba, Margot Robbie, and Michael Rooker.

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