This second trailer for Jaume Collet-Serra’s The Jungle Cruise is a more serious, plot-focused affair. It’s less whimsical and comical than the teaser, which is understandable and slightly disappointing. Nonetheless, this still looks like a genuinely good time at the movies, with Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt giving off “Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz in Stephen Sommers.
As noted last week, Artemis Fowl, The One and Only Ivan and this adaptation of Disney’s Jungle Cruise theme park ride, are the handful of new-to-cinema offerings attempting to show that Disney can spin a hit live-action release outside of Marvel, Lucasfilm and their animated properties. That’s the one area where Bob Iger faltered.
As noted two weeks ago, I’m especially watching how Jaume Collet-Serra’s The Jungle Cruise, starring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt, plays when it opens in late July. That’s the one, thanks to star power, slight brand recognition and two solid trailers, that could easily be, relatively speaking, Disney’s next Pirates of the Caribbean.