Disney’s newest action-adventure film, “Jungle Cruise,” starring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt, is big, bold and … boring.
Perhaps it’s just been too long since I’ve been to Disney World and ridden the theme park ride upon which this entire film is based. Or perhaps the writers forgot to give us a better story.
Frank (Johnson), a river cruise captain of a dilapidated boat who owes money to slimy head honcho Nilo (Paul Giamatti), must find a way to pay his debt.
A seasoned scam artist, he sets his sights on Lily Houghton (Emily Blunt) and her brother, MacGregor (Jack Whitehall), both scientists in search of a healing petal from a secret tree located in an unknown and yet unmapped area in the jungle. Setting up myriad