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“The jungle,” Werner Herzog used to say, “is murder.” Although Disney’s Jungle Cruise is ostensibly based on the popular theme-park ride, one could say that it has taken Herzog’s immortal maxim as a kind of surface inspiration. “Know this about the jungle,” Dwayne Johnson’s riverboat captain Frank says early in the film, “everything you see wants to kill you — and can.” There are other Herzog callbacks in the film: The villains include the Spanish conquistador Lope de Aguirre (the subject of one of Herzog’s best-known films, Aguirre, the Wrath of God ) as well as an obsessive German aristocrat named Prince Joachim (Jesse Plemons), who seems to sport Herzog’s accent ; there’s even an extended gag at one point about the Herzogian way Joachim pronounces “jungle”: “chonk-leh.” Whatever. I chuckled. Sue me.

Herzog is an odd reference point, surely, but that’s also in keeping with the central tension in Jungle Cruise , between the darker, more intense and exciting movie it clearly wants to be and the mealymouthed CGI panderfest that it is. Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra — a filmmaker previously known for gonzo thrillers like Orphan and The Shallows and some of the more compelling entries in the Liam Neeson dadsploitation subgenre — the picture might have amounted to something had it been able to deliver on the one essential element any kind of adventure (even one made primarily for kids) needs: a real sense of danger.

It didn’t need to be this way, surely. The opening scenes show some promise. We first meet the spirited Dr. Lily Houghton (Emily Blunt) as she sneaks around in the back rooms of the Royal Geographic Society, looking for an ancient arrowhead that holds the key to finding a magic, all-healing Amazonian blossom called the Tears of the Moon. But it’s 1916, two years into the Great War, and there’s a sinister German aristocrat — the aforementioned Joachim, who may or may not be Kaiser Wilhelm’s son — also after this artefact.

In his previous works, Collet-Serra proved quite adept playing with screen geography, and he brings charm and energy to these early scenes of Lily maneuvering around this place while Joachim pursues her, each of them using the various objects around them. Similarly, when we meet Frank “Skipper” Wolff (Johnson), the captain of a decaying, rickety Amazon riverboat, we see him conning tourists into seeing fake sights such as a phony giant hippo, a rickety waterfall, and a group of supposedly savage natives whom he’s secretly paid off to scare the foreigners.

There’s a Rube Goldbergian verve to these early sequences, and by the time Lily and her brother MacGregor (Jack Whitehall) have employed Frank to take them into the heart of the Amazon, you might be fooled into thinking that Jungle Cruise is poised to recapture the swashbuckling magic of classics like Raiders of the Lost Ark , The Mask of Zorro , the 1999 iteration of The Mummy , or the original Pirates of the Caribbean , with a little African Queen thrown in. It certainly liberally borrows from just about all of them.

But such films were also not afraid to scare us, to make us care about their characters by putting them in real danger. And here, Jungle Cruise sadly falls back on its corporate theme-park origins. It’s a safety-first kind of movie, seemingly too afraid to ever make us fear for our heroes. A jaguar that attacks early on quickly turns out to be Frank’s pet, Proxima (another aide in his many scams). It would probably constitute a spoiler to give more details about other elements that are initially presented as sources of fear but turn out ultimately to be harmless. (Even the supposedly psychopathic Prince Joachim comes off as weirdly cuddly at times, with Plemons playing him as a subdued bore. Why exactly is this movie set during WWI anyway? Were they afraid to make Joachim a Nazi?) It feels at times like the filmmakers are reluctant to suggest that the Amazon might actually be a dangerous place. Maybe that sort of thing makes for admirable messaging (does it?), but it certainly doesn’t quicken the pulse.

The exception to all this winds up proving the rule: When the aforementioned Lope de Aguirre (Edgar Ramirez) and his men, who all supposedly vanished upriver in the 16th century, come back as a ragtag supernatural phantom army to fight our heroes, they’re clearly meant to provide the menace that the film has been so lacking. And to be fair, a flashback to how they got their curse is one of the film’s highlights; if nothing else, it gives Collet-Serra an opportunity to briefly show off his horror chops. But once these villains enter the story, their presence, even in its finer details and twists, so recalls the far-superior Pirates of the Caribbean that we might wonder if we’re just watching something created on the same software as that earlier picture, only with a different set of features selected from the drop-down menus.

Even so, derivativeness and predictability aren’t always fatal flaws. Jungle Cruise could have been saved had it at least provided some decent comedy and romance. On the latter front, Johnson and Blunt don’t have much chemistry. The film has a good idea in positioning them as opposing temperaments — the more bickering, the more chance of a spark, cinematically speaking — but even that winds up being half-baked. In the end, they don’t argue all that much.

Over and over, we can see the far superior movie Jungle Cruise wants to be: a freewheeling, romantic, swashbuckling epic about a couple of beautiful, brave souls who bicker their way into each other’s hearts, all the while facing off against the many dangers of the jungle and a variety of villains both human and supernatural. But it is so not that movie. And the clarity of its aspirations just makes the film’s downfall that much more pathetic, like a baseball player pointing to the home run he’s about to hit and then completely whiffing and landing on his ass.

Meanwhile, Whitehall is given the thankless task of portraying what is supposedly Disney’s most “out” gay character yet. The film still plays it kind of coy: Talking to Frank one night about how he couldn’t get married, MacGregor says that he “had to tell the lady in question that I couldn’t accept the offer — or indeed any offer, given that my interests happily lay elsewhere.” He then adds, “Uncle threatened to disinherit me. Friends and family turned their backs, all because of who I love.” Maybe this could have been a touching character note, but it doesn’t actually do much to develop MacGregor; his confession seems to exist primarily to show what a decent guy Frank is in accepting him. MacGregor, meanwhile, remains the butt of many of the movie’s (mostly unfunny) jokes — a hopelessly vain dandy who pees himself at the first sign of danger. I’m not sure any of this is progress. The jungle might not kill you, but Jungle Cruise could kill your soul.

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After five high-stakes voyages alongside the Pirates of the Caribbean , an ordinary Jungle Cruise sounds downright relaxing. But the first trailer for Walt Disney’s upcoming summer blockbuster suggests that audiences are in for a ride that’s even wilder than the theme-park attraction it’s based on. Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, Jungle Cruise appears to be charting a course for The African Queen by way of The Mummy , with Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt standing in for Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn and Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz respectively. (Watch the trailer above.)

Like those adventure-loving odd couples, Johnson and Blunt will apparently spend a lot of their journey together bickering, a dynamic that they demonstrated for Yahoo Entertainment when we caught up with them at D23. In the film, Blunt plays Lily Houghton, a scientist headed into the deepest parts of the Amazon jungle in search of the Tree of Life. In order to get there, she hires Johnson’s riverboat captain, Frank, who boasts about having the “cheapest, but also the most thrilling” jungle cruise on the whole river. Because of the perilous nature of Lily’s journey, though, Frank drives a harder bargain to ferry her and her brother, McGregor (Jack Whitehall), upriver. “$10,000 to bring you there alive — dead is $15,000.” Why the extra 5K bump? “Dead, I’d have to carry you.”

Besides Rose Sayer and Evelyn Carnahan, there’s also a little Sundance Kid mixed into Lily’s DNA. At the end of the trailer, Frank’s little riverboat is about to plunge over a giant waterfall, and his passenger picks that exact moment to reveal an unfortunate secret: “I cannot swim!” Knowing that the fall will definitely kill her, Frank does the only logical thing and raises his rates. “The price just went up.”

Jungle Cruise ’s mixture of action and humor is going over well on Twitter, with many noting the movie’s obvious forebearers.

This aint the African Queen but it looks soooo fun!! O2H! O2H! O2H! The Jungle Cruise Trailer Brings the Disney Ride to Life! - https://t.co/6cFAAJ4ynO https://t.co/MkKlUYsUpM via @comingsoonnet — Demetri Panos (@demetripanos) October 11, 2019
// That “Jungle Cruise” trailer gave me strong “The African Queen” vibes. I knew he was going to say “the backside of water” when I saw him flushing it down. 😂 I’m more excited about it than “Onward” to be honest, but that last part with the cgi villain.. ehh.. not great. — Thomas Summers (@sortedgreen) October 11, 2019
Okay, so it's The Mummy (1999) on a river. https://t.co/Ps7b3G8urZ — Stephen T. (@GoshZilla) October 11, 2019
The characters are so similar to the Mummy, but does look fun. https://t.co/w00wLMiIit — 🎃🕸Michelle Benson🕸🎃 🔜 Scotland Comic Con (@michelleb822) October 11, 2019
RACHEL WEISZ WALKED IN THE MUMMY SO EMILY BLUNT COULD RUN IN THE JUNGLE CRUISE — julie andrews is my religion (@katiethebadger) October 11, 2019
Looks fun. Jungle Cruise meets Indiana Jones. — All ~ Troy (@allabouttroy) October 11, 2019
Also I pointed this out before, but I love the explicit call out to The African Queen (one of the principal inspirations for The Jungle Cruise attraction) via The Rock's outfit pic.twitter.com/ZO7eKjmZVi — Mark Willard (@MarkWillard85) October 11, 2019

Fun fact: The African Queen famously influenced the design of the Jungle Cruise ride . That the movie version is now consciously paying homage to that movie is just the circle of Mouse House life.

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Join fan favorites Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt for the adventure of a lifetime on Disney’s Jungle Cruise, a 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.

Rated: PG-13 Runtime: 2h 7min Release Date: July 30, 2021

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Disney's The Jungle Cruise finally hits theaters at the end of July, with stars Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Emily Blunt releasing two new trailers Wednesday to celebrate a month until the film's release. 

The Rock's Jungle Cruise trailer makes him the star of the movie, showing off his panache and fighting skills, with Blunt's character making a late entry into his teaser as a paying customer on his Amazon river cruise.

Blunt's trailer shows off her Indiana Jones-ian character Lily Houghton uncovering artifacts about a tree in the Amazon that possesses healing powers.

Read more: Disney's Jungle Cruise movie with the Rock: How and where to watch this summer

After being delayed more than a year due to the COVID pandemic, Disney's  Jungle Cruise will debut July 30 . It'll launch in theaters and via paid  Premier Access  on  Disney Plus the same day, and will be made available to all Disney Plus subscribers three months later for no extra fee.

Until it's more widely available, accessing the movie in Premier Access will cost $30 on top of your monthly Disney Plus bill.

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Blame Johnny Depp.

I mean, listen, feel free to blame the actor for any number of things , if you want. But specifically, in terms of riot-act reading, let’s go back to 2003, when Mr. Depp slapped on a head scarf, trotted out his best Keef Richards wobble and slur, and turned what felt like a Disney Hail-Mary I.P. cash-in into a cash cow. No one expected a movie based on an amusement park ride based on creaky, age-old seafaring stories to give birth to a popular franchise; no one expected a movie about 18th century pirates to show up in the early part of the 21st century, period. (What is this, the Watchmen universe ?)

Depp is responsible for turning the Pirates of the Caribbean films into hits, even when the series slipped into diminishing-returns territory. More importantly, he helped to prove a Mouse House theorem: When it comes to licensing, exploiting and rebooting, why stop at your best-known characters? Find the right actor, and you can sell your park properties’ greatest hits as intellectual properties too. If you can hire a better-than-decent director and keep the pace frantic, all the better. The movies then direct customers back to the park, and the circle of l̶i̶f̶e̶ commerce continues. The question was not whether this was the beginning of a trend but what the next “title” would be and how soon we’d be E-ticketing to a theater near us.

The reprieve lasted longer than we thought, enough to lull us into a false sense of security. Maybe it’s unfair to blame the ghost of Jack Sparrow and the Pirates boom-bust of yore for Jungle Cruise . But dear Walt in the heavens, the shadow of that series looms large over this attempt to sell the Magic Kingdom’s vintage, colonialism-a-go-go boat ride as the next big endless-summer-movie thing. To be fair, so too does the specter of the Indiana Jones films, The African Queen, steampunk, old-school Werner Herzog, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Rudyard Kipling, Jules Verne, the entire previous filmography of the Rock, that book on Ponce de Leon you forgot to return to your library in fourth grade and every boys’ adventure ever written. Still: the wisecracking, trickster rascal? The hyper-capable and social-sexism-thwarting heroine? The mystical, supernatural villains, and their imperialistic, human bad-guy counterpart? The set pieces that update bits of ye olde derring-do, often digitally and occasionally successfully? You’ve seen this film. Only the hats, the source material’s location in the park and the size of the biceps have changed.

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First, your lovable scamp of a skipper: His name is Frank Wolff, but feel free to call him Dwayne Johnson. This is a great example of what a movie star, a real one, does when you hire them: gives you their screen persona and molds it to fit the container without changing the essential recipe. It’s the one big difference between this and other Disney’s other big cinéma du amusement park entry, in that Depp injected everything an odd sense of unpredictability and Johnson gives us the reassuring feeling we’re watching a Dwayne Johnson movie. Except this time, it happens to be 1916, we’re deep in the Brazilian rain forests, and the star is smiling instead of seriously scowling. Wolff is a tour guide who runs his trusty boat up and down the Amazon for gullible tourists, which — yup — is distinguished by the captain’s facepalm-inspiring banter. Maybe you forgot for a nanosecond that the movie is based on the ride distinguished by a running commentary of puns ranging from bad to very bad to “make it stop, make it stop!!” Anyone who’s been to Disneyland in the past 50 years will recognize the jokes Johnson tells to his hostages (sorry, “customers”). The meta-gag is that even folks in 1916 thought these groaners were god-awful.

Meanwhile, in Merry Olde England, a young man named MacGregor Houghton (Jack Whitehall) is making a plea to ye olde stuffy historical organization to let him access an arrowhead recently found in the Amazon. This artifact, about to be tucked away in their archives, is allegedly the key to unlocking “the Tears of the Moon” — bright flowers found blossoming only on the mystical Tree of Life, and the obsession/downfall of Spanish conquistador Don Lope de Aguirre (Edgar Ramírez). He’s not the Houghton to keep an eye on, however: That would be MacGregor’s sister, Lily ( Emily Blunt ), the headstrong adventurer of the family. She’s keen to prove that the rumors surrounding the magical healing properties of this foliage are true, and thus cure all ills. Yet another party, Germany’s Prince Joachim (Jesse Plemons), would also like the arrowhead. There’s a world war going, you see. Having access to the tree’s bounty might give his nation the winning edge.

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We get one rousing set piece involving Blunt and Plemons competing to liberate the arrowhead from its crate — a jumble of feints and moving parts that director Jaume Collet-Serra smooths out nicely; even if you didn’t know he’s logged time putting Liam Neeson through his Action Gramps paces , you see why he got the job — before everyone meets up in South America, and everything settles into a well-worn, familiar Jungle Adventure 101 groove. It turns out that Blunt’s tart apple crisp of a comic performance pairs nicely with Johnson’s beefcake served with a side of ham. The actress, especially, seems to thrive in playing the Hepburn to Johnson’s buffed-up Bogart. (When you watch her spring into action, and see how well the movie plays to her vulnerability and her fearlessness, you remember that this is the filmmaker who also gave us Blake Lively’s alpha-female-in-peril in The Shallows. ) Blunt’s already proven to be a great physical screen performer as well as an expressive one, versatile enough to go deep or stay breezy, and even when she leans heavily on righteous indignation, there’s a verve she brings to all of this. It rubs off on her screen partner, too. She calls him “Skippy.” He calls her “Pants.” (Because she wears pants, and is also a lady.) They can almost jointly convince you this is a cruise worth taking. Almost.

Other than that, well…Plemons’ evil Saxon may worship the Kaiser instead of the Fürher, but he’s a screen Nazi by any other name, and the mustache-twirling giddiness he brings to this stock villain soon dissipates quicker than a cow leg in a piranha pool. Paul Giamatti drops by with a that’s-ah-spicy-meatball accent, a gold tooth and a vibe that scream “my summer house needs renovating, too.” One character’s interest in then-verboten alternative lifestyles doubles as both sympathetic representation and gay-panic-driven punchline, leaving you with a chicken v. egg dilemma over what came first in script rewrites. And the ride’s legacy of blithe exoticism butting up against Tarzan-grade stereotypes — to quote a bit player here, “that booga-booga nonsense” — gets dealt with in a way that suggests a box has been summarily ticked off a previous-grievances list. It wants to have your cannibal-natives cake and critique it too, at least in theory.

There are a few elements in Jungle Cruise that would constitute being labeled as spoilers, but the fact that the movie ends ready and revved up for a sequel is not one of them. Disney would very much like lightning to strike twice, and you can feel moments here — notably when Aguirre and some conquistador comrades return in a, shall we say, more “natural” postmortem state — where they’re purposefully nudging you: “Hey, remember how much you loved those early Pirates movies? So why not give this a try as well?” The ride they’re really asking you to go on, however, isn’t a reprise of their hokey upriver excursion. It’s something closer to an amusement-park attraction named Generic Blockbuster Cruise, where you slowly glide past a bunch of prefab set-ups — over there you’ll see some thrills, look out on your right for some spills and chills — and the whole thing moves inexorably forward on a track, while a skipper cracks the same corny jokes. It’s a decent enough way to kill time once if the lines are short. You won’t be particularly be rushing to jump back on the ride again.

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Jungle Cruise is Disney’s latest movie-based-on-a-theme-park attraction. This one comes from Adventureland staple the Jungle Cruise. Emily Blunt stars as the ambitious explorer-scientist Lily, on the hunt for a rare healing flower in the Amazon. Meanwhile Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is Frank, the charismatic, if down on his luck, tour guide who owns a failing jungle cruise. When Lily contacts Frank for passage, both are thrust into a great adventure.

The trailer shows off the spooky jungle adventures, action-packed fights, and fearsome animals. But don’t worry, there is some niche, park-themed humor, too.

“Ladies and gentlemen the moment you’ve all been waiting for,” says Frank. “The backside of water!”

Get it? It’s from the ride. Like, the narrator of the ride says it on the ride. Look, it’s funny if you have a Disney annual pass.

Jungle Cruise joins Country Bears , The Haunted Mansion , Tomorrowland , and the entire Pirates of the Caribbean f ranchise in the pantheon of Disney live-action movies based on rides. After some delays, it floats into theaters on July 24, 2020. If you simply can’t wait to see The Rock in a jungle setting, don’t worry: Jumanji: The Next Level comes out on Dec. 13.

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It may feel like we just stopped talking about Cruella and Black Widow, but already Disney Plus has had another arrival to its Premier Access paid-video on demand service. Returning since he played the beloved correct of Maui in the animation, Moana, Dwayne Johnson joins forces with Emily Blunt for this real life motion picture journeying down the choppy Amazon river. Keep reading and we'll tell you how to watch Jungle Cruise online now with Premier Access.

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Release date: Friday, July 30

Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt, Jack Whitehall, Jesse Plemons, Édgar Ramírez, Paul Giamatti

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra

Runtime: 127 min

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Embarking on an adventure of a lifetime, the witty researcher Frank Wolff (The Rock) offers up his boat - the rickety La Quila - to Dr. Lily Houghton (Blunt), who has journeyed from London to the Amazon jungle in pursuit of an ancient, enchanted tree that is said to host magical healing abilities.

What ensues is a rollercoaster journey through the lush Amazon landscape as Frank and Lily come face-to-face with both the natural and supernatural dangers the forest has to offer. Especially as they'll be competing against an Imperial German expedition to get to the tree first.

Jungle Cruise is the fifth movie to launch on Disney Plus Premier Access , following the recent releases of Cruella and Black Widow.

Premier Access is Disney Plus' PVOD (premium video on-demand) service and is only available to existing customers. That means that you need a great value Disney Plus subscription to watch Jungle Cruise and stream the full movie right now - but fortunately it's pretty incredible value. 

How to watch Jungle Cruise online: stream full movie on Disney Plus

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Anyone in countries that have access to Disney Plus - North America, Australia, New Zealand, the UK, most of mainland Europe and more - simply need to head to the Disney Plus website to sign up for the service. 

Once you've done that, you'll find Jungle Cruise available to buy through the Premier Access platform for $29.99/£19.99/AU$34.99.

As for Disney Plus itself, it's well worth checking out. In addition to getting you first dibs on Premier Access films, it features every episode of The Simpsons ever made, all your favorite Pixar flicks, the latest Marvel movies, and the complete Star Wars canon.

You can save 15% if you sign up for an annual subscription, or if you're in the US, for the ultimate value you can take advantage of a combined bundle that includes ESPN+, Hulu and Disney Plus for the outrageously cheap price of just $13.99 a month.

Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt and Jack Whitehall in Disney's Jungle Cruise

What is Disney Plus Premier Access?

With the world in lockdown, and the shutters down on cinemas around the world, Disney Plus introduced Premier Access in September 2020, initially as a premium video on-demand platform for the release of the Mulan live-action remake.

It's now reserved for the service's absolute biggest movie releases and designed to allow you to watch the latest blockbusters from the comfort of home - whether that's simply your preference or because movie theaters may be closed where you are.

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It's a great option to have and Disney's spared no effort trying to recreate the cinematic experience, with Jungle Cruise available to watch in stunning 4K HDR resolution (Dolby Vision) and offering support for immersive Dolby Atmos sound.

While the one-off $30/£20/AU$35 on demand fee on the face of it seems hefty, it does work out at about the same price as two movie tickets in most places (and means you don't have to splash out on expensive popcorn, drinks and snacks) and allows subscribers to pause the action re-watch as many times as they like. And while Premier Access films will eventually come to Disney Plus's regular library, it won't be for another three months.

How to save money on Disney Plus 

Disney Plus is already cheaper than competing streaming services like Netflix but you can save even more when you sign up for an annual subscription which gives you 15% off the monthly price . Obviously you have to splash the cash at the start, but with so much content to get stuck in to we very much doubt you'll run out of things to watch before the 12 months are up. You're looking at a mere $79.99/£79.90/AU$119.99 for the year .

Or if your interests are farther reaching (and you're in the US), then we'd seriously suggest looking at the fantastic value bundle package . It adds Hulu and ESPN Plus to your subscription price. 

The Hulu element opens up a world of Hulu Originals such as The Great, Upload, Helstrom and Normal People - as well as being the only place to watch Britney Spears documentary right now. Bringing further great value ESPN+ offers loads of exclusive live sport, highlights and documentaries. The combined bundle costs just $13.99 a month .

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Disney Plus is going from strength to strength. It's the place to watch Loki , which is just one in the latest in a string of recent exclusive Marvel TV series to the platform, with other latest blockbusters including Pixar's Luca , The Mandalorian, Mulan's live-action remake, Hamilton, and the long-anticipated arrival of Black Widow.

The streaming service has apps for iOS and Android (of course), and is available to watch online via the likes of Amazon Fire TV Stick , PS4 , Xbox One and Roku streaming devices .

And finally, there's the new Star on Disney Plus that most global markets get to enjoy and sees the amount of content available through Disney Plus more than double, with a particular eye to shows grown-ups are going to enjoy. It costs a tiny bit more, but is worth it based on our initial impressions - and you can still save big by going with an annual subscription.

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The Rock's 'Jungle Cruise' movie will hit Disney+ the same day as theaters

You can pay $30 to stream it at home on july 30th..

Almost two years after the original release date, Disney will finally bring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Emily Blunt's latest family-friendly movie Jungle Cruise to theaters this summer. What's more, like Mulan , Raya and the Last Dragon , Black Widow and Cruella , you'll be able to watch it at home on the same day it arrives in cinemas.

Join Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt on the adventure of a lifetime. See Disney’s @JungleCruise in theaters or order it on #DisneyPlus with Premier Access July 30! Additional fee required. pic.twitter.com/mPiu5qvOJH — Disney+ (@disneyplus) May 13, 2021

If you're a Disney+ subscriber, you'll be able to pay an extra $30 for a Premier Access pass to catch Jungle Cruise at your abode when the adventure movie is released on July 30th. According to Deadline , the filmmakers opted for a simultaneous streaming and theatrical release because many cinemas in key markets like Europe and Brazil remain closed because of the pandemic. Even in places where theaters are open, many people are still wary of going to the movies when they can simply watch flicks at home.

You shouldn't expect Disney to stick with the Premier Access strategy in the long run. Deadline reports the company is looking to "revive the theatrical business." Disney might have more to share on that front during its earnings call later on Thursday. Meanwhile, like the other Premier Access movies, Jungle Cruise will likely be available to Disney+ subscribers at as part of their regular subscription at some point.

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Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt's Adventure 'Jungle Cruise' to Debut in Theaters and on Disney+

"The most important thing with our movie was to ALWAYS take care of families around the world by giving you options to watch it," Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson wrote on Instagram Thursday

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Calling all Disney fans seeking Jungle Cruise news: The day has come.

The long-awaited adventure film, based on the Disney Parks attraction of the same name and starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Emily Blunt , will be sailing onto screens July 30.

Johnson, 49, shared the news in an Instagram video Thursday morning, revealing that the film will premiere both in theaters and on Disney+, the latter with Premier Access (a one-time $29.99 fee for subscribers).

"Join my ace Emily Blunt (the female Indiana Jones ) and myself on THE ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME as our DISNEY's JUNGLE CRUISE hits theaters and your living rooms ON THE SAME DAY — JULY 30th," Johnson wrote alongside the announcement clip.

He went on to say that "The most important thing with our movie was to ALWAYS take care of families around the world by giving you options to watch it."

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"Audience first ☝🏾" Johnson added. "Let's own our 2021 comeback as we get back into the swing of life — ALL ABOARD!!"

In Jungle Cruise , Blunt, 38, plays Lily Houghton, a researcher aiming to find Lagrimas de Cristal who hires Johnson's character, Frank, a river guide tasked with guiding her to it.

"There is a legend in the jungles of the Amazon of a tree that heals all," Lily tells Frank, as shown in a trailer released last March . "It could change the world, but if it gets into the wrong hands it could awaken a great evil."

"But you've never had the key," she responds, holding a rock-like pendant in her hand.

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The pair embark on a great adventure , traversing the jungle in search of the tree. Along the way, they encounter various dangers and obstacles — hissing snakes, leopards on the attack and a human-manned submarine that seems intent on getting in their way.

"I've been looking for this tree longer than anybody. I've tracked the legend of every village, every island. Nothing," Frank says. "You're searching for something that can't be found."

"I am not afraid," Blunt's Lily says, as a leopard comes her way.

The film, based on the Jungle Cruise attraction at the Disneyland Resort, also stars Édgar Ramírez , Jack Whitehall , Jesse Plemons and Paul Giamatti .

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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has already proven himself to be perfect casting as the Skipper in Disney's Jungle Cruise . The movie co-stars Emily Blunt , Jack Whitehall, and Jesse Plemons, and will be simultaneously released in cinemas and on Disney+ Premier Access on July 30th. The action-adventure film has been a long time in the making, originally conceived in 2004, following the previous year's hugely successful Pirates of the Caribbean , and was previously delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Based on a Disneyland attraction that first debuted in 1955, the riverboat ride takes heavy inspiration from the classic romance The African Queen , whose odd-couple dynamic is incorporated into the new Disney movie. Jungle Cruise follows steamboat captain Frank Wolff (Johnson) as he reluctantly agrees to guide Dr. Lily Houghton (Blunt) and her brother, McGregor (a controversial Whitehall) , along the Amazon River to locate a flower with mysterious healing properties. Meanwhile, their mission is endangered by a rival German expedition and supernatural forces.

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In a movie that so obviously wants to replicate 1999's  The Mummy , the role of Frank requires an actor with charm and a sense of humor to match their potential as an action star. Dwayne Johnson is a natural showman, evidenced by his wrestling roots. His muscular physique and effortless likability have made him one of Hollywood's biggest movie stars, boasting an impressive filmography that transcends his humble beginnings. Johnson has starred in his fair share of action films and family adventures, but it's his comedic timing and self-deprecating roles that make him such a great choice for Jungle Cruise .

Both Johnson's father and grandfather were wrestlers , leading him to step into the ring himself. He wasn't instantly popular, so altered his clean image into one of a villainous trash-talker. He referred to himself in the third person as The Rock, but his charismatic persona quickly set him on a track to stardom. Johnson's acting career started on shaky ground, with his stunt casting in 2001's  The Mummy Returns  as the villain the Scorpion King most memorable for its dreadful CGI. However, his physicality made him a natural fit for the action genre, developing a more noble spinoff for the character while indulging in rougher characters like antagonist Hobbs in the Fast & Furious series. Johnson's mix of heroic and nefarious characters allows him to bring a level of seriousness to Jungle Cruise 's story and action sequences. He's a formidable opponent for any enemy without relinquishing his likability, with Disney's  Moana  subverting expectations by Johnson delivering a more comedic turn that appropriately balances arrogance with vulnerability.

Johnson is undoubtedly capable of tackling the many dangers lurking in the Amazon, but it's more than just his brawn that makes his Jungle Cruise casting perfect. He is adept at the adventure genre, headlining  Journey 2: The Mysterious Island and two Jumanji sequels. Both franchises were elevated by Johnson's amiable and playful nature. Jungle Cruise leans heavily on comedy, and the Disneyland ride is well-known for its steamboat captains bombarding guests with cheesy jokes. The movie needs an actor at once believable as an action hero but retaining self-awareness to counteract the story's absurdities. Like  The Mummy 's Brendan Fraser,  The Rock's movies  have repeatedly shown his willingness to poke fun at himself, whether as part of a gang of idiotic criminal bodybuilders in Pain & Gain or the fanny-pack-wearing government agent in Central Intelligence . He also lent a suave charm to HBO's comedy-drama Ballers , suggesting his romantic potential as the daring Skipper opposite Blunt's scientist.

Johnson already has a successful working relationship with Disney, and his star power will surely benefit Jungle Cruise at the box office. Had the movie been made 10 years ago, it would have been ideal for Brendan Fraser. It's fitting Johnson has evolved from a supporting player to one adventure movie to the lead in another, given how clearly indebted Jungle Cruise is to The Mummy .

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Dwayne Johnson makes no less than twenty terrible puns in Jungle Cruise , a movie that understands the assignment. This is a movie where The Rock both fights a leopard with his bare hands and also cuddles a leopard with his bare hands. (Can anything beat The Rock’s chemistry with CGI animals?) It’s unfortunate that the incomprehensible plot drags down the overall quality—the next Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, this is not—but if you’re looking for a fun, ridiculous romp, then Jungle Cruise is the adventure flick you want it to be.

Things get off to a strong start with the introductions of Emily Blunt and The Rock’s characters, Dr. Lily Houghton and “Skipper” Frank Wolff. Lily is a combative, Indiana Jones-type scientist on a mission, and her first meticulously choreographed fight scene—in which she bests a German aristocrat played with zeal by Jesse Plemons —is pure entertainment, like watching an acrobatic show in Vegas.

Frank, meanwhile, is perfectly happy scamming early 20th century tourists in the Amazon. His jungle cruise is the cheapest around, and, much like a tour guide on a certain Disney theme park ride, he cracks groan-worthy word-play jokes, like, “The rocks you see on the river are sandstone, but some people just take them for granite.” Also like a Disney park ride, almost everything on the tour is fake—fake hippo, fake skeletons, and a fake waterfall, whose pitiful stream of water Frank calls “the eighth wonder of the world.” Frank is perhaps the perfect role for Johnson’s brand of charisma. If the whole wrestling and acting thing hadn’t worked out, The Rock would have made an excellent Disneyland tour guide.

Lily lures Frank into transporting her and her brother ( Jack Whitehall , in a performance that might have been homophobic, had his character not actually come out as gay in a touching scene) downriver on a dangerous mission to retrieve a petal from the tree of life, which, legend has it, will cure all diseases everywhere. The good news is that she has already stolen the arrowhead key needed to open the tree (sure); the bad news is that Plemons is hot on her tail to get that arrowhead back. Jungle Cruis e wastes no time getting to the chase scenes and explosions, at times feeling more like a Fast and Furious movie than Indiana Jones .

For the first half of the story, it clicks. Blunt, Johnson, and Whitehall are a lovable trio, and the jokes are legitimately laugh-out-loud funny. Plemons doesn’t have quite as much to do as the trailer suggests, but he certainly makes his limited screen-time count. (Paul Giamatti also gets to have fun with accents, perhaps even more so than Plemons.) The hijinks are amusing and the action is exciting. Jungle Cruise is a throwback to the types of adventure films that used to be popular— Indiana Jones, The Mummy, National Treasure, and of course, Pirates of the Caribbean —and sure, it’s probably trying to be a few too many of those titles, but it’s nonetheless enjoyable… Up until the point when it isn’t.

Between the “story by” and the “screenplay by” credits—Michael Green, Glenn Ficarra, and John Requa on the screenplay; John Norville, Josh Goldstein, Ficarra, and Requa on the story; and Jaume Collet-Serra as the director—no less than five people are credited with writing this film. And perhaps because of that, there’s simply too much going on: too many villains, too many ghost stories, and too many MacGuffins. Is it the arrowhead key or the magical petal that Jesse Plemons is after? What exactly is the motivation for the ghost that looks vaguely like Davy Jones from Pirates of the Caribbean 2 ? Who are those conquistadors from the opening scene again? And what the heck does Paul Giamatti and his exaggerated Italian accent have to do with any of it?

It’s impossible to keep track. You want to give up and enjoy the cruise, but the last hour of the film is entangled in the confusing mythos, leaving little room for a half-hearted romance. And then there’s a plot twist that feels completely untethered from reality. Jungle Cruise tries too hard to be Pirates of the Caribbean when it should have tried harder to be Jumanji . Too bad. Perhaps with a little more finesse, this could have been the next great adventure franchise. As is, it’s an enjoyable but messy action flick, and it’s one of The Rock’s better movies—or as Frank would say, one of The Rock’s boulder movies. Like the ride it’s named after, Jungle Cruise offers less than is advertised, and you’ll notice the peeling paint. But go in with the right attitude, and you’ll still have a good time.

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Disney is running out of steam, so it’s turned to a steam ship.

That’s the titular vessel in the new movie “Jungle Cruise,” in which the studio has taken another of its theme park rides and churned out a bland, quasi-pleasant, extremely derivative film based on it. 

Truth be told, it’s a wobbly base to begin with. The “Jungle Cruise” attraction at Disney World doesn’t have much of an arc to speak of; you hop aboard a boat and stare at old mechanical animals while a skipper makes wisecracks. 

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Running time: 127 minutes. Rated PG-13 (sequences of adventure violence). In theaters and on Disney+ for an extra charge.

To bulk up the thin material, the film steals from countless other, better adventure movies to create an altogether less satisfying combo plate that costs $30 to rent on Disney+ .

Take the main character, Lily ( Emily Blunt ). She is indistinguishable from Evie in “The Mummy” series, played by Rachel Weisz in the aughts. Like Evie, Lily is an obsessive British researcher in the early 20th century hellbent on finding an ancient mythological land. Men are appalled she wears pants, and that fact is brought up constantly for the entire movie.

In the beginning of “Jungle Cruise,” Lily sneaks into a snobby London historical society to steal an arrowhead that is an important key to finding the Tears of the Moon, a lost Brazilian tree whose petals can heal any ailment. The scene, which sees her balance on a ladder as she damages precious artifacts, is a dead-ringer for Weisz’s mischief at the British Museum in “The Mummy.”

Jack Whitehall and Emily Blunt are all smiles before they go on their treacherous journey on the Amazon River in "Jungle Cruise."

Lily also has an effete brother, MacGregor (Jack Whitehall), who’s just like Evie’s upper-crust sibling Jonathan from “The Mummy,” except now he’s a self-righteous prop to make Disney look progressive.

Stereotypical MacGregor comes out as gay in the middle of the movie for no reason other than for the studio to score some street cred with the Huffington Post . Although he punches a few bad guys — everybody is shocked by this — the prim dresser mostly just whines about how he misses his face creams and the fabulous hotel. Disney: Humanitarians of the Year!

And the ripoffs keep on rolling. The pair head to Brazil and hire a cocky skipper named Frank ( Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson channelling Brendan Fraser in “The Mummy” and Harrison Ford in “Star Wars”) at a ramshackle, dangerous port bar (Like the Mos Eisley Cantina) to ferry them through the jungle in his rickety old boat he says is the best in the business. She’s faster than she looks. Yada yada.

Our heroes also must contend with a swashbuckling curse. The first conquistadors who discovered the tree hundreds of years ago were trapped by magic to live near the Amazon river for all eternity, which — yo ho! yo ho! — sounds a lot like the crew of the Black Pearl in Disney’s most successful ride-based franchise “The Pirates of the Caribbean.”  

Jack Whitehall, Emily Blunt and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson go on the hunt for an ancient miracle cure in Disney's "Jungle Cruise."

But isn’t repetition inevitable in storytelling? There are many thousands of movies out there. And aren’t we told that good artists borrow but the best artists steal? Yes, but then they put their own spin on whatever they pickpocketed.

What director Jaume Collet-Serra needed to do was find what’s unique and special about his movie. That it-factor is almost Blunt and Johnson , who are extremely likable and have cracking chemistry. Trouble is they give off BFF vibes when there’s romance a-brewin’. They’re a good time, but you do not for one second believe that the Rock and Mary Poppins are gonna make out. Ever.

Jesse Plemons , cinema’s favorite creep, is funny as a bumbling German villain named Price Joachim, and there’s a decent twist midway through the movie. But on the whole, “Jungle Cruise” is as exciting and inspired as those creaky robot elephants at Disney World.

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A small-town girl and a city boy meet on the Sunset Strip while pursuing their Hollywood dreams. A small-town girl and a city boy meet on the Sunset Strip while pursuing their Hollywood dreams. A small-town girl and a city boy meet on the Sunset Strip while pursuing their Hollywood dreams.

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Your mission, if you choose to accept it: Check out a cool new flick this weekend, maybe even one with Tom Cruise doing crazy stuff.

The A-lister returns to put his body on the line for the big-screen experience in the seventh movie in the action-packed "Mission: Impossible" franchise. If superspy thrills aren't your jam, no worries: Ben Platt and Molly Gordon play over-the-top drama teachers at a struggling theater camp in a new comedy, while Laura Linney, Kathy Bates and Maggie Smith star in a heartwarming drama set in 1960s Ireland.

Here's a guide to new movies that will satisfy every cinematic taste, plus some noteworthy theatrical films making their streaming and on-demand debuts:

If you want to see Tom Cruise battle AI: 'Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One'

Cruise's super-duper secret agent Ethan Hunt and his crew are out to destroy a rogue artificial intelligence so no nation can take hold of its immense online power, though the computer villain fights back to give our heroes – including assassin/love interest Ilsa Faust (Rebecca Ferguson) – fits in this knowingly silly, joyously mad action-fest. Esai Morales plays the AI's conniving surrogate in the real world, Hayley Atwell joins the franchise as a thief in way over her head, and most importantly the stunt scenes are as top-notch as ever.

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Where to watch: In theaters

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If you ever embraced your inner diva as a teen: 'Theater Camp'

"Waiting for Guffman" meets "Abbott Elementary" with this enjoyable mockumentary about the dramatic goings-on at an upstate New York theater camp. But this summer is a real mess: The owner (Amy Sedaris) is in a coma, her influencer-bro son (Jimmy Tatro) has no idea how to run the place, and two longtime teachers (Platt and Gordon, who co-directs) can't get past their own egos to finish an original musical. The high-maintenance youngsters grow on you, especially Noah Galvin as the scene-stealing production manager.

'Theater Camp': Ben Platt on the 'great joys' of working with fiancé Noah Galvin

If you need your heart warmed by some familiar faces: 'The Miracle Club'

In Dublin circa 1967, Chrissie (Laura Linney) returns home for her estranged mother's funeral and old tensions arise with her mom's closest friends, Lily (Maggie Smith) and Eileen (Kathy Bates). But a life-affirming trip to Lourdes for the three women – alongside young mother Dolly (Agnes O'Casey), Lily and Eileen's pal – gives them perspective on their past and present struggles, plus brings them together in new ways in a sweet and endearing if predictable emotional drama.

If you yearn for a bloody good time: 'Final Cut'

Remember that best picture winner "The Artist"? The film's Oscar-nominated director and star actress – Michel Hazanavicius and wife Bérénice Bejo – are back with something completely different, and downright hilarious: a French meta zombie comedy redo of Japan's "One Cut of the Dead." Romain Duris plays a French filmmaker hired to do a live one-take 30-minute horror show, chaos reigns when a member of the "undead" comes down with diarrhea, and many, many other things go awry.

If you could use an important history lesson: 'Lakota Nation vs. United States'

The well-crafted, thought-provoking documentary takes an honest look at America's relationship with its Indigenous communities by focusing on the Lakota tribes' long struggle to take back sacred land in the Black Hills. Historians and activists alike discuss how the government violated treaties in the 1900s to exert its control over the Lakota people, how the fight went from the battlefield to the court system and the significance of modern-day concerns over conservation and reparations. An infuriating watch but also a powerful one.

If you were a big 'Bird Box' nerd: 'Bird Box Barcelona'

Based on Josh Malerman's unnerving novel, the original "Bird Box" movie with Sandra Bullock was everybody's go-to post-apocalyptic horror binge of the 2018 holiday season. While that movie was pretty mediocre, this spinoff of sorts is actually an improvement. The story digs into the early days of the terrifying situation, where anybody who sees a mysterious entity with their eyes turns suicidal, and Mario Casas and Georgina Campbell ("Barbarian") play survivors trying to find sanctuary in Spain as a villainous human element arises in their midst.

Where to watch: Netflix

If you never want to go on a hike again: 'Quicksand'

Carolina Gaitàn and Allan Hawco star in the survival thriller as an American couple in Colombia for work and on the verge of divorce. They decide to go exploring in a famed nearby forest but run afoul of a shady dude and wind up stuck in, yep, a large swath of quicksand. That's pretty bad news, though it quickly gets worse thanks to hungry ants and an extremely large mama snake looking to protect her eggs. And thank goodness for the freaky wildlife that lifts an otherwise middling narrative.

Where to watch: Shudder

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The Rocks New Movie Will Continue A Recent Christmas Movie Trend

  • Red One aims to continue the trend of violent Christmas movies, blending action with comedy for a unique holiday twist.
  • The film's setting stands out with fantasy elements, featuring Santa Claus, Krampus, and other Christmas creatures.
  • With a mix of humor, adult themes, and action, Red One has the potential to become a modern Christmas classic.

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's new action-comedy film looks set to continue a recent Christmas movie trend after the trailer revealed a few surprises. Red One will star The Rock and Chris Evans' character trying to save Santa Claus (J.K. Simmons) who has been kidnapped. While the idea of saving Santa has been done numerous times before in some of the best Christmas action movies , Red One will do so in a completely unique setting, giving the film a distinct personality. However, in the process, The Rock's upcoming project looks set to follow a fun trend involving modern Christmas movies.

Red One is set to be released in theaters on November 15, 2024 , and will be the perfect warm-up for the Holidays. The action mixed with comedy will fit Johnson and Evans' brand of acting perfectly, while Simmons looks perfect as a more serious Santa Claus, making Red One 2024's most exciting Christmas movie . Despite the project having a seemingly fun and humorous tone, the trailer did suggest that Red One may have a few more adult themes as it looks set to follow in the footsteps of two recent films to continue a surprising recent Christmas film trend.

Red One reportedly has a budget of over $250 million after some behind-the-scenes drama impacted production.

Red One Looks Set To Continue The Violent Christmas Movie Trend

Red one will become the next graphic christmas film after violent night & fatman.

Violent Christmas movies have surprisingly become more common in recent years, and The Rock's Red One seems like it will continue this. In 2020, Mel Gibson and Walton Goggins teamed up in Fatman , before David Harbour brought graphic Christmas movies back with Violent Night in 2022. While there have been some great takes on the usual family-orientated style of Christmas movies over the years, festive films have been getting more violent lately, and Red One looks destined to repeat this as the trailer already indicated there will be plenty of fighting and combat when the film releases in November.

Like Fatman and Violent Night , Red One will mask some of its violence with comedy , and while the trailer suggests it may be less bloody, it still looks like there will be plenty of fighting. Considering Fatman and Violent Night were both received positively by audiences, the market for graphic Christmas movies is certainly there. Red One also appears to have more family appeal than its predecessors, and if it manages to balance its action with comedy, it could compete critically while also having a more mainstream appeal, potentially giving The Rock a holiday franchise if it performs well financially.

Red Ones Setting Makes It One Of The Most Unique Christmas Movies Yet

The fantasy elements make red one's violent setting even more interesting.

Alongside having a slightly more graphic nature, Red One 's setting is completely unique due to the way it brings the Christmas setting to life. The idea of Santa Claus being real has been showcased in multiple films, but Red One goes the extra mile in the live-action setting by utilizing plenty of other Christmas creatures. The trailer featured a talking Polar Bear, snowmen fighting on the beach, and even Krampus slapping The Rock , proving this Christmas movie will be like nothing that has been done before.

The Rock & Chris Evans' Movie Team-Up Needs To Break 2 Seriously Disappointing Streaks

The upcoming Amazon Prime movie from Chris Evans and the Rock needs to buck two disappointing streaks from the movie stars past streaming ventures.

Using all of these different themes and trying to make them all realistic may be difficult to pull off, but regardless of whether Red One sticks the landing or not, it is gearing up to be a one-of-a-kind Christmas film. The movie will need to avoid taking itself too seriously in order to work, but the trailer shows promising signs, as there is plenty of humor which seems to be the main selling point. Combining this with some violence, adult themes, and a unique environment gives Red One a great opportunity to become a modern classic Christmas hit.

Director Jake Kasdan

Release Date November 15, 2024

Writers Chris Morgan, Hiram Garcia

Cast Dwayne Johnson, Chris Evans, Kiernan Shipka

Rating Not Yet Rated

Runtime 102 minutes

Genres Action, Adventure

Main Genre Action

Red One is an upcoming Action/Comedy Christmas-focused film by director Jake Kasdan. The plot of the film and details surrounding it are currently being kept quiet, however, Chris Evans and Dwayne Johnson have signed on in the main roles of the film. Red One is being distributed exclusively through Prime Video during the holiday 2023 season.

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