'Jungle Cruise' DP Says the Movie Harkens Back to a Bolder Era of Filmmaking

Josh Weiss

August 5, 2021

Disney's Jungle Cruise movie adaptation plainly wears its cinematic influences on its sweat-stained sleeves. From the very first trailer released in the fall of 2019, it was obvious that the film (now playing in theaters and on Disney+) was aiming for a blockbuster sweet spot between John Huston's The African Queen and Steven Spielberg's Indiana Jones franchise. It certainly achieves that goal with a period setting, classic love story, and heated race against time for a mystical MacGuffin.

Disney's Jungle Cruise movie adaptation plainly wears its cinematic influences on its sweat-stained sleeves. From the very first trailer released in the fall of 2019, it was obvious that the film (now playing in theaters and on Disney+) was aiming for a blockbuster sweet spot between John Huston's The African Queen and Steven Spielberg's Indiana Jones franchise. It certainly achieves that goal with a period setting, classic love story, and heated race against time for a mystical MacGuffin.