It has to be said that if there is any reason in this world for Dwayne Johnson's movies to do as well as they do, then it has to be the former wrestling star's sheer enthusiasm for everything he is a part of. It doesn't matter how ridiculous the premise, how cheesy the plot, or how over the top the special effects, The Rock could make three hours of him stirring a cup of coffee sound like it is going to be the greatest three hours of your life. With Jungle Cruise releasing, he has been at it again on his Instagram account, sharing a video of himself and co-star Emily Blunt, including a riotous attempt by his new best bud to do an 80s wrestling promo.
Johnson wrote, "LOVE the 80's pro wrestling promo Emily starts with!! IF YA SMELLLLLL TONIGHT the dream comes true. Our JUNGLE CRUISE WORLD PREMIERE sets sail tonight from the Happiest Place On Earth: DISNEYLAND. In 1955 DISNEYLAND opened its gates to the public for the first time and the JUNGLE CRUISE ride was Walt Disney's pride & joy. Walt himself was the rides Skipper! Tonight's event is BIG and HISTORIC and Emily and I are HONORED to deliver to this movie to the world. Let's celebrate and have some fun and hopefully Emily's Dole Whip will stay in her cup."
In a second post, Johnson shared a photo of the pair sitting in an empty open air theater as they waited for the premiere to take place. He said, "Calm before the massive magic. Emily and I quietly chatting (besides the 200 hundred-person team members we told to get out of the shot) about how surreal and epic our JUNGLE CRUISE world premiere is going to be tonight at Disneyland! In this massive and beautiful outdoor amphitheater, we will have the biggest (and safe) red carpet world premiere of 2021. THANK YOU to EVERYONE - all our teams - who have worked tirelessly on creating this magical night. Countdown is on and we're just a few hours away.... All aboard."
The movie is one of the few to have received a big premiere event, as you would expect from The Rock, and based on the early reviews it looks like while it has its flaws, Jungle Cruise is a good bit of summer fun, which I think is something everyone could do with right now. Blunt spoke about working with Johnson in a recent interview with ET Online, saying that the two characters "have such different philosophies on life and their sense of humor, like how they walk into every day, it's just completely the antithesis of one another. So, I think it makes for this really fun interplay between them that's reminiscent of those Romancing the Stone films ... That clash of like two people that are kind of storming into each other's world." Johnson also spoke about working with Blunt and hopes there will be more to come in the future.
With the box office's still only in the early stages of recovery, it is likely that Jungle Cruise will manage to nab the number one spot when it is released next weekend in theaters and on Disney+ Premier Access on July 30th. This news comes to us from Comicbook.