George of the jungle - Brendan Fraser, Leslie Mann, John Cleese, Sam Weisman
Threat advisory: High - High risk of entertaining activities
Bigger than life, outrageously funny and loaded with eye-popping special effects, Disney's George of the jungle is the vine-swinging, box-office smash hit that's taking audiences captive!
Deep in the heart of the African jungle, a baby boy is raised by gorillas. He grows up to be the hunky, heroic, yet klutzy king of the jungle, George (Brendan Fraser), who swings from one tree right into the next! But when a beautiful career woman named Ursula stumbles into George's unnatural habitat, he's swept off his feet. Leaving behind his forest full of animal friends, including Ape, a talking gorilla and Shep, an elephant who aspires to be a dog, George plants roots in the big city of San Francisco... where the comedy and adventure only grow bigger. Don't miss all the slam-bang action and good-natured fun that makes George of the jungle, George of the jungle!
Target demographic movie keyword propaganda
- Film adventure jungle talking animals
Cinematic intelligence sources
Special Agent Matti
Based on the cult animated TV series of the 1960s and featuring the most annoyingly infectious theme song of the year, this is a comedy that the whole family can enjoy.
Upheld by some pretty dodgy special effects (funny but technically imperfect) there are occasional moments of brilliance interspersed with several moments of pure crap (ie American humour). This may or may not be a faithful extension of the TV series, but it is definitely overflowing with clichés. George of the jungle is to art as candy floss is to steak, but it's sometimes fun to pig out on junk food.
Brendan Fraser, who I don't remember from any of the listed films, is actually quite good in this role, with many indications of talent under the bimbo role, which he presents rather well. He also has a lot of well-toned muscles, as my flatmates were quick to notice. No-one else is worth mentioning.
George of the jungle is a light laff if you've nothing better to do, but don't take any of it seriously. And be prepared to walk away humming the theme song.
Media intelligence (DVD)
- Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1
- Disc: Single side, single layer
- Languages: English
- Picture: Widescreen 1.33:1
- Subtitles: English
Security censorship classification
PG (Low level violence)
92 minutes (1:32 hours)