Are you a lover of cheesy puns and groan-worthy banter? Then Jungle Cruise is the metaphorical movie ride you’ve been waiting for. Based loosely on the Disneyland original attraction by the same name, families are going to be interested in this one. But is Jungle Cruise movie safe for kids? This parent movie review will help you decide what ages can watch Jungle Cruise. ps- check out the list of Jungle Cruise quotes and puns that made it into the movie!
About Disney’s Jungle Cruise
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.
Disney’s “Jungle Cruise” releases in theaters and on Disney+ with Premier Access on July 30, 2021.
You can watch the trailer here.
When Can You Pee During Jungle Cruise?
Ah, the age-old question: when you can pee during the movie without missing too much of the plot or action?
We got you!
Jungle Cruise is being offered on Disney+ with the premium service, so of course, the easy answer is to hit pause and go whenever you or your kiddo needs to.
But if you go to the movie theaters (which we HIGHLY recommend) you’ll need to know when you can pee during Jungle Cruise.
This movie is long (over 2 hours) so there’s a good chance you or someone you’re with will need to run, go, pee during the Jungle Cruise.
Who’s there? …
Safari Who? …
Safari, so good. You’ll be back from the potty and back to Jungle Cruise movie in just a few minutes.
Here are the best times to pee during Jungle Cruise if you watch in the theater:
- 24 when the leopard shows up if kids are scared of big jumping animals!
- 37 min after Frank hugs McGregor
- 53 min after the rapids scene
- 124 after Frank’s backstory is given
Are There End Credit Scenes In Jungle Cruise?
As mentioned above, the movie is long- but not long enough to include any end credit scenes.
Jungle Cruise does not have a mid-credit or end credit scene to stick around for.
Is Jungle Cruise Movie Safe For Kids? Parent Movie Review
We’ll preface this to say: you know your kids best.
This parent movie guide and review is to help you know what to expect before taking your children to the movies. In a Jungle Cruise spoiler-free way!
We’ll talk about PG-13 rating, violence, language, adult situations, and overall tone so you can decide what ages are best to watch Jungle Cruise.
Language In Jungle Cruise Parent Movie Review
This one doesn’t have too much salty language for parents to be worried about. This is surprising considering the backstory of the main character, Skipper Frank.
You will hear a few low-level swears like h#ll and an incomplete “sh–” in the movie. Oh my G-d is also used a few times.
From a language standpoint, Jungle Cruise is fairly kid-friendly.
Adult Content In Jungle Cruise
There is a mild romance with some kissing (kinda) in this movie.
An openly gay main character is also revealed (about time!) in a Disney movie.
There is no nudity or sex, however.
Is Jungle Cruise Safe For Kids? Violence and Weapons
This is absolutely a movie full of action and adventure, which means lots of violence, peril, and weapons.
Think along the lines of Pirates of the Caribbean to give a comparison.
If your family is sensitive to weaponry violence (swords, knives, guns, torpedoes) then this one may be over the top. If there’s a torpedo mention on a river cruise, you can probably figure that part out!
There are many instances of death, killing, and dying that happens on screen that could be a little too much for smaller children.
What Ages Can Watch Jungle Cruise?
Jungle Cruise is rated PG-13 and it seems to line up well with that rating.
Children younger than 13 may be fine, depending on their previous exposure to movies similar to Jungle Cruise.
Comparable movies include Indiana Jones, The Mummy, Pirates of the Caribbean, with a splash of Dora The Explorer.
Kids ages 10 and up should likely be able to handle the intensity of the action and violence in the movie.
Is Jungle Cruise too scary for kids under 10? Possibly. But back to point #1: you know your kiddo best!
The movie is long at 2 hours and 8 minutes but packed with action, so younger kids are not likely to nod off on any slow parts (there really aren’t any!).
And if you have concerns, this is a good date-night movie to watch on the biggest screen possible before you rent the movie on Disney+ for the family.
Is Jungle Cruise safe for kids? We think so- within specific age ranges, of course.
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Patty Holliday is a movie critic, writer, and podcaster living in the Washington, DC area. Her goal is to bridge the gap between casual fandom and picky critic with parent movie and television reviews.