Friends, you might have possibly noticed over the last couple of weeks that I have not been sharing new articles every day like I normally do. The reason for this is I have a brand new job, one that takes up the majority of the evening, and in complete honesty when I return home I find I am a little too tired to write. While in the past, thanks to the arcade as well as my job at the hotel, it afforded me ample opportunity to crack open the laptop and work on a post or the script for the podcasts… I am afraid that type of behavior would be frowned upon at the local movie theater in my neck of the woods.
That is correct, although it has been quite some time since I last wore the vest, I am once again working at a movie theater. Things as you can imagine have changed in the past 26 years, not the least of which is helping to make sure the auditoriums are safe by disinfecting the seating. The added benefit of wearing that apparatus in the above photograph is that you not only get to feel like a member of the Ghostbusters but you can subject your co-workers to numerous quotes from the films.
One of the things I am quite happy to report that has NOT changed though is how much fun it is to talk with patrons about movies while serving them at the concession stand. It has been an absolute joy to see how very excited movie goers are at getting the chance to return to the theater once again, to enjoy the likes of A Quiet Place Part II, Mortal Kombat, Godzilla vs. Kong, and others.
That joy naturally extends to chatting with my co-workers before and after the movies begin, while we busy ourselves with restocking, cleaning, and further training. And when I have been assigned the role of usher, as I patrol the theater sweeping up popcorn from the floor and making sure all is well in the auditoriums and bathrooms – I also like to take a second and look at the movie posters on display in the hallways.
Which brings us around to the point of this article, the other day a brand new poster design as well as a trailer for Disney’s upcoming Jungle Cruise film were revealed. At first glance I thought the beautiful poster below, shared on the official Jungle Cruise Twitter feed, was done by the legendary Drew Struzan, but that is not the case as the artist was quick to clarify on his own feed. Most fans believe that it is the talented Kyle Lambert who is responsible for this eye-catching new poster.
All aboard Disney’s #JungleCruise!
The brand new trailer for Jungle Cruise promises quite a bit of thrills and supernatural action, promising a throwback to the serials that inspired Steven Spielberg and George Lucas to create Raiders of the Lost Ark. It also seems to boast some familiar elements from such popular movies as The Mummy, Pirates of the Caribbean, and possibly even 1951’s The African Queen.
Jungle Cruise is scheduled to be released at the end of July and I am quite looking forward to joining Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Emily Blunt, Paul Giamatti, and Jack Whitehall on a thrilling adventure.
From the press release:
“Inspired by the famous Disneyland theme park ride, Disney’s “Jungle Cruise” is an adventure-filled, 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.
Jaume Collet-Serra directs the film, which stars Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt, Edgar Ramírez and Jack Whitehall, with Jesse Plemons, and Paul Giamatti. The producers are John Davis and John Fox of Davis Entertainment; Dwayne Johnson, Hiram Garcia and Dany Garcia of Seven Bucks Productions; and Beau Flynn of Flynn Picture Co., with Scott Sheldon and Doug Merrifield serving as executive producers. The story is by John Norville & Josh Goldstein and Glenn Ficarra & John Requa, and the screenplay is by Michael Green and Glenn Ficarra & John Requa. Disney’s “Jungle Cruise” releases in U.S. theaters and on Disney+ with Premier Access on July 30, 2021.”