George of the Jungle (1997)

“Don’t worry. Nobody dies in this story. They just get really big boo-boos. ” – Narrator

Number of Times Seen – 1 (2 Jun 2020)

Brief Synopsis – A man raised in the jungle meets and falls in love with a wealthy heiress.

My Take on it – This is a movie that I recall hearing about when it came out and as a kid was familiar with cartoon version.

I had little desire to see it then and even now was a bit concerned about watching it.

This is an extremely silly movie that fails to work on any levels and is a complete waste of time.

Brendan Fraser is horrendous in the lead role and doesn’t allow us to want to care about him or anything that happens along the way.

He is expected to bring forth a semi heroic persona similar to Tarzan and doesn’t even come close to producing such an image.

He has terrible chemistry with all of the other characters including Leslie Mann who is suppose to be his love interest.

The jokes and dialogue are far too juvenile for their own good and don’t manage to elicit any funny moments in the film and what’s worse, it isn’t engaging at all.

The way that the story and plot progress is done in a very strange way and they take things to some very eccentric places that in turns makes things feel very unwelcoming for the viewer to try and get into the story on any level.

Bottom Line – Extremely silly film that doesn’t work on any level. Fraser is terrible in the lead because he doesn’t manage to bring forth the heroic Tarzan persona to this story. He has no chemistry with any of the pother characters (including Mann who is meant to be his love interest.)  Things are far too juvenile here and the jokes and dialogue aren’t able to become engaging at all which is a shame.  The story moves along in a very strange way and goes to some very eccentric places which doesn’t make the viewer feel welcome enough along that journey.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Almost every element from the George of the Jungle cartoon series is included in this movie… even the “Never argue with the Narrator” line that shows up in Jay Ward’s cartoons. (From IMDB)

Rating – Razzie Worthy (3/10)


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One thought on “George of the Jungle (1997)

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