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The fantasy adventure film Jungle Cruise is based on a popular ride at the Walt Disney theme parks. Like Pirates of the Caribbean, it builds a plot upon the setting depicted in the ride. In 1556, Don Aguirre leads Spanish conquistadors to South America to search for Lágrimas de Cristal[b] Tree, whose flowers cure illness, heal injuries, and lift curses. After most conquistadors die, the Puka Michuna tribe heals the survivors with the Tree's flowers. The tribal chief refuses to reveal the Tree's location, so Aguirre stabs him and burns the village. The dying chief curses the conquistadors, making them immortal and unable to leave sight of the Amazon River; the jungle recaptures anyone attempting to leave. When MacGregors request to search for the tree is denied, with the Royal Society believing the Tree is a myth and female scientists are inferior. MacGregor's sister, Lily, steals the arrowhead, narrowly evading Prince Joachim, an ambitious German royal also seeking the Tree.
Arriving in Brazil, Lily and MacGregor need a boat and a guide to take them down the Amazon. They hire skipper Frank Wolff, who offers cut-rate jungle cruises embellished with faked dangers and corny puns. Frank initially declines, saying the trip is too dangerous, but he reconsiders upon seeing the arrowhead. Frank steals back his repossessed boat engine, and the trio departs after escaping Joachim, who pursues them in a U-boat.
Jungle Cruise is a 2021 action movie. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.6 and a MetaScore of 50.