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George of the Jungle (1997)

George of the Jungle (1997)


Brendan Fraser
Leslie Mann

Directed by Sam Weisman

In the late 90s and early 2000s Brendan Fraser was having the time of his life in his career. Now many people may be wondering who he is, well I can tell you for short, to us who knew him at his best days he is Rick O'Connell in The Mummy (1999), The Mummy Returns (2001) and The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008).
He also was the lead in movies like Blast from the Past (1999) and Bedazzled (2000). Many of us knew him first from this 1997 movie, George of the Jungle.

The movie is very, boring if I may say so. The George of the Jungle story is a Tarzan spoof animation made in 1967. Disney’s idea that they will turn this spoof into a movie beats me, but they did, and I can say so, watching the movie is very dangerous to your sanity.
The idea that Disney went ahead to make a direct-to-video part two also makes me wonder who they thought will want to own this Tarzan spoof.

Now as a Tarzan ripoff you can guess the story line. There was a plane crash in the jungle somewhere in Africa. There a baby was lost and was raised by the animals in the jungle. George somewhat self-raised, he made friends with the animals and had a brother primate an ape named Ape. He also had an elephant for a dog and he was the king of the jungle.

There was a couple who went into the jungle of Africa to look for the White Ape, an animal believed to be in charge of the jungle and no one has ever seen it. Soon their paths cross as the woman in the couple named Ursula (Leslie Mann) was under attack from a lion, her fiancé ran away leaving Ursula to defend herself. The defenseless Ursula was saved by the White Ape, who was a man named George (Brendan Fraser), he took her to his home, watched and cared for her during her time with him.

Her fiancé gathered up some men and they found his treehouse and there George got hurt. Ursula took him with her to her home in the city, to watch and care for him in return and get him the best medical help she can find. Now George must learn to adapt to this new way of life and find a way to win the heart of the lady he loves, Ursula.

If you have escaped seeing this movie all your life, just stay away.


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