George of the Jungle 2

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George of the Jungle 2
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Watch out for that sequel! The cover is right! Watch out!
Genre: Comedy
Adventure
Directed By: David Grossman
Produced By: Gregg Hoffman
Jordan Kerner
Written By: Jordan Moffet
Starring: Christopher Showerman
Julie Benz
Thomas Haden Church
Christina Pickles
Angus T. Jones
Kelly Miller
John Kassir
Michael Clarke Duncan
John Cleese
Photography: Color
Distributed By: Walt Disney Home Entertainment
Release Date: October 21, 2003
Runtime: 87 Minutes
Country: United States
Language: English
Prequel: George of the Jungle (1997)


George of the Jungle 2 is a 2003 American direct-to-video comedy sequel to 1997's George of the Jungle, based on the 1967 cartoon of the same name. The film stars Christopher Showerman and Julie Benz replacing Brendan Fraser and Leslie Mann as George and Ursula respectively, alongside Thomas Haden Church, Christina Pickles, and John Cleese as the voice of Ape. Unlike the first movie which recieved polarized reviews, The sequel recieved mostly negative reviews.

Plot

Six years after Ursula Stanhope left civilization to marry George of the Jungle, George finds himself hard-pressed to maintain a balance between jungle king, father, and husband, all while Ursula's mother Beatrice and ex-fiancé Lyle team up to take away all that George holds most dear.

Why It Sucks

  1. The plot is a rehash of the first film, aside from a bunch of minor changes like George goes to Las Vegas instead of San Francisco, in later of which was shown in the mid-credits scene in the first movie where Ape performs at Vegas.
  2. The new villains were lame and less funny.
  3. The slapstick is overkill, especially with the number of flatulence jokes, leaving the story with very little room to breathe.
  4. Unfunny jokes and horrible dialogue, like when George says that the studio was too cheap to hire Brendan Fraser to play him again.
  5. The CGI effects for some animals look too cartoony to be in an realistic environment, especially for Rocky the Kangaroo who looks like he is from a low budget animated movie.
  6. Poor acting from some of the cast.
  7. Unfunny references.
  8. Weird special effects.
  9. The scene where George gets hit by an ape looks kind of fake.
  10. The narrator overtalks the story, which gets annoying.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. Christopher Showerman does sort of look like Brendan Fraser in the role of George and was still decent even if he wasn't as enjoyable as Fraser was in the first movie.
  2. The original theme is still used and the cover was decent although it is not as good as the cover in the first movie which was performed by The Presidents of the United States of America.
  3. John Cleese is still pretty good as the voice of Ape. Same for Thomas Haden Church returning as Lyle van Groot.
  4. The costumes for the apes are still pretty good.

Trivia

  • Brendan Fraser expressed interest in reprising his role as George, but was unable to due to a commitment as DJ Drake in Looney Tunes: Back in ActionGMW.
  • For obvious reasons, the filming was realized in Queensland, Australia, instead of San Francisco.

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Sindecent exposure

8 months ago
Score 2
can we talk about that bizarre scene in the end where lyle was defeated by getting outright removed from the universe?
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Deepthroat Ghoul

3 months ago
Score 0

It's kind of funny how this film goes on and on about Brendan Fraser not returning, yet isn't bothered at all about Leslie Mann not being in it either.

Then again, that's also because she married Judd Apatow after starring in the first GOTJ film.
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Stephenfisher2001

20 hours 39 minutes ago
Score 2
Was it an accident over his edit? :(

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