George of the Jungle 2
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.
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
- 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.
- The new villains were lame and less funny.
- The slapstick is overkill, especially with the number of flatulence jokes, leaving the story with very little room to breathe.
- Unfunny jokes and horrible dialogue, like when George says that the studio was too cheap to hire Brendan Fraser to play him again.
- 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.
- Poor acting from some of the cast.
- Unfunny references.
- Weird special effects.
- The scene where George gets hit by an ape looks kind of fake.
- The narrator overtalks the story, which gets annoying.
- 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.
- 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.
- John Cleese is still pretty good as the voice of Ape. Same for Thomas Haden Church returning as Lyle van Groot.
- The costumes for the apes are still pretty good.
- Brendan Fraser expressed interest in reprising his role as George, but was unable to due to a commitment as DJ Drake in GMW.
- For obvious reasons, the filming was realized in Queensland, Australia, instead of San Francisco.