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Welcome to the Jungle (2013)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 8 February 2014 (Japan)
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A company retreat on a tropical island goes terribly awry.

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Rob Meltzer

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Jeff Kauffmann
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jean-Claude Van Damme ... Storm
Adam Brody ... Chris
Rob Huebel ... Phil
Megan Boone ... Lisa
Kristen Schaal ... Brenda
Dennis Haysbert ... Mr. Palmer
Aaron Takahashi ... Troy
Eric Edelstein ... Jared
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Juan C. Defendini Juan C. Defendini ... Javier
Zev Glassenberg ... Javier
Tommy Kavelin Tommy Kavelin ... Bob Krayton
Michael J. Morris Michael J. Morris ... Michael
Teeadora Paz ... Stephanie (as Stephanie Lopez)
Robert Peters ... Dale
John Piñero John Piñero ... Buddy the Pilot
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A company retreat on a tropical island goes terribly awry.

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Not your typical day at the office. See more »


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Country:

Puerto Rico | USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 February 2014 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Bem Vindo À Selva See more »

Filming Locations:

Puerto Rico

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Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Storm's character talks about a story about people turning savage in the wilderness and mixes it up and calls it Pinocchio. The actual story he is referring to is called Lord of the Flies. It is a story about a group of boys who get stranded on an island. It is a cautionary tale about how children need discipline and structure in order to remain civilized. See more »

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The passengers do not wear, nor are they even provided, seat belts. This is against the US Federal Aviation Regulations, See more »

Quotes

Lisa: There's a time to be nice and then there's also a time when you have to say enough is enough, and stick your foot so far up a prick like Phil's ass that he chokes on your fucking shoelaces. And I think now is one of those times.
[dramatic pause]
Storm: I do, too.
Lisa: How did you...?
Storm: Listen Chris, there's a time to play nice, and there also comes a time when you have to say enough is enough, and stick your foot so far a prick like Phil's ass that he chokes on your own fucking shoelaces.
Lisa: That is literally ...
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Referenced in The Game: Welcome to the Jungle (2013) See more »

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Written by Jack Kennedy
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Few hilarious scenes; nothing great
31 January 2014 | by cB391See all my reviews

Welcome to the Jungle is a story that tries to entertain the viewer with some hilarious comedy scenes; especially involving Jean-Claude Van Damme. The interpersonal relationship between the various actors was not interesting, and the simplicity of the shift from rational to "primitive" was hardly aptly presented or explained. Overall the acting was below par, without any attempt at building a serious character (again with JCVD being the exception).

The plot is a group are sent on a retreat to learn team skills. After a few incidents, they are trapped on the island. The island splits into two factions and the main character learns how to stand up for himself.

The movie plays into typical alpha-male scenarios with little to nothing to offer, and the consistent rape jokes are tasteless, while providing little except to re-enforce the alpha-male stereotype with the subversive male having to defeat him in order to get his "prize".

The music and imagery in the movie are well done, and do set the mood for the various scenes, regardless of how the acting was.The simplicity of the plot wouldn't have garnered a watch in most cases, but there are a few scenes with JCVD that are hilarious. If you can watch them separately, skip this movie. Due to the few entertaining scenes and well produced audio/video, I would rate this a 4; otherwise I wouldn't bother even raising it over a 2.

There might be some people who like it, but it was not appealing to me.


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