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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
George of the Jungle 2 offers positive messages about loyalty to family and friends, the importance of integrity and honesty, and nature versus civilization.
Positive Role Models
Adult characters are simplistically good or bad with little depth.
Violence & Scariness
The film has a pervasive, slapstick violence that is cartoonish and without injury (cartoon stars literally appear often after each incident) and a few instances of crude humor mixed in with violence. A recurring gag includes George's head getting hit by coconuts or slammed into trees, but there is never so much as a bump or bruise shown. Guns appear in several scenes and are pulled on people but never shot. An animated kangaroo hops on two women's heads until they are both buried waist-deep in the ground. In a final scene, animal dung and/or flatulence is used frequently as a weapon -- thrown, lit on fire, catapulted, and shown coated on faces.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
The film contains some innuendo and kissing, largely comedic. George appears for most of the film in only a loin cloth; Ursula is in a midriff-baring dress. In one scene, there is the suggestion of sex having happened the night before, with a shot of a couple waking up, embracing, as if from a night of passion. There's a brief scene with a handful of women lounging by a pool in bathing suits, but it is not suggestive. A scene includes a reference to Play Ape Magazine, a joke referencing Playboy that may be lost on most kids. In a handful of scenes a man and woman kiss on the mouth briefly, then more passionately. A man takes turn kissing a handful of women, and a woman goes off with an ape with romantic implications. An ape kisses a woman, which grosses her out.
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Minor insults, such as "idiot," are used throughout, but no profanity.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Alcohol appears but is never shown being consumed. At a poker game, a group of men are seated with what appears to be a mixed drink at each man's side. In another scene, adults are served champagne at a magic show.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that George of the Jungle 2 does not have Brendan Fraser in it, as the original did. It relies heavily on cartoonish, slapstick violence, poop and flatulence jokes, and innuendo, with action that largely takes place in Las Vegas around gambling. Some of the rude behavior makes this film more appropriate for older kids. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
Nothing can save the fact that this movie's full of groan-worthy lines, bad acting, and absurd jokes, and the occasional badly animated parrot, elephant, or kangaroo. There's almost nothing to recommend here in terms of behavior you'd want emulated, and what is good about it ("real love matters") is almost entirely suffocated by the stench of bad gas. That said, for kids of a certain age, it's likely to be riotously silly good fun, or at least enough talking animals and explosive fart jokes to keep them amused for most of the 87 minutes.
GEORGE OF THE JUNGLE 2 picks up where George of the Jungle left off, only without the main actor who lifted the movie high on Naked Gun antics into acceptable society. So what's left is all of the poop jokes with a quarter of the charm. The film does its best to carry the torch without Fraser, and employs plenty of distractions to that effect: It's got apes, the jungle, Vegas, poker games, a magic show, and a whole lot of winking innuendo and messages about shallowness versus "real love."
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