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9 More Hilarious Jungle Cruise Jokes We Need To Hear In The Movie

Dwayne Johnson in Jungle Cruise

The original Jungle Cruise was a day one attraction at Disneyland when the park opened in 1955, and ever since it’s been one of the more popular rides in the park. There are now five different versions of the Jungle Cruise at different Disney parks around the world.

Originally, the Jungle Cruise was designed to be a vaguely educational sort of attraction, with guests learning about the different major rivers of the world and the animals that inhabit them. However, since the early 1960s, the attraction has evolved, and today it’s much better known for the jokes spouted by the various skippers.

With the new Jungle Cruise movie set to debut next summer, it was almost guaranteed that some of those jokes would be immortalized in film. That was confirmed with the release of the first trailer, as Dwayne Johnson dropped the one joke that no Jungle Cruise skipper worth their hat would ever forget, “the back side of water.”

Dwayne Johnson’s character looks to have a bit more in common with your average Jungle Cruise skipper than we might have guessed, and while hopefully the movie doesn’t take 12 minutes of screen time for a full run through of the attraction, as fans of the Jungle Cruise’s fantastically awful jokes, here’s hoping a few more will make it into the movie. Here are a few more Jungle Cruise classics we hope to here when we board the Amazon Belle next year.

Crocodiles in Jungle Cruise

Ginger Snaps

Those who have not been on the Jungle Cruise often may not realize that many of the animatronic animals actually have names. One of the nile crocodile’s is a lovely little thing named Ginger, but don’t get too close, as your skipper will tell you.

In the water right there is Ginger. Careful though, Ginger snaps. She’s one tough cookie. I know, I know…it’s a ‘crumby’ joke, but I milk it for all I can

This joke goes a bit too heavy into the puns, so unless the movie as a whole is full of them, I doubt we’ll get the entire joke in the movie. We probably shouldn’t. Still a crocodile named Ginger would be funny enough by itself as it’s something that fans would certainly get.

Trader Sam

Trader Sam

One of the more popular characters on the Jungle Cruise is Trader Sam. He even has his own bar at the Disneyland Hotel. He’s a headhunter, though, not the sort that tries to find you a better job.

Here’s Trader Sam. He’s our head salesman in the jungle. He’s got a pretty good deal for you guys today…two of his heads for just one of yours. Either way you slice it, you’ll always come out ahead. That’s a killer deal.

We’ve seen something of native characters, or possibly fake native characters, in the trailer for Jungle Cruise. I’d put money down right now that the one in charge is named Sam.

Elephants in Jungle Cruise

Sleeping Zebras

The jungle is a dangerous place to be sure, but Disneyland is a family friendly place that’s supposed to be suitable for all ages. There are a few times when these two ideas can run into conflict with each other. One is when a pride of lions is discovered having their lunch in the middle of the Jungle Cruise. The skipper’s job is to joke this sequence off to make it feel a bit less gruesome.

Don’t worry kids! That zebra is just sleeping. Those lions are his friends! The Lions are protecting the sleeping zebra.

There’s at least one kid in the Jungle Cruise trailer that has gone on Dwayne Johnson‘s chartered adventure based on the trailer, so an interaction like this could be pretty funny. Though the kid in question doesn’t look like she’d be shaken by watching lions eat a zebra.

Jungle Cruise boat

Botanist Skipper

While the animatronic animals are certainly designed to be the focus of the entertainment on board the Jungle Cruise, there’s still a lot more to be seen. There’s some pretty interesting plant life on display as well, which your skipper will be happy to show you.

I’d like to point out some of my favorite plants here in the jungle.

He’s happy to show you, but he won’t tell you about them. The follow-up to this line is usually the skipper pointing at random plants without saying a word. Not all the Jungle Cruise jokes are groan-inducing puns. To be clear, they’re all groan-inducing, they’re just not all puns.

Skipper in Jungle Cruise

Tiger Jumps

Lions aren’t the only dangerous cats you’ll find on the Jungle Cruise. Tigers are also on the prowl, and the one you’ll find on the attraction looks like he’s about ready to have the boat full of guests for lunch. The good news, according to the skipper, is that everybody is perfectly safe.

That’s no house cat over there. Bengal Tigers can jump over 20 feet, and we must be at least, well… 19 feet away! Don’t worry, he’ll jump right over us

If Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt find themselves face-to-face with a Bengal Tiger at some point, one can certainly imagine an exchange like this taking place.

Aninmatronic animals on the Jungle Cruise

Dr. Falls

The classic “back side of water” joke comes in the latter portion of the attraction as the boat goes behind a waterfall that the guests traveled by earlier in the ride. When going by the front of the waterfall there’s an equally classic joke, even if it is a pretty terrible one.

And now, we’re approaching the beautiful Schweitzer Falls, named after that famous African explorer, Dr. Albert Falls.

Here’s hoping that Dr. Albert Falls is a character who at least gets a passing reference in Jungle Cruise. The man discovered a waterfall, so he deserves some credit.

Jungle Cruise cast member

My Name Is…

Some of the best Jungle Cruise jokes are saved for last. There are too many for a single skipper to fit in most of the time, so you’ll likely need to ride multiple times to get all the good ones. Still, you can imagine Dwayne Johnson’s character delivering something like this to his guests at the end of their ride…

If you enjoyed yourself, my name is [name] and this has been the world famous Jungle Cruise. If you didn’t, then my name is Kevin and this has been [another attraction].

Since The Rock’s Jungle Cruise isn’t taking place in a theme park, this one would require some reworking to get a line like this to fit, but I’m sure it can be done.

Jungle Cruise sign at Walt Disney World

Watch Your Mouth

Since the Jungle Cruise is a real boat ride, entering and exiting can be a little tricky. The possibility of actually falling in the water is a real concern. At the same time, while watching your feet, you also want to watch your head.

Please watch your head when you leave the boat, and if you can’t watch your head, then watch your mouth.

Disneyland and Walt Disney World are family locations of course, and so nobody wants an errant explative to come out of anybody’s mouth if they hit their head. At the same time, Jungle Cruise will likely be rated PG-13, so there isn’t a lot of room for foul language there either.

Jungle Cruise boat with elephants

Get Out

And once it’s time for everybody to disembark, seriously, just get the hell out.

Now get out! I’m sorry, that was rude. Please get out.

Many of these jokes could certainly be delivered during the actual Jungle Cruise that we see in the trailers, but some could be dropped in as easter eggs for fans of the classic attraction to enjoy. Similar things were done with the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie, so you can be almost certain that the real life attraction will make its way into the fictional movie in a number of different ways.

We’ll get to see them all when Jungle Cruise hits theaters next summer.

Images Courtesy WDWNews.com/DisneylandNews.com

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Jesse Eisenberg Suspects He Won’t Play Lex Luthor Again

While Jesse Eisenberg’s portrayal of Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was met with polarizing reactions, given that the character returned for a cameo appearance at the end of Justice League, it was expected that he’d continue playing an important role in the DC Extended Universe. However, the direction of this franchise has changed significantly since the release of Justice League, and a recent comment from Eisenberg indicates he doesn’t expect that he’ll be asked to reprise Luthor.

Jesse Eisenberg has been making the press rounds for his latest movie, Zombieland: Double Tap, which includes doing some interviews alongside his co-star Woody Harrelson. In one interview, when both actors were asked if they knew when they’d be playing their respective comic book characters next, after Harrelson responded with a blunt “Yes” regarding when we’ll see him as Carnage (cough Venom 2 cough), Eisenberg interrupted him to say the following:

Obviously Jesse Eisenberg was joking around in that particular instance while speaking with ComicBookMovie, but nevertheless, it seems like he’s operating with the mindset that his time as Lex Luthor is over. Last year, only five months after Justice League came out, the actor said that although he enjoyed playing Luthor, he wasn’t sure about if he’d be back. As things stand now, it’s unlikely.

Lex Luthor served as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’s main antagonist, determined to cause the Man of Steel’s downfall just like his comic book counterpart has been for so many years. He orchestrated the events that led to the two title heroes clashing and unleashed Doomsday on the world when his initial plan failed. Luthor was thrown into prison at the end of the movie, and in the Ultimate Edition, Batman told the now-bald evildoer that he was being moved to Arkham Asylum.

When Justice League came around, Lex Luthor was absent from the main story, but during the post-credits scene, it was shown he’d escaped from Arkham and met with Slade Wilson, a.k.a. Deathstroke, about gathering together other like-minded individuals to form a different kind of league. That was obviously foreshadowing the emergence of a group like the Injustice League, the Secret Society or the Legion of Doom, and Luthor is a logical candidate for leading such a group.

Alas, given that Justice League underperformed critically and commercially, plans to make a sequel were put on ice, and the wider DCEU has de-prioritized interconnectivity in favor of standalone features. So the chances of seeing Lex Luthor leading his own super villain team have dwindled significantly, and since it also doesn’t look like Man of Steel 2 will happen, I don’t blame Jesse Eisenberg for thinking his tenure as Lex Luthor is over.

It’s possible that could change down the line, but for now, Jesse Eisenberg doesn’t seem too bothered. He had his time in the world of superhero movies, and it’s not like he’s lacking for work. In addition to Zombieland: Double Tap, Eisenberg has also appeared this year in The Art of Self-Defense and Vivarium, and he’s set to star in the Marcel Marceau biopic Resistance.

Chris Hemsworth Says Avengers: Endgame’s Script Wasn’t Complete During Filming

Typically, when it comes to the security of the script to a film like Avengers: Endgame, you’d expect a certain level of secrecy with the finished product. We saw this in play when Tom Holland admitted he didn’t have a complete script to the film, but as luck would have it, he wasn’t the only person who didn’t have the full story. In fact, according to Chris Hemsworth, no one could have had a completed copy if they’d tried, as the film’s script wasn’t even finished.

During his appearance at this weekend’s ACE Comic Con, Hemsworth told the following story about his experience with the script to Avengers: Endgame:

With a film that contained such surprises as The Hulk’s arm being permanently injured, Tony Stark sacrificing his life for the good of the planet, and, of course, Fat Thor, it’s no wonder that Avengers: Endgame had to play its cards close to its chest. However this piece of news from Chris Hemsworth’s ACE Comic Con panel (obtained via ComicBook.com) is still pretty amazing in light of how the final film performed.

Because both Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame shot back to back, there were some scenes shot out of order and without proper context. So an incomplete script sounds about right when it comes to how the film was eventually tailored to be the two part masterpiece that broke records and shattered even the most bullish of expectations.

Still, looking back on how intricate the Marvel Cinematic Universe turned out to be in its first three phases, you have to wonder how much better it might have been if the full story had been put into the hands of the actors helping bring the Infinity Saga’s story to the world. That’s a concern that reaches back to even Spider-Man: Far From Home’s production.

It may not have been that big of a jump in quality, as the cast seemed to be pretty on the ball with their content, but at the same time there might have been an added layer that brought everyone that much more joy.

We’ll never know what might have been with Chris Hemsworth and company having full scripts, but we do know this much: this process may or may not be the reason that Gwyneth Paltrow couldn’t seem to remember certain details pertaining to the MCU films. So do with that as you may, true believers.

Avengers: Endgame is currently on Digital HD, 4K UHD, Blu-ray, and DVD.

Disney+ Will Have So Many Movies, and People Are Freaking Out

Disney‘s soon-to-be-released streaming platform, Disney+, unveiled a large chunk of its catalog on Monday, October 14, and the internet is freaking out. The service, which launches in November, will be the home to all your favorites under the Disney umbrella⁠—and that’s an extensive list. Princess movies, Marvel flicks (which is owned by Disney), Disney Channel TV shows—all of this content will be available on Disney+. But what’s exciting fans the most is the addition of Disney Channel Original Movies, like Double Teamed, Pixel Perfect, and Smart House, to the lineup. Yup! Disney+ is shaping up to be your childhood in streaming form.

Obviously, those who grew up watching Disney in the nineties and early 2000s are thrilled about this slate. “If you don’t see me out after November 12th, mind your own business,” one person wrote. Another tweeted, “Thanks to #DisneyPlus I can watch Luck of the Irish on St. Patrick’s day like I used to.”

“Looks like imma have to borrow somebody’s Disney Plus,” a third fan posted. Meanwhile, someone else cheekily tweeted, “Today I’m learning that you guys all grew up in fancy houses with Disney Channel subscriptions. When the Caviar Channel launches you guys are suddenly gonna be like, ‘omg beluga DEFINED my childhood!!!’ There have also been videos, GIFs, and memes galore celebrating Disney+. Check out just a few of the reactions, below:

Perhaps the buzziest original TV show coming to Disney+ is the Lizzie McGuire reboot starring Hilary Duff. The actor confirmed this was happening August 24 at the D23 Expo. “I am beyond excited to be home again, back with my girl,” Duff wrote on her Instagram at the time. A release date isn’t known yet.

Disney+ becomes available to the general public on November 12. It will surely be what dreams are made of.

The Batman Has Cast Its Catwoman

Even though specific plot details concerning Matt Reeves’ The Batman are understandably being kept under wraps, one thing that has been made abundantly clear is that it will be packed with villains. The latest update on this front is that Zoë Kravitz has been cast to play Selina Kyle, a.k.a. Catwoman.

It was reported earlier this year that Catwoman would be among the members of the Caped Crusader’s rogues gallery taking part in The Batman, and now The Wrap is reporting that Zoë Kravitz has scored the role. She will be the fourth actress to portray Selina Kyle in a live action movie, following Lee Meriwether in 1966’s Batman, Michelle Pfeiffer in 1992’s Batman Returns and Anne Hathaway in 2012’s The Dark Knight Rises.

Robert De Niro Thinks Technology Like De-Aging Could Make Movies ‘Cartoony’ Like Marvel

One of the big talking points around Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman has been the film’s use of advanced (and expensive) de-aging technology to allow its principal actors to play characters in multiple stages of their lives. It’s a technology that allowed Martin Scorsese to tell the story the way he wanted to with the actors he wanted to use. But for star Robert De Niro, advances in film technology like de-aging could make movies ‘cartoony,’ like Marvel, as he explained:

As reported by Screen Daily, Robert De Niro was speaking at a BFI London Film Festival Screen Talk session when a fan asked the actor about technological advances in film. The fan was specifically curious about if and how the de-aging changed the way Robert De Niro and his fellow cast mates approached their performances or their acting styles.

Robert De Niro’s view seems to be that technological advancements like de-aging are tools and aids for a film, and although they change some things, they don’t ultimately alter how an actor performs. However, if the technology advances to such a point or is used in such a way that the human element of acting is minimized, negated or removed, then it becomes something else; something cartoony, like a Marvel movie.

The word ‘cartoony’ often carries a negative connotation when it comes to film, but that doesn’t sound like that’s exactly what Robert De Niro is intending here. My interpretation is that he is saying that when moviemaking technology, like de-aging, gets to the point that the performance no longer has that quintessential humanity, it is basically a cartoon. He likens such a quality to comic strips, comic books and Marvel movies.

It doesn’t seem quite like a slight, just that the use of advanced technology in such an overt way is more cartoony, and thus denotes a different kind of entertainment. He doesn’t explicitly make a value judgment of one versus the other, he seems to just be delineating between when technology is used to aid in a performance in something like The Irishman versus when the technology makes up a larger portion of the performance, as it does in certain parts of Marvel movies.

Like when Spider-Man is swinging around in Spider-Man: Far From Home, Tom Holland isn’t actually wearing a mo-cap suit and using his web shooters inside a soundstage in front of a green screen. What you’re seeing onscreen is essentially a cartoon, and in that way, Robert De Niro’s point is well taken. It’s an interesting take because he is coming at in from an actor’s perspective and how he views a performance.

Performance capture performances like Josh Brolin’s Thanos or Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk are obviously a bit different, and we don’t know where Robert De Niro draws the line between forms of entertainment for something like that and his part in The Irishman. And, of course, you could also argue that due to the uncanny valley, some de-aging looks even more cartoony than an entirely CGI character.

The Irishman director Martin Scorsese has been raising the ire of comic book movie fans with his recent comments about Marvel movies, but Robert De Niro did not explicitly weigh in here on whether or not he believes that they qualify as real cinema. He does, however, seem to believe that the kind of advanced technology in both The Irishman and Marvel movies is limited.

Kit Harington Explains Why He’s ‘Terrified’ To Join The MCU

Now that Game of Thrones is over, Kit Harington is free to jump from one major franchise to another. It was confirmed at D23 in August that the Jon Snow actor had boarded The Eternals to play Dane Whitman, better known to Marvel Comics fans as Black Knight. While Harington is excited at being able to leave his mark on the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he’s also incredibly nervous about the prospect because he know how daunting it can be to satisfy fan expectations. In Harington’s words:

Kit Harington discussed being part of The Eternals during his appearance at ACE Comic-Con in Chicago this past weekend (via Comicbook.com), adding that the convention was a great way for him to see just how passionate people are about all things Marvel. As for what we can expect from Kit Harington’s version of Dane Whitman in The Eternals, all the actor was willing to say is that he’s playing a superhero who wields a sword.

That’s not much, but at least it indicates that Kit Harington’s Dane Whitman will follow in his comic book counterpart’s footsteps and become Black Knight. That said, because The Eternals will span across thousands of years, it’s hard to say if this version of Dane will be operating in the present day or instead appear in a portion of the story set in the far past.

Regardless, Kit Harington’s time on Game of Thrones means he knows that obtaining an important role in a popular franchise can be a double-edged sword. Sure it comes with fame and more professional opportunities, but then you also have to contend with fans who the source material inside and out, meaning they’re quite particular about how these characters are adapted. In other words, it’s harder to impress them than the casual viewer.

But Kit Harington seems to be up to the challenge, so now all we have to do it wait for our first look at his version of Dane Whitman. That’ll be a long ways off though, as The Eternals is still deep into principal photography and won’t hit theaters until late 2020. My guess is that we won’t receive any concrete details about Harington’s character until early next year at the… earliest.

Aside from taking place across many millennia, no specific plot details about The Eternals have been revealed yet, but the main cast is an open book. Accompanying Kit Harington’s Dane Whitman are Angelina Jolie as Thena, fellow Game of Thrones alum Richard Madden as Ikaris, Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo, Lauren Ridloff as Makkari, Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos, Salma Hayek as Ajak, Lia McHugh as Sprite, Don Lee as Gilgamesh, Barry Keoghan as Druig and Gemma Chan as Sersi.

The Eternals opens in theaters on November 6, 2020. If you’re curious about what other Marvel movies are on the way, look through our comprehensive guide.

Travis Scott’s ‘Highest In The Room’ Is Also Now Highest On The Charts

Travis Scott‘s new single “Highest In The Room” has officially become the highest on the chart. It’s been announced that the tune has debuted at the top of Billboard‘s Hot 100. It’s his second No. 1 single following the Drake-assisted “Sicko Mode” that appeared on last year’s Astroworld. So while he gets his second leading single, “Highest In The Room” becomes his first to debut at the top spot. Suddenly, the name of the song is all the more fitting.

Earlier this month, Travis released a wacky video for “Highest In The Room” that featured many things–some of them being his face floating in a sea of other heads, a hyper-realistic brawl with a robot in a decaying building, and his mouth stuffed with fish hooks. Maybe the ridiculously built world of the visual played into the fascination with the song that’s got it to this achievement. There’s also the fact that it’s Travis at his mellowest stage yet, bringing a relaxing growl into his repertoire unlike the explosive and carnivalesque bellowing of Astroworld. 

In August, Travis released Look Mom I Can Flya documentary about his rise, on Netflix. He dropped the video for “Wake Up” in July that’s as equally wild and imaginative as “Highest In The Room.”

New Justice League Set Photo Includes Henry Cavill’s Infamous Mustache

The DC Extended Universe has had a fascinating life in theaters. While Warner Bros. seems to have hit its stride with movies like Shazam! and Aquaman, there was some of the earlier installments didn’t fare quite as well. Justice League is perhaps the biggest disappointment to come from the DCEU, failing to deliver critically and at the box office. One of the controversies still surrounding that movie is Henry Cavill’s infamous mustache, and how strange his face looked thanks to the CGI needed to remove it. And now a set photo shows Cavill rocking that mustache in costume for Superman.

Justice League went viral in a bad way when it came to Henry Cavill’s appearance as Superman. His mouth and upper lip stood out, as much of it was covered in the mustache when he arrived on set to film reshoots. And now we can see what he looked like before the visual effects. Check it out below, as #MustacheGate continues on.

Well, there is. And there’s no way of un-seeing what Superman looked like with that sweet stache. It’s unclear which is more uncomfortable, mustache Supes or the CGI lip one. Regardless, conversation around Henry Cavill’s mustache will likely not slow down anytime soon.

This new image comes to us from Reddit, and shows what Henry Cavill actually looked like when filming Justice League‘s reshoots. Cavill donned Superman’s costume and cape when Joss Whedon took over production on the movie, after Zack Snyder’s departed the blockbuster due to a personal tragedy. While the cast reassembled to craft the new version of Justice League, Cavill was still contracted for his role in Mission: Impossible – Fallout. He wasn’t permitted to shave the facial hair he’d grown to play August Walker, which is why those visual effects were needed in order to salvage the footage and use it to craft Whedon’s version of the story.

Unfortunately, the CGI left much to be desired. Mouths are difficult to edit around, and it seems that trying to work around Henry Cavill’s Mission: Impossible mustache was easier said than done. Many of Superman’s scenes felt off because of this reason, starting from the found footage clip that opened Justice League. It was noticeable throughout the blockbuster’s runtime, with the exception being any scenes Zack Snyder originally shots from principal photography.

Of course, the visual effects woes of Justice League weren’t exclusively related to Henry Cavill’s mustache. Moviegoers were also dissatisfied with how Ciarán Hinds’ villain Steppenwolf was rendered, likely because of a last minute change to the character’s appearance. He was originally going to look more like an alien, before the direction pivoted to give him a humanoid appearance. The rush needed in order for Justice League to meet its planned release date resulted in some missteps, including the movie’s visuals.

While Justice League hit theaters back in 2017, #MustacheGate has remained apart of the pop culture lexicon, mostly as a punch line. And with the campaigns for the Snyder cut not slowing down anytime soon, Henry Cavill’s appearance in the blockbuster should remain relevant to the discussion.

Henry Cavill helped kickstart the entire DCEU by starring in Man of Steel, before reprising his role in Batman v Superman and Justice League. It’s currently unclear if he’ll ever play the role again. He noticeably didn’t appear as Superman for the character’s quick cameo in Shazam!, and there currently aren’t any plans for Superman to pop back up. It was previously rumored that Cavill would hang up his cape, but there’s been no official confirmation. Although he did have some fun by posting a cryptic message on social media in response to those rumors.

The next installment in the DCEU is Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), which will hit theaters on February 7th, 2020. In the meantime, check out our 2019 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.

7 Paul Rudd Movies Worth Streaming On Netflix Before Living With Yourself

Paul Rudd Ant-Man and the Wasp Wet Hot American Summer Mute Netflix

That headline may make it look like I’m suggesting you start living with yourself after streaming Paul Rudd movies. But no! You should be living with Paul Rudd, all the Paul Rudd. Netlfix has several Rudd movies available to watch before this Friday gives us a double-dose of the Marvel hero in his 8-episode series Living With Yourself. He plays two versions of the same character in the series, showing that Netflix understands you can never have too much Paul Rudd.

On that note, stream these Paul Rudd titles before the October 18 premiere of Living With Yourself. If you’re not into Paul Rudd … you probably wouldn’t be reading this, but I do streaming recommendations every Monday and the bottom of this post has a crapload of other options for you.

The Fundamentals of Caring road trip in car Netflix

The Fundamentals of Caring

Paul Rudd’s 2016 indie movie — following a writer-turned-caregiver who takes a road trip with a teen with muscular dystrophy — got mixed reviews from critics but high marks from viewers. Jennifer Ehle, Craig Roberts, and Selena Gomez co-star in the dramedy, which premiered at Sundance before arriving on Netflix in 2016. Whether critics liked the movie or found it forced, they praised the enduring likability of Paul Rudd.

Our Idiot Brother Paul Rudd Elizabeth Banks

Our Idiot Brother

Paul Rudd’s trademark charm is on full display in this 2011 dramedy about a well-meaning doofus who exasperates and changes the lives of his three sisters. As someone with two brothers, I love the title. Critics loved the movie slightly more than viewers, who gave it a down-the-middle 51% RT audience score from 40,692 user reviews. But, once again, whether people liked the plot and other characters or not, they loved the hell out of Paul Rudd.

Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp Netflix

Wet Hot American Summer (also Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp and Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later)

It is definitely worth your time to binge all three Wet Hot movies/series to date on Netflix. It all started with Wet Hot American Summer, the 2001 ensemble comedy movie that became a cult classic. Paul Rudd played Andy, and he returned for the prequel and sequel series. The prequel, Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, premiered on Netflix in 2015. That hilarious eight-episode series showed the actors over a decade older in real life, but playing the same characters in a time period months earlier than the original movie. A sequel series, Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later, arrived with 8 more episodes in 2017.

Between Two Ferns: The Movie Paul Rudd Zach Netflix

Between Two Ferns: The Movie

Paul Rudd’s part of Between Two Ferns: The Movie starts around the 30 minute mark. His interview with Zach Galifianakis is a classic hilarious roast, in keeping with all the others.

Zach Galifianakis: Which do you prefer, being in Marvel movies or being in stuff that nobody’s ever heard of?

Paul Rudd: Uh, being in Marvel movies.

Zach: I mean, do you go to your acting coach and go, ‘I’ve gotta play a goddamn ant, what am I supposed to do?’

Paul: You lost me at acting coach.

Zach: Yeah, that seems about right…

The Little Prince Netflix

The Little Prince

Despite one of Zach Galifianakis’ jokes in Between Two Ferns: The Movie, Paul Rudd does not just get jobs because of his looks. The Little Prince is an example, since he’s not shown in the animated fantasy, he voices the adult Little Prince. Mr. Prince arrives a little over an hour into the movie; turns out, he forgot his childhood and became a stressed-out janitor for Albert Brooks’ greedy Businessman. The Little Prince premiered at Cannes in 2015 and was meant to get a release in the U.S. but that release was reportedly dropped from budget cuts. Thankfully, Netflix picked up the movie in 2016. The movie earned rave reviews from critics (93% RT) and a thumbs up from viewers (84% audience from 14,157 ratings).

Ant-Man and the Wasp supersized Ant-Man in water with ferry

Ant-Man and the Wasp

Gotta stream those Marvel movies on Netflix while you can! Disney+ is coming, but for the moment Netflix has the second Ant-Man movie, Ant-Man and the Wasp. The first movie isn’t on Netflix as of October 2019, but the second one is available and it’s a blast. When CinemaBlend staffers ranked MCU movies, I ranked both Ant-Man movies very high. You can also stream Avengers: Infinity War on Netflix, to see what was happening without Scott Lang/Ant-Man, since he’s not in that one. I wish Endgame was on Netflix, because it would be perfect to watch Ant-Man and the Wasp and go straight to Avengers 4. Here’s hoping Marvel Studios greenlights another Ant-Man movie for Phase 5.

Paul Rudd in Mute on Netflix

Mute

Mute is one of Paul Rudd’s worst-reviewed movies, and fans didn’t seem to like it that much more. But Rudd has one of the main roles in Moon director Duncan Jones’ sci-fi movie. Rudd plays surgeon Cactus Bill, alongside Justin Theroux as Cactus’ best friend Duck. Alexander Skarsgard has the lead role of Leo in the movie set in 2035. Many critics praised the film’s visuals but found the story wanting. But that doesn’t mean Paul Rudd isn’t amazing in it. And come on. You have to watch it for that ‘stache alone.

Stream Mute on Netflix.

Netflix doesn’t have every Paul Rudd movie, but you can check Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Hulu, or — soon? — Disney+ for some of his other movies like Clueless; I Love You, Man; Anchorman; Romeo + Juliet; and more. You can, however watch his Friends episodes on Netflix, since Friends is still there. For now. If you feel ambitious, you could even track down his very first acting role in the early ’90s TV show Sisters.

If you’re looking for more streaming recommendations, check out these past features:

What have you been streaming lately on Netflix — or Amazon, Hulu, etc.? Have you seen El Camino and/or Fractured yet? Are you excited for Disney+?

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