Welcome to the Jungle (2013 film)
|Welcome to the Jungle|
|Directed by||Rob Meltzer|
|Written by||Jeff Kauffmann|
|Music by||Karl Preusser|
|Edited by||Harry Yoon|
Pimienta Film Company
|Distributed by||Universal Pictures|
|Budget||$3.5 million|
|Box office||$87,397 (US domestic video sales)|
Welcome to the Jungle is a 2013 American comedy film directed by Rob Meltzer, and starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Adam Brody, Megan Boone, Rob Huebel, Kristen Schaal and Dennis Haysbert. The film premiered at the 2013 Newport Beach Film Festival.
An office team go on a team-building seminar in the wilderness. The group includes Chris, a meek office worker; Phil, a bully who steals his ideas; Lisa, an HR manager and Chris' love interest; and Jared, a sarcastic slacker. However, when their ex-marine guide is mauled by a tiger, the office workers must fend for themselves.
- Jean-Claude Van Damme as Storm Rothchild
- Adam Brody as Chris
- Megan Boone as Lisa
- Rob Huebel as Phil
- Kristen Schaal as Brenda
- Dennis Haysbert as Mr. Crawford
- Kristopher Van Varenberg as Brett
- Bianca Bree as Ashley
- Eric Edelstein as Jared
- Robert Peters as Dale
- Aaron Takahashi as Troy
- Brian Tester as Senior Naval Officer
- Stephanie Lopez as Stephanie
- Mark Sherman as Sailor Bob
- Michael J. Morris as Michael
- Zev Glassenberg as Luther The Intern
Rotten Tomatoes, review aggregator, reports that 25% of eight surveyed critics gave the film a positive review; the average rating is 4.3/10. Metacritic rated it 25/100 based on seven reviews. John DeFore of The Hollywood Reporter wrote, "A decent cast is stranded on a desert island with a script best suited for campfire kindling". Betsy Sharkey of the Los Angeles Times wrote that the film is not funny or clever enough to work as a satire or farce, though it is unclear for which the film was aiming. Steven Rea of the Philadelphia Inquirer rated it 1.5/4 stars and called it a "bumble-headed throwaway".
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