GenreAction, Adventure, Comedy Music directorKarl Preusser Duration CountryUnited States
Release dateApril 27, 2013 (2013-04-27) (Newport Beach Film Festival)
February 7, 2014 (2014-02-07) (United States) CastKristen Schaal (Brenda), Megan Boone (Lisa), Jean-Claude Van Damme (Storm), Adam Brody (Chris), Bianca Bree (Ashley), Rob Huebel (Phil) Similar moviesAdam Brody appears in Welcome to the Jungle and The Ten
TaglineUnleash your inner beast!
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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 two-day team-building seminar on a wilderness island. The group includes Chris, a meek office worker and Eagle Scout; Phil, a manipulative bully who steals his ideas; Lisa, an HR manager and Chris' love interest; and Jared, a sarcastic slacker. However, when the pilot is found dead and their ex-marine guide is mauled by a tiger, the office workers must fend for themselves.
Phil tries to assume leadership, but the group votes for Chris. Phil immediately wants to sacrifice Javier so they can eat him. He finds some coffee and adds a hallucinogenic herb that induces an orgy among some of the coworkers. They split into two teams. Phil feeds his team more psychedelic herbs and sets himself up as God. Chris` team funds an abandoned building wuth supplies. The guide shows up and they find out he's really not much use. Chris' team is captured by Phil's group, and Chris beats Phil by pretending to be a better God. A ship rescues the workers, except Phil who is left behind. Chris gets Phil's job, but quits, taking Lisa with him.
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
Shooting took place in Puerto Rico in early 2012.
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".