Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

(2017)

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Title:
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Release Date:
8th December 2017
Runtime:
119 min
MPAA Rating:
PG-13
Genres:
Directors:
Jake Kasdan
Writers:
Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers
Languages:
English
Stream Quality:
1080p / 720p / 480p

Storyline

In a brand new Jumanji adventure, four high school kids discover an old video game console and are drawn into the game's jungle setting, literally becoming the adult avatars they chose. What they discover is that you don't just play Jumanji - you must survive it. To beat the game and return to the real world, they'll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, discover what Alan Parrish left 20 years ago, and change the way they think about themselves - or they'll be stuck in the game forever, to be played by others without break.

Ratings

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 77%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience 90%
IMDb Rating 7.2

Casts

Dwayne Johnson as Spencer
Jack Black as Bethany
Karen Gillan as Martha
Kevin Hart as Fridge
Rhys Darby as Nigel

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by danjamz 11th December, 2017

Could have been so much better

This sequel took so long to come to fruition, the most unbelievable thing is that the writing could still be so bad. It genuinely feels like they cast the actors first, then wrote supposedly "cool and funny" scenes about them, making it feel more like a bunch of unconnected sketches and action sequences than a real story. The main problem is that the humour seemed almost entirely aimed at the handful of young kids in my (very busy) screening, they loved it of course; but literally everyone else... silence for the entire movie. The special effects are fine and the action sequences exciting enough, but without a half-decent story to hold it together, it all feels a bit empty. Ultimately keep your expectations rock bottom and you can probably just go along for the ride. But 22 years after the original, I would highly recommend you give the old one another try before you bother with this.

Reviewed by Peter Francis Travis Leong 10th December, 2017

Exciting and Fun but it's not Jumanji

Jumanji 1995 has many memorial moments for example: The reveal of the Jumanji board, monkeys robbing a police car, the stampede, sinking floors, the flooded room with some crocodiles, the incredible use of the sound track, basically a lot of stuff. The original is well crafted and now it's 2017 and we have Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. It's a fun, action comedy film with really cool references to the first film but as much as it entertains me it's not Jumanji. As Robin Williams said "I've seen things you've only seen in your nightmares" but in this film the jungle is safe enough to make margaritas and have scented candles on display. Dwayne Johnson tries to play a geeky character but he still plays that big tough guy. Kevin Hart plays himself nothing new, Karen Gillan plays a geeky shy girl and she has done that before and finally the highlight of the film is Jack Black playing as a teenage girl named Bethany. Everything Jack says is incredibly funny and will leave you falling off your seat. Like I said before it's not Jumanji, 6.5/10.

Reviewed by misterjas 10th December, 2017

Just as good as the original

Really enjoyable, so many laughs! The movie is well paced, great cast, great action sequences. One reviewer on here said that it was awful, with no laughs, and that the audience were totally silent... he must've seen a different movie to me! The audience that I was a part of were definitely not silent! I liked the way they made the jumanji board game into a video game, it doesn't take anything away from the original movie. I think this is a must see movie, for all the family.

Reviewed by kashidomar 8th December, 2017

A perfect fantasy movie for all age.........

Although this is a very enjoyable movie for the kids but i have enjoyed it quite a lot. A very good fantasy as well as adventure comedy movie.I remember an old jumanji movie of 1995 but this one is far better than that. The movie is about the four kid who accidentally found an old game that took them into the world of game and full of quest to perform. Gamers will find it very exciting as these four kid runs through different experiences and missions to keep them alive. The movie moves forward along with the same pace of the game and finally reveals it's final stage. The actions are quite acceptable. Some comedy scenes are very very amusing. Dwayne johnson has done really well along with his other three companions.This is not a serious type of movie at all. So please don't watch it seriously.Rather seat and watch it for fun. You will get lot of this from it.

Reviewed by kuuk3 8th December, 2017

The film is exactly what you expect.

Saw via an early Unlimited Screening. Its no Oscar contender, but for a comedy adventure family film; it fulfils its purpose. None of the heroes use guns, although they do snap necks. They also show several deaths with blood splatter. So not for the squeamish. There are also scenes of bugs entering ears which can be off-putting. The teenage high school drama and love story is cheesy, as is the school bully / loner story arc. Its nothing we have not seen before. But it sets up the character traits and once were in the Jungle, it gets a lot better. It feels a little short, and some scenes like the Transporter Hanger was suppose to hard, but the lack of bad guys didn't make much sense. Every scene appeared to have been written to serve each characters death in turn. From eating cake to walking alongside a cliff. Trying to keep track of who had how many lives left let you predict who was going to die next. But it was at least trying to show character growth with each plot point and establish how these people change which is something I suppose. Removing the staples from magazines before recycling was nonsense. But that's the level of thought that had gone into the writing process. But again, its not trying to win any Oscars and is up against Star Wars in the cinema (whose stupid idea was that?) so I doubt its going to beat it at the box office. But once were in the game, its a fun, adventure film with four strong comedic actors doing what they do best. It excelled at its goal and is worth watching on the big screen.