So on December 20th the new Jumanji movie came out starring Dwayne “the rock” Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas, and Bobby Cannavale.
Jumanji Welcome to the Jungle is about four high school kids name Spencer, Fridge, Bethany, and Marsha who get sucked into a video named Jumanji and have to beat the game in order to get out. The four kids end up getting sucked into the game through getting put into detention through various different ways that are revealed at the beginning of the film.
One thing in particular though that happens is that its starts off very much like the original where one person gets sucked into the game in 1996 and then goes forward to present time with the four main character kids getting sucked into the game. This was pretty well done since you got to see how the Jumanji board game became a video game.
The movie also did pay homage to the original with the mention of the name Alan Parrish which was the name of the character that Robin Williams played in the original. This was awesome to see since it showed them paying respect for not just the original film but also the actor that played that character.
The movies was hilariously funny and kept me laughing from beginning to end. Also it’s considered a standalone sequel so if you taking someone who hasn’t seen the previous Jumanji they don’t have to worry about not being able to understand what’s going on.
Also if you are taking kids to see this movie it does have a bit of harsh language at times and there is some sexual humor. But I definitely give this movie two thumbs up.
So comment down below if you have seen this movie or if you plan to see this movie! Also let me know what you think of this review!