This movie surprised me all over. I was hesitant to see it loving the original so much, but they really made this movie it's own thing and it is funny as hell! I like the throw backs to the original and I love their take on the inner world of Jumanji.
5 of 6 helpful votes
This is so much better than the previews!
5 of 8 helpful votes
Mixed or average reviews based on 44 Critics
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Generally favorable reviews based on 317 Reviews
Dec 14, 2017
This sequel turns out to be a comedy of manners, of all things, and an agreeable one, a movie that will get you laughing and suck you in.
It’s an entertaining, engaging, colourful picture in its own right with decently-handled action-adventure set-pieces and sly comedy, detouring from the expected thrills and spills into body-hopping comedy drama.
Writer: Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers, Scott Rosenberg
Release Date: Dec 20, 2017
Runtime: 1hr 51m
In the brand new adventure Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, the tables are turned as four teenagers in detention are sucked into the world of Jumanji. When they discover an old video game console with a game they’ve never heard of, they are immediately thrust into the game’s jungle setting, into the bodies of their avatars, played by Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, and Karen Gillan. What they discover is that you don’t just play Jumanji –Jumanji plays you. They’ll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, or they’ll be stuck in the game forever…
Did You Know?
Robin Williams played the lead role of Alan Parrish in original Jumanji (1995).
This movie is set in Bratford, New Hampshire, the same place the original film was set. At the end of the original film the main characters Alan and Sara take the game and throw it into a river. In the final scene of the original film we see that the game has washed up on a beach and is about to be discovered by two French speaking children. Yet, in 1996, just one year after the events of the original film, the game is back in Bratford, New Hampshire in a teenager's home. There is no explanation given as to how the game made its way back to Bratford.