Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle

Spread the love

Film review by Steve Duffy –

With Oscar season right around the corner, there are far better movies to watch than this reboot of a 90’s video game. However; this just may be the popcorn fun cinema experience you need to forget all your troubles. 

When four high-school kids discover an old video game console with a game they’ve never heard of–Jumanji–they are immediately drawn into the game’s jungle setting, literally becoming the avatars they chose: gamer Spencer becomes a brawny adventurer (Dwayne Johnson); football jock Fridge loses (in his words) “the top two feet of his body” and becomes an Einstein (Kevin Hart); popular girl Bethany becomes a middle-aged male professor (Jack Black); and wallflower Martha becomes a badass warrior (Karen Gillan). 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.

The cast never takes itself too seriously. Johnson is stuck in the same type of character that we are all used to seeing him play: the big muscled funny guy. 

Jack Black steals every scene he is in. I was surprised that Nick Jonas can actually really act.

Jumanji is pleasantly entertaining even with the flimsy storyline. 

Rating: PG-13 for adventure action, suggestive content and some language

Runtime: 112 minutes

Spread the love



Local coupons from Money Mailer!

Leave a Reply

Leave a Reply

Notify of