Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle is a 2017 Action/Adventure/Comedy film that stars Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas, Alex Wolff, Rhys Darby and Bobby Cannavale. It is directed by Jake Kasdan (known for Zero Effect, The TV Set and Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story).
A synopsis for this film reads: “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.”
When I watched Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle, I was worried that the best scenes were shown in the trailers promoting this feature, but boy, I was so wrong. There were plenty of funny and entertaining moments and I can’t remember the last time I laughed so much at a comedy. The main actors were all funny, but Kevin Hart and Jack Black stole the show in my opinion.
Just like in Central Intelligence, there is an undeniable chemistry between Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson and their jokes had the entire theater laughing. A funny, unexpected character was Martha, played by Karen Gillan. She was really geeky and at times awkward and a perfect match for Johnson’s character, Spencer. What I loved about this movie is the fact that besides making people laughing it had a good, entertaining story that developed nicely and left everyone in the end happy with the outcome of the adventure.
This film is perfect for 3D, as it has nice visual elements and impressive sights.The second pairing from Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson is thought to be a sequel to the classic 1995 film, Jumanji. Instead of just rebooting a beloved film 20 years later on, this installment feels like a standalone film, but in more than one way, it honors the legacy that began with the Robin Williams led film in the 90’s.
The film also adapted its storyline to modern times by using video games instead of a board game like in the original Jumanji. This seemed like a cheap trick, but it ended up being the best decision the franchise could have made. If I were to give a rating to this comedy it would be an 8 out of 10. It’s definitely one of the best comedies of 2017!
Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle is out in cinemas everywhere! Here’s a preview of what you can expect: