Jumanji: The Next Level (2019)
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Jumanji The Next Level's first act is a little slow to start, but once the game gets going, it brings the same level (ha) of fun, laughs, heart and action-adventure as Welcome to the Jungle. More of what you liked the first time, plus new players, new avatars, new abilities, new creatures, new environments and a new quest. It's again pretty cleverly done, and while some of the new players are willfully obtuse in the beginning, which wears a bit thin, mostly the information recaps are handled with humor and efficiency. I thought the last trailer had spoiled way too much, but no, still quite a few surprises. Like its predecessor, it's about growing up, getting older, but now the kids are college age and, true to life, what they'd thought they'd figured out in 12th grade, they realize they hadn't in young adulthood. Life is a series of levels and every time you think you've won, it just sends you to something you're unprepared for. Danny DeVito and Danny Glover play the senior version of this, just as much the seekers in their post-retirement world. And this time, a sequel is teased much more overtly. If they keep making them this fun, I'll keep my appointment to the movie house.
Dwayne and Awkwafina as Danny DeVito is hilarious, same with Kevin Hart as Danny Glover. Made me laugh so hard!
Better movie than the previous one! Enjoy both of them. Great tributes to one of my favorite movies from my childhood, the original Jumanji.
What is the worst possible advice you can give to someone who is making a sequel to a remake of an adventure movie?
Add a grumpy old man - no, wait - add two grumpy old men.
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This movie ranks #101 in Box Office Mojo's All Time Worldwide Box Office
This movie ranks #260 in Box Office Mojo's All Time Adjusted Box Office