Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)
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I had low expectations coming into the cinema which were slightly exceeded. Just a nice to watch family movie
Jumanji - Welcome to the Jungle was a nice surprise. Not a reimagining of the original, but a follow-up, definitely set in the same world, it amusingly works with video game logic (which is still more logic than the board game version supplied), while also delivering an unambitious but effective Breakfast Club/coming of age story, with clever nods to video games even in the "real world" sequences. The "game films" based on Chris Van Allsburg's books play out as a simple metaphor for kids working through their issues, and it's as true of this entry as well. I like the four leads - Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, and Karen Gillan - and the jokes land pretty solidly. And so does the action, with some very fun set pieces peppered throughout, well balanced to give each hero their moments. A bit of silly fun, much like the original.
Better than I thought it would be, the jokes actually make you laugh out loud and the acting is pretty decent.
Actually worth seeing in the cinema.
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This movie ranks #107 in All-Time Worldwide Box office
This movie ranks #267 in All Time Box Office