After more than two decades, the evil game is back once more to take a few more kids on a dangerous yet family-friendly adventure with Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.
Director: Jake Kasdan
Writers: Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers, Scott Rosenberg, Jeff Pinkner
Release Date: 29th December 2017
The original Jumanji film is one of the top movies along with Home Alone, Honey, I Blew Up The Kids, and Baby's Day Out for those kids who grew up in the nineties, no matter what country they were from. It was a huge success and even spawned an animated series. Now, after more than 10 years, we are getting a sequel that seems to be just as fun, if not more, than the original.
The beloved childhood film – which starred Robin Williams, Bonnie Hunt, Kirsten Dunst and Bradley Pierce – is one that many remember fondly. Jumanji was a board game that caused dangerous things to come out of it at each turn. It was darker than usual children's movies despite the effects holding up a bit worse than you would imagine.
But you don't need to worry about any serious issues causing lifelong traumas in the sequel. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is taking a lighter approach to a game that can kill you by taking you on a fun-filled adventure with plenty of laughs along the way.
While nobody can come close to Williams, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle also has two notable comedic actors – Jack Black and Kevin Hart. Even Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has shown to pack a few punches when it comes to comedy. Karen Gillan is another popular actress who's been in Guardians of the Galaxy and the TV show, Doctor Who. Even supporting actors like Bobby Cannavale, Nick Jonas, and Rhys Darby seem to have promising roles.
It also isn't just the cast that's exciting about the film. The board game has now become a vintage video game that is found by a few teenagers and traps them inside it when they start playing it. With the film taking place inside the world that the animals escaped from in the original movie, there are bound to be even more deadly creatures than African bats, monkeys, crocodiles, and giant mosquitoes. It's everything great about Jumanji, turned up all the way.
Surprisingly, the critics of the time didn't love the 1995 film as much as everyone loves it now. Over time, critics have become more open to more fantastical plots and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is sure to be more well-received this time around.