Review: Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle, Now Go Home

The days of direct sequels are still with us -- Star Wars: The Last Jedi begins practically at the next moment after The Force Awakens concludes -- but the major studios in Hollywood have concluded that there are other, possibly more profitable methods of bringing properties they own back to life. Based on Chris Van Allsburg's book for children, first published in 1981, Jumanji came to the big screen in 1995 under the direction of the great Joe Johnston, a few years after his version of The Rocketeer took flight. That was followed by Zathura: A Space Adventure in 2005, directed by Jon Favreau, sometimes described as a 'spiritual sequel.' I've not read the book or seen those movies, so Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle...

[Read the whole post on]

See full article on Screen Anarchy