Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)

PG-13   |    |  Action, Adventure, Comedy


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Four teenagers are sucked into a magical video game, and the only way they can escape is to work together to finish the game.


6.9/10
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7 April 2018 | Her-Excellency
10
| A Most Enjoyable Film Which Endlessly Pulls at the Corners of Your Face
Who would have thought that the sequel to a much-loved classic would, in my opinion, turn into such a stand-alone powerhouse!?!

Jumanji Welcome to the Jungle, does just that.

Not only is it a virtual non-stop ride of hilarity and laugh-out-loud moments, and it is, but the chemistry among the adult cast members is practically flawless and lends to the easy banter and overflowing, genius, COMEDIC DIALOGUE which just SHINES. Every look, every gesture, every note from The Rock, Kevin Hart and Jack Black are perfection in that at no time do you doubt they are who they are supposed to be. Karen Gillan is adorable and gorgeous at the same time. The obvious fun they are having, despite what I imagine to be uncomfortable filming locales, is palpable, and as an audience member, _if you allow yourself to be_, you WILL be swept up and transported by it.

So, why ANY low ratings?

While the first Jumanji was 'fun', underneath the fun, there were dark layers. There is none of that here and perhaps, this is where some of the disconnect from its detractors comes from. Unlike the original Jumanji, Jumanji Welcome to the Jungle is a fun, and funny, film throughout.

In closing, quite to the contrary of what a couple of reviewers are saying about Robin Williams, such as: 'he'd be rolling over in his grave (over this movie)', Robin Williams was one of those rare and amazingly special individuals who found joy and humor in most everything, and who chose to share that with those of us who are lucky enough to be witness to some of the favorites he left behind. Personally, I find it in very bad taste and verging on offensive, that those who seem to not share the capacity to laugh or live the way he did, or the ability to laugh with the rest of us, and who lack the gift of both being able to give or receive the very humor which exuded from Mr. Williams, would dare say he would be doing anything other than laughing riotously while munching on some popcorn and watching this film.

Thank you, Robin Williams, for the precursor which was so fantastic, it brought about an equally wonderful sequel.

You are missed.

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Trivia

There are several incidents in the film that references Dwayne Johnson's athletic/wrestling career: during the Bazaar scene, while fighting and calling out his actions, Bravestone dispatches one of Van Pelt's henchmen by using his wrestling finisher, the Rock Bottom (a body slam move). Fridge's football jersey reads #94. Johnson was formerly a football player at the University of Miami with his jersey reading #94. Finbar says that Bravestone is 6'5 tall and weighs 270 pounds. Those are Johnson's actual height and weight. At one point, Bravestone refers to himself in third person and the other characters comment about it. One of Johnson's WWE persona "The Rock"'s character traits is speaking about himself in third person, "Do you smell what The Rock is cookin'?" Finally, Alex was sucked into the game in the year of The Rock's first WWE match in real life.


Quotes

Professor Shelly Oberon: So how do we do this?
Moose Finbar: Easy. You just - you unzip, take it out, fire away.
Dr. Smolder Bravestone: Remember to aim. It's very important.
Professor Shelly Oberon: Oh my God, you guys, there's like literally a penis attached to my body right now. Martha, come look at my penis!
Ruby Roundhouse: No, thanks!
Moose Finbar: Is this the ...
Professor Shelly Oberon: ...


Goofs

When Fridge and Stanley are speaking in front of the Freak house, Stanley's raincoat goes from being open at the collar to being zipped all the way up several times as the conversation cuts back and forth between the characters.


Crazy Credits

Part of the closing credits appears in the explorer's map of Jumanji given to players at the beginning of the game.


Soundtracks

Baby, I Love Your Way
Written by
Peter Frampton
Performed by Big Mountain
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing

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Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Genres

Action | Adventure | Comedy | Fantasy

Details

Release Date:

20 December 2017

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA, India, Canada, UK, Australia, Germany

Filming Locations

Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Box Office

Budget:

$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$36,169,328 24 December 2017

Gross USA:

$404,540,171

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$962,174,450

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