In a brand new Jumanji adventure, the tables are turned as four teenagers are sucked into Jumanji's world - pitted against rhinos, black mambas and an endless variety of jungle traps and puzzles. show more..
Dr. Smolder BravestoneDwayne Johnson
Professor Shelly OberonJack Black
Moose FinbarKevin Hart
Ruby RoundhouseKaren Gillan
Principal BentleyMarc Evan Jackson
Anthony 'Fridge' JohnsonSer'Darius Blain
Gym studentIvory J. Taylor
Coach WebbMissi Pyle
Bethanie's MotherMaribeth Monroe
Runtime0 h 0 m
Not massively impressed with this one, yes it had amazing visuals and competent acting, but that is to somewhat be expected with a movie that has a 100M+ budget and thousands of very talented people working on it.
"Welcome to the Jungle" did a massive injustice to 1995 film, because the core idea seemed have been made up on a whim. I always thought the first film was cool because the game was like some kind of an alternate reality which was supposed to be REAL, like a parallel world which was done brilliantly because even an eight-year-old could grasp that concept. This was expressed with the antagonist Van Pelt who was a turn-of-the-century hunter and made the film exciting... What did we get with this film, an N64 game? What a joke. It's also worth noting that Welcome to the Jungle, does not follow the concept Jumanji as Alan (Robin Williams) had aged 26 before coming back to our world.
Did I mention Antagonist? Yes Van Pelt appeared in the film but added nothing to it. Unbelievable, so I would sum this up as an action-packed blockbuster... with no wit, humour or villain. Which is the whole point of the Jumanji game.
Where could they take Jumanji in a future film? Give it online capabilities? Damn.
There is also a fun irony that maybe the producers didn't realise; game developers have to loop a lot of characters (those of you who have seen will understand) and keep plots minimalistic in order to fit it onto a disk. So are we saying that Jumanji has a memory limit? Or can we admit this branch of the franchise needs to be quashed?