Back in the day, I was very skeptical about Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. I didn’t see any reason to relaunch that franchise decades later. But I went to see it anyway and, man, I loved it! That movie was phenomenal! With a truly emotional ending that had me legit choked up. I can’t rave enough.
So I’m really excited for the sequel, Jumanji: The Next Level!
Looks great! I have high hopes! The Rock channeling Danny DeVito is everything we could have hoped for. So yeah, I’m quite pleased with what I’m seeing here and I’m excited for the film! It comes out in December.
I really, really enjoyed Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle! I didn’t have high hopes at all based on the trailers and the very idea of bringing Jumanji back after all these decades. But then I went to see the movie and loved the heck out of it!
If you haven’t seen it yet, I highly recommend picking it up in whatever home-viewing experience you enjoy. Very enjoyable jungle action movie with a really powerful emotional climax. Good job, Honest Trailers people.
Consider me a believer! I had zero faith in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle when it was either announced or we saw those first trailers. I loved the original, like we all did, and felt a sequel 20 years later was a dumb idea. That never works.
But let me tell you, I went and saw it in the theaters yesterday and that movie is delightful! Make no mistake, it really is just a jungle adventure movie, like I predicted, lacking the unique spirit/concept of the original. But the characters and especially the cast are to die for!
Oh, also, to keep this post Jumanji-related, here’s the Honest Trailer for the original.
Anyway, I’m not going to do a full review for Jumanji: Into the Jungle. I just wanted to share with you all how much fun I had with the movie. Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Karen Gillan and Kevin Hart make for one of the best ensemble casts I’ve seen all year! None of them is a weak link and they all get more than a few chances to really shine.
The central concept is that they play a bunch of high schoolers sucked into the jungle world of Jumanji. So they’re not just standard action hero characters. They all play insecure teenagers thrust into a crazy situation, each of them struggling with their own flaws while trying to stay calm and impress each other. It works out great!
And I legit teared up during the emotional climax, you all. Not ashamed to say it. They earned that ending!