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. To survive, they’ll play as characters from the game.
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Perfectly suited for festive season spectatorship. Its humour is a delight, its star power unquestionable, its franchise cash-in methodology ticks business boxes, there is even the faintest employment of postmodern tropes. Still two stars nonetheless but one that warrants a few giggles and plenty of smiles.
If you're going to spend $90 million on a film that's almost guaranteed to leave no cultural impact nor even come close to touching the original film spiritually or otherwise, could you at least hire a writer with more sophistication than one who relies on extended sequences of an out-of-body female played by Jack Black and her utter obsession with having a penis?
Don’t take everything too seriously and you’ll do just fine with this one. Some of these reviews are actually more cringy than the movie. It was sufficiently entertaining for me, and exceeded my expectations.
Avevo basse, bassissime aspettative, per questo secondo capitolo dell'amato classico con Robin Williams e, invece, sono rimasta piacevolmente sorpresa. Ok, non ha praticamente nulla della storia originale, ma che senso avrebbe avuto farne una copia? Il cast scelto fa morire dal ridere, avevo le lacrime ogni dieci minuti. Ogni tanto spuntano fuori citazioni del prequel e questo è riuscito persino a "commuovermi".
Here's a little litmus test to determine if you'll like this reboot that nobody asked for: Are you seven? Do you enjoy staring at soft, boring turds for extended periods of time? Are you a masochist? If you answered yes to any of these, then this movie is just for you!
Jumanji is not a timely expansion into the Freaky-Friday body-swap genre-- Jack Black's mincing in the part of the air-head damsel is amusing, then grating, then cringeworthy-- but as far as decades-removed follow-ups to classics kids' flicks, it could have been so much worse!