Friday, December 13, 2019

Jumanji: The Next Level Review: New adventure, same story, but new faces made this fun to watch!

The Hit:

After surviving the game in the last installment, who would have thought going back in was a smart idea. 

Cast: Karen Gillan, Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Danny DeVito, Danny Glover, Nick Jonas, Madison Iseman, Awkwafina, Rory McCann, Rhys Darby, Ser'Darius Blain, Alex Wolff, Morgan Turner, Colin Hanks

Pros: We get the crew back together, each with their fun and comedic personalities, as well as new faces because the game is not just centered around the jungle but different areas altogether. Danny Devito and Danny Glover enter the game and somehow Dwayne and Kevin act out how they would be if they were in their bodies so perfectly and also hilariously. Having more characters playing different forms of the avatars from the first was gold. Seeing Jack Black go from the character of Fridge to others without spoiling who, is such a treat and it was a lot of fun watching it unfold. Let's just say they didn't enjoy being someone else from when they first went in. The story was better in a way because we explore a whole new world other than the jungle of Jumanji and with sequels, it tends to follow the same path, so this helped by branching out to new areas and a new adventure.

Cons: Although it covers new places unforeseen, the game mission is like the first movie so in a way it is repetitive but adding all the new faces, comedy, and new adventure behind it was still quite entertaining to watch. 

The last Jumanji we got a little easter egg from when Robin Williams's character was in the game and this time we get another one at the end. I had one of those moments where I was like, "oh I know this person!" It was cool, and hopefully, you catch it. This movie is fun and if you haven't seen the last one you possibly will be a little lost, so I encourage you to watch that first before seeing this. The cast seems to enjoy working with each other on and off the screen and it shows. It was a good time.

Key Info: Rated PG-13. Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy

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