In 2012 I did a cinematic advent calendar of twenty four films. These were films that I really liked and have enjoyed at the cinema. This year on a similar theme I will be posting a movie advent calendar of twenty four movies.
When I was putting this list together, I did consider putting Jumanji in there, I really enjoyed that film and thought Robin Williams did an excellent job. I think it is a great film. I also quite liked the spin-off Zathura as well.
However for this list I am putting in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. It was a film we as a family saw at the cinema and really enjoyed. So much so that we bought it when it came out on DVD later that year.
It is a fun and entertaining adventure film that serves as a sequel to the 1995 classic Jumanji. The movie follows a group of high school students who are transported into the video game world of Jumanji and must navigate their way through its dangerous jungle environment in order to escape. The plot is also well-paced and keeps the audience engaged from start to finish.
One of the strengths of the film is its cast, which includes Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, and Karen Gillan. The actors all do a great job of bringing their respective characters to life and have great chemistry together on screen. Johnson and Hart in particular are a dynamic duo and provide many of the film’s funniest moments.
The special effects and action scenes are well done and add to the excitement of the movie. When you watch the 1995 Jumanji film the special effects are great, but though the physical effects work well, the puppetry and animatronics, the digital effects from ILM, though state of the art at the time, have not aged well.
Overall, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is a worthy successor to the original film and is a fun and exciting adventure.
We also enjoyed the sequel, Jumanji: The Next Level which follows the same characters.
Get Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle at Amazon.