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Film REVIEW: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) - ★★★★★

Updated: Apr 23, 2023

Available on: Netflix

Director: Jake Kasdan

Writer: Chris McKenna, Eric Sommers, Scott Rosenberg, Jeff Pinkner

based on: Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg

Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas, Bobby Cannavale.

Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy

Themes: Trapped in a Game, Jungle, Friendship

Four teenagers are sucked into a magical video game, and the only way they can escape is to work together to finish the game.

It is the third installment of the Jumanji franchise, after Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005), and a direct sequel to Jumanji (1995), which was based on the 1981 children's book of the same name by Chris Van Allsburg.

The film received positive reviews from critics, with praise for its humor and performances.

The sequel, Jumanji: The Next Level, was released in 2019.




Jan (Age 10) - ★★★★★

"Awesome! Loved it" Very adventurous!"

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Like this? Try these!....

  1. The Super Mario Bros. Movie (2022) - #3 - ★★★★★

  2. Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021) - #19 - ★★★★★

  3. Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) - #24 - ★★★★★

  4. Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) - #31 - ★★★★★

  5. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) - #115 - ★★★★

  6. Kung Fu Panda (2003) - #163 - ★★★★

  7. Jumanji (1995) - #204 - ★★★★

  8. The Suicide Squad (2021) - #234 - ★★★★

  9. Love and Monsters (2020) - #271 - ★★★★

  10. Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) - n/a

The writers of the movie were involved in the MCU Spider-Man movies including Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021). Check out Jack Black in Kung Fu Panda and Super Mario Bros. Movie.and Karen Gilian in Guardians of the Galaxy. The original Jumanji is definitely fun to check again as is the sequel to this one The Next Level. Also have a look at Love and Monsters and Free Guy for fun films with the same kind of vibe. There's a more adult take on a ragtag bunch of heroes in The Suicide Squad.

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