Sister and brother Judy and Peter move to a new house with Aunt Nora. In the attic, they find an unusual board-game, Jumanji. When they play, a rhyming quiz appears, and they're sucked into... See full summary »
The scientist father of a teenage girl and boy accidentally shrinks his and two other neighborhood teens to the size of insects. Now the teens must fight diminutive dangers as the father searches for them.
After being trapped in a jungle board game for 26 years, a Man-Child wins his release from the game. But, no sooner has he arrived that he is forced to play again, and this time sets the creatures of the jungle loose on the city. Now it is up to him to stop them. Written by
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When Peter comes running out of the attic after seeing the bats, there is a chair next to the door that has a sheet on it, but when Aunt Nora comes up the stairs a shot later, the sheet is gone. See more »
[tries to roll the dice, but the game board doesn't recognize it]
Alan, it's not working.
[inspects the game board]
Oh, no. It's not your turn.
Yeah, I rolled first and then Peter twice because he got doubles. Now it's my turn again.
No, look. Two of these pieces are yours, right? What about the other pieces?
[spots his old game piece]
The elephant was mine. You're playing the game I started in 1969. I'm going to have to play.
[Judy offers the dice to him]
It's not my turn.
Whose turn is it?
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Near the end of the closing credits, Jumanji's drums can be heard beating. See more »
You know the drill: young Alan Parrish gets sucked into a board game called Jumanji, returns when a brother and sister are playing 26 years later, and has to battle the animals that wreak havoc on the town. It all seems pretty simple, but they play some neat tricks with it in the movie. As the adult Alan, Robin Williams is more subdued than usual, but still makes the character admirable. With good support from Bonnie Hunt, Kirsten Dunst, David Alan Grier, Bebe Neuwirth, Jonathan Hyde and Patricia Clarkson, this is a pretty interesting movie. I will admit that the monkeys looked pretty fake, but we can't dwell on that in this movie; the point is to enjoy oneself while watching it.
Oh and one more thing: from "Jumanji", I learned the difference between alligators and crocodiles.
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