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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Breaking the Fourth Wall: Peter looks directly at the viewer after he tries to break the padlock of the shed with the axe. See more »
When Alan is eating his dinner, and his Dad is shouting at him, the knife and fork on Alan's dinner plate moves about between shots. 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 »
Among the thousands of films I have viewed, this movie would rank near the top for sheer entertainment. That's not saying it's the best-made or most intelligent or scariest or funniest or features the best effects, etc. etc. But combine all those and you have a film that's tough to beat when you're looking for 100 minutes of escapist fun.
The film features some wild computer-enhanced special effects that were new to its day, but now about 10 years later, it's no big deal. In fact, some of it, such as the lion, look pretty hokey compared to the stuff that's out there now. To me, it was story that was the lure, anyway, not the special effects.
Because it's so much fun, this is one of the fastest-moving films I've ever viewed. The time flies by. It's not to be analyzed or given much thought, because it's so ludicrous. You just go along for the wild ride in this fantasy-adventure and get a bunch of laughs and thrills along the way. That's one of the big attractions of this of film: the excellent combination of adventure and comedy.
Are there annoying things in this movie? Sure. To me, it was Bonnie Hunt's occult beliefs and too many OMGs and the overdone character of the hunter (Jonathan Hyde). Other than that, I loved the film the first I saw it and every time afterward. I've probably viewed this movie as much as any, simply because it was so entertaining.
Robin Williams, David Alan Grier and the two kids, Kristen Dunst and Bradley Pierce, were all great people to watch and share this adventure with.
Now THIS is entertainment!
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