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Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)

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

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Jake Kasdan

Writers:

Chris McKenna (screenplay by), Erik Sommers (screenplay by) | 9 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dwayne Johnson ... Spencer
Kevin Hart ... Fridge
Jack Black ... Bethany
Karen Gillan ... Martha
Rhys Darby ... Nigel
Bobby Cannavale ... Van Pelt
Nick Jonas ... Alex
Alex Wolff ... Young Spencer
Ser'Darius Blain ... Young Fridge
Madison Iseman ... Young Bethany
Morgan Turner ... Young Martha
Sean Buxton ... Jogger
Mason Guccione ... Gamer
Marin Hinkle ... Spencer's Mom
Tracey Bonner ... Fridge's Mom
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Storyline

In a brand-new Jumanji adventure, four high-school kids discover an old video-game console and are drawn into the game's jungle setting, literally becoming the adult avatars they chose. What they discover is that you don't just play Jumanji--you must survive it. To beat the game and return to the real world, they must go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, discover what Alan Parrish left 20 years ago, and change the way they think about themselves --or they'll be stuck in the game forever, to be played by others without break. Written by Sony Pictures

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for adventure action, suggestive content and some language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

The jungle sequences were filmed on location in Oahu, Hawaii. See more »

Goofs

Despite the spelling of zoology, it is still pronounced as with "zoo." Additionally, while the alternate spelling of orangutang has mostly fallen out of usage, the spelling and pronunciation are both valid. See more »

Quotes

Ruby Roundhouse: Could I borrow your jacket? I feel like I'm wearing a bikini.
Professor Shelly Oberon: I once wore a bikini to school.
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Crazy Credits

Part of the closing credits appears in the explorer's map of Jumanji given to players at the beginning of the game. See more »


Soundtracks

Rollercoaster
Written by Jack Antonoff and John Hill
Performed by Bleachers
Courtesy of RCA Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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No idea why it took me 2 years to watch it
23 November 2019 | by danielmansonSee all my reviews

It's good. I had no idea what to expect in all honest. I am not huge fans of other movies by these actors, but this really worked. You could see the great chemistry between them all and it paid off.

What I liked: I enjoyed how it didn't dither about at the beginning and got right into the action. Jack Black especially was brilliant and hilarious! All the actors/actresses were great but Jack Black stood out. Good mix of action and comedy throughout. I was on the edge of my seat (metaphorically) wanting them to escape the game.

Negatives: not many to be honest, couple of scenes were slightly cringe, but not off putting. Same logic goes for a couple of scenes which felt dragged out.

I think people need to forget about this being a remake of a classic film and treat it as a separate movie altogether. If you start comparing the 2 that's when it goes wrong.

Ps.. Karen Gillan. Marry me please?

Worth watching and will be going cinema for 2nd instalment.


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Release Date:

20 December 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jumanji 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Honolulu, Hawaii, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$36,169,328, 24 December 2017

Gross USA:

$404,540,171

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$962,102,237
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2.39 : 1
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