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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

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Chris McKenna (screenplay by), Erik Sommers (screenplay by) | 10 more credits »
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Cast

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 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'll have to 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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Landing This Christmas. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$404,515,480

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$962,076,292, 19 August 2018
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Auro 11.1 | Dolby Atmos | DTS (DTS: X)| SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Colin Hanks also starred in Jake Kasdan's Orange County and had a cameo in Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny starring Jack Black. See more »

Goofs

When Bethany first enters the gym, she has her phone in her right hand. It's then gone as she extends her arms and says "Sorry" for being late. It then reappears when she's running. See more »

Quotes

[Martha has become Ruby Roundhouse and an insect tried to bite her on her exposed stomach]
Ruby Roundhouse: Why am I wearing this outfit in a jungle? Tiny, little shorts and a leather halter top. I mean, what is this?
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Crazy Credits

Near the end of the closing credits, Jumanji's drums can be heard beating. See more »

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Referenced in Honest Trailers: Get Out (2018) See more »

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Written by Jack Antonoff and John Hill
Performed by Bleachers
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By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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The film is exactly what you expect.
8 December 2017 | by kuuk3See all my reviews

Saw via an early Unlimited Screening. Its no Oscar contender, but for a comedy adventure family film; it fulfils its purpose.

None of the heroes use guns, although they do snap necks. They also show several deaths with blood splatter. So not for the squeamish. There are also scenes of bugs entering ears which can be off-putting.

The teenage high school drama and love story is cheesy, as is the school bully / loner story arc. Its nothing we have not seen before. But it sets up the character traits and once were in the Jungle, it gets a lot better.

It feels a little short, and some scenes like the Transporter Hanger was suppose to hard, but the lack of bad guys didn't make much sense. Every scene appeared to have been written to serve each characters death in turn. From eating cake to walking alongside a cliff. Trying to keep track of who had how many lives left let you predict who was going to die next.

But it was at least trying to show character growth with each plot point and establish how these people change which is something I suppose.

Removing the staples from magazines before recycling was nonsense. But that's the level of thought that had gone into the writing process. But again, its not trying to win any Oscars and is up against Star Wars in the cinema (whose stupid idea was that?) so I doubt its going to beat it at the box office.

But once were in the game, its a fun, adventure film with four strong comedic actors doing what they do best. It excelled at its goal and is worth watching on the big screen.


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