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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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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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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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Trivia

The original Jumanji (1995) is one of Karen Gillan's favorite films. See more »

Goofs

36 minutes 31 seconds into the movie, camera guy seen hidden in trees on the left side. See more »

Quotes

Ruby RoundhouseDr. Smolder BravestoneMoose FinbarProfessor Shelly OberonAlex: [as Bravestone places the Jaguar's Eye onto the statue] JUMANJI!
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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

Welcome to the Jungle
Written by Axl Rose, Izzy Stradlin, Slash (as Saul Hudson), Duff McKagan, and Steven Adler
Performed by Guns N' Roses
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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It was surprisingly good.
8 April 2018 | by lunalovittSee all my reviews

When I first heard they were making a reboot of Jumanji, I was skeptical. These days it seems like everything is getting a half-assed reboot or spinoff so when I went in to watch this movie I didn't expect anything life changing or original. And I was shocked with the results. This story was actually GOOD. It took the original concept that was Jumanji and made its own twists and turns and didn't actually butcher the original source. And I really enjoyed all the characters as well, which is something I couldn't exactly say about the original film. I was so surprised at how much I enjoyed this movie that honestly I find myself wanting to go back and re-watch it. When it comes to movies starring comedians, I don't really get very hopeful about the content and quality of the movie, especially these days when "comedians" turn out to mostly rely upon profanities and slap stick more than wit and actual humor. However, the jokes in this movie were on point and I really enjoyed Kevin Hart's performance as well as Dwayne Johnson's. They played well off one another and it wasn't over the top. And wow... I really did think Jack Black had hit the high point of his career back in Kung Fu Panda and was on the down slope, but he was easily one of the best parts of this movie. The casting for this movie was great overall. Not only that, but this movie was more than the typical "comedy" movies you see nowadays that are all about getting drunk/spitting out as many curse words in a sentence as possible/being "shocking". There was a serious plot behind it with actual stakes and it played its serious moments very well. All of the characters went through important evolutions that were believable by the end of the film.

Now, it wasn't perfect. There are things that were a bit off in terms of continuity and if you know the first Jumanji then you might see where I'm getting at, but it wasn't enough to take away from the film itself. Overall this was a very enjoyable movie and I'd definitely watch it again. The movie was a tasteful update to the Jumanji franchise, and to be honest I'd love to see if they have plans for a sequel. I'd certainly watch it given how well they treated this movie.

Then again, I did watch Pitch Perfect 3 in the same night as this one, so this positive review might be a little biased when taking in both movies side by side in a short period of time.


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