In Jumanji: The Next Level, the gang is back but the game has changed. As they return to rescue one of their own, the players will have to brave parts unknown from arid deserts to snowy mountains, to escape the world's most dangerous game.
After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to reverse Thanos' actions and restore balance to the universe.
Robert Downey Jr.,
The gang is back but the game has changed. As they return to Jumanji to rescue one of their own, they discover that nothing is as they expect. The players will have to brave parts unknown and unexplored, from the arid deserts to the snowy mountains, in order to escape the world's most dangerous game.
The action sequence which Eddie, Milo, Martha and Fridge are pursed by Mandrills on rope bridges which they jump from bridge to bridge is a nod to the classic video game Super Mario Bros. (1985) which the game's title protagonist Mario races across bridges and jumps from bridge to bridge which Mario attacks by jumping on his enemies and his enemies bounce back at Mario which will hurt or kill him. See more »
When they are thrown from the plane early on in the film, Bravestone clearly lands on his front. He is the first character focused on immediately afterwards, yet is sits up, with no transition from his front to back at any point. See more »
[Eddie tries out Dr Bravestone's smoldering intensity]
Are you having a heart attack? Breathe! Breathe! His whole left side is shutting down!
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There is a short scene in the end credits. See more »
More of the same, if that's good or bad is up to you
I thought the last Jumanji movie was pretty decent, not perfect, but definitely not bad. If you liked that one you will like this. It is very much just more of the same. If it ain't broke, you know.
A couple new faces, one of them I really liked seeing. Won't say who it was, but if you're older than 20, chances are good you like the person.
The action is like last time, it's entertaining, but not mind blowing. The effects are overall good. The Rock has some, lets call them punching scenes, which I liked. Although the action direction overall, could have been slightly better, tighter.
They once again have fun with the fact that the characters "in game" represent characters in the movies "real life". And I am pretty impressed with how the actors fared. Maybe especially Dwayne Johnson. (I think he's taking some serious acting classes, he's getting better) Overall the cast in this is very likeable.
I didn't feel quite that much that I was in a video game, this time around though. Felt more like just an adventure, than an adventure videogame. They could have hammered home a little better.
So yeah, I was entertained, but it's pretty shallow and won't stick with me like, say, the origianl Jumanji. (I watched that as a kid, and it was kind of revolutionary, so of course it stuck) Nice family flick.
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