Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

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Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Post by Crazedwraith » 2017-12-29 04:31pm

Is actually quite good.

I've seen the original but don't have any particular attachment to it.

But this film was very fun take on it. Jumanji reinvents itself as a video game and sucks in five no-name teenage actors and spits out 4 better known actors and Dwayne Johnson. The actors generally get to play against type as they are still the teenagers characters and the disparity between character and actors provides a lot of the humour sprinkled with a few video games based jokes.

Quite predictable but done with genuine heart. I'd rec commend it.
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Re: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Post by Soontir C'boath » 2017-12-29 08:01pm

Yea, I wasn't expecting much except to see Karen Gillan kick ass which she delightfully did, but it indeed was a good sequel (?). I never liked remakes or sequels that keep recalling too many details from the original movie as it seems to weigh it down more than they help, so it was nice to see how fresh and distinct they made this one. Only one I noticed was the brief call back to Robin Williams' character which was a nice touch.

Then again, Jumanji is not exactly a household title like Star Wars and Trek that can get themselves bogged down. However, it does goes to show that you can immerse yourself in the world in different ways without relying on the same old beloved characters.
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Re: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Post by LadyTevar » 2017-12-29 10:51pm

Soontir C'boath wrote:
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Only one I noticed was the brief call back to Robin Williams' character which was a nice touch.
I don't know how I missed that, but... I missed that.
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Re: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Post by Soontir C'boath » 2017-12-30 10:34am

LadyTevar wrote:
2017-12-29 10:51pm
Soontir C'boath wrote:
2017-12-29 08:01pm
Only one I noticed was the brief call back to Robin Williams' character which was a nice touch.
I don't know how I missed that, but... I missed that.
Oh, he was mentioned when they met the first playable character so it can be quickly missed.
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