Today we’re talking about the 2017 Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.
A rare sequel which is more coherent and better all around. Possibly the best video game themed movie of all time, it both relies on and mocks the usual tropes.
The main five actors do a phenomenal job at being the kids. It’s mostly believable and impressively detailed. Jack Black is amazing.
The problem with trying to capture the dialogue of teens is how quickly it changes. The dialogue already sounds dated after just five years. Although the quips, jokes, and overall tone is well done.
Visuals and Music
The movie looks great and I greatly appreciate that they didn’t try to animate it like a video game.
The music is haunting and exciting all at once.
The five year old found it a little scary, but she loved the action and humour. It’s nice to see her starting to appreciate word-based humour more.
The rest of us enjoyed it as much as the first few times. I particularly appreciate that the humour around Jack Black’s character was so wholesome.
A wonderful adventure that balances action, humour, and character development for a near perfect movie.
Final Score: 4.5 Stars out of 5