They borrowed the name from the first Jumanji movie. And, that’s about it. There ends the similarity.
Rarely do they make movies for wildlife photographers. All we are left with are documentaries. But, do we mind some fiction, some fun and some entertainment? Well, bring it on!
Here we have Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, 2017 that is not a simple board game where with a roll of a dice, there is a jungle explosion! This time, Jumanji is a video game console.
Here’s a few top critic reviews on Jumanji
This crowd-pleasing reboot may not be earth-shatteringly good, but it benefits from its stars’ irresistible comedic and action charm – Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
A consistently inventive and chucklesome reinvention of the Jumanji concept. Okay, so it coasts on the charm of its lead quartet, but when there’s this much charm, that’s no bad thing. –Chris Hewitt, Empire.
Welcome to the Jungle is an entertaining – if shallow – return to the world of Jumanji that’s intended more for youngsters than nostalgic adults. – Sandy Schaefer, Screen Rant.
Jumanji Movie – Our Review
Without revealing the entire story, the teenagers are transported into the world of video game and the movie relies on physical game forms of these teens to build a humorous screen play. The transported and transformed characters are worth a laugh and you certainly take their physical forms back home on a lighter note.
That said, this 119-minute Sony Pictures release has been rated PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of America. Wondering why this rating for a jungle adventure movie?
According to www.commonsensemedia.org, “This time, instead of entering a board game, the players enter a video game….expect some swearing (mostly “s–t” and “ass”), as well as action violence — the main characters each die multiple times within the game (but they’re regenerated quickly) — and a couple of jump scares. Characters kiss and flirt awkwardly, and there are several references to dating, experience, and the humor of having a penis (one of the female teens is in a male avatar for most of the movie). There are also references to how girls/women can “distract men” with their attention and body, which doesn’t send a great message to girls.”
The audience has pronounced that this movie wraps up a little too early and too neatly. However, the movie has adapted itself to modern times.
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – Official Trailer
We will leave you behind with this trailer of the movie.
Note: The above article was first published on Nature Lounge