March’s movie review is Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. It was released 20th December 2017. The film is based on the book Jumanji, which was written by Chris Van Allsburg and was directed by Jake Kasdan.
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.
- Dwanye Johnson – Spencer
- Kevin Hart – Fridge
- Jack Black – Bethany
- Karen Gillan – Martha
- Rhys Darby – Nigel
- Bobby Cannavale – Van Pelt
- Nick Jonas – Alex
I think a lot of people were sceptical of a remake of an already great film but I think it really held its own rather than a comparison of the original film.
I think it was a really nice way in which they paid homage to the first film and to Robin Williams, as the modelled the statues in the jungle set after the board games pieces from the original film.
I think Hart and Johnson work so well together as a comedy duo. I loved them in Central Intelligence, so I knew that they wouldn’t be a let down. They have great onscreen chemistry and work off each other. It’s pretty obvious that it’s easy for them to work back and forth and hit each other with their one liners. They work very naturally together.
I think it’s been a while since we have seen Jack Black in such a comedic role. I have to say his character was one of the funniest things in the film. He was playing a 16-year-old girl in a middle-aged man avatar, he really went all in and it was seriously funny. The best scene in the film was when Bethany (Jack Black’s character) had to teach Martha how to flirt. I could not stop laughing and I definitely think it made things 10 times funnier.
It is certainly very action packed and full of jokes from start to finish. I would absolutely recommend you to give it a watch. Let me know what your thoughts are.