Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle (2017) Review

Hello Adventurers!

This is a film that I have been really excited to see and was so happy with what I watched!  I actually watched Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart and Jack Black on ‘The Graham Norton Show’ publicising this film and the way that they all act around each other in real life completely translates into the film.  I cannot remember if I knew that the film was being made before or after watching the show, but it either made me really want to watch it or really made me want to watch it even more!

During the interview they all said that this film was not a sequel and that it was a totally separate movie to its predecessor.  I think that is completely true!  I am not going to lie though, I was worried about how they were going to make it modern, however, they succeeded!  I think that it is both a modern version and an extension of the original and this made me really happy.  I also love the fact that this isn’t a remake, there are so many being done and I love that they decided to just continue the story.

This film is absolutely hilarious.  There was actually a blooper left in the film because it was sooo good.  I would love to know how much of the film was script and how much of it was improvisation.  I think that with Jack Black and Kevin Hart in the film the art of improvisation would have been flowing ALL THE TIME!  Jack Black playing a teenage girl was excellent and is one of those continuous jokes throughout the film.  I also love Kevin Hart in this film, his yelling and screaming alone is enough to make you love him and the amount of funny lines that come out of him are uncountable.

There are certain scenes that mean more to me than others and here is my, without trying to give away too many spoilers: teaching Bethany how to pee; Fridge and Spencer’s fight, Fridge and cake, teaching Martha how to flirt, first kiss for Spencer and Martha.  I know that I have said an awful lot about Kevin and Jack but the truth is without Karen Gillan and Dwayne Johnson, there would be no film and they are both hilarious in their own right!

There is a tiny little reference to Robin Williams which made me feel great and nostalgic about the original film.  Where the film is shot is PERFECT!  It creates the perfect environment and must have made it really easy for the actors to feel like they were actually in the game.  The CGI in this film is impeccable and the animators must have spent a long time researching and making the animals to make the film look so realistic.  The way the motorcyclists in this film ride is mesmerising to watch, they really have some skills.  I also think that the different ways that the characters died and the animation that it took to make their deaths video-game-like is brilliant.  Finally, I love how the experience of being the game makes all the characters better.

Let me know what you think of this film if you have or are going to watch it in the comments below!  Also, if you were looking to buy this film check out my shop!


Remember be brave, be happy, be kind, be you!

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