Welcome to Jumanji: The Next Level
Welcome to Jumanji again!
It seems like we are closer to the season of giving and Hollywood is happy to oblige, giving us yet another sequel. Before we can talk about Jumanji: The Next Level, we have to remember the original Jumanji, starring the late great Robin Williams.
Who will be attempting to fill in these shoes?
Jumanji, released in 1995, was based on the supernatural board game that releases hazards on its players every turn they take. Although this movie got mixed reviews during its debut time, it is one of the memorable movies of the nineties and of Robin Williams. The best part of Jumanji is and will always be Robin Williams.
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, which is the second installment and direct sequel to the original. The movie, set twenty-one years after the original, pays homage to Robin Williams’s character by mentioning him in the film. It tells the story of four teenagers who are transported into the video game world of Jumanji to play as their chosen avatars. Joined by another player, they must beat the game in order to get back home. The film hit it out of the park with a box office splash of $962.1 million, from its 90-150 million budget.
Jumanji: The Next Level, considered the fourth installment of the overall franchise continues Spencer’s story, who unbeknown to his friends kept pieces of the Jumanji video game and repaired the system in his grandfather’s basement. Alas, the game sucks him in. When his friends Bethany, Fridge, and Martha come over to find him missing and the game running, they collectively decide to re-enter the game to save him. After hearing the commotion, Spencer’s grandfather and his friend Milo Walker also get sucked into the game, before any of Spencer’s friends can pick their avatar. Offered a new quest by Nigel Billingsley, the teenagers have to help Eddie and Milo get used to their game avatars to help them save Bethany and Spencer so they can all finally escape Jumanji forever.
The film promises action, suspense, and comedy while still telling a compelling story about life. Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson (Dr. Smolder Bravestone), Kevin Hart (Franklin ‘Mouse’ Finbar), Jack Black (Professor Sheldon ‘Shelly’ Oberon), Nick Jonas (Jefferson ‘Seaplane’ McDonough),
Karen Gillan (Ruby Roundhouse) will be reprising their start-studded roles. Movie veterans and comedians Danny Devito and Danny Glover take on the roles of Eddie, Spencer’s grandfather and Milo Walker respectively and comedienne Awkwafinna will also make an appearance.
Jumanji: The Next Level is scheduled to be released on December 13, 2019.
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