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Jumanji: The Next Level (2019)

 Jumanji: The Next Level
(2019) on IMDb

Starring:
Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, and many more.

Movie Synopsis:
The fun and adventure are back. One year after playing and surviving the most dangerous video game to ever exist, the four friends find themselves back in the game again. This time they are in a new scenario with a change in the avatar you become. They have to learn how to adjust to their new skills and bond together as a team to survive the levels that take them through a desert, a wild jungle oasis, and into mountains covered with snow. Will they win the game? Who will be lost?

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Age Appropriateness:
This is rated PG-13. I agree with this rating. There was a row of ~8-year old boys sitting behind my husband and myself. There were a lot of curse words which did not bother me at all. There was a big scene that was centered around a discussion on castration. We thought it was funny but the boys behind us thought it was hilarious. I thought this part was a little mature for the boys, but my husband completely disagrees. He said this is classic 8-year old boy humor. I have to say those boys would have agreed.

Overall Thoughts:
I thought the movie started off a little slow. The slow portion encompassed the part where they had to develop the story line on how they got back into the game. Once they were inside Jumanji, it picked up the pace. I thought it was a really fun movie. I loved that all the previous avatars and actors were there, and that they brought in some new faces.

Cast:
Loved all of the casting. There were a lot of famous faces in this movie. Dwayne Johnson is incredibly talented and charming. He just exudes a “nice guy” vibe. Kevin Hart and Jack Black are both hilarious. Karen Gillan is just a badass. I want to be just like so many of her movie characters. Nice to see a really strong and confident female character. Awkwafina has been casted as a new avatar. I absolutely adore her. So incredibly funny!!!! She is definitely a highlight in the movie. Other great actors include Danny DeVito, Danny Glover, Nick Jonas, and John Ross Bowie. I didn’t recognize John Ross Bowie by his looks, but his voice is unforgettable. If you ever watched the Big Bang Theory, then you know what I mean. There are so many more actors that I have not mentioned. They all did a great job. All the casting was well done.

Script/Editing:
I really liked the script. Editing was well done.

Special Effects:
Is there such as thing as bad special effects? Not in the last 10 years for sure. It was well done. Very immersive and believable (for being a video game).

Should You Go See This Movie?
Absolutely. Great fun.

Comment: 1

  • Brian Combs January 10, 202010:10 am

    No such thing as bad special effects? Someone clearly didn’t go see Cats…

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