Today the first trailer for ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ premiered featuring Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Jack Black and Kevin Hart.
Now, before I get into this I need to let you know that the original ‘Jumanji’ is one of my absolute favorite movies and I don’t think it needed this ‘sequel’ or whatever this nonsense is. But, I’ll continue.
This version of the story has been modernized in that it follows a group of high school kids who discover the game…which is now a video game. 🙄 🙄 🙄 The kids get sucked into the game and become the characters, or ‘avatars’ of The Rock, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, and Karen Gillian. They must then beat the game before getting stuck in the jungle forever.
The original Jumanji was released in 1995 and featured the late Robin Williams. (😭 Rip) For that time the movie was HUGE grossing $262 million worldwide.
Watch the trailer, if you want to.
Sorry I’m so biased. The original ‘Jumanji’ was and is one of my all time favorites. It was one of those movies that will forever stand out in my childhood. My brother and I got the board game and played for hours one end!! I really just don’t think it needed this atrocity of a follow-up, to me it takes away from the magic of the first one. Whatevsies tho. That’s me.