Friday, January 12, 2018

Jumanji - Welcome To The Jungle

I knew from the trailer that I would enjoy this one. All the actors involved are excellent at their roles and the story is fun and engageing just like the original Jumanji was back in the day. If you think you would enjoy more of what you see below then find a friend or some kids and take them to this movie.

Karen Gillan and Jack Black have several great scenes together that remind us that these are still the high school kids they started the game as. I believed the 'avatar illusion' the entire time and that is why Jumanji 2 works. The attention to those character details is what makes this movie just that much smarter than it has any right to be. I totally believed Karen Gillan was still Martha the nerdy girl when she was running around the jungle in her shorts and belly shirt as Ruby Roundhouse. No one plays effeminate better than Jack Black so he was perfectly cast in his role. The female in a male body was played for some fresh jokes and some real emotions. I was happy with how every character arc played itself out.

And the really best thing about a good Jumanji movie is the ending where many tears were shed by this viewer in spite of myself. I am a sucker for everything turning out better in the end. This movie won't change your life but it is solid entertainment that everyone involved in making it can be proud of.



Debra She Who Seeks said...

My Rare One just saw this in Manitoba and she loved it too. She couldn't praise Jack Black enough!

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

For the film to work you have to believe that these high school kids are in the bodies of these actors and Black is especially good at reminding us that there is a girl inside his body.