The previous Jumanji movie came out way back in the 90’s and centred around a group of children who got sucked into the world of the Jumanji board game. This new version seems to have been upgraded with the times as this time round they are sucked in to the Jungle in the Jumanji video game. This Family Comedy Action adventure has an impressive cast made up of Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, and Karen Gillan, who all really gel together very well to make this movie both funny and exciting throughout.We join the story as 4 high school teenagers from a varying degree of social back grounds find themselves in school detention together. As their punishment they are all assigned to clear out the school basement together. They soon discover an old video game called Jumanji. After all four decided to play the game they are each sucked into the Jungle taking the part of their chosen game avatars. They soon learn that to escape this world and return to their own they must first locate the Jaguar’s Eye jewel and return it to a huge Jaguar statue. There are a few catches as like most video games they only have 3 live and will die for real if they lose all three. This Movie for me is one of the surprises packages of the year as it really is a very entertaining watch that contains a lot of comedy moments that really seem to work well. This is the perfect family movie this Christmas and really deserves to go down quite well over the holidays.
By Bill Tubbritt