Gradebook: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
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Mark Krawczyk: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (8/10)
This film was a lot more enjoyable than I thought it would be. The Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, Jack Black, and Kevin Hart had great chemistry together and really do a convincing job acting like teenagers. Most of the CGI was good, most of the jokes hit and had the audience laughing out loud. It does suffer the Marvel trend of a rather underdeveloped villain, but Bobby Cannavale does great with what he is given. I was not a huge fan of the original, so I was not as invested in it, but I loved the update they did to this and the fact they made it more of a sequel than a remake. I think anyone over the age of 11 will enjoy all the jokes, Under that age, you may have to explain Still an enjoyable time at the theater.
Ashley Menzel: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (7.5/10)
Sometimes you just need to watch a stupid funny movie, and that’s where Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle comes in. It is by no means a perfect movie but has the right amount of silly, entertaining and ridiculous to make a great popcorn flick. Jack Black steals the show in his funniest performance to date. If you’re looking for a fun time at the movies, look no further than Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.
Tony Estrada: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (7/10)
While I prefer the 1995 original film just a little more, I did have fun watching its 2017 predecessor. Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, and Karen Gillan work really well together, and I truly do think their interactions is what makes this feature a joy to watch. The humor, while definitely not as kid-friendly as the original, managed to work for its characters and story. Bobby Canavale is weak as the villain, some of the humor didn’t land, it can drag a little bit, and I do think certain scenes could’ve been filmed a little better but that doesn’t take away from the enjoyment I did get from this film. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle makes the smart choice to make itself a sequel instead of just remaking the original as well as turning Jumanji into a video game considering how relevant video games are in this generation — the cast is fun, the action is entertaining, and there’s even sprinkles of heart as a bonus.
Sammy Klinger: Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle (8.5/10)
This movie was a huge surprise to me. I thought I was not gonna like this movie since the trailer didn’t impress me. Who the hell asked for a Jumanji sequel? But when I saw it with my family, I was like “this movie was actually pretty hilarious.” I was laughing soooo much throughout this film, and it’s all thanks to the excellent and dynamic chemistry between The Rock, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan & Jack Black (who was the best thing about the film and gave out some of the best laughs in the film). Nick Jonas was also great as well. The film also has a surprising amount of effort and heart put into it that I really liked. It doesn’t feel like a retread of the first film, and it stands on its own. The way it honors Robin Williams is very meaningful. The villain is very one-dimensional and is the worst thing about the film. Some CGI and a couple of action scenes aren’t the best, and it does contradict itself a few times which bugged me a bit. It is very predictable but overall this film surprised me by actually having some heart and effort, and it’s one of the best family films I’ve seen in a very long time.
Average We Live Entertainment Gradebook Score for Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle: 7.8/10
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