Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle – Review

Published on Dec 28, 2017

It was 1995 when Jumanji,the story of Alan Parrish, played by an unforgettable Robin Williams, came on the screens, making fly the imagination of children and adults in that a new world imaginary, although realistic in its setting, full of extraordinary adventures for the heroes of the film. And for spectators, it is intended to. The 1995 is also the year in which Italy came in the case of the first PlayStation, which would have revolutionized the world of video games. Of course, then it was too soon to think about the protagonists of the game with a pad in hand rather than around a table with dice and checkers: fortunately, in this sense, it is made a little bit of road! In the new film Jumanji: Welcome to The Jungle is instant instead the involvement in the first person, it's appropriate to say, albeit with a different meaning of the sentence, of the protagonists in a video game rather than in the classic board game.

And, if the first was the jungle to reach the unsuspecting and frightened players, this time things are flipped: the players will be catapulted into the real world, pristine and also always full of the dangers of Jumanji, a jungle full of lethal threats, and in which you will need to find courage and show off their skills to be able to return home safely. Do it immediately the knowledge of Alex, a teenager in 1995, who lives in the same town as the previous film: the imaginary Brantford, New Hampshire. Passionate about video games and metal music, you find yourself playing with a strange console-looking back (very similar to the Intellivision) and is sucked in the game. The detachment of the narrative brings us immediately in the current period, where Alex's house is considered by all a place to be avoided and the father pointing to him as the madman to avoid. And here begin the games. Here are four teenagers, Spencer, Bethany, Fridge, and Martha, completely opposite between them, are serving out a punishment in school. Difficult to get agreement for characters so different between them, but when they find an old console they decide to play all together, by choosing their avatar in the game. Suddenly they are mysteriously sucked into the world of Jumanji: Welcome to The Jungle. Quickly understand they will need to make team, to collaborate and get along to survive. Each of them has the appearance and the quality (strengths and weaknesses) of their avatar, but also the same defects of character proper to each of them, that they will have to overcome in order to survive and return home.

“Our protagonists are teenagers, but played by actors adults,” says director Jake Kasdan, who continues “for the boys this is a journey inside themselves and, in this context, the fantasy, it works even better. Here, then, is that, while they seek to understand who they are in real life, suddenly finding themselves in the role of characters in a video game. People who, apparently, does not resemble in anything to them. The idea seemed to me to be very funny: what you would find for yourself if you could spend an entire day in the shoes of someone else?“.

Jumanji: Welcome to The Jungle is a comedy pleasant, perfectly enjoyable just for her to be light-hearted and action-packed. While placing it halfway between a sequel and a reboot of its predecessor, the film of Kasdan manages to maintain its character as a production for the whole family, taking new ideas and styles of narration, without to make any claim of similarity (or comparison) too marked with the film of 1995. The interpretations of Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan and Nick Jonas are practical and best express the character of Jumanji: Welcome to The Jungle, ironic, light. The advice is to enjoy this new adventure in the jungle, perhaps with an eye on the “old” Jumanji, a film unique in its kind and unrepeatable.

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