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Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)

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Four teenagers are sucked into a magical video game, and the only way they can escape is to work together to finish the game.

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Nigel
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Van Pelt
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Young Spencer
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Young Fridge
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Sean Buxton ...
Jogger
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Gamer
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Spencer's Mom
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Fridge's Mom
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In a brand new Jumanji adventure, four high school kids discover an old video game console and are drawn into the game's jungle setting, literally becoming the adult avatars they chose. What they discover is that you don't just play Jumanji - you must survive it. To beat the game and return to the real world, they'll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, discover what Alan Parrish left 20 years ago, and change the way they think about themselves - or they'll be stuck in the game forever, to be played by others without break. Written by Sony Pictures

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Rated PG-13 for adventure action, suggestive content and some language | See all certifications »

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20 December 2017 (USA)  »

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Jumanji 2  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$36,169,328, 24 December 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$295,371,879, 17 January 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$678,756,119, 16 January 2018
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

There are several incidents in the film that references (Dwayne Johnson) :
  • During the Bazaar scene, while fighting and calling out his actions, Bravestone dispatches one of Van Pelt's henchmen by using his wrestling finisher, the Rock Bottom (a body slam move).
  • Fridge's football jersey reads #94. Johnson was formerly a football player at the University of Miami with his jersey reading #94.
  • Finbar says that Bravestone is 6'5 tall and weighs 270 pounds. That is Johnson's weight and height in real life.
  • At one point, Bravestone refers to himself in third person and the other characters comment about it. One of Johnson's WWE persona "The Rock"'s character traits is speaking about himself in third person. "Do you smell what The Rock is cookin'?"
  • Johnson's production company is called Seven Bucks. It refers to the Johnson being a world champion 7 times in his wrestling career.
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Goofs

When the teens start the video game there is a loading screen. This is a cartridge based game and cartridge based video games did not require loading.

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Quotes

Dr. Smolder Bravestone: Get on my back!
Moose Finbar: I would rather die.
[cut to Bravestone carrying Moose on his bacl]
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Part of the closing credits appears in the explorer's map of Jumanji given to players at the beginning of the game. See more »


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Baby I Love Your Way
Written by Peter Frampton
Performed by Big Mountain
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Just plain Fun!
9 December 2017 | by See all my reviews

We went to see this as part of the early screening for Amazon Prime members. I always worry that all the funniest parts of a movie are spoiled in the trailer leaving nothing left in the film. That isn't the case. I was either smiling or laughing the entire movie, as was the rest of the theater. Is it Citizen Kane? No. Was I going to the theater wanting to watch a drama that delved deep into the characters' lives? No, again.

Our 4 heroes are sent to detention where they discover and are consequently sucked into Jumanji. They become the avatars they chose for the game and must complete the object of the game without using up all their lives. They have to work together, as a team. It is so much fun. It's predictable, funny, cute and the most important, entertaining. The actors are great in it, including a few cameos that were unexpected.

The humor isn't too crude, but still slapstick-y and funny. It was along the vein of Shrek, Rat Race, or Clue. Again, if you're looking for deep and can't stand watching a movie without questioning everything, skip this one. This is one of those movies I'll be buying just so I can put it on and laugh.


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