As expected. That really is the entire review of the latest Jumanji film. It is exactly as you would expect if you have seen the previous films of this edition (not the original). The cast is back together and a couple of new actors/characters have been added in to change things up a little. Jokes, silliness, action, and a fairly easy to follow plot.
Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Nick Jonas, Kevin Hart, Rhys Darby, Colin Hanks, and Karen Gillan are back and joined by Awkwafina and Rory McCann. If you liked the others then this one will be right up your alley as well.
Though this is part of a film series, it is really a stand alone film. Meaning if you have not seen the previous film then it will not take very much for you to catch up with what is going on here. Director and co-writer Jake Kasdan, the man behind Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, is back and KISS (keeps things simple stupid} is the name of the game.
A slight change up is that the game itself is a little different. The gang goes back into the game, most of them hesitantly, to rescue one of their own. Feeling a little unsure about his life, while on a break from college Spencer (played by Alex Wolff) has reentered the game. Once Martha (played by Morgan Turner), Fridge (Ser’Darius Blain) and Bethany (played by Madison Iseman) figure out that where he is they decide to go back to the game they swore they never would. This time somehow Spencer’s grandfather Eddie (played by Danny Devito) and his friend Milo (played by Danny Glover) end up with them.
Once they are there things are the same but also a little different. Adjustments are made and they set off looking for Spencer. Once they do find him there is something else to do before they can escape from Jumanji.
-Body Swapping: Swapping into Character
-Back Together: Reuniting the Cast
-Level Up: Making Jumanji: The Next Level
-Creating the Scene
-Rhys Darby Wants to Jungle
-Awkwafina Cat Burglar
-NPC Confessions: Jurgen the Brutal
-Trick or Treat
-Select Scene Pre-Vis
-Previews of Spider Man: Far From Home, Charlie’s Angels, Little Women, Roger Rabbit 2: The Runaway