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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is a film no one asked for. While the original Jumanji made a bit of a splash in the 90s for a certain generation, no one was really pining to see that mythology actually continue. So when we found out that Dwayne Johnson would be headlining the film alongside Jack Black, Kevin Hart, and Karen Gillan, audiences still didn’t know what to make.

And then a trailer hit. Personally, the film looked like a lot of fun, and one that younger audiences would enjoy greatly, but I’ve said that about a lot of films that ended up being duds. Who was to say whether or not this film would actually deliver something fun and unique to audiences? Well, some folks have had a chance to see the movie, and their reactions are very encouraging!

While this movie doesn’t seem to be reinventing the wheel, by any means, it looks like it delivers on the high adventure fun that we’ve come to expect from Dwayne Johnson. Perhaps even more surprising is the praise for the script and chemistry, which isn’t something that always clicks in these crowd-pleasing movies.

Now the only thing we have to wonder is whether or not it can succeed at the box office. As it stands, it looks to follow up Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which is an unenviable position, to say the least.

What do you think? Does this actually get you excited for Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle? Let us know down below!

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  • Moby85

    It starts with a great premise and to update Jumanji to a video game was genius. As was giving them multiple lives, allowing for some comedic death without ruining the story. This was a case where the trailers rocked but still made you feel they’re saving a bunch of laughs. It’s opening weekend for myself and my friends for sure.

  • Kindofabigdeal

    It’s an interesting premise but I didn’t care for it being a sequel to Jumanji. Final judgement reserved for when I finally stream this on Netflix.

  • Nattown

    There’s a very popular line by rapper Jay-Z: “We don’t believe you, you need more people”.

  • Israel

    And….. here…..we……go.

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer’s always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he’s always been something of a story junkie.