In speaking with ComingSoon during a visit to the Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle set last year, Dwayne Johnson expressed his respect and admiration for one the original films stars, legendary comedian, Robin Williams. Johnson wanted to find a way to honor Williams performance without having it take away from the focus of the film:
“That was the number one thing that I just wanted to have open dialogue with Jake (Kasdan, the director) and Matt Tolmach, our producer, and the studio. What is the way that we can pay homage to the original movie, not only to the original movie, but to Robin Williams in a way that felt good and that made people feel good, but yet, as you said, not get bogged down in it? So, I think we came up with some really nice ways to pay homage and yeah, I think the family is going to be very, very happy with it. And without giving too much away, there… Now, I’m biting my tongue right now…”
The new film looks like a lot of fun from the footage I have seen and while I probably won’t make a trip to the theater for it, I will surely check it out when its released on home platforms. I was just the right age to experience the original Jumanji in all its glory, the wonder and magic the film provided left us with a true classic. No matter the dangers, what kid wouldn’t want to play a game that provides such an immersive experience?
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