‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ Trailer Released
So, it has been said over and over that Hollywood is out of ideas and relies heavily on sequels and reboots, which is mostly true and usually kind of sucks. However, the trailer for Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle was released today and it looks pretty good.
The original Jumanji was released in 1995 and starred the late, great Robin Williams and Bonnie Hunt as well as a young Kirsten Dunst. In that movie, a jungle themed board game came to life in a small suburban town. In the sequel, a video game by the same name, pulls the players into the jungle. Instead of the jungle coming to the kids, the kids go to the jungle. I see what they did there, updating it for today's kiddos.
The trailer starts off looking like a The Breakfast Club remake, but then it gets interesting when the kids discover an old video game.
Word on the street is, there won't be any cameos from the original cast, but there will be many references to the previous players of the game.
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle stars Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, Kevin Hart, and Jack Black as well as Nick Jonas and Karen Gillan.
I never thought I would say this in a million years, but I have been really impressed with Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson lately. I just watched Moana on Netflix and he really delivers in that movie and he looks pretty entertaining in this movie as well. Maybe he should only do kid/family movies from now on.
As always, I was skeptical when I heard this movie was being made, however, I can probably spare a few dollars to check it out. I'm intrigued.
The movie will be in theaters just in time for the holidays, December 20, 2017.