Director: Jake Kasdan | Writers: Jeff Pinker, Scott Rosenberg
Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Danny Devito, Colin Hanks, Nick Jonas (Alex), Danny Glover, Madison Iseman (Bethany), Alex Wolff (Spencer), Rhys Darby (Nigel), Morgan Turner (Martha), Ser'Darius Blain (Fridge)
Release Date: December 13, 2019
Plot Synopsis: Four friends return to Jumanji to rescue one of their own but discover that nothing is as they expect. The players need to brave parts unknown, from arid deserts to snowy mountains, in order to escape the world's most dangerous game. -via IMDB
1st Impression: When the Jumanji remake was announced I truly wanted to hate it out of allegiance to the Robin Williams original but I was pleasantly surprised at not only the chemistry of the cast but the way the overall story played out and separated itself from the Robin Williams original. The success of the first film guaranteed a sequel on paper and the first trailer gets that ball rolling in spectacular and over the top fashion. It not only reunites the cast to save one of their own but makes a lot of changes to the “avatars” and how they interact within the game which makes from solid lighthearted comedic moments. Devito and Glover are great additions to the cast and you'll see why as you watch the trailer.
I am looking forward to seeing if they cast can recapture the magic of the first film not only from a box office front but from a story front as well. We'll find out in November.
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