Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is a 2017 American fantasy adventure comedy film directed by Jake Kasdan.

Official trailers

Sony Pictures Entertainment on Friday, February 09, 2018 released the trailer:
JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE - Official Blu-ray and Digital Trailer HD (2017).

Story intro

In Brantford, New Hampshire (1996), teenager Alex Vreeke is given the Jumanji board game by his father, who found it on a beach after it was thrown into a river by Alan Parrish and Sarah Whittle 27 years earlier. Uninterested, Alex sets the game aside. That night, it transforms into a video game cartridge which catches Alex's attention when he is awakened by the Jumanji drum beats. When he begins playing it, he disappears into the game. Twenty years later, four students at Brantford High School are given detention: Spencer Gilpin and his ex-best friend Anthony "Fridge" Johnson for cheating, Bethany Walker for calling her friend Lucinda during class and talking back to her teacher, and Martha Kaply for insulting Coach Webb and refusing to participate. In the school basement, where they are serving their detention, Fridge discovers Alex's discarded video-game system, and he and Spencer decide to play. Although it has five playable characters, they are unable to select the first one, so they choose two others and convince the girls to play as the remaining two. As they begin, the four are sucked into the game. They land in a jungle in the forms of their game avatars. Spencer is a tough, muscular explorer and archaeologist named Dr. Smolder Bravestone. Fridge is a diminutive zoologist named Franklin "Mouse" Finbar. Bethany is an overweight male cartographer named Professor Sheldon Oberon. Martha is a female commando and martial arts expert named Ruby Roundhouse. They each have three lives marked on their arms and Bethany immediately loses one after being eaten by a hippo. Spencer deduces that if they lose all three, they die in real life.

Cast

Dwayne Johnson
Dr. Smolder Bravestone, Spencer's avatar, a strong, confident archaeologist, explorer, and the leader of the team
Jack Black
Professor Sheldon "Shelly" Oberon, Bethany's avatar, a cartographer, cryptographer, archaeologist, and paleontologist
Kevin Hart
Franklin "Mouse" Finbar, Fridge's avatar, a diminutive zoologist and weapons carrier
Karen Gillan
Ruby Roundhouse, Martha's avatar, a commando with talents in martial arts
Nick Jonas
Jefferson "Seaplane" McDonough, Alex Vreeke's avatar, a young aircraft pilot
Bobby Cannavale
Russel Van Pelt, an archaeologist Bravestone's former partner and the game's enemy; he tries to retrieve the Jaguar's Eye, whose power possesses him
Rhys Darby
Nigel Billingsley, the players' main in-game guide
William Tokarsky
a food vendor in the game
Rohan Chand
a boy at a bazaar in the game
Alex Wolff
Spencer Gilpin, a nerdy student at Brantford High School
Madison Iseman
Bethany Walker, a pretty, popular, self-centered teenage girl at Brantford High School
Ser'Darius Blain
Anthony "Fridge" Johnson, a Brantford High School football jock coasting on his athletic prowess
Morgan Turner
Martha Kaply, a shy and cynical intellectual at Brantford High School
Mason Guccione
Alex Vreeke, a teenage gamer
Colin Hanks
adult Alex
Marc Evan Jackson
Principal Bentley, the principal of Brantford High School
Carlease Burke
Miss Mathers, Spencer and Fridge's history teacher
Sean Buxton
Mr. Vreeke, Alex's father
Tim Matheson
Old Man Vreeke
Maribeth Monroe
Bethany's English Teacher, the unnamed teacher of Bethany
Missi Pyle
Coach Webb, Martha, Spencer and Bethany's gym teacher
Kat Altman
Lucinda, Bethany's friend
Marin Hinkle
Mrs. Gilpin, Spencer's mother
Tracey Bonner
Mrs. Johnson, Fridge's mother
Natasha Charles Parker
Mrs. Walker, Bethany's mother
Michael Shacket
Fussfeld, a friend of Spencer's at Brantford High School

About

Principal photography began on September 19, 2016, in Honolulu, Hawaii, primarily at the Kualoa Ranch nature reserve.

The film Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle was scheduled to be released on December 5, 2017 (Grand Rex), on December 20, 2017 (United States, France), on December 21, 2017 (Germany, Mexico, Hong Kong, Russia, Ukraine, Singapore, Croatia, Hungary, Israel), on December 22, 2017 (Spain, Sweden, Vietnam) and on January 12, 2018 (People's Republic of China, Norway) by Columbia Pictures, ACME, Alexandra Films, B&H Film Distribution, Big Picture 2 Films, Continental Film, Falcon, Feelgood Entertainment, Forum Film, InterComFilm, Sena, Sony Pictures Filmverleih, United International Pictures (UIP), Universal Pictures International (UPI), Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Walt Disney Studios Sony Pictures Releasing (WDSSPR), Warner Bros., Amazon Prime Video and Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Nordic.

The duration of the film is 119 minutes. With a budget of $90 - 150 million, the film grossed over $962.2 million.

The film had received a "PG-13" rating.

Rating

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle got high rating from critics. The audience also likes the film. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A-" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

External links

Official website: sonypictures.com/movies/jumanjiwelcometothejungle

Wikipedia: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

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