Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is a 2017 American fantasy action-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. Uninterested, he 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 former friend Anthony "Fridge" Johnson for cheating, Bethany Walker for making a phone call during class, and Martha Kaply for talking back to her gym teacher 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. When Spencer presses "Start", they are transported 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; and 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 for real.

Cast

Dwayne Johnson
Dr. Smolder Bravestone, Spencer's avatar: a strong, confident archaeologist and 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 specialist Ser'Darius Blain as Anthony "Fridge" Johnson, a Brantford High School football jock coasting on his athletic prowess
Karen Gillan
Ruby Roundhouse, Martha's avatar: a martial artist and dance fighter Morgan Turner as Martha Kaply, a shy and cynical intellectual at Brantford High School
Nick Jonas
Jefferson "Seaplane" McDonough, Alex Vreeke's avatar: a young aircraft pilot Mason Guccione as Alex Vreeke, a teenage gamer
Nick Jonas
Jefferson "Seaplane" McDonough, Alex Vreeke's avatar: a young aircraft pilot Colin Hanks as Alex as an adult two decades later
Bobby Cannavale
Russel Van Pelt, Bravestone's former partner and the game's villain
Rhys Darby
Nigel Billingsley, the players' main in-game guide
Marc Evan Jackson
Principal Bentley
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
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
William Tokarsky
a food vendor in the game
Rohan Chand
a boy at a bazaar in the game

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 by Sony Pictures Releasing and Columbia Pictures 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).

The duration of the film is 119 minutes. With a budget of $90 - 150 million, the film grossed over $962.1 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

Google: #JumanjiWelcomeToTheJungle

Youtube: #JumanjiWelcomeToTheJungle

Wikipedia: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

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