Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is a 2017 American fantasy adventure comedy film directed by Jake Kasdan.
Starring Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas, Bobby Cannavale, Alex Wolff, Ser'Darius Blain, Madison Iseman, Morgan Turner and others.
Sony Pictures Entertainment on Friday, February 09, 2018 released the trailer:
JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE - Official Blu-ray and Digital Trailer HD (2017).
In Brantford, New Hampshire, in 1996, teenager Alex is given a board game called Jumanji by his father, who found it. Uninterested, Alex sets it aside, but finds it transformed into a video game cartridge after being entranced by the game's drum beats later that night. Opting to play the game, he finds himself sucked inside upon choosing a character. His disappearance results in his family's house to become known as 'Freak house' also due to its neglected appearance.
Twenty years later, in 2016, four Brantford High School students - Martha Kaply (Morgan Turner), Bethany Walker (Madison Iseman), Spencer Gilpin (Alex Wolff) and Anthony "Fridge" Johnson (Ser'Darius Blain) - are sent to clean up the school's basement for a detention. While serving it, Fridge discovers Alex's discarded video-game system, which he and Spencer decide to play, encouraging the girls to join them. While picking playable characters, they are unable to select the first one, instead choosing the other four. Upon starting the game, each is sucked into Jumanji, landing within a jungle in the forms of their chosen game avatars - Spencer as muscular explorer and archaeologist Dr. Smolder Bravestone; Fridge as diminutive zoologist Franklin "Mouse" Finbar; Martha as commando and martial arts expert Ruby Roundhouse; and Bethany as male doctor of cartography and paleontology Professor Shelly Oberon (Jack Black).
While coming to terms with their situation, the group each find themselves with three marks denoting lives on their arms, with Bethany losing her first after being eaten by a hippopotamus. Spencer theorizes that if they lose all three, they will die in real life. The group encounter non-player character Nigel Billingsley (Rhys Darby), the game's guide, who provides them with the game's narrative and their characters' backstories. The group learn that their goal is to end a curse on Jumanji, brought about by corrupt archaeologist Professor Van Pelt (Bobby Cannavale), after stealing a magic jewel called "the Jaguar's Eye" from its shrine, gaining control of all the jungle's animals. Nigel hands Spencer the jewel, after stealing it from Van Pelt, instructing the group to return it to a statue at the shrine and call out "Jumanji", in order to "lift the curse" and leave the game, before driving off.
Here is the full cast and characters of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.
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, Russia, Ukraine, Singapore, Croatia, Hungary, Israel, Hong Kong), on December 22, 2017 (Spain, Sweden, Vietnam) and on January 12, 2018 (People's Republic of China, Norway) by Walt Disney Studios Sony Pictures Releasing (WDSSPR), Columbia Pictures, InterComFilm, ACME, Alexandra Films, Andes Films, B&H Film Distribution, Big Picture 2 Films, Continental Film, Falcon, Feelgood Entertainment, Forum Film, Sena, Sony Pictures Filmverleih, United International Pictures (UIP), Universal Pictures International (UPI), Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Warner Bros., Amazon Prime Video, Film1, Netflix, Nine Network Australia 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 $962.1 million.
The film Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is rated with "PG-13" rating.
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle filming. Principal photography began on September 19, 2016, in Honolulu, Hawaii, primarily at the Kualoa Ranch nature reserve.
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.9. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 76. The audience also loves the film. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A-" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.
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Official website: sonypictures.com/movies/jumanjiwelcometothejungle
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