"Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" is a 2017 American fantasy adventure comedy film directed by Jake Kasdan.
The starring cast includes Dwayne Johnson as Spencer Gilpin, Jack Black as Bethany Walker, Kevin Hart as Anthony "Fridge" Johnson, Karen Gillan as Martha Kaply, Nick Jonas as Alex Vreeke, Bobby Cannavale as Russell Van Pelt, Alex Wolff as Young Spencer, Ser'Darius Blain as Young Fridge, Madison Iseman as Young Bethany, Morgan Turner as Young Martha and others.
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Sony Pictures Entertainment on Friday, February 09, 2018 released the trailer for "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" you can watch here:
JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE - Official Blu-ray and Digital Trailer HD (2017).
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In 1996, Brantford, New Hampshire, teenager Alex Vreeke (Nick Jonas) receives Jumanji, which was previously disposed of by Alan Parrish and Sarah Whittle in 1969, from his father who discovered it at the coast while jogging. Uninterested, Alex sets it aside, only to find it transformed into a video game cartridge later that night. Opting to play the game, he is suddenly sucked inside upon choosing a character. His disappearance results in his father becoming despondent and their home falling into disrepair.
Twenty years later, in 2016, four Brantford High School students - rebellious Martha Kaply (Karen Gillan), shallow Bethany Walker (Jack Black), awkward Spencer Gilpin (Dwayne Johnson), and athlete Anthony "Fridge" Johnson (Kevin Hart) - are sent by Principal Bentley (Marc Evan Jackson) to clean the school's basement for detention - Bethany for talking on her phone during a quiz, Martha for saying the life of a gym teacher is not important in life, and Spencer and Fridge for the former writing the latter's essay assignment for him as it was considered cheating. Fridge discovers Alex's discarded video game system, which he and Spencer decide to play and encourage the girls to join them. Upon starting the game, they are sucked into Jumanji, landing in a jungle as their chosen characters - Spencer as muscular explorer and archaeologist Dr. Xander "Smolder" Bravestone; Fridge as diminutive zoologist Franklin "Mouse" Finbar; Martha as martial arts expert Ruby Roundhouse; and Bethany as male cartographer and paleontologist Professor Sheldon "Shelly" Oberon.
While coming to terms with their situation, the group find three marks on their arms denoting lives. Spencer theorizes that if they lose all three, they will die in real life. The group encounter the game's non-player character guide Nigel Billingsly, 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 Russell Van Pelt (Bobby Cannavale) after he stole a magical jewel called the "Jaguar's Eye" from its shrine and gained control of all the jungle's animals, casting a terrible curse upon Jumanji. Nigel hands Spencer the jewel, having stolen it from Van Pelt, and before driving off he instructs the group to return it to a statue at the shrine and call out "Jumanji" to lift the curse and leave the game.
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"Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" movie release date was scheduled to be on December 5, 2017 (Grand Rex) and on December 20, 2017 (United States) distributing 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, HKC Entertainment, Sena, Sony Pictures Filmverleih, Sony Pictures Releasing Argentina, United International Pictures (UIP), Universal Pictures International (UPI), Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Warner Bros., Westec Media Limited, Amazon Prime Video, Film1, Freeform, Net5, 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 $962.5 million.
"Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" movie is rated "PG-13", according to the MPAA film rating system.
Principal photography began on September 19, 2016, in Honolulu, Hawaii, primarily at the Kualoa Ranch nature reserve.
"Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.9/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 76/100. 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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