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Jumanji: The Next Level
DIRECTOR Jake Kasdan
CAST Karen Gillan, Dwayne Johnson, Awkwafina, Kevin Hart
The gang is back for another thrilling adventure as they return to Jumanji to rescue one of their own, but discover that nothing is as they expect.
2017’s Jumanji reboot was a pleasantly strong update on the beloved jungle-set board game franchise, introducing new characters Spencer, Martha, Fridge and Bethany. Now the gang return when their real world, teenage selves are sucked back into the game, forced to play the next level. Except this time not only do they face new threats but their avatars (played by Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, Jack Black and Kevin Hart) are mixed up, with hilarious consequences. Expect more family-friendly fun with this new rollicking adventure.
(2019 USA 123 mins)
A 2017 reboot of an old Robin Williams caper, ‘Jumanji’ turned out to be a pleasant surprise. It kept just the core idea of the 1995 original – a boardgame tries to kill its players – and gave it a modern tweak and loads of ‘Big’-style charm. And guess what? The sequel is even better … The comedy gets increasingly bonkers – a horse joins the cast as a lead character; there are body swaps within body swaps – but it’s always silly rather than stupid. It’s enormous fun and played with all the subtlety it demands (none) by an excellent cast. The final credits suggest the game may not be quite over. Bring it on. Olly Richards, Time Out
BBFC advice: Contains moderate violence
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