Welcome back Jumanji. This is the second move in the series that originally starred Robin Williams.
In this movie, four teenagers are serving high school detention. They are required to help clean out the school's basement when they find the Jumanji game. As in the original movie are plunked into the game in the middle of the jungle. The difference this time? It's not a board game, but a...video game.
Spencer, the smart one, becomes tough guy Dr. Smolder Bravestone, and is played by Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson. "Fridge" who is a football player becomes a short zoologist named Franklin "Mouse" Finbar and is played by Kevin Hart. Martha who refuses to participate in gym class becomes sexy martial art expert , Ruby Roundhouse, and is played by Karen Gillan. Bethany who is pretty, popular, and glued to her phone becomes portly Professor Sheldon Oberon and is played by Jack Black. The four must figure out how to return home and soon realize that they each have only three lives to do so.
After figuring out some of the clues, they meet up with Jefferson McDonough. Jefferson who is played by Nick Jonas, has been in the game for a long time but is afraid to continue because he is down to his last life. The newcomers to the game need his help so must convince him to risk his last life.
I very much enjoyed this Jumanji. It was very entertaining. The acting was good, the script was well written, and the special effects were fabulous. It was shot in Hawaii so the scenery was beautiful. The Rock, Jack Black, Nick Jonas, Kevin Hart and Karen Gillan were an all star cast and didn't disappoint.
I gave this movie 3 out of 4 stars.