In Jumanji: The Next Level, the gang is back but the game has changed. As they return to rescue one of their own, the players will have to brave parts unknown from arid deserts to snowy mountains, to escape the world's most dangerous game.
After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to reverse Thanos' actions and restore balance to the universe.
Robert Downey Jr.,
The gang is back but the game has changed. As they return to Jumanji to rescue one of their own, they discover that nothing is as they expect. The players will have to brave parts unknown and unexplored, from the arid deserts to the snowy mountains, in order to escape the world's most dangerous game.
The film takes place 3 years after Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017). See more »
When Spencer is carrying his suitcase while walking in the snow in New York, it's so heavy that he can barely carry it. When he arrives at his Mom's house, however, he has no problem carrying it at all, as it's clearly empty. See more »
Getting old is a gift. I forget that sometimes, but it is. What more could a guy possibly want?
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At the end of the credits, the Jumanji drums can be heard along with herds of Ostriches running in the real world. See more »
Jumanji: The Next Level Review - A bit more character and a bit more heart provides for much improvement and variety
There was not much to expect from Jumanji: The Next Level. And frankly there isn't much more happening than the last time. However, it is the kind of treatment they went for this time.
Karen Gillan gets a different character briefly and justifies it. Jack Black too gets a different character than before. But it is the new "old" characters which they added that works smoothly (with "grease"). How they react and try to understand, takes up the majority of the runtime. That helps Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart to showcase and play with their characters. And all this is thought out so well that it is outright hilarious. Sure it was repetitive but writing and enactment is done so well that every time it landed into laughs. Everyone submerged into their respective characters very well.
Action sequences were decent enough to keep you at the edge of your seat. The plot hadn't much but could have delved just a little deeper into two in-game characters than it did, which you'll know if and when you see.
Other than that, it expands slightly more into the world building; you may or may not remember it later but you'll surely enjoy watching it. It definitely is a fun time at the theatre with your friends and/or family.
However the nostalgia element that was till now missing in these reboot/sequel (s) is hinted at the end. So now I am curious to see how they handle the next obvious sequel, given how well they handled the new elements in this movie.
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