The trailer for the new Jumanji reboot has just been released.
I have one question and one question only: why did this movie need to be re-made?
The 1995 original movie, starring the late and sorely missed Robin Williams is to my mind, a new classic. It’s an adventure film with the perfect Robin Williams twist.
I have nothing against The Rock, or Karen Gillian, but why a) is she the only female and b) why as usual is so skinny and her costume tiny?
Only time will tell if this film succeeds or flops at the box office. But for my money, I prefer the original 1995 film.
To some, a board game is just that. But in Jumanji, it is much more.
Alan Parrish (the late Robin Williams) has been stuck inside to the game Jumanji for decades. Judy (Kirsten Dunst) and Peter (Bradley Pierce) have just lost their parents. Moving to new town with their aunt Nora (Bebe Neuwirth), they discover the game and start to play. Alan returns from the game. Now they must finish what was started decades ago by Alan and his childhood best friend Sarah (Bonnie Hunt) before the game takes over the city.
This movie is interesting. It certainly has more action than a typical Robin Williams movie. But underneath the action and the humor is a sense of loss that can only be undone when the main characters must finish what has already been started.
I recommend it.