Jumanji: The Next Level

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  • 0.5 of 5 stars
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    Don't waste your time... terrible
  • 4.5 of 5 stars
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    Laughed. Laughed. Laughed. And kept on laughing.
  • 3 of 5 stars
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    Good watch, could watch again, and can recommend. This is not the first movie, it is hardly close to me. They found a pretty fantastic formula with the first movie, and they had actors that could embody characters that weren't natural to their physique (mostly), which exemplifies the caliber of actors they selected for these roles. In this movie, the premise is so touching that I hope it is based of a true story that is important to someone who wrote / produced it. Honestly, otherwise, it is the thing I would cut from this movie. It gets in the way, the entire movie. Sure there are some cute moments where the old guys are just happy to be capable again, but "old people not understanding what a video game is" is a boring, if not frustrating, trope, and combining it with "stuck in a realistic video game", and having to explain it multiple times really took me out of the movie, repeatedly. The "character switching" (I'm pretty sure that was in trailers somewhere) also feels like they were just cheating, so it didn't feel as fulfilling where in the first movie they exploited the existing rules to win. Also the new characters, and the random character assignments we're very strong. Having a character make a poor choice (especially as a moose-understanding) is funny and satisfying: arbitrarily random isn't random so it's just forcing the audience to deal with something. Thinking back on it, the new characters, while not vital to most of the game, are similar to the other characters in having specialized roles, they were just sort of lacking in the same amount of humor, due to previously listed reasons. Definitely watch this, just don't expect the same experience as the first movie.
  • 3.5 of 5 stars
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    This is also a great sequel, an amazing adventure like the original movie and Welcome to the Jungle, the Rock, Kevin Hart and Jack Black did it again.
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    Really boring loaded with cgi and poorly written. Do not waste your time. This was a money grab and it worked.
  • 3 of 5 stars
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    Quite the cash grab, entertaining enough for a high budget action film. Quirky enough to not be to too bad. 61/100
  • 2 of 5 stars
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    Not as funny as the previous films and not quite as entertaining either. It feels like it was written by a child.
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    I loved Welcome to the Jungle, at least the first two times before my family watched it to death. This movie is just plain not funny except in very small spurts, primarily due to the characterizations of the two new older characters. It just isn't entertaining watching (the generally very talented) Johnson and Hart emulating stereotypical old people. Hart talking so slowly is plain aggravating as is Johnson's faux Devito, which wouldn't be so grating if the dialogue was at least smart, which it isn't. The entire first 2/3 of the film feels like trying to get two ancient schizophrenics to tell a single story. The actors do appear to still be having fun and as in its predecessor, the production values are off the charts. But there is just no meaningful through story like the first and the antagonist and goal of the game are so bad, they don't even qualify as one-dimensional. Okay for one viewing but this movie proves the first didn't need a sequel. P.S. At least in this man's opinion, not really family friendly. For something marketed towards all ages, there is an inordinate amount of completely unnecessary foul language.
  • 3 of 5 stars
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    Not near as good as the first reboot. New characters introduced (DeVito and Glover) should have had new Avatars, not re-used original ones.
  • 4.5 of 5 stars
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    It is not as good as welcome to the jungle, but it was a bit more emotinal than it. Spencer and his friends are back in the game jumanji again and this time they have to complete a whole new level, which has deadly baboons, man eating animals and so much more. The next level features an amazing cast, even with Dani devito, and the end result is awsome.