Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

The tables are turned as four teenagers are sucked into Jumanji’s world – pitted against rhinos, black mambas and an endless variety of jungle traps and puzzles. To survive, they’ll play as characters from the game.

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Film Cast:

  • Spencer: Dwayne Johnson
  • Bethany: Jack Black
  • Fridge: Kevin Hart
  • Martha: Karen Gillan
  • Alex: Nick Jonas
  • Van Pelt: Bobby Cannavale
  • Young Fridge: Ser’Darius Blain
  • Young Bethany: Madison Iseman
  • Young Martha: Morgan Turner
  • Young Spencer: Alex Wolff
  • Nigel: Rhys Darby
  • Jogger: Sean Buxton
  • Gamer: Mason Guccione
  • Spencer’s Mom: Marin Hinkle
  • Fridge’s Mom: Tracey Bonner
  • Girl in Car: Najah Jackson
  • Bethany’s Mom: Natasha Charles Parker
  • Lucinda: Kat Altman
  • Teacher: Maribeth Monroe
  • Coach Webb: Missi Pyle
  • Fussfeld: Michael Shacket
  • Male Gym Teacher: Jamie Renell
  • Principal Bentley: Marc Evan Jackson
  • Miss Mathers: Carlease Burke
  • Bivouac Biker: Jason New
  • Bread Vendor: William Tokarsky
  • Kid at Bazaar: Rohan Chand
  • Scorpion Recipient: Tait Fletcher
  • Transportation Shed Guard: Stephen Dunlevy
  • Transportation Shed Guard: Rob Mars
  • Knife Vendor (uncredited): John Archer Lundgren
  • High School Jock (uncredited): Darian Baker
  • Boy #1 (uncredited): Ryan Baughman
  • Bazar kid (uncredited): Na Bil
  • Cute Bazar Kid (uncredited): Maiya Boyd
  • High School Student (uncredited): Ruby Bustamante
  • Amazon Warrior (uncredited): Friday Chamberlain
  • Bazaar Patron (uncredited): Jeffery Clarke
  • Eccentric Woman (uncredited): Sarah Fawaz
  • Neighbor (uncredited): Martin Feigen
  • The Begger (uncredited): Mario Fernandez
  • The Spy (uncredited): Juan Gaspard
  • Adult Alex (uncredited): Colin Hanks
  • Van Pelt’s Henchman (uncredited): Scott Hunter
  • Jogger’s Wife (uncredited): Sylvia Jefferies
  • Neighbor (uncredited): Jemarko Jones
  • Kid #3 (uncredited): Ashley Lonardo
  • Old Man Vreeke (uncredited): Tim Matheson
  • Berber lady (uncredited): Natasha Mayet
  • High School Student (uncredited): Kevin Montgomery
  • Bazaar patron (uncredited): Stanislav Mruz
  • Alex’s Wife (uncredited): Virginia Newcomb
  • Vendor (uncredited): Demetrice Nguyen
  • Kid #2 (uncredited): Maddie Nichols
  • Dragoon / Raven (uncredited): Max Ortiz Jr.
  • Bazaar Vendor (uncredited): Danny Pardo
  • High School Gym Student (uncredited): Cory Michael Peeler
  • Berber (uncredited): Jonathan Louis Ramos
  • Mean Girl #1 (uncredited): Chrysta-Lyn Rodrigues
  • Skater Punk (uncredited): Tad Sallee
  • High School Student (uncredited): Daniel Salyers
  • Letterman (uncredited): Tyler Stormant
  • Gypsy Cowboy (uncredited): Ted Williams
  • Beggar (uncredited): John Early
  • Cheerleader (uncredited): Lyric Jefferson

Film Crew:

  • Casting: Jeanne McCarthy
  • Editor: Mark Helfrich
  • Set Decoration: Ronald R. Reiss
  • Screenplay: Scott Rosenberg
  • Second Unit Director: Jack Gill
  • Set Designer: Stella Vaccaro
  • Production Design: Owen Paterson
  • Executive Producer: Ted Field
  • Costume Design: Laura Jean Shannon
  • Art Direction: Hugo Santiago
  • Executive Producer: Dwayne Johnson
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Jerome Chen
  • Editor: Steve Edwards
  • Director of Photography: Gyula Pados
  • Book: Chris van Allsburg
  • Producer: William Teitler
  • Executive Producer: Jake Kasdan
  • Original Story: Greg Taylor
  • Unit Production Manager: David B. Householter
  • Sound Editor: Jussi Tegelman
  • Unit Production Manager: Basil Grillo
  • First Assistant Director: Matt Rebenkoff
  • Stunt Coordinator: Gary Hymes
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: David Nelson
  • Screenplay: Jeff Pinkner
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Julian Slater
  • Original Music Composer: Henry Jackman
  • Casting: Nicole Abellera
  • Producer: Matt Tolmach
  • Executive Producer: Dany Garcia
  • Makeup Department Head: Toni G
  • Visual Effects Producer: Julia Frey
  • Art Direction: Steve Cooper
  • Screenstory: Chris McKenna
  • Visual Effects Producer: Tom Barber
  • Executive Producer: Mike Weber
  • Sound Designer: Jon Title
  • Visual Effects Producer: Robin L. D’Arcy
  • Screenplay: Erik Sommers
  • Visual Effects Producer: Scott Puckett
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Kevin O’Connell
  • Set Designer: Patricia Klawonn
  • Stunt Coordinator: Oakley Lehman
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Tim LeDoux
  • Visual Effects Producer: Jason Sanford
  • Visual Effects Producer: Ineke Majoor
  • Visual Effects Producer: Sébastien Moreau
  • Sound Editor: Yann Delpuech
  • Sound Editor: Shaughnessy Hare
  • Supervising Sound Editor: Joel Shryack
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Marco Maldonado
  • Makeup Artist: Heather Mages
  • Assistant Costume Designer: Robin Roberts
  • Visual Effects Producer: Isabelle Langlois
  • Co-Producer: Hiram Garcia
  • Script Supervisor: Cate Hardman
  • Music Supervisor: Manish Raval
  • Co-Producer: Melvin Mar
  • Music Supervisor: Tom Wolfe
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Alexandre Lafortune
  • Makeup Artist: Roz Music
  • Makeup Artist: Merc Arceneaux
  • Visual Effects Producer: Melanie La Rue
  • Stunt Coordinator: Garrett Hammond
  • Set Designer: Vince Mountain
  • Costume Supervisor: Debra Beebe
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Chris Waegner
  • Visual Effects Producer: Anouk L’Heureux
  • Visual Effects: Yani Lathouris
  • Visual Effects Producer: Jordan Soles
  • Visual Effects Producer: Simon Rosenthal
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Glenn Melenhorst
  • Second Assistant Director: Paul Schneider
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Scott Aaron Silver
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Robert Winter

Movie Reviews:

  • piyushgupta69: Previous 2 parts were much better story wise, however effects are good in this part.
  • amanshroff: **The 90’s Game is back and got even more adventurous !!**

    When four teenagers in detention discover an old video game console with a game they’ve never heard of, they are immediately thrust into the game’s jungle setting, into the bodies of their avatars, played by Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, and Karen Gillan. What they discover is that you don’t just play Jumanji -Jumanji plays you. They’ll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, or they’ll be stuck in the game forever.

    In the age of Hollywood’s obsession with franchise-building and reboots, the idea for a sequel to 1995’s ‘Jumanji’ came across as another eye-roll worthy project. However, the combination of charming actors Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Karen Gillian and Kevin Hart, made it evident that this would wind up either being a complete trainwreck, or total mindless fun. Fortunately, ‘Welcome to the Jungle’ falls solidly into the latter category. The chemistry between the lead cast is evident and the script makes the most of this by giving each actor moments to shine and showcase their skills while they clearly enjoy playing their characters.

    Johnson’s younger persona Spencer is a nerdy guy who has lived a sheltered life and is afraid of the world. When he enters the game he takes on the avatar of a hunk with no discernible physical weakness. Johnson has fun with this switch of persona and watching him go back and forth doesn’t get old. The same goes for Jack Black who plays a self-absorbed, social media addicted teenage girl Bethany. Her switch into Black’s trademark rotund shape is the most extreme and ends up being hilarious. While Black and Johnson are engaging as they are completely cast against their typical selves, Gillian and Hart aren’t too far behind playing an awkward, insecure but intelligent girl, and an all-star jock boy trapped in a less-than-stellar body respectively.

    This entire body-switch premise works on slapstick humour that’s not crass and moves quickly with ample action to ensure that the 2-hour runtime doesn’t feel bulky at any point. Granted there’s a villain problem with Bobby Cannavale’s Van Pelt being as one-dimensional as they come. It’s conveniently explained away as this is all a video game, and the same rules apply for its lack of depth.

    _Overall_, ‘Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle’ ends up being a fun, holiday film that will keep you entertained enough to make it worth your time and money.

  • Gimly: The effects have improved (as you’d hope they would over the course of 22 years), but _Welcome to the Jungle_ didn’t really do much for me. It completely lacks the charm of the original movie, but also the worldly scope of the animated series. I sat there patiently as weak joke after weak joke bounced off of me ineffectually, but the person I watched it with seemed to be having a great time, so maybe I’m just dead inside?

    _Final rating:★★ – Definitely not for me, but I sort of get the appeal._

  • flabob257: Eh. This was so-so. I like the rock so ill give this a 6 out of 10. The original was WAYYYYY better.
  • Wuchak: ***Entertaining adventure/fantasy with a little welcome depth***

    Four high school teens in Atlanta – a nerd (Alex Wolff), a muscular football player (Ser’Darius Blain), a shallow “hot blonde” (Madison Iseman) and a brainy, demure redhead (Morgan Turner) – get sucked into a video game and find themselves as avatars – a brawny explorer (Dwayne Johnson), his diminutive zoological sidekick (Kevin Hart), a cartologist / palaeontologist (Jack Black) and a martial arts babe (Karen Gillan). Can they get back alive?

    “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” (2017) is the third film in the current four-film franchise if you include “Zathura: A Space Adventure” (2005). It was a surprise hit at the box office and produced an immediate sequel in 2019.

    While I give the edge to the original 1995 movie, this one delivers the goods for an entertaining family-friendly adventure/fantasy with a good message. The nonsense in the jungle is amusing & thrilling without overstaying its welcome. What really makes the film work is that it effectively establishes the four characters and their situations in the first act and wraps up with showing how they’ve grown as a result of their otherworldly adventure.

    Dwayne Johnson is always great for the lead in these kinds of flicks and Hart & Black offer comical support. Karen Gillan is cute and athletic, but needs to gain some weight IMHO. Meanwhile Madison Iseman (Bethany) has alluring eyes, but Morgan Turner (Martha) actually outshines her. The exceptional title song plays during the credits.

    The movie runs 1 hour, 59 minutes, and was shot in Atlanta, Georgia (neighborhood scenes) and Hawaii with loads of CGI backdrops.

    GRADE: B

  • John: Fun and cool movie, probably better than the original.
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