It is challenging to create the sequel of something beloved by many people for decades. To justify the existence of a sequel, it has to offer something new while still keeping what makes its predecessor works so well. Jumanji, the adventure fantasy film about a board game, is considered a holiday classic and remembered by so many kids of the 90s.
Twenty years later, the direct sequel of Jumanji, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, was released. Directed by Jake Kasdan, Jumanji: Welcome to The Jungle was charming and a fun reimagination of the board game theme, while still maintaining the charm of its predecessor. Two years after Jumanji: Welcome to The Jungle, its sequel, Jumanji: The Next Level, was released.
The gig is similar to the previous film. Three years after Welcome to the Jungle, Spencer Gilpin, Anthony “Fridge” Johnson, Martha Kaply, and Bethany Walker are all again drawn to and trapped in Jumanji. However, this time, there are two additional players, Spencer’s grandfather Eddie and Eddie’s business partner Milo Walker. Together, they have to face several challenges and solve mysteries to escape the game and go back to the real world.
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle had laid the groundwork for The Next Level. Therefore, this sequel has smooth sailing throughout its duration. The movie is still giving you the classic Jumanji experience while creating bits of something new to keep the film fresh. The film is also most of the time hilarious, with wacky jokes and ridiculous situations that are scattered throughout the film. Our main quarto, Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Gillian Jacobs, and Jack Black, brought their A-game back to the film and gave charismatic performances to enhance the funny moments and dialogues. Awkwafina is also a great addition to the cast, who did priceless impressions of Danny DeVito throughout the film
. The technical aspects are amped up, with stunning and larger than life visuals, over-the-top actions, and riveting score. Jumanji: The Next Chapter does not offer only humor and action but also emotional moments to catch our breaths and relax between the more thrilling moments and give character depths to the characters. The story might be a drag in the early part of the film, but it sails smoothly once it enters the world of Jumanji.
Jumanji: The Next Level might not reach the highs of its predecessor, but it has many things to offer, such as enthralling action, delightful humor, and great performances of the cast. Jumanji: The Next World will take you to the world of Jumanji to forget the real world for just a couple of hours