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Yes, I have seen Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. I saw it in Hawaii as part of the Press Junket last month. In full disclosure, I never saw the first film starring Robin Williams so I did not know what to expect. By the time I left the theater, all of my questions were answered. Is it a good film? Is the concept interesting? Did I laugh and is it appropriate for my kids? I have all the answers in my Real Mom Review!
Is Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle a good film?
Yes! It really is! Not having any expectations when I went into it made it a new experience for me. I understood the basic concept just from what I had heard and read but I liked knowing that this was not a remake or a equal. It was developed for a new audience in modern times with a cast that works exceptionally well together to tell a unique and timely story. It is worth the ticket and I think that tweens to adults will enjoy it immensely just as I did!
Is the concept interesting?
I thought so. The idea that teens that are in that awkward stage of life, trying to find themselves and where they fit into society, are transformed into someone else’s skin through a video game is really interesting to me. They are forced into someone else’s skin and have to work as a team to, literally, get out alive sets the stage for awesome life lessons. I found myself wondering how the story of teamwork and accepting others based on what is on the inside was going to help the team prevail. It was a good story line start to finish!
Did I Laugh?
A LOT! I laughed a lot! Jack Black playing Professor Shelly Oberon is a highlight for the funny bone, especially. Kevin Hart, as Franklin Finbar, with absolutely no strengths to rely on during the game is a laugh enduing character almost every time he opens his mouth! The cast is strong, the characters well developed and the laughter plenty!
Is Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle appropriate for my kids?
I have an 9, 10 and 11 year old daughter and I would take my 10 and 11 year old. There are some jokes and some ‘scary’ parts that I do not thing my 8 year old will understand or like. I would say that this film is aimed at the tween/ teen/ adult age range with a healthy dose of a self-confidence, self- discovery and a teamwork message! The video game concept will suck the kids in, pun intended, and the challenges the characters face will keep them hooked until the end!
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is a fun, interesting and funny film with a cast that you can not help fall in love with!
The film opens DECEMBER 20, 2017 and is a great holiday film!