Jumanji: Next level (2019) by Jake Kasdan – Review

Jumanji: Next level They confirm an entertaining saga that borders nostalgia very well and knows how to have fun with what it has.

Not bad, but that's NOTHING bad (eyebrow lift and dramatizing overwhelming passion). If that classic with Robin Williams facing hundreds of digital effects in 1995, a reboot with Dwayne Johnson and company surprised both critics and the general public, now the sequel Jumanji: Next level They confirm an entertaining saga that borders nostalgia very well and knows how to have fun with what it has.

Incredible, but true: there are reboots that are not
A complete mess. Jake Kasdan again trusts his possibilities and
is right in many things. The comic created by writer and illustrator Chris
Van Allsburg on the board game that comes to life is far behind; he
American director dusts again a game console cartridge with the
lucky to make the best combos in command.

And he does it again. In fact, in the new
and modernized version two aspects that the first part requested were taken into account
Shouting to be improved.

Jumanji: Next level It is better than its first part.

On the one hand, we have the theme of video games. This time you play better (worth the redundancy) with that feeling of being inside a console. The lives and the urgency of the "Game Over" are much better here, where there are also better action scenes (the baboon screen, for example, is impressive). However, it is true that movies like Ready Player One (2018) had left the bar high, and there are even chapters of Black mirror that break your head with all that philosophy of the game within the game.

The striking thing, of course, is in that
cast, that at a glance you can prejudge that it moves in a thin line
between the embarrassing and the thunderous. But the one who ends up surprised is you,
Well, Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart (beware of this) know how to act, and overcome with
you grow that challenge of making other people who, in turn, interact as
other characters. That exchange of bodies entertains a good part of a
story that, however, still lacks a great sense as much
of the scripts about fictional adventurers.

It lacks more spark and ingenuity so that you laugh with a jaw in every scene, but Jumanji: Next level It is better than its first part. I do not think, in addition, that it can be taken seriously, it is still chaotic in its aura of childish antics, but without risking much (and without needing to do so) the different generations in a family will have more things to enjoy in a film with good airs of blockbuster in times of author's cinema.


Synopsis On this occasion, the "players" return to the game, but their characters have exchanged with each other, which offers a curious squad: the same heroes with different looks.
country U.S
Direction Jake Kasdan
Script Scott Rosenberg, Jake Kasdan, Jeff Pinkner
Music Henry Jackman
Photography Gyula Pados
Distribution Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Awkwafina, Danny DeVito, Colin Hanks, Alex Wolff, Nick Jonas, Danny Glover, Madison Iseman, Ashley Scott, Dania Ramirez, Rhys Darby
Gender Adventure
Duration 123 min.
Original title Jumanji: The Next Level
Premiere 12/13/2019

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