Rating: Significant Shortcomings
Interest Level: Intermediate
Main Performers: Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart
Director: Jake Kasdan
Studio: Columbia Pictures
Run Time: 112 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Four high-school kids discover an old video game called Jumanji. They actually become the characters they select to play, landing themselves in a real jungle with real dangers awaiting. They each have special powers or traits that they have to use in order to work together to survive the game and return to the real world. The movie has lots of fast paced action and thrills.
There is a large amount of bad language, which is surprising since this movie is targeted to children. There is also a lot of bathroom humor, unfortunately, because there was plenty of opportunity for real humor. The movie could have done so much more with the story line, but instead chose to rely on cheap and crude old standbys.
*Contains moderate language and moderate sexual content.