Rent Jumanji: The Next Level (2019)

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Synopsis:
In 'Jumanji: The Next Level', the gang is back (Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart and Karen Gillan) but the game has changed. As they return to Jumanji to rescue one of their own, they discover that nothing is as they expect. With more action and surprises, the players will have to brave parts unknown and unexplored, from the arid deserts to the snowy mountains, in order to escape.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Dany Garcia, Hiram Garcia, Dwayne Johnson, Jake Kasdan, Junghoon Lee, Matt Tolmach
Writers:
Jake Kasdan, Jeff Pinkner, Scott Rosenberg, Chris Van Allsburg
Aka:
Jumanji 2
Studio:
Sony
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
BBFC:
Release Date:
13/04/2020
Run Time:
118 minutes
Languages:
English, English Audio Description
Subtitles:
English, English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.39:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Body Swapping: Snapping Into Character
  • Back Together: Reuniting the Cast
  • Level Up: Making 'Jumanji: The Next Level'
BBFC:
Release Date:
13/04/2020
Run Time:
123 minutes
Languages:
Czech Dolby Digital 5.1, English Audio Description Dolby Digital 5.1, English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, Greek Dolby Digital 5.1, Hindi Dolby Digital 5.1, Hungarian Dolby Digital 5.1, Polish Dolby Digital 5.1, Tamil Dolby Digital 5.1, Telugu Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:
Arabic, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, English, English Hard of Hearing, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Serbian, Slovakian, Slovenian, Turkish
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.39:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
(0) All
Bonus:
  • Body Swapping: Snapping Into Character
  • Back Together: Reuniting the Cast
  • Level Up: Making 'Jumanji: The Next Level'
BBFC:
Release Date:
13/04/2020
Run Time:
123 minutes
Languages:
English Audio Description Dolby Digital 5.1, English DTS:X, French Audio Description Dolby Digital 5.1, French DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Subtitles:
Arabic, Dutch, English, English Hard of Hearing, Flemish, French
DVD Regions:
Region 0 (All)
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.39:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
(0) All
Bonus:
  • Body Swapping: Snapping Into Character
  • Back Together: Reuniting the Cast
  • Level Up: Making 'Jumanji: The Next Level'

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Reviews (11) of Jumanji: The Next Level

Enjoyable but.... - Jumanji: The Next Level review by TH

Spoiler Alert
21/03/2020

I enjoyed this for what it is. However this was a typical sequel that relied heavily on jokes from the first film (yes I dont link these films with the classic original Jumanji). The cast are good and I do like that Kevin Hart gets to ham it up more. Also Awkwafina is a great addition to the cast.

2 out of 4 members found this review helpful.

More gamesmanship - Jumanji: The Next Level review by NC

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14/05/2020

Is what it is. Very quick bounced out sequel. Good romp about with maybe too many characters? De Vito enoys himself. Dwayne is not sure who he is, shame not rig a film with Arnie....perhaps Triplets.....with De Vito.....that be a re-make!

2 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

Disappointing and blatantly made for the money sequal! - Jumanji: The Next Level review by CS

Spoiler Alert
Updated 13/05/2020

Jumanji Welcome to the Jungle, was such a brilliant remake of the original, so well done and a great film to watch. Inevitably you knew there would be a sequel made given just how successful and popular the first film was. Sadly this follow up is so bland, unoriginal, messy and all over the place, that it's a real bore to watch! The plot and storyline are paper thin and so unoriginal, it's like they've simply pinched it from so many other fantasy action movies of the past. I'm unclear as to why they felt the need to add the characters played by Danny Glover and  Danny DeVito, because they just complicate the story and as for the character played by Awkwafina, why? There are so many new characters thrown in here, that it really messes things up and the whole affair just becomes busy and overcrowded. Many of the new actors are simply miscast and whatever Awkwafina was doing, belongs anywhere but not here! There has been a move in modern cinema to fill films full with sexual & racial politics, which completely ruins most films and here both the sexual and racial politics are glaringly obvious, that I'm really surprised they didn't have a 10ft tall transvestite black binary character as well, as they seem to have included everyone else! There are also some major plot holes in here, like a horse which is just a big horse, suddenly (spoiler alert) sprouts wings from nowhere, at least if you're going to have a flying horse make it look like a flying horse from the start! Watching the extras, they make the most lame excuses for these plot holes, just swiping them away with a grin. And even as Jack Black himself says in the extras, he wasn't surprised to get the call, given that the first film made over £900million, so even he (in a roundabout way) admits that it's all about the money! I would not be surprised if a third in the movie is in the making, especially as the ending, as seems to be the norm nowadays, has been blatantly set up for a follow on!

1 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

Good fun - Jumanji: The Next Level review by HH

Spoiler Alert
02/06/2020

A great film for watching during lockdown. Not quite as good as the original, but very entertaining, with the original cast still doing a good job in this sequel. We now have more characters than in the first film though, which doesn't seem necessary as it complicates matters. I'm not usually a great fan of Jack Black, as to me he's a bit too manic in a lot of roles, but he seems to have dialled it down a notch in this film, and The Rock is always good value. Definitely recommended.

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Critic review

Jumanji: The Next Level (aka Jumanji 2) review by Mark McPherson - Cinema Paradiso

2017’s Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle was such a surprising and funny new format for the magical jungle adventure story that it was natural a sequel would be on the way. But now the team behind the new Jumanji must accomplish a new task; finding a reason to get back into the game world. Not an easy task considering their previous goal was to strip out the old and now they need to only restructure their current template. Thankfully, there’s just enough present to garner another dip back into the body-swapping adventure.

Years have passed and the high school foursome has moved on to better things. Well, all except for Spencer, who isn’t keen to go back home for the holidays. He envies his friends as their lives seem to be so much better than his own. Rather than meet up with his old crew, he decides to stay at home with his grandpa, played by Danny Devito. Both of them hate their lives as Devito is trying to push away his old friend played by Danny Glover. Devito’s advice; enjoy the prime of your life because it’s all downhill from here.

This is a sufficient enough excuse for Spencer to unearth the Jumanji game once more and escape into a fantastical world. This premise speaks a little more volumes to the nature of the appeal of video games; that’s we’re drawn back to them as a means of coping. Also, let’s face it; if your life seems to suck and you had the option to hop into the body of Dwayne Johnson, wouldn’t you take that risk one more time?

Of course, Spencer can’t stay in the game. Aside from the console being busted and bringing out errors in the mystical program, his friends of Fridge, Martha, and Bethany can’t just leave him hanging. They venture back into the game along with Devito and Glover in tow. With no means of picking their own characters, there’s much body-switching happening. Devito is now inside the body of Dwayne Johnson and Glover now inside Kevin Hart. Both of them are not used to these new bodies and are not as adept at video games as the younger crowd. Some hi-jinks ensue from such a scenario.

Perhaps the most distracting element of such a picture is that the game world and the real world don’t have the easiest of crossover. This is mostly due to the game actors falling more back on exaggerations for embodying their characters. I’m sorry but Johnson can just not do a good Devito impression. You know who can, though, is Awkwafina and she thankfully shows up when there is even more body-switching going on. Also, a lot of the familiar characters apparently fall back into their old stereotypes. For example, Bethany seems to have evolved from the perky popular girl to be a more well-rounded person but when she slips back into the body of Jack Black, she is right back to her exaggerated tone of “hiiiiiii.” Another curse of the game perhaps?

At any rate, for retreating to most of the familiar, including a standard MacGuffin adventure film typical of movies set in the jungle, most of the chemistry holds up. The action is exaggerated and exciting, from a dune buggy chase to an elaborate sequence of rotating bridges while wild animals chase after our heroes. My only problem with this structure is that a lot of the personal challenges these characters face are all but resolved before the big action climax, throwing little extra drama into the proceeding theatrics. Still, fun but a bigger punch could’ve been dealt merely than the one Dwayne Johnson serves up so well.

Jumanji: The Next Level doesn’t have a whole to make it a superior sequel but still plenty to be worthy of a return. I still laughed and smirk at the hilarity and slapstick throughout even if it all seems standard by this point in the series. It’s clear by the end of the picture, however, that Jumanji is going to need more of a major upgrade for the third outing than a mere add-on as with this picture.

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