I’m a huge fan of the original Jumanji, I watched it over and over when I was a kid. So obviously I was pretty hesitant when a reboot of sorts was announced. But I try very hard to keep an open mind because you never know, your childhood doesn’t always get murdered by new iterations. That being said, I was pleasantly surprised by the Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle trailer. It looks like it could be pretty funny and action-packed.
The cast of the video game characters, Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, and Jack Black seems to really fit into their roles of outlandish fictional characters. Also, I love their character names! Dr. Smolder Bravestone, Moose Finbar, Ruby Roundhouse, and Professor Shelly Oberon. The teenage cast that plays the game, eh, I could do without but we need them to start off the story.
I just hope the new movie makes a reference to Robin William’s character Alan Parrish in some way. Maybe Nick Jonas’ character Alex is his son that got sucked into the game?? Long shot, I know.