JUMANJI WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE (2017)
Jumanju Welcome to the Jungle || In Brantford, New Hampshire, in 1996, teenager Alex Vreeke’s father finds Jumanji board game on a beach and brings it home to him. Uninterested, Alex sets it aside, but finds it transformed into a video game cartridge after being entranced by the game’s drum beats later that night. Opting to play the game, he finds himself sucked inside upon choosing a character. His disappearance results in his family’s house to become known as ‘Freak house’ also due to its neglected appearance.
Twenty years later, in 2016, four Brantford High School students – Martha Kaply, Bethany Walker, Spencer Gilpin and Anthony “Fridge” Johnson – are sent to clean up the school’s basement as detention for their behaviour. While serving it, Fridge discovers Alex’s discarded video-game system, which he and Spencer decide to play, encouraging the girls to join them. While picking playable characters, they are unable to select the first one, instead choosing the other four. Upon starting the game, each is sucked into Jumanji, landing within a jungle in the forms of their chosen game avatars – Spencer as muscular explorer and archaeologist Dr. Smolder Bravestone; Therefore Fridge as diminutive zoologist Franklin Finbar; Martha as commando and martial arts expert Ruby Roundhouse; and Bethany as male doctor of cartography and palaeontology Professor Shelly Oberon.
While coming to terms with their situation, the group each find themselves with three marks denoting lives on their arms, with Bethany losing her first after being eaten by a hippopotamus. After that Spencer deduces that if they lose all three, they will die in real life. However The group encounter non-player character Nigel Billingsley, the game’s guide, who provides them with the game’s narrative and their characters’ backstories.
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Actors: Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart
Directors: Jake Kasdan
Production: Radar Pictures, Matt Tolmach Productions, Seven Bucks Productions
Duration: 119 Menit
Release Date: 09 December 2017