Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) Full Movie HD
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is a 2017 American adventure comedy film directed by Jake Kasdan and written by Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers, Scott Rosenberg, and Jeff Pinkner, from a story by McKenna. It is a part of the Jumanji franchise, serving as a sequel to Jumanji (1995), which is based on the 1981 children’s book of the same name by Chris Van Allsburg. The film also pays tribute to Robin Williams, star of the first film, through a mention of his character’s name. The film stars Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas, and Bobby Cannavale. The film was released in Real D 3D and IMAX.
Set twenty-one years after the first film, the plot follows four teenagers who are transported into the video game world of Jumanji, playing as the characters they chose. Uniting with another player, they must overcome the game’s magical power in order to win and return home.
Principal photography began in Hawaii in September 2016. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle premiered at the Grand Rex in Paris on December 5, 2017, and was theatrically released in the United States on December 20, 2017. The film received generally positive reviews from critics, who called it a “pleasant surprise” and praised the cast. The film has grossed over $928 million worldwide, making it the fifth highest-grossing film of 2017 and the 44th highest-grossing film of all time.
In 1996, in Brantford, New Hampshire, about a year after the events of the previous film, teenager Alex Vreeke receives the Jumanjiboard game, found by his father on a beach after it was thrown over a bridge by Alan Parrish and Sarah Whittle decades prior. When Alex receives the game, he asks himself, “Who plays board games anymore?” (a self-claim that board games are boring); and the game, seeing Alex’s interest in video games, magically transforms into a video game cartridge which catches Alex’s attention the next morning. As he plays it, he is teleported into the game.
Twenty years later in 2016, four students in Brantford High School are placed in detention together, Spencer Gilpin, who was caught writing essays for his former friend, Anthony “Fridge” Johnson, who is also in detention for the plagiarism and has been kicked off the football team; Bethany Walker, who disrespected a teacher during her English class over a phone call; and Martha Kaply, who refused to participate in P.E. class, making it worse by insulting her instructor. As punishment, their principal orders them to clean out the school basement while “thinking about what to do with their one life”. While cleaning the four find Jumanji, a multiplayer action-adventure video game. After being unable to select one of the playable characters, they each select an avatar. When Spencer hits Start, the four are sucked into the game.
They find themselves in a jungle each now in the forms of their game avatars. Spencer is a tough, muscular explorer named Dr. Smolder Bravestone; Fridge is a short zoologist named Franklin “Mouse” Finbar, whom he had selected upon misreading the name as “Moose”; Bethany is an overweight male cartographer named Professor Sheldon “Shelly” Oberon; and Martha is a gorgeous commando and martial arts expert named Ruby Roundhouse. They soon realize that they are in the game and each have three lives. If they lose all three, Spencer concludes they die for real. Each of them also have special skills and weaknesses.
They learn from Nigel, an NPC guide, that the big-game hunter, Russel Van Pelt, wants to obtain a jewel, the “Jaguar’s Eye,” allowing him to manipulate Jumanji‘s animals. To escape the game, the players must return it to an enormous jaguar statue and call out “Jumanji” (the latter is the only remnant of Jumanji’s board game origins). Along the way the group begins to lose lives through various means when completing game levels of increasing difficulty. The group starts working together to obtain a clue from a snake at a bazaar but are cornered by Van Pelt’s men. They are rescued by Alex, the fifth player, whose avatar is a pilot named Jefferson “Seaplane” McDonough. Alex, thinking he has only been in the game for a few months, learns of his twenty-year absence. Recuperating in a tree house built by Alan Parrish, the newcomers vow to help him return home. Working together, the group breaks into a transportation shed, commandeering a helicopter to fly to the jaguar statue and return the jewel. Upon landing Alex loses his last life after a mosquito bites him, but Bethany performs CPR in time and saves him by transferring one of her lives to him.
Arriving at the statue the players find themselves facing Van Pelt’s forces and predatory guards, a pack of jaguars. Using their resources and teamwork, the players distract the villains while Spencer returns the jewel to the statue, and they all call out the game’s name. The game ends with all the players on one life each (Martha reaches her last life using a snake bite to get the jewel to Spencer’s hand); Van Pelt disintegrating into rats upon the game ending; and Nigel allowing the players to revert to their former selves and return to the real world, though Alex does not appear with them. On their way to the Vreeke household (once the neglected home of Alex’s father “Old Man” Vreeke), they discover it has been restored. An adult Alex appears; he returned to 1996, and history was changed. He is now married and has named his eldest daughter after Bethany out of gratitude for saving his life.
Spencer and Fridge reconcile, Bethany becomes a better person and makes plans to go backpacking for another adventurous encounter, Martha starts dating Spencer, and the teens are now friends after their experiences in the game. The four hear Jumanji‘s drumbeats, but they take the game behind the school and destroy it with a bowling ball they found in detention to prevent anyone from playing it again.
Movie Review :
Chris Van Allsburg’s 1981 kids’ book Jumanji generated an oddly saleable 1995 motion picture in which Robin Williams got away from a prepackaged game sought after by rhinos, elephants, monkeys and lions which at that point ran wild in Brantford, New Hampshire. This “continuation of the story” shrewdly upsets the start of the first, inviting us to the wilderness as we take after four youthful players into the diversion, where they should address different next-level difficulties to secure their protected section home. Completely better than Joe Johnston’s fiercely uneven extra large screen antecedent (and without a doubt to Jon Favreau’s connected Van Allsburg adjustment Zathura: A Space Adventure), this group satisfying cavort consolidates tumultuous activity with transitioning drama, all conveyed in a gleaming FX-loaded bundle carefully fit for occasion gatherings of people.
“Who plays table games?” asks a clueless Brantford youngster in the wake of opening the as of late uncovered Jumanji box, which expeditiously transforms into a video comfort module – with transportive outcomes. A long time later, geeky Spencer (Alex Wolff) ends up in Breakfast Club-style confinement with famous muscle head Fridge (Ser’Darius Blain), Instagram-dependent ruler honey bee Bethany (Madison Iseman) and studious contemplative person Martha (Morgan Turner). Prompted by their school vital to realize “your identity, and who you need to be”, the rebel group of four begin playing around with “an old-school Nintendo amusement” which guarantees thrills for “the individuals who try to figure out how to desert their reality”. A couple of not well educated pretend decisions later, the foursome are sucked into the computerized vortex, and reawakened as change sense of self symbols in the reviled universe of Jumanji. Which is the place the fun starts…
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Wolff’s sensitivity inclined nerd progresses toward becoming Dwayne Johnson’s built up paleontologist/traveler Dr Smolder Bravestone (“Where’s my hair?”); the already forcing Fridge transforms into Kevin Hart’s modest zoologist/weapons-valet Franklin “Moose” Finbar; and Martha gains move battling aptitudes (“Is that a thing?”) as “enemy of men” Ruby Roundhouse (Karen Gillan). Most rewardingly, having picked “awe-inspiring virtuoso” Dr “Shelly” Oberon as her in-diversion persona, Bethany changes into Jack Black’s cartographer Sheldon (“I’m an overweight moderately aged man!”) who quickly gets eaten by a hippo, just to come back with one less amusement life to play.
Body-swap schedules have demonstrated catnip for everybody from Steve Martin and Lily Tomlin to John Travolta and Nicolas Cage, however throwing physical-comic drama maestro Black (who initially worked with executive Jake Kasdan on 2002’s Orange County) as an adolescent princess who truly “can’t” is a masterstroke. Like a year ago’s anime hit Your Name, this energetically investigates sexual orientation change disclosures, with Black taking advantage of happily childish peeing-with-a-penis chokes (“Oh this is so significantly simpler!”) and conveying wisecracks about the tangible rise of losing one’s telephone with dull assurance.
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Having hit a vocation high-note voicing demigod Maui in Disney’s Moana, Dwayne Johnson keeps on subverting his solid “Shake” persona, giving an emphatically affable focus to Kasdan’s to some degree over-jumbled film, savoring the opportunity to play uncertainty for impactful impact. With respect to Gillan, her post-Doctor Who extra large screen profession has been an adroit exercise in careful control between strange peculiarities like Oculus and dream experience frolics, for example, the Guardians of the Galaxy arrangement. Here, she shows praiseworthy comic abilities as the awkwardly attired Ruby/Martha, who expels her Lara Croft-style ensemble as essentially “a two-piece”, however finds her actual forces to the reggae-lite hints of Big Mountain’s Baby, I Love Your Way, a naff Peter Frampton cover which beforehand included on the soundtrack of 1994’s Reality Bites.
Considering the checkered past of amusement world films (from the Gerard Butler clunker Gamer to the Adam Sandler stinker Pixels and more regrettable), approvals are because of Kasdan for keeping things cheerful. Possibly burdensome riffs about non-player characters, for example, Rhys Darby’s descriptive Nigel (“restore the gem and lift the revile”), are deftly dealt with, while an intermittent joke about Franklin’s hazardous soft spot for cake raises a bigger number of laughs than anticipated.
Outwardly, the Hawaiian areas give eye-getting sceneries to the impacts overwhelming activity, with loud monsters and spiraling helicopters charging and swooping their way through the story. Alongside a touch of Andy Muschietti’s adolescent cordial It (the current year’s breakout awfulness hit), gestures to The Wizard of Oz flourish, from character names (Ruby), to plotlines (a mission to return home), jokes (“I’ll miss you the most”) and a melodic theme that continues debilitating to take us some place over the rainbow. It never entirely arrives (this is no immortal dream exemplary), yet Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is foamy fun, and that will do pleasantly for the time being.