Jumanji

Jumanji

The Next Level

Blu-ray Disc - 2020
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The gang is back, but the game has changed. As they return to Jumanji to rescue one of their own, they discover that nothing is as they expect. The players will have to brave parts unknown and unexplored, from the arid deserts to the snowy mountains, in order to escape the world₂s most dangerous game.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jan 20, 2021

This movie is the sequel to Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, so I suggest you watch that before you watch this. I feel like this movie was way better than the first… I don’t even know how that’s possible, but the plot of this movie was awesome. The movie is about 4 kids who had a crazy experience in the past that brought all of them together despite their differences. But over time they grew apart because of how busy their lives were. Based on certain circumstances they had to go back into the game, what they found shocked them. They thought it would be like the first time but everything was different including the characters. I really loved this move because I felt like a lot of teenagers at moment would relate to spencer who had decided that to be in the game was better for him than to be lonely in the real world because of the confidence he had when he was another character. But as usual they all worked towards their problems and made important decisions about life. 5/5 stars
@Bunny365 of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

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yesbyedith
Dec 30, 2020

Did great job as sequel.. watch extras.

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Ba_kuPlanet
Dec 30, 2020

While I like the previous movie better, writers successfully created another unique sequel story.

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Veranda
Dec 27, 2020

not super in acting, storyline, or anythng...but still super enjoyable :))

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SupermanE1985
Dec 27, 2020

Better action than welcome to the jungle, but not half as funny. Watching Johnson and Hart do Devito and Glover impersonations gets old fast.

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21221018293347
Nov 29, 2020

A great second movie. Fresh with new characters and avatars.

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SkyHook
Nov 22, 2020

Interesting. 4/5 just for enjoyable. I think most of my affection was for familiar faces.

The plot didn’t matter because I was having fun watching the actors portraying the characters of the other characters. Action was just that, practically cut scenes and could have been replaced with dialogue, and the outcome is always obvious before pressing play.

Danny DeVito’s over-the-top opener knocked it out of the park and set the tone for me, and Devito together with Danny Glover felt far more familiar than the reality of their careers. The entire cast was a fond farewell, reminiscent of Toy Story 3. A nice spoiler near the end that I was very glad I didn’t understand until I was hit over the head with it. Some saccharin at closing was welcome, just the right amount of sweetener because goodbye is still goodbye.

It’s ironic that what made this story repeatable is exactly why it should stop. Games I want to revisit eventually feel played out on epic. Producers could plop infinite new characters into infinite new Jumanji movies, with Jumanji somewhere in the title, but this is the end of an arc, so to speak. Continued asset revivals would be jumping the shark, like one too many seasons of Quantum Leap. They should not go for a Toy Story 4, although anything that makes a buck will probably invoke one final Peter Principle too many.

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Halloweenlib
Nov 19, 2020

On JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL; it is sort of ridiculous why someone would want to restart a dangerous game, just to prove to his friends that has to be a hero.
In this DVD movie (same name) released December 4, 2019
Spencer (now voice-over from ALEX WOLFF) enters the game alone, but now the storyline gets super dumb when they appear in the world of Jumanji; when Spencer enter the game alone, the old game BREAKS, that the recurring characters show up on screen (transformed in the younger version of themselves). The recurring characters use a glowing green pool in this newest version to switch bodies - until they are all correct.
In Bonus Features: (Jack Black) is trying to think of a new name for Jumanji and ends the bonus features showing Danny DeVito and Danny Glover.
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Karen Gillian is the only recurring character what makes any sense - by knowing all the rules of the game; from the predecessor Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.
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My comment: Don't WASTE watching ANY PART of this 2019 movie, by concerning yourself that this sequel is any better. (IT IS "NOT')
Play an old-fashioned board game, like Monopoly. The game has been reinvented - but it is still the same game.

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greatflicks
Nov 19, 2020

We watched it for 30 minutes and finely turned it off. Have no idea what was going on and where it was going. Maybe if you are very young and saw the first one it would be fine.
Stupid, stupid, stupid and dumb. I have no idea how those that gave it the high ratings could come to that conclusion.

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Ba_kuPlanet
Oct 19, 2020

Good job creating a new story. DwayneJ & KevinH fell out of character & lost their new characters. I found the previous story more funny. Looking fwd to another sequel!

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Halloweenlib
Nov 19, 2020

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Mar 07, 2020

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jimg2000
Aug 11, 2020

IMDb has some quotes. Missing are those on grandpas:

What are you doing? Grandpa.
- What's it look like?
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Who are you? You're Spencer's grandfather.
- Yeah, no kidding.
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So, what exactly are we looking for again?
-We're looking for my grandson, genius.
Okay, "Follow the flame to the desert fruit."
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That ain't Spencer. Look, I know my grandson. My grandson's a guy.
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What happened?
-My grandpa beat up 45 strangers.
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It's a Jumanji berry, and it weighs like 100 pounds.
-My grandpa will carry it.
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No, Grandpa Eddie, that's Switchblade! I'm telling you, there's a time when you run.
-Then there's a time in life, like now, where you stay...
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Your grandpa beats the hell out of the wrong guy or we get attacked by a bear, what am I supposed to do?

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