Jumanji & Star Wars Movie Night: Preview

Published on April 13, 2018

A jock, a nerd, an outcast and a popular girl end up in detention and have an unlikely bonding experience. Does this plot sound familiar to you? Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is a hilarious mix of The Breakfast Club and Indiana Jones.

This movie features four teenagers who end up playing a video game and getting stuck inside of it in the bodies of the players they chose. Each player has their own strengths and weaknesses that they have to use to their advantage to win the game. In order to get out of the game they must use each other to complete all of the challenges without losing the three lives that are given to each of them – basically, they must finish what Alan from the previous Jumanji movie started. Through each of these challenges, the players end up growing closer together and realize that the only way they can win the game is if they use each other’s strengths to do so.

What made me really enjoy this movie was how funny it was, yet how inspirational it also comes across.  Its message to live your one life to its fullest and embrace other people’s differences is one that never gets old. Another component of this movie that makes it great is all of the talented actors that it features. The cast includes Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Nick Jonas, and Karen Gillan, as well as a few other lesser known actors that also put on a great performance. It’s no surprise that since the movie was released in December it has achieved extended time in theaters. With such a funny plot and a great cast, it’s almost impossible not to enjoy this remake.