In the Spotlight
Movie Rating: 5/5
By Sharmini Jayawardena
I give it a 5 star rating!
It’s a board game with a total difference! The ultimate gaming board game that allows you to work its way out in real life! Or is it?
This board game that is found partly buried in the sand on the beach by a random jogger which ends up with this high school kid literally blowing out his mind, let’s say.
The comic relief in the humorous repartee is unmistakable as the numerous near death experiences the four gamers encounter searching for the missing piece, unfold themselves, which they think in the onset as a part of a map but end up figuring out it’s actually the missing person on their team!
The team of Dr Smolder Bravestone or Spencer, Ruby Roundhouse or Martha, Professor Shelley Oberon or Bethany, and Moose Finbar or Fridge and Alex, all, have a given number of strengths and weaknesses.
They are to secure the jewel from the villain, (who controls all natural aspects of the jungle), and place it in the eye of the massive rock outcrop in the shape of a Jaguar, that is Jumanji!
They are repeatedly told “Jumanji needs you”! It is also the name of the village in the bazaar of which they have a crazy brush with death as the wacky exterminator mobike gang of the villain crashes through to put an end to them!
They, each one of them also have a given number of lives in which to work out the positive outcome of the ‘game’!
The impressive cast of Dwayne Johnson – The Rock, Jack Black , Kevin Hart and Nick Jonas all add to the success of the movie.
I enjoyed it thoroughly!
It is classified as a fantasy/action/comic movie, and it lives up to every bit of it!
Baby I Love Your Way by Big Mountain and the theme song Welcome to the Jungle by Guns N’ Roses add a welcome beat to the movie