I got to see Jumanji: The Next Level early and once again a Jumanji film is proving that it is WAY BETTER than the trailers!
Like the first Jumanji (reboot) I was kind of lukewarm headed into seeing the movie especially with the sequel because I thought it would be hard to top the first one, but they did it! The Next Level not only continues the adventures of the in-game characters and their real-life players, but it even fleshes out the world of Jumanji!
Here are some of my initial, SPOILER-FREE, thoughts on the film and what stood out to me:
- The OG cast (The Rock, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, and Karen Gillan) are given more material to work with so they aren't the same characters they were last time
- Danny DeVito and Awkwafina stole the movie for me! I won't spoil why, but they're a great pairing!
- There IS an end credits scene that may or may not set up the next film
- Give me more Jack Black because everything he did in the movie was great
- The movie flies by and doesn't waste a ton of time
Watch my full review for Jumanji: The Next Level below:
I'm giving Jumanji: The Next Level 8.5 out of 10 Jumanji Berries and let me reiterate that if you loved the first film then you're going to love the sequel even more! Jumanji: The Next Level is in theaters starting on December 13th!
Photo Credit: Sony Pictures