Jumanji: The Next Level Movie Review
When I was younger, I wasn't allowed to go see the 1995 film Jumanji with Robin Williams. Mother and other people in the religion I was in decided it was demonic, and I apparently chose to not be rebellious over that one because I never saw it. Fast forward to today and I'm dating a great woman with an 8 year old daughter who enjoys such films. We just last week watched the 2017 Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.
I offered to watch the little, while the love of my life worked on Saturday, so I figured it was a good time to catch the latest film. I usually like films with Jack Black and also The Rock, but this one added two actors I grew up really enjoying on screen, Danny Glover and Danny DeVito. I think if those two hadn't been put into it, the film would have been about equal to the 2017 one, mostly directed at kids.
Jumanji: The Next Level is a smidge over 2 hours long and to be honest, it felt that long. There was some decent old guy humor that helped it along the way, and the action was there, but for the length of the actual story and the screen time, they could have knocked twenty-five minutes or more off and still made it work. Regardless, kids in the theater were laughing, as were adults.
It is PG-13 rated, in my opinion the language in it is on par with that age group. So consider that if you want to bring younger kids and you are sensitive to that kind of stuff. All in all, I enjoyed it, maybe that's just me making up for parts of my robbed childhood.