by Kelly Lee
ALNM Rating: 3.5/5
Directed by: Jake Kasdan
Starring: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas, Rhys Darby, Bobby Cannavale
Available to watch: In cinemas since December 22, 2017
Review: Although this looks like a really goofy movie from the trailers, you have to admit that anything with The Rock in it has to be at least a little bit entertaining. With the help of Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas, and comedians Jack Black and Kevin Hart, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is fun, hilarious, and just the kind of movie you need to have a carefree holiday season. For fans of the original Jumanji film from 1995, there is a beautiful tribute to Alan Parrish (who was played by the late Robin Williams) in the film as well. There are a few other nods to the original film and a few from the book by Chris Van Allsburg, too. If you need a little escape from reality and a good laugh, this is a movie that is not to be missed!