Jumanji The Next Level (12A)
16th December 2019
Release Date: 13th December 2019
The gang from the first film make an unexpected return to
Jumanji after making their way in the real world post the last film. So, as you
expect with the return to Jumanji the gang have a serious of quests to complete
and of course a new bad guy threatens the way of life in Jumanji. However, the
group return back to the same avatars lead by Dr Bravestone (Dwayne 'The Rock'
Johnson) but all mixed up in different bodies and new abilities and weaknesses,
with surprise introduction to Danny De Vito (Spencer's Grandad) taking the lead
Avatar's role. Kevin Hart was without doubt the brilliant class clown again but
was being controlled by an older person (Spencer's grandad's friend) which made
hilarious viewing and kept the on screen chemistry as good as ever between
Kevin Hart and the rock.
Although the plot followed the same storyline as last
time it was still a thrilling ride with of course plenty of action and laughs
along the way. The threat of the villain could have been a bit bigger but with
the gang after some body-swapping picked up on their skills from the last film
to save the day.
All in all, the film continues to improve on the first
one with more comedy and action and twists to keep it interesting. Watching
this in a screenX screen also contributed to the experience of this blockbuster
hit, highly recommended.
Review by Barry James