Set a year after events of 2017 franchise reboot Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Spencer, Fridge, Martha and Bethany’s plans to catch up go awry when Spencer fails to show.
The concerned trio visits his house, where they discover that Spencer kept the smashed parts of the Jumanji video game, and reassembled it. Fearing he’s stuck inside, the trio heroically re-enter the fray, but a slight glitch results in some different body swaps than last time, and another grand adventure – this time facing off against warlord Jurgen the Brutal.
Basically, Jumanji: The Next Level delivers more of the same, which is hardly a bad thing, as the key quartet have a brilliant onscreen chemistry. And somewhat akin to DLC for a big video game, we get new characters to play with, and what essentially amounts to a new boss level. Kevin Hart, in particular, expands his range, while Awkwafina impresses as new playable character Ming Fleetfoot. We also discover that character avatars can be non-human… If you enjoyed the big-hearted fun of Welcome to the Jungle, then you’ll definitely get plenty of bang for buck here.
Release Date: April 8, 2020
Format: DVD, Blu-ray, 4K
Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, Jack Black
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