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Jumanji: The Next Level (film review) *contains spoilers*


Film: Jumanji: The Next Level
Year: 2019
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Directed By: Jake Kasdan
Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart
About: In Jumanji: The Next Level, the gang is back but the game has changed. As they return to rescue one of their own, the players will have to brave parts unknown from arid deserts to snowy mountains, to escape the world's most dangerous game.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBxcF-r9Ibs

My Review:
Loving Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle I knew I had to see this movie when it came out and luckily managed to see it in the cinema. With the cast of this film being amazing and the first one being one of my favourite releases of 2017/18 I was worried that this wouldn't have the same effect but I am so glad that I was wrong.

Jumanji: The Next Level is amazing at bringing the humour back to the movie for a second time around and it doesn't feel forced or like it us unoriginal or used up from the last movie which I am so happy about. With Jack Black being one of the funniest members of the cast and making me laugh all of the way through the movie to the point I was close to tears. I did think that by having different players in the game such as the grandfather and his friend who had fallen out years ago and seeing how they come together because of being in Jumanji was really sweet and when Milo (the friend) decides to stay as a magical horse who can fly instead of going home to die and the amount of emotion that seemed to be between the two characters was really sweet and made me so happy that they managed to at least sort out their differences before parting ways. By having their argument about the fact that Milo left the restaurant in order to retire and seeing how the grandfather wasn't happy about it however at the end of the film seeing how he manages to get a job at the place that took over was really sweet as showed how was able to move forward and possibly also found a love interest at the same time. Having a new character in the film in which is also a thief I thought was interesting as it made me want to know how they were key to the story and what they were going to be able to bring in order to help get out of Jumanji. Another thing in which I found I really liked was even though Bethany at first couldn't get into the game in order to help her friends she managed to get the help of Alex which really brought together the cast from the last film and make the audience excited about the fact that the whole group is back together again. By having Bethany at first come back as the horse and the water being able to change the characters into others was really original and something I thought was a great addition as when I was getting bored of Milo as a character within the film he did manage to change to the horse before making me fed up of the character. Finally, I thought that the ending and showing how the animals were coming out of the game and going down the street very exciting as this shows that there should be at least one more Jumanji film in which I am now already really excited about watching.

I honestly can't fault this movie and think that it will be hard for another film in the next year to overtake this as my favourite comedy of the year. I would highly recommend this film to families and those who enjoy comedy movies. I can't wait to see this for a second time and look forward to seeing how they move forward with another film!

My Rating: 5/5

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