Jumanji: The Next Level review

Jumanji: The Next Level is the name of the brand new Jumanji movie that was released around Christmas in 2019. It follows the success movie Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle in 2017 and the original movie named Jumanji from 1995. But, is Jumanji: The Next Level truly taking things to a new level? Or is this boring repetition of a success story?

I was not a big fan as I watched the original Jumanji movie back in 1995. But, then I was only a kid, and as a kid, I wasn’t enthusiastic about the movie at all. So, it was on a day in 2017 in which there was nothing to watch in the cinema that I ended up buying a ticket to Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. To my surprise, I actually enjoyed the movie and had a way better time than expected. But, could the creators of Jumanji: The Next Level actually manage to take things to a new level, or would this just be another example of a super-boring and poor-quality successor made to bring more money from a cow that has already been emptied for milk?

Jumanji – Taking things to a new level!

I didn’t know what to expect from this movie, but I have got to admit that they managed to surprise me. The arrival of the characters of Danny de Vito and Danny Glover (as two really old fellows) makes it fun to watch the introduction. But, as they end up being sucked into the Jumanji game makes it all so much funnier. They bring a lot of fresh air and cool jokes to the movie, and they brought a smile on my face several times.

They have also mixed things up by changing the who plays the different characters as they are sucked into the game of Jumanji. This spices the story up and it gives us a lot of sweet moments and cool jokes.

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Danny de Vito is awesome in Jumanji: The Next Level

The implementation of the characters of Danny Glover and Danny de Vito might be the freshest and coolest updates to the story, but the actors themselves playing the roles in the Jumanji part of the game are all great. Even though Dwayne Johnson might be a rock and a tough guy, he actually manages to put on a funny face and make us laugh several times throughout the movie. Jack Black, whom someone might remember from The Holiday (one of the most popular Christmas movies out there), is great as well as the fat expert in animals. However, Kevin Hart is also cool with all his fast replicas and comments. The girl, however important she might be, is somehow ending up in the shadow of the three men.

Jumanji: The Next Level – a satisfying experience

After watching the movie for two hours, I have got to say that I left the cinema satisfied. Yesterday, I watched Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, and to be honest, I think I enjoyed Jumanji more than I enjoyed the ninth movie in the Star Wars series. Of course, the Star Wars movie was packed with special effects and had a much higher budget, but Jumanji: The Next Level, gave me way more funny moments and a funnier experience. It is impossible to compare the films, but if I were to do so, I would have a hard time deciding which movie I would watch over again (if I had to).

I left the cinema a bit disappointed in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. I left the cinema surprised at Jumanji: The Next Level. While watching the movie, I imagined this to be a computer game, and every new scene worked as a level or a task in the computer game. It felt so real, and I actually admired the thought behind the movie in a more complex way than before. It has taken time for me to mature to this level, but I am starting to see the beauty of the Jumanji story.

Jumanji: The Next Level – the final judgment!

Dwayne Johnson, Danny de Vito, and all the others are great in this movie. It is packed with fun, with some great jokes, with action, with nice scenes, and even more jokes. As a result, a very refreshing and nice movie experience that can be warmly recommended to those who want a nice cinema-experience without sex, much violence, but instead with humor, jokes, and laidback acting!

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When will Jumanji: The Next Level come to Amazon Prime?

It is impossible to say anything about that yet. Considering the fact that none of the other Jumanji movies can be streamed on Amazon Prime at the moment, I wouldn’t predict anytime soon. But, following the arrivals on Amazon Prime from month to month, it is easy to imagine that one day (in the future), Amazon will suddenly add all three Jumanji movies at the same time, for later to remove them a few months later. This is what we have seen with lots of other movie series like Rocky, James Bond, Charlies Angels, and other movies.

It might not come to Amazon Prime in the near future, but it is much more likely to show up on HBO Now in the United States. Welcome to the Jungle, the previous Jumanji movie, got to HBO Now quite fast, so my guess is that Jumanji: The Next Level will come to HBO Now sometime before the end of 2020. More information and HBO New can be found at hbonow.fromabroad.org.

Have you seen Jumanji: The Next Level? How did you enjoy the movie?

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