4 Things I Love About Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

January 4, 2018

Seems like I don't have much movie reviews in my blog although I love reading them from other bloggers' posts.

Since I can count how many times I went to the cinema for the last 5 years, I am not that used to book tickets online. Yesterday was the day I finally signed up to be a member of TGV Cinemas. Haha. Siqah, I made it!

The offers are not that bad. With RM 30 per year if I am not mistaken, I can get these:
  • Movie Freebies - I can redeem 2 free movie tickets plus 1 regular popcorn set when I sign up (in which I already redeemed them hehe)
  • Birthday Freebies - The same offer as Movie Freebies (but only within my birthday month)
  • MovieMoney - Siqah mentioned that we can get points for our purchases and use the points to redeem tickets etc. 
  • Etc.

4 Things I Love About Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
The official poster.

So, I requested to watch Jumanji and managed to tag along my youngest aunt and youngest cousin (from my father's side) to TGV Aeon Klebang. It was the first day of school, I knew but I were more than excited to pick him up from school (in which Ayah did) and off we go. 

You know the feeling when you really want to make use of all free times you have with your beloved people. :)

What Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is all about?

It is the continuation of the first Jumanji (previously released in 1995). The concept is actually similar but it is really fascinating on how they made it to be modern, I mean to suit the current lifestyle (like video games instead of board games)

The plot is about four teenagers, Spencer, Fridge, Bethany and Martha in detentions due to different reasons. They get teleported into Jumanji's world. In the video game, they are not themselves but in the bodies of avatars instead, with different strengths and weaknesses compared to their real life. With the game's jungle setting, they need to pass all dangerous levels of Jumanji to exit the game. Along the way, they met another guy named Alex who was stuck there for 20 years!

The goal of the game is to return the jewel (Jaguar's eye) to the huge Jaguar statue and call out Jumanji. I am really looking forward to the adventures they will face along the journey!

4 Things I Love About Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Dr. Smolder Bravestone (Spencer Gilpin)

4 Things I Love About Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Professor Sheldon "Shelly" Oberon (Bethany Walker)

4 Things I Love About Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Franklin "Mouse" Finbar (Anthony "Fridge" Johnson)

4 Things I Love About Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Ruby Roundhouse (Martha Kaply)

1. Expect the unexpected!

I love when they figured out their strengths and weaknesses.  And through out the movies, I am amazed on how they try their best to suit the traits they have in the game even though they have totally opposite characters in the real world. 

You can look forward to what happen when the geekiest boy at school becomes the strongest person, when the nerd girl becomes a commando who knows fighting, another girl becomes a guy in the game and the last one, how an athlete becomes the weakest one.

2. The teamwork!

Since they have different skills, they need each other to survive every single level! In reality, even though sometimes we need to sacrifice ourselves, be glad that we are actually contributing to results. The results, wallaaaa. Awesome!

But, be careful if people take you for granted. :)

4 Things I Love About Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Alex, Bethany, Martha, Spencer, Fridge

3. We have only one life.

Oh yea, in the game, each player is given 3 lives in which they need to make sure they get out of the game before losing all lives or else they may end up stuck in the game forever. 

Gigih cari kalau ada script dia. And I found this!

Dr. Smolder Bravestone: I can't do this!
Moose Finbar: I saw you fix a helicopter in mid-air!Dr. Smolder Bravestone: It's easy to be a hero when you have lives to spare... it's a lot harder when you have just one.
Moose Finbar: We have only one life. That's how it is.
Exactly, one life and we need to cherish every moment we have in this world. And as Muslim, to prepare for another world.

4. Post-Jumanji's world.

I love how things look like after they return to the real world. Especially for Alex. Watch it and you will understand what I mean.  

4 Things I Love About Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
The main characters.

All in all, it is a great movie to watch with the family. Despite there are few sexual jokes here and there but I think it is not too much. 

My rating: ★★★★★

p/s - All photos are taken from Google Images.

SS, Perak, Malaysia

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