Welcome to February's 28 Days Of Sequels! Every day throughout February one of our VIPers (Jenn, Susan Or Melanie) with occasional comments from the others will present a movie sequel complete with a trailer!
The big difference with this list is they aren't all winners that we loved. Some were disappointments and some just trainwrecks. Hollywood is short on original ideas so when one hits big, they milk it for all its worth and squeeze it dry. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.
Day 24 - Jumanji: The Next Level - Jenn
Jumanji is definitely one of those classic movies that I love to rewatch but now I want to talk about Jumanji welcome to the jungle and how a whole new set of kids get trapped inside the game that has now taken the form of a video game instead of a game board. There’s definitely some throwbacks to the original, though not many as there’s also a lot of differences.
Like instead of just one person getting trapped inside the game, a whole group does and they can win there own way out by basically winning the game, unlike the original where Alan gets trapped until someone rolled a five. These group of teens who need to work together to get home safely may just realize judging someone not in your friend group is never a good thing!
Melanie - I LOVE these movies. I think they are both fabulous and I do love the callbacks to the original movie especially in the first one. For me Jack Black absolutely STEALS the show. If you are looking for a fun movie to watch with kids, or even without kids - these are good options!
Have you seen it? What did you think?
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