Surviving the Game
If you are a kid, what’s better than playing video games all day? How about playing video games and getting sucked in to the TV and becoming the very character you chose to play with inside the game. That’s just what happened in the movie Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. But being in the game is not just about winning and losing; it’s about survival and getting back home. Dwayne Johnson (Spencer), and Kevin Hart (Fridge) rekindle their chemistry from Central Intelligence and join forces with Karen Gillan (Ruby) and Jack Black (Dr. Shelly) to battle their way through the jungle to not only save Jumanji, but their own lives.
I wasn’t sure if my 10 year old son would enjoy it because it was a bit outside of his scope of movie watching, but he seemed to really enjoy Jumanji. I have to admit there is some questionable language being utilized at times, but with Kevin Hart (Fridge) as one of the characters that’s almost a given. Personally, I don’t think the language was that bad, but after the movie my son said, “Dad! He said dumb ass.” And I politely told him it's not nice to say those words. Despite this Cosby Show moment, I would still recommend seeing the movie.
My oldest son thought it was a really good too. Both boys said they can’t wait until it is available on iTunes for download. The movie is PG-13 so use your best judgement for children under 13, but it’s nothing that good old fashion parenting 101 can't fix. That being said, I think Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is a great movie, full of fun and adventure with excellent reviews and 77% freshness on Rotten Tomatoes.