First Trailer for Jake Kasdan's 'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle' Movie

June 29, 2017
Source: YouTube

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Trailer

"This is a video game - which means we all have special skills." Sony Pictures has revealed the first two official trailers (US + international) for Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, the new big screen take on the Jumanji board game (though in this it's a video game). This movie stars Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, and Karen Gillan as glorified "avatar" versions of high school kids sucked into this game world. This also stars Nick Jonas, Alex Wolff, Rhys Darby, Madison Iseman, and Bobby Cannavale. This is made by comedy director Jake Kasdan, and looks much more adventurous and fun than the more thrilling and horrific first Jumanji movie, directed by Joe Johnston in 1995. The video game angle is a bit bland, and the rest of it doesn't look that good, but I'm still hoping it turns out okay. Your thoughts?

Here's the first official trailers for Jake Kasdan's Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, from YouTube:

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Poster

In a brand new Jumanji adventure, four high school kids discover an old video game console and are drawn into the game's jungle setting, literally becoming the adult avatars they chose. What they discover is that you don't just play Jumanji - you must survive it. To beat the game and return to the real world, they'll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, discover what Alan Parrish left 20 years ago, and change the way they think about themselves - or they'll be stuck in the game forever. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is directed by filmmaker Jake Kasdan, of the films Orange County, The TV Set, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, Bad Teacher, and Sex Tape previously, along with a lot of TV work. The screenplay is written by Scott Rosenberg, Jeff Pinker, and Chris McKenna. Sony opens Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle in theaters everywhere starting December 20th in the heat of the holidays. First impression?

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  • Jon Odishaw
    I have to say this looks better than expected. Jack black as a teenage white girl? I'm on board.
    Has Dwayne finally worn out his charm? After the failure of BAYWATCH I would hope he can rebound, but this does not look very good at all.
    • Jon Odishaw
      The guy has had plenty of bombs in his career. He is the most well liked actor in a long time.
      • DAVIDPD
        I suppose but damn if was not on tear the last four years or so. After he quit making those candy a-- kids movies, he was a pretty good streak, save for HERCULES...
    • theslayer5150
      Never underestimate The People's Eyebrow!! LOL
  • Mark
    I'm much more interested after seeing this trailer. The video game suck-in was a little off, but I was surprised by the chemistry with Rock and Hart in Central Intelligence (more surprised even than the fact I went to a movie with Hart actually in it). I'd love more of that and with the addition of Black as the avatar of that girl in high school we all hated, I think I'm into this.
  • The king of mediocre garbage. Sheesh. I dug him in Pain & Gain. Truly funny. But everything else is forgettable. But he's laughing all the way to bank. Good for him.
    • grimjob
      Pain & Gain was great.
  • Andrew Geczy
    This looked really funny. I came in expecting something bland and whatever and instead got something really unique and unlike Jumanji in like every way. I was laughing my ass off at Jack Black as the woman "Guy, I can't even right now." And the Rock as a nerd type. All the body swap humour looks hilarious. Also I love Karen Gillan so I am totally in. I really thought she'd be the only good thing, but the whole trailer surprised me.
  • shiboleth
    It looks like some good monster could eat them all. Now that would be a feast in this scary fantasy world ...
  • VAharleywitch
    I might see it. The humor from the body-swapping though, will get worn out pretty quickly, and i'm not sure the charisma of the cast can overcome that. The cast is literally the only reason I'm even contemplating going to see this in a theater in the cheapie price slot.
  • Duane
    Re: Jumanji '95... 'Horrific' Alex? LOL. Do tell.
  • Vapid and unnecessary.
  • redtie
    Why couldn't they just name the movie something else? The movie looks quite enjoyable without having to connect it to Jumangi. Are the kids calling set characters in video games avatars. I've always thought of avatars as custom characters, not what the game maker gives you. Thoughts on this?
  • Jessy Scholl
    Hopefully this bankrupts Sony. I would love to see what Apple or Comcast would do with the Playstation franchise.




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