Giant gorillas, muscle-breaking plaster casts and a real-life tooth fairy – this is Dwayne Johnson's films from least to most preposterous
Movies opening in L.A. for Dec. 8-15 include the docudrama "Bombshell" starring Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie, plus the sequel "Jumanji: The Next Level" with Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black and Kevin Hart
Karen Gillan didn’t plan to become an action star; it just sort of happened. The 32-year-old Scottish actress rose to fame as companion Amy Pond on Doctor Who — a show well-known for its many, many running scenes. Then she painted herself blue to star as Nebula in the Guardians of the Galaxy series, an expert alien warrior who beats up good guys and bad guys alike. In 2017, she suited up as videogame character and noted “killer of men” Ruby Roundhouse for Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, and now...
I was pleasantly surprised by 2017’s Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. We didn’t really need a sequel to the 1995 Robin Williams film (and it is a sequel since Welcome to the Jungle acknowledges that Williams’ character, Alan Parrish, had come to Jumanji before), but it worked well enough by taking video game tropes and turning it into a nice story about friendship with some good set pieces. I don’t think anyone expected it to make almost a billion dollars worldwide, especially at the same time...
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Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan and Jack Black are back for another round of body-swapping, vine-swinging shenanigans.
Chris Van Allsburg’s children’s book Jumanji, which is all of 32 pages long, tells a story about a brother and sister who find a mysterious board game under a tree while their parents are on a date at the opera. The game, which is called Jumanji, looks like any other, except that every roll of the dice causes a new
Here's a rundown of what critics have said of "Jumanji: The Next Level" ahead of its opening.
2manji feels kind of lifeless, but there are a few twists this time around.
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"Jumanji: The Next Level" is an obvious play on videogame jargon, but the subtitle doesn't describe the program that this light-hearted sequel follows. That's because the mission is to replicate the original's appeal -- inevitably minus any sense of discovery -- with a few welcome wrinkles, a basic level that the movie pretty efficiently conquers.