Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

DVD - 2018
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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.

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This movie is hilarious and action packed. It will have you on the edge of your seat wondering what will happen next. Kevin Hart, Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillian, and Jack Black are so funny. I have a lot of favorite moments in this movie. Perfect for the entire family.


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Shellie1_us
Sep 03, 2020

I enjoyed this remake more than the original. Great cast. It's refreshing to find a movie with a happy ending now days.

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olive_panda_87
Aug 20, 2020

Jumanji is a very entertaining action-comedy. With a skilled cast, Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Karen Gillian, it's impossible not to like it at all. The special effects were quite well done. This movie touches on bullying, friendship, and team work. I would recommend it for 11 year olds and up, but there is a reason why it's a PG-13. The cuss words are one part and the make out between two of the characters is deep but nothing 10 year old's haven't seen. A great movie to watch with friends and family.

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2020lib
Jul 26, 2020

After watching this 2018 DVD movie: JUMANJI, Welcome to the Jungle (I did not think it was very entertaining).
It is just a remake of the original 1995 JUMANJI movie, starring Robin Williams & Kirsten Dunst.
In the 2018 Jumanji DVD movie starring Dwayne Johnson & Karen Gillan, the storytelling is totally messed up. It does not relate to any portion of the original 1995 movie and I LOST INTEREST in "jumanji-Welcome to the Jungle", VERY EARLY. I just watched entire movie, to see what ending would be and I was very disappointed.
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In the original movie, the actors/actresses changed into creatures they evolved in world of JUMANJI (which I enjoyed, WHICH WAS A FAMILY ADVENTURE type of movie). But, the 2018 jumanji version, dwayne johnson, kevin hart and jack black, just makes jokes - the visual effects/special effects are so ridiculous (WHICH NOW CHANGED TO COMEDY ACTION type of movie).
The original 1995 jumanji BOARD game had some meaning. BUT, the 2018 movie version jumanji COMPUTER game, was just stupid.
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I recalled other Library Account Users, view this 2018 JUMANJI DVD WITH ABOVE-AVERAGE
(4-STARS RATING). THAT'S ABOUT ALL IT'S WORTHLESSNESS.

ArapahoeLizet Jul 06, 2020

The best movie in a long time. I loved the first "Jumanji" movie, but this one is so good and fun. I laughed through the whole movie because the characters are so good at acting as teenagers trapped inside grown-up bodies. My favorite character is Bethany. Jack Black is amazing at teenage girl stuff. A must watch!

I can't believe I'm writing a review of 'Jumangi: Welcome to the Jungle'... let alone a positive review! But, I really enjoyed it. I even shed a tear toward the end. I think this would be a great movie for kids and teenagers to watch since it touches on topics like bullying, in-group/out-group, and what really is the basis for attraction and affection. But, I also recommend it to adults. I'm 60 and watched it alone and am now ordering the sequel. I'm sure I must have seen the original since I was always a huge Robin Williams fan. However, I can't imagine the original could have been too much better than this re-make.

happyphi Jan 21, 2020

A newer version of the original Jumanji film here. Some parts were quite humourous, especially when they all got transported to the Jumanji world filled with wildlife and trees. Their personalities and abilities are extremely different than reality.

However, some scenes could be confusing/misleading to some viewers, in that they could leave you wondering for a long time (some without answers or did not connect well) and some unexplained/unexpected phenomenons. Overall, it was an all right movie with excellent, talented actors: Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson!!!

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stevania_k
Dec 31, 2019

Average. Not too funny, not too thrilling, not too bad.

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bafography
Dec 11, 2019

good !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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sipulya
Dec 07, 2019

Very funny! Great movie! :)

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Bubblin1
Nov 29, 2019

GREAT MOVIE! An interesting second chapter in the Jumanji story. Last time, parts of Jumanji came to out world, this time, we follow the players into the Jumanji world. Jack Black is fantastic! He portrays a teen aged popular girl who becomes a middle aged over weight professor. I laughed out loud when he said he should be Instagramming his first peeing experience with a penis. I also liked that each character had their own strengths and weaknesses.

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fuzzything05
Jun 12, 2019

Bethany: Wait a second! WHERE'S MY PHONE?!?!?!?!?!?!?

I look like a living garden gnome now WHERE IS MY PHONE?!?!?!?!?!?!?

Fridge: I hate this game.
From the gag reel: *Alex falls after getting bit by mosquito* Fridge: "That's! What! You get! You laugh at me you die!"

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Irahim
Jun 14, 2018

Did you just slap me?!
I explode when I eat cake...
All of these are from, yes, you guessed it, Fridge, the refrigerator!

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jimg2000
Apr 29, 2018

Many quotes in IMDb already including my favorites when too-pretty Bethany needed help to pee first time as Professor Shelly Oberon. Below are the few more serious quotes on choosing one’s life that are not in IMDb:

We don't have a lot of time in this life, and I personally don't wanna waste it on being, like, a gym teacher.
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You're all here for a reason. You know what it is. But this is what you should be thinking about: Who you are... in this moment in time, and who you want to be. You get one life. You decide how you're gonna spend it.
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It's a lot easier to be brave when you have lives to spare. It's a lot harder... when you only have one life.
-We-we always only have one life, man. Okay? That's... That's all we get. That's how it works.
The question is, is how are you gonna live it? Which guy are you gonna decide to be?… Did I just quote our principal?

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ReneeMG06
Mar 29, 2018

When I eat cake I explode. - Fridge

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Gwen904
Mar 21, 2018

“I hate this game.” – Fridge

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Gwen904
Mar 21, 2018

Martha: This is like my dream and my nightmare all at the same time.
Bethany: I’m not going to take that personally.

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Gwen904
Mar 21, 2018

Fridge: Whoops.
[everyone looks at him]
Fridge: [guilty] I dropped the jewel.
Spencer, Martha, Bethany, Alex: WHAT?!
Fridge: I leaned over, ‘cause I thought I was going to puke, but I didn’t, and then it just fell out.
Bethany: We need the frickin’ jewel!

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Gwen904
Mar 21, 2018

“Excuse me! EXCUSE ME! I was the one who was the human sacrifice!” – Fridge

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Gwen904
Mar 21, 2018

Spencer: Alex, what year do you think it is?
Bethany: [comprehending] Oh no…
Alex: It’s 1996.
Spencer: You’re Alex Vreeke.
Alex: Yeah, how do you know me?
Fridge: You mean freak house?
Alex: [confused] What are you guys talking about?
Spencer: [hesitant] I don’t know how to say this, but…
Fridge: You’ve been in this game for twenty years!
Spencer: That’s not how I would’ve said it.

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Gwen904
Mar 21, 2018

Fridge: You’d better go in there and save her!
Spencer: I’m not gonna get in there, you get in there!
Fridge: I got a backpack on! You don’t get in water with a backpack, everybody knows that.

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anonymouswe
Jul 08, 2019

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Mar 05, 2019

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FaithR
Feb 10, 2019

FaithR thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

TheUltimateReviewer thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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pink_panda_1110
Nov 17, 2018

pink_panda_1110 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 79

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blue_hornet_207
Oct 25, 2018

blue_hornet_207 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 79 and 6

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DFX_
Jun 11, 2018

DFX_ thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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Castielismyangle
Mar 31, 2018

Castielismyangle thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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Gwen904
Mar 21, 2018

Gwen904 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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blb1
Sep 15, 2019

Other: This dvd freezes up and you have to start over and fast forward through the movie.

Other: Contains adult humor about a girl in a guy's body (watch out), and the lack of clothes for only the girl.

Coarse Language: Contains some language and blasphemes against God.

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Irahim
May 24, 2018

Sexual Content: Many other uses of swear words.

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Gwen904
Mar 21, 2018

Sexual Content: Various sexual jokes about flirting, penises, making out, urinating, etc.

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Gwen904
Mar 21, 2018

Violence: Each character has 3 lives, nearly all of them lose 2 of their lives in various ways, some comical, others surprising, others intense. Shooting with guns, fistfights, etc.

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Gwen904
Mar 21, 2018

Coarse Language: Uses of s**t, hell, damn, OMG, fricking, and variations of a**.

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