New Jumanji Film to be Based On a Video Game

New Jumanji film to be based on a videogame.

Hello, viewers! Today’s topic takes us deep into the jungle… Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.

Now, we’ve all seen the classic 1995 film Jumanji. A couple of young kids find and play a magical board game, releasing a man (Robin Williams), amongst other things and creatures, who helps them finish the game.

Don’t get me wrong. That movie is a classic and is a great family film. But, it’s about time for a reboot. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle has many things to look forward to.

First, the actors and actress. We’ve got Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, and Karen Gillan for our lineup. Second, there will be a tribute to the late Robin Williams. And last but not least, instead of the movie being based on a board game, it will be based on a video game!

Who doesn’t like video games, right?

Just like any other reboot, it will have its own way of being modernized. Most people aren’t fans of reboots but this isn’t your ordinary reboot. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle starts off with four teenagers who find an old, dusty, magical gaming console.

As they turn the console on, they get sucked into the game as the four actors in their respective roles. Like the original, they must play the game with puzzles, obstacles, and other animals/creatures. They must play the entire storyline in order to finish the game.

So, there are a few similarities between the two films. It would be pretty sweet to see more of the same elements as the older film had. There will obviously be plenty of comedy. Kevin Hart is no Robin Williams but would still like to see Williams’ sense of humor.

Have you seen Kevin Hart and “The Rock” go at it on their Instagrams? Pretty hilarious stuff!

Another cool thing to see is to have the directors interpret the riddle cards into the video game. Like, “They grow much faster than bamboo. Take care or they’ll come after you.” and watch the weeds and vines and the venus flytraps grow and get crazy out of nowhere!


Regardless, I’m sure the movie will be a hit in its own way. And hopefully, we can see some parts of the old movie on top of the new things to make the film it’s own. How do you feel about the main story being based on a video game rather than a board game? What else would you like to see happen in the new reboot?

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle releases December 22nd, 2017.

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