Jumanji: The Next Level Review

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Maddy Mudd, Staff Writer

Jumanji: The Next Level came out on December 13th this year. As of December 17th, the movie had already made a worldwide total of $224.7 million in the box offices with a budget of only $125 million. According to Rotten Tomatoes, the critic aggregator, the movie has so far received a 69% approval rating and an average rating of 5.97/10. 

Similarly to these reviews, I would say it wasn’t by any means a bad movie. I don’t know about you guys, but the original Jumanji will always have a special place in my heart and nothing could ever come close to it, but held seperately I enjoyed the first remake. It was funny, it had a great crew of well-known comedy actors, and the plot was the perfect mix of nostalgia and new material. It wasn’t trying to copy the old Jumaji, but it still had bits and pieces for nostalgic purposes to bring both a young new audience and an older audience. 

The second remake, Jumanji: The Next Level, didn’t have the same nostalgia bits as the first and it had nearly the exact same plot as the first remake with two new characters. There was a good bit of entertaining comedy to be enjoyed by a variety of age groups. It was by no means anything new or groundbreaking, but it was still a movie worth seeing.