Jumaniji: The Next Level


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Rafael Perez, Staff

The Jumaniji series has been a fan favorite from the 1995 original to Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle featuring Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, Jack Black, and Kevin Hart. The word “jumanji” is a Zulu word that means “many effects.” Jumanji is about a  board game that takes people and unleashes them into another world were many things are possible. A group of kids were curious about what they would find in an old mansion and start exploring it. They get to the attic and soon find a jungle based board game and start playing it. After they begin the game, they figure out that there is a man named Alan Parrish, that has been stuck in the game and has lived through it for decades. If they win, they are released from the game.

Jumanji: the Next level is the new sequel to Jumanji Welcome to the Jungle. It will be released to theaters on December, 13 2019 and is directed by Jake Kasdan. Jake Kasdan directed the last Jumanji and did an amazing job on the project. Not much information has been released but according to IMDb so far it’s said to be about four players that have to go through many obstacles to “save the fantastical video game world of Jumanji”. This means that this time they will not be trying to save anyone but instead the game itself. Also IMDb has said that Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart will also be a main characters in this film like in the last Jumanji. With these two loved celebrities, the movie should be funny and as well as entertaining. Jumanji is expected to do well as the Previous Jumanji did. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle sold an outstanding  962.2 million USD in the box. 

People are getting excited to see what Jumanj: The next level has to offer this time. What new obstacles, animals, or what new people they will encounter in the vast world that is Jumanji. To see Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart in the same film is already a plus. The film has so much potential but it’s a matter of how its execute it. Everyone is hoping that it will be an enjoyable movie.