Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle walks a perilous path to its release date this Christmas. It stands in the shadow of not just the beloved Chris Van Allsburg book it’s based on, but the legacy of the original 1995 film and its dear departed star, Robin Williams. On the other hand, is there anything Dwayne Johnson can’t do? Well, Baywatch come to think of it, but back in an action/adventure mode, Johnson should be in his wheel house, especially alongside his Central Intelligence co-star Kevin Hart (and new cohorts Karen Gillan and Jack Black). Now we get our first look at the new Jumanji, and our first chance to decide if it adds to the legacy, or detracts from it.  (more…)