In Jumanji:The Next Level, the gang is back (Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart and Karen Gillan) but the game has changed. As they return to Jumanji to rescue one of their own, they discover that nothing is as they expect. With more action and surprises, the players will have to brave parts unknown and unexplored, from the arid deserts to the snowy mountains, in order to escape.
Specification: Jumanji: The Next Level
PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
0.7 x 7.5 x 5.4 inches, 2.72 Ounces
Item model number
2 hours and 3 minutes
March 17, 2020
Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas
Sure, this is generally the same story structure as the first, the characters are trapped in a video game and have to win it to get out, but I found Jumanji: the Next Level to be a fairly entertaining time.
The movie’s biggest strength is it is just having fun. Humor works pretty well, though a bit about the two elderly new comers to the game Eddie and Milo having trouble understanding what is going was stretched way too long. The characters all still work well off each of each other.
The action is bigger than the first and pretty impressive. I liked that their are more animal threats in this, which make the events feel more diverse. The film looks nice. The location is shifted from the traditional jungle to other exotic locales keeping things fresh.
The best new additions are Eddied, the crotchety old guy, and Milo, the affable but long-winded old guy. These guys serve as fresh new eyes to the world of Jumanji and are pretty funny, but their best aspect is their interactions with each other and the personal story of how these two once friends became estranged.
The cast playing the video game avatars that the characters become continue to do a great job. This time, some of them are given a chance to play different people. Everyone’s pretty versatile. Awkwafina’s in this and she is equally talented. I’m disappointed that Danny Devito and Danny Glover as the real world Eddie and Milo aren’t in more of this, because I felt these were one of their best roles.
We really didn’t need Nick Jonas back in this. He’s mainly here because he was in the last one. The guy doesn’t add much, especially since the cast is a little full as it is. Also, I felt the part of the introduction with real world Spencer (Alex Wolff) was a little rushed.
The villain in this Jurgen the Brutal (Rory McCann) has a little more to him than the paper-thin villain from the last film but not by much. You probably won’t think of him after seeing this.
Overall, I liked the first movie, because the concept was fresher but this is a fun ride.
I was so excited when I saw Jumanji was coming out with another movie! Part 1 is excellent, I’ve watched it a dozen times. I preordered part 2 and waited with anticipation to recieve it.
Jumanji The Next Level “Sucked!” I am so disappointed with the overall start to finish. There is nothing in the movie that captured my attention. So, I watched it one more time. My first instinct is correct, Horrible! The entire story/movie, the acting. . . I would tell those thinking about buying it, DON’T!
IN FINAL, THIS MOVIE FROM START, MIDDLE, END. . . IT IS A WASTE OF MONEY AND TIME. Part 1 was excellent!
Thomas H. Jackson Jr –
I was a fan of the original film and then when Jumanji : Welcome to the Jungle was announced I thought that it would be a disaster but it turns out I was wrong and I laughed my butt off and I was hoping for a sequel because it was so funny and so much fun.
Jumanji : The Next Level take it is to literally the next level. The cast is great and funny and the premise to get them all back in to the game is wonderful.
The quaility of the blu ray is top notch and the picture and sound are amazing as well.
I would recomend this movie to any lover of the original and sequel for your collection.
Jacob Hayward –
Plot was ok a bunch of good actors playing bad parts. I found all the cursing from Jack Black with the young black man voice disconserting. I came real close to turn it off. It was not child friendly. I think the whole movie could have been better cleaner or given a heavier rating.
PAUL B –
I watched this in 4k and now in 3D. The 3D makes this really fun to watch, especially the scene with the bridges! This is a region free Blu-ray so it works on North American Blu-ray players.
DJ Control –
A review of the Australian released 3D presentation…
First up full marks must go to Random Space Media for releasing this film in the 3d Blu-ray format. Most major movie studios have abandoned the format for home video but strangely continue paying to have movies converted to 3D in post production then giving them very limited engagements in cinemas. This would appear to be a waste of money & resources. Why pay the extra production costs for 3D then not make the 3D version widely available? The list of films converted to 3d and not released on 3d Blu-ray is getting longer every month. And when it is released in 3d they only release it for one market (I’m looking at you Disney / Marvel who have released Black Widow in 3D for the Japanese market only). Rant over…
Jumanji The Next Level looks amazing in 3D and even though the story is a little stretched you can forgive any plot holes as the film is based on a computer game where truly anything can happen. The disc features outstanding picture quality, awesome HD sound and is recommended 3D viewing.
Últimamente es raro encontrarse con mala calidad en los discos UHD y este no es la excepción.
La imagen es excelente, con mucho detalle especialmente (obviamente) en tomas con mas dialogo.
Los colores se ven vivos y con saturación suficiente sin llegar a ser exagerados. Contraste y brillo son excelentes.
El rango de bits ronda la mayoría del tiempo entre 50 y 60 megas, pero hay momentos donde subía a increíbles 80 megas.
El Sonido DTS-X es desgarrador y bien implementado. La escena de los mandriles puede ser usada como demostración. Las voces de los actores es clara y jamas es sobrepasada por la acción. Todo esta muy bien balanceado.
El disco es de Sony por lo que tiene la opción “IMAX Enhanced” pero en lo personal mi equipo no cuenta con dicha opción.
El Servicio de Amazon sin problemas, todo entregado en buen estado y en el tiempo correspondiente.
My family and I were really looking forward to this movie. Now, I can cuss enough to make a sailor show respect upon occasion, but really? The first twenty minutes they used the “gd” word so many times I lost count. Of the plethora of words they could use, why that one? This is supposed to be a family movie and it is most definitely not. The story is good, the acting is fine, but frankly, I want my money back. I didn’t get this movie just to listen to someone cuss at me – particularly with a word I find personally offensive. I gave birth to two ten pound babies without medication so if the writers need some good cuss words for the next movie that won’t be so offensive, come talk to me, I can help you out. As for this movie, I’m going to make sure everyone I know with kids understands that the language ruins the movie and this is NOT family friendly.
Brett Voutier –
I have about 80 3d Bluray disks running on xbox 1x and the only disks that give me trouble is the Sony releases. This one will not play the 3d version of the film. You select 3d and the 2d version plays. Avoid another Sony headache and just download the movie for free off the internet, at least that version will work. Great movie though
John Werner –
If you like a PG 13 movie using Gods’ name in vain a lot, then this movie is for you.
Great movie, better than the previous outing, with great 3d to boot.
I drove to see this at the theater 45 minutes away from my home. I went excited because the last Jumanji was so fun and funny but soon found that the foul language in this sequel was terrible and frequent and the storyline was just okay. I’d give the writers and producers a do over, only this time make it kid friendly like it should be.
Big departure from the first one. While I did enjoy seeing Karen Gillan more, the movie just dragged on and on! I kept wondering when it would be over. But the big shocker was the language! The first one I watched with my kids, and it really didn’t raise any “red flags” with me,……this one, way , way, way too much adult language. I finally had my kids leave the room. I know many time sequel does not meet up with the first, but this wasn’t just not as good, but a bad departure! Sony- smash the movie’s video game and don’t go back!