There’s no more board game but Virtual Reality (VR) one, of course, with live avatars. But, regardless of how cool the new platform is, the risk of harming the classic elements potentially happens. Hence, regardless of the game is still called Jumanji, the new game experience reminds us of Tron‘s, instead of, well … we expect at least, Zathura.
Should there be someone disapprove of this idea, it’s Alan Parrish who gets mad knowing his legacy replaced by complete technology. There’s no dice rolling on the ground, no piece magically moving on its own, no wild animals uninvitedly appearing inside the house. The AR technology allows the players to control the game as well as explore it into wilderness. Not sure if there’s a timer in the jungle as the trailer shows the quartet get plenty of time before they hit game over.
Also not sure if this sidequel will be seriously funny even Kevin Hart (Get Hard, Central Intelligence) and Jack Black (King Kong, Kung Fu Panda) will pull off the joke double. Dwayne Johnson (Central Intelligence, Baywatch) definitely takes the lead. Karen Gillan (GotG, The Circle) plays the fiercest among the men while Nick Jonas (Careful What You Wish For) takes the sweetest being a guest avatar, an ice breaker.
The setting is full of not-so-friendly magical creatures which might take after some of our pets back home, thus everyone is given a sort of expertise to survive the jungle as well as find a finish line.
Release Schedule: December 2017