Review: Jumanji reboot promises LOL adventures

R. Chehab, Anchor

Having just seen Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, I am able to tell you that you won’t be disappointed! This action-comedy movie is sure to have you laughing out loud, and have you on the edge of your seat.

This movie stars Dwayne Johnson who plays Dr. Smolder Bravestone, the well-known comedian Kevin Hart as Franklin Finbar, Jack Black as Professor Shelly Oberon, Nick Jonas as Alex, and Karen Gillen as Ruby Roundhouse.

This movie takes place in 1996 in Brantford, New Hampshire. The story is about four high school kids who discover an old Jumanji video game console. However, when they try to play the game, they get pulled into it, literally becoming the game

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I think that overall, the actors and actresses did an amazing job. Kevin Hart was my personal favorite, because he brought the movie to life with his outstanding comedy. Dwayne Johnson played a very tough and serious character, and I think he executed the expressions of  the character. Unfortunately, I cannot say that Karen Gillen did just as well. During her comedic parts, she did not make the joke as funny as it could have been, but she did well on the action parts.

I really liked most parts of the movie, especially the funny ones. One of my favorite scenes was when Ruby Roundhouse (Karen Gillen) attacked the villains by dancing. I also loved all of the action that was involved throughout the entire movie. I loved the action scene when the gang was running from a stampede of dangerous animals. I love how so many famous actors and comedians were included, because I feel that the movie would’ve been more dull if they were not in this film.

The moral that this movie gives definitely seems hidden, but there is one thing that I have learned from it. This movie teaches you the importance of working together as a team, especially when you only have each other. It may sound cliche, but this message is very useful in life.

I think that most adults and teens would like the humor and action that is packed in this film. I’d recommend it to most older teens, because I believe that they would find it funnier and be more interested in all of the action. This film is rated PG-13 because of the language, themes and intense action scenes. My overall opinion on this movie is that it is great, and I would definitely recommend that you and your (older) family members go see it.

Since I absolutely love this movie, I would rate it 4 stars out of 5. Although it was extremely humorous and action-packed, there were very few scenes that may get a bit boring.

Ryanne Chehab is in eighth grade, and she is one of the anchors for RO:In the Know. She’s currently in dance and is really enjoying it. Traveling is her favorite thing to do, and it is her dream to travel the world some day.