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“Jumangi-Welcome to the Jungle”, back after 1995

The sequel of 1995 blockbuster Hollywood movie Jumanji has been released this week. “Jumanji- Welcome to the Jungle”. Is the movie directed by Jake Kasdan. The movie features Dwayne Johnson in the lead role and Kevin Hart, Jack Black, and Karen Gillan in the supporting role.

The movie starts with some college students getting trapped into a video game and are turned into the character they chose. They end up in the game and the Jumangi Jungle. There adventures have been shown in the movie with a perfect graphics and animations.

The original movie was based on four people playing the Jumangi game and the characters from the game come out in real life accordingly, but in the new version the opposite happens. The children find themselves in clearly digital forest.

The Mission of the characters in the Jumangi Jungle is to restore a jewel to the giant statue of a Jaguar resting in the middle of the forest , so that their maintain peace and quiet in the forest. They have to bring the jewel from the Hunter called Van Pelt (reappearing from the 1995b film) who stole it earlier. Johnson, Black and Hart are the three people with comic talent. They have been successful to make the people laugh to a large extent. Black, has been really wonderful with his comic skills specially. He is a turned overweight –middle aged man from pretty princess girl.

The director of the movie Director Kasdan has shown the shades of homosexuality in the movie too.

Like in the game, each character has three lives. So dying once doesn’t actually means losing one’s life in real. Overall the movie has a number of scenes which can give you Goosebumps.