Fun, entertaining, makes you smile & laugh movie
This movie is a sequel to Jumanji with Robin Williams etc...from the 90's; but in the sense that is the 2nd movie in the Jumanji Line only. There was mention of Robin Williams's character, Parish, but that was about it. Considering Robin is no longer with us, & he gave Jumanji it's life force, this movie is good.
That said, if you have never even scene the first film, that's okay....don't think it would matter all that much, as this movie does well to stand on its own! It's got a lot of one liners, comedic relief, & a GREAT Cast of talented Actors to boot. Jack Black, almost stole the show from Dwayne Johnson, as his character portrayal of Bethany.....PRICELESS 😂
The rest of the cast does extremely well acting and channeling their "younger alter selves" throughout the movie....funny as heck.
Unfortunately, a downside to this movie....as comedy & a great cast can only go so far, is the plot; along with the overall "Theme" of this "New" Jumanji Movie. If you saw the 1st, than watch this.....you'll get it, but if you don't watch the 1st (or didn't grow up with the 1st movie...) & have no precognition or expectations going into this 2nd "New" movie....you'll do JUST FINE. To me, it's almost like a reboot of the series/franchise, more so, than an actual "Sequel" to the first.
This all said, it's still an enjoyable, funny, entertaining, action filled movie that I'm sure the entire family will love....and could actually sit down to watch, like I did with my family. If you have kids 8-10 yrs old, I'd say that's on the very edge of allowing to watch, for the "sexual type suggestive content", in some scenes. Otherwise....a couple of "scary scenes" & people dying...and you have the things that make this not a good movie for anyone under 6/7 in my opinion.....but that's me. Granted, Disney movies can be, & are, scarier than this (beauty and the beast, little mermaid, Aladdin, etc....); but it would come down to the maturity of your kids & how your family deals with the "sexual themes" etc....heck, watch Law & Order SVU, is worse than the "sexual content" in this movie etc....
So, use your judgement & DONT assume that b/c it's Jumanji, & a "kids" themed movie....that your little ones will be okay at watching this.
All this said, great movie, & I give it a solid 4/5 for my rating scale/system👍🏻👍🏻