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JUMANJI (1995)
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Directed By:
Joe Johnston

Starring:
Robin Williams, Jonathan Hyde, Kirsten Dunst, Bradley Pierce, Bonnie Hunt, Bebe Neuwirth and David Alan Grier

Rated PG
Genre: Fantasy
Format Used: Netflix DVD
Contains: Mild Language, Mild Violence

THE PLOT:

A hundred years ago, a twisted board game was buried in the ground. Then 35 years ago the game was discovered by young Alan Parrish. But when they started playing the game, Alan was sucked into the game itself. The present, two siblings Judy and Peter find the game. Releasing Alan from his long imprisonment.

Now to set rigth what they did wrong so many years ago they have to finish the game they started and trap back the monsters they release from Jumanji release. But as the game goes on the dangers grow and a question rises. Will they finish the game or will the game finish them?

ZEDD'S OPINION:

My only real complaint with Jumanji is where did this game come from? Who created it? I really wish they could have discovered more about the game's past, it's history. Then it would have made a little more sense. But I'm not saying I didn't like it. On the contrary, I do enjoy it very much, I think it's a cool buried treasure. The characters, the story, the effects all perfect. The cast does a great job in this movie and the concept of a strange magical board game works. I wish there was more monster animals. But the man eating plant and the giant spiders is enough to put it on my page. Robin Williams does great in this first monster movie, wish he do more. But that's just me. Anyway, in conclusion ladies and jelly spoons. This is an assume movie and you can do much worse then Jumanji. 8 STARS.

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VOLTRON'S OPINION:

Robin Williams is one of my favorite actors and I did enjoy Jumanji. In fact if Zedd didn't already recommend it as a buried treasure I would have. The effects, the story, all great. I also agree about wanting to know more about the history of the game. I too give it 8 STARS as well.


ON THE POSITIVE SIDE (+ HITS):

+ EFFECTS (The effects are really cool.)
+ CAST (The cast does a great job.)
+ STORY (The story works.)
+ DIALOG (The dialog was cool.)
+ FUNNY AND TOUCHING (It has funny and touching moments.)
+ FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY (The whole family will enjoy Jumanji.)

ON THE NEGATIVE SIDE (- MISSES):

- HISTORY (We both would have liked to learn more about Jumanji's past. Where it came from and what does Jumanji mean?)

...AND FINALLY...

- NOT FOR EVERYONE (Some hardcore monster fan may not like the tame movie.)

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