Jumanji: The Next Level


Sierra Mamay, Writer

The original Jumanji film, starring Robin Williams, was released 25 years ago. More recently, in 2017, the first ever remake was released. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle starred well-known actors today, including Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Nick Jonas, and actress Karen Gillan. This movie was an all around hit right off the bat. The box office was booming, and people couldn’t get enough of the new, revamped edition of the beloved fantasy thriller. The 2017 film followed the original storyline in a rather creative way, that put a comical and exciting twist on what was once a dangerously terrifying board game, to what has since turned into a *highly* interactive video game. The success of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle paved the way for the 2019 sequel, Jumanji: The Next Level, which in my personal opinion, really was Next Level. This follow up was the number one movie in the world for weeks. It’s a must see fantasy-action-comedy-adventure film all in one, and one that definitely will not disappoint. The Next Level stars the same actors, with the addition of the stubborn, yet hilarious duo, Danny DeVito and Danny Glover. Each Jumanji film lived up to its potential, outdoing itself a little more each time. So, if you haven’t seen it yet, there’s still time to hit the theater and enjoy two straight hours FULL of Nick Jonas. Let’s be honest, who doesn’t want to see that? 

P.S. – Keep an ear out for a “cameo” of sorts from yours truly!


*Picture from Movieweb