Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas, Bobby Cannavale, Alex Wolff
Story: Fantasy adventure sequel directed by Jake Kasdan which follows four high school kids who while on detention cleaning out their school’s basement discover an old video game of Jumanji and get sucked into its jungle setting. To survive, they’ll play as characters from the game: Spencer (Alex Wolff) becomes brave explorer Dr. Smolder Bravestone (Dwayne Johnson), Fridge (Ser’Darius Blain) becomes the genius Moose Finbar (Kevin Hart), Bethany (Madison Iseman) becomes Professor Shelly Oberon (Jack Black), and Martha (Morgan Turner) becomes the warrior, Ruby Roundhouse (Karen Gillan).
To beat the game and return to the real world, they’ll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, discover what Alan Parrish left 20 years ago, and change the way they think about themselves, or they’ll be stuck in the game forever.
Best Quotes from Trailer:
Principal Bentley: Well, this is a fun group. Welcome to detention. Spencer, Bethany, Fridge, Martha, you’re all here for a reason. You should be thinking about who you are and who you want to be. Fortunately, you’ll have plenty of time to figure that out while you’re cleaning out the basement.
Bethany: That sucks.
Martha: Are you going to help or are you too pretty?
Bethany: I’m too pretty.
[referring to the vintage video game console]
Fridge: Yoh, hey, Spencer, what’s this?
[reading from the screen]
Spencer: A game for those who seek to find a way to leave their world behind: Jumanji.
Fridge: What are those?
Spencer: Avatar names, so you pick a character and then you’re that person in the game.
Fridge: Which one do I pick?
Spencer: I don’t think it matters that much. Should we play?
Fridge: Moose Finbar, sounds like a badass.
Bethany: I’ll be the curvy genius.
Spencer: Dr. Smolder Bravestone.
Martha: I guess I’m Ruby Roundhouse.
[after they are sucked into the game and become their avatars]
Dr. Smolder Bravestone: Oi vey.
Moose Finbar: Where’s the rest of me?
Dr. Smolder Bravestone: Oh, my God. Fridge?
Moose Finbar: Yeah, I’m Fridge. Who are you?
Dr. Smolder Bravestone: It’s me, Spencer.
Moose Finbar: Who is she?
Dr. Smolder Bravestone: Martha?
Ruby Roundhouse: Why am I wearing half a shirt and short shorts in the jungle?
Dr. Smolder Bravestone: I think we got sucked into Jumanji and we’ve all become the avatars we chose.
Professor Shelly Oberon: So that means I’m…
Dr. Smolder Bravestone: Bethany?
Professor Shelly Oberon: Oh…
[he rushes over to the river to look at his reflection in the water]
Moose Finbar: Bethany. Bethany! Don’t look at it!
Professor Shelly Oberon: Nooo! I’m an overweight middle-aged man.
Dr. Smolder Bravestone: I don’t have my clarinet, and all I see around here is pollen!
Moose Finbar: Well I don’t have the top two feet of my body!
Nigel: Welcome to Jumaji!
[referring to Smolder as Shelby and Ruby are checking him out]
Professor Shelly Oberon: Damn, that is a man right there.
Dr. Smolder Bravestone: [to himself] Don’t cry, don’t cry. Don’t cry, it’s going to be okay.
Ruby Roundhouse: Alright, alright.
Professor Shelly Oberon: I can’t help it.
Dr. Smolder Bravestone: This is a video game, which means we all have special skills.
Dr. Smolder Bravestone: Everybody run!
Moose Finbar: Why am I running so slow?
Dr. Smolder Bravestone: I have to warn you, I think I’m a very strong puncher.
[as they watch Smolder punch people]
Ruby Roundhouse: Wow.
Professor Shelly Oberon: He’s so good at that.
Professor Shelly Oberon: That was so intense, I like can’t even with this place.
Professor Shelly Oberon: Maybe we’re all in a coma.
Ruby Roundhouse: What?
Professor Shelly Oberon: That old game machine must have electrocuted us and now we’re…
[suddenly a massive hippopotamus grabs him in its mouth]
Professor Shelly Oberon: Oh, my God!
Moose Finbar: You better get in there and save her.
Dr. Smolder Bravestone: I am not going to get in there! You get in there!
Moose Finbar: Yeah, I got a backpack on! You don’t get in the water with a backpack, everybody knows that.
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is set to open in the US December 20, 2017 and UK December 26, 2017.