The trailer of the much-awaited film ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ is finally here and by the looks of it, the movie is all set to revive our fading love for retro video games (mind you we are not talking about the Playstation or Xbox). The 1995 ‘Jumanji’ was all about board games and their characters coming out in real life, while this movie stresses on video games and how the players end up going into the game, in the body of the characters they chose to play. As kids we often imagined how the world inside video games like ‘Mario’, ‘Tekken 3′, or ‘Street Fighter’ looked like. This trailer lets us experience exactly that, but only in an exaggerated form.
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The first trailer came out in June and hinted at the kinds of dangerous adventures these folks will experience and the second trailer, introducing the likes of Nick Jonas, Morgan Turner and a deadly cake; is fiercer and funnier than ever. The trailer begins with four friends, who stumble on an old video game console and suddenly get transported into the world of Jumanji, only to find themselves inside the bodies of Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart and Karen Gillan. With their own strengths and bizarre weaknesses, the four set out on a journey to protect themselves from the unseen danger that awaits them. In this trailer, the characters will also learn about their strengths and weaknesses and how it can literally blow you away. After all, it’s not every day you see people getting blown up after eating a cake.
The film has its own cool antics – each character having three lives to win the game, a phone-obsessed girl ends up in a middle-aged guy’s body and Kevin Hart being blown up by a cake. The film is directed by Jake Kasdan while the screenplay was written by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, and Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner. The film will hit the theatres on December 20.
Whenever we hear of a reboot or sequel being made of our favourite film, we inadvertently end up comparing the two and also take some bias towards the original one. But, this one is definitely worth the watch, at least the trailer is hilarious and funny.