FIRST LOOK: Jumanji: The Next Level

Several movies have been using Ozzy Osbourne’s “Crazy Train” in the trailers lately. An iconic song featuring the blazing guitar work of the late, great Randy Rhoads.

Interestingly, both movies are family friendly, with the first being Jumanji: The Next Level and the second being Trolls World Tour (tentatively opening April 17, 2020).

If you’ve seen any movie in the theater recently, you’ve seen this is one trailer they’re heavily rotating. It looks to be checking off several boxes of mine: comedy, videogames, adventure.

The team is back for Jumanji: The Next Level

Until this writing, I hadn’t seen either of the first two Jumanji movies, so was went in search to see where I could watch at least one of them prior to this coming out. I like the basic concept of the movie for real people transporting inside a videogame. reported as of this writing that the original Jumanji is streaming on Amazon Prime, with Starz having the sequel: Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle.

I watched, rated and reviewed Jumanji⭐️⭐️⭐️½. The original Jumanji starred Robin Williams and Kirsten Dunst. The first one doesn’t use a videogame as a plot device, it is a board game that gets played with a very jungle consequences at each roll of the dice. Robin Williams was good and I’m reminded somewhat sadly that he’s no longer with us.

Dwayne The Rock Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillian, Morgan Turner, Madison Iseman and others are returning from Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle to star in the third movie in the franchise.

Technically, there is another movie in the franchise, Zathura: A Space Adventure directed by Jon Favreau (Iron Man⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️½ Iron Man 2 ⭐️⭐️⭐️½, The Mandalorian, etc), which takes place in the same fictional universe, but has no direct story connection to the other Jumanji movies.

Jumanji: The Next Level opens wide in theaters December 12, 2019.

Are you planning on seeing Jumanji: The Next Level in the theater, waiting for streaming or still undecided if you want to see it at all?

8 thoughts on “FIRST LOOK: Jumanji: The Next Level

  1. Agreed, the premise of someone getting warped into a video game is awesome. I saw the original Jumanji, but I haven’t had a chance to see the sequel yet. I probably won’t make it in time to see this one in the theaters, but I’ll be keeping an eye out for it once the DVD is out

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    1. Interesting, you still buying DVDs? How big is your collection? We were up to 700+ and then started selling off ours. Back down to a couple hundred now, and only buying Blu-rays, no more DVDs. Haven’t bought any of the new 4k UHD format and don’t have a player or TV for that.

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      1. Oh yeah, I know Blu Rays definitely have better quality but the price difference is usually like 5-10 bucks so for that I’m fine going down a bit. My collection’s definitely nowhere near that big though, I’ve got around 200 I’d say. I typically get rid of a bunch of DVDs every year so I only end up keeping the ones I really love re-watching over and over again


      2. I haven’t heard of that store before, but I’ll look it up online and see if there are any stores near here. With Black Friday right around the corner now would be the perfect time to grab a bunch

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