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THE GAME HAS CHANGED IN “JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE” TRAILER
via press release

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The game has changed, but the legend continues. Columbia Pictures' new action-adventure Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle has just debuted its international trailer which may be viewed below:

Starring Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas and Bobby Cannavale, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle soon in Philippine cinemas.

In the brand new adventure Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, the tables are turned as four teenagers in detention are sucked into the world of Jumanji. When they discover an old video game console with a game they’ve never heard of, they are immediately thrust into the game’s jungle setting, into the bodies of their avatars, played by Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, and Karen Gillan. What they discover is that you don’t just play Jumanji –Jumanji plays you. They’ll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, or they’ll be stuck in the game forever…

The film is directed by Jake Kasdan, screenplay by Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers and Jake Kasdan & Scott Rosenberg & Jeff Pinkner. Screen Story by Chris McKenna, based on the book by Chris Van Allsburg.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.
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  • rightright PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    this movie would have been so much better if they just didnt use the word jumanji.
  • SAINT DESTROYERSAINT DESTROYER PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    it looks funny with jack black and kevin hart
  • NakuraNakura PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Skeptic ako :/

    Pag Jumanji dapat yung board game kasi!
  • AquamanAquaman PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Maybe they were counting on people who saw the Robin Williams movie to come see this, thus the title.

    They already have a good cast though.

    But turning it into a video game is probably because they want the younger viewers to be able to relate. I mean, how many under thirty have played a board game?
  • QT IIQT II PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Ang ganda ni Amy Pond...este, Nebula rito!!!
  • rightright PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    The surprise ending of the original is still one of the best in that genre. Maybe this movie will also surprise us at the end. Who knows, maybe jumanji is a god. Basta they need to connect this sequel to the original. Otherwise i will consider it an utter failure in terms of scriptwriting.
  • forgforg Administrator PEx Moderator
    TEASER POSTER SURFACES FOR “JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE”
    via press release

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    Columbia Pictures has just unveiled the teaser poster for its new action-adventure Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle which may be seen below.

    Starring Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas and Bobby Cannavale, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle soon in Philippine cinemas.

    In the brand new adventure Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, the tables are turned as four teenagers in detention are sucked into the world of Jumanji. When they discover an old video game console with a game they’ve never heard of, they are immediately thrust into the game’s jungle setting, into the bodies of their avatars, played by Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, and Karen Gillan. What they discover is that you don’t just play Jumanji –Jumanji plays you. They’ll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, or they’ll be stuck in the game forever…

    The film is directed by Jake Kasdan, screenplay by Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers and Jake Kasdan & Scott Rosenberg & Jeff Pinkner. Screen Story by Chris McKenna, based on the book by Chris Van Allsburg.

    Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.
  • forgforg Administrator PEx Moderator
    GET THRUST INTO “JUMANJI” WITH NEW TRAILER
    via press release


    For two decades, it went untouched. But the game always finds a way. Watch the new international trailer of Columbia Pictures' action-adventure Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle now

    Starring Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas and Bobby Cannavale, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle opens in Philippine cinemas January 2018.

    In the brand new adventure Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, the tables are turned as four teenagers in detention are sucked into the world of Jumanji. When they discover an old video game console with a game they’ve never heard of, they are immediately thrust into the game’s jungle setting, into the bodies of their avatars, played by Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, and Karen Gillan. What they discover is that you don’t just play Jumanji –Jumanji plays you. They’ll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, or they’ll be stuck in the game forever…

    The film is directed by Jake Kasdan, screenplay by Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers and Jake Kasdan & Scott Rosenberg & Jeff Pinkner. Screen Story by Chris McKenna, based on the book by Chris Van Allsburg.

    Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.
  • angel_thegame11angel_thegame11 PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Nakura wrote: »
    Skeptic ako :/

    Pag Jumanji dapat yung board game kasi!

    Yun generation kasi ngayon video games na nilalaro di na masyado sa board games kaya mas nakakarelate mga younger audiences i think maganda pa rin to lalo na nandito si kevin hart
  • forgforg Administrator PEx Moderator
    IT'S A "JUNGLE" OUT THERE IN THE NEW “JUMANJI” TRAILER
    via press release

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    Play the game, don't let it play you. Jumanji is calling. Columbia Pictures has just new unleashed the brand new trailer for its upcoming action-adventure Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

    In the brand new adventure Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, starring an all-star cast – Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, and Karen Gillan – four unlikely friends get sucked into the perilous world of Jumanji, and are transformed into avatars with unique skills. They’ll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, or they’ll be stuck in Jumanji forever…

    The film is directed by Jake Kasdan, screenplay by Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers and Jake Kasdan & Scott Rosenberg & Jeff Pinkner. Screen Story by Chris McKenna, based on the book by Chris Van Allsburg.

    In Philippine cinemas January 8, 2018, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.
  • ermonskiermonski PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    S*** ang ganda ni Karen Gillian dito!

    Pero this reminds me of...


    Naaalala niyo ba yung Magic Kombat starring Eric Fructuoso and Smokey Manaloto dito sa film na to? hahha
  • forgforg Administrator PEx Moderator
    “JUMANJI'S” LARGER-THAN-LIFE CHARACTERS IN SOLO POSTERS
    via press release

    The character posters for Columbia Pictures' upcoming action-adventure Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle are now online, individually revealing the lovable ensemble.

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    In the brand new adventure Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, starring an all-star cast – Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, and Karen Gillan – four unlikely friends get sucked into the perilous world of Jumanji, and are transformed into avatars with unique skills. They’ll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, or they’ll be stuck in Jumanji forever…

    Dwayne Johnson plays archeologist and international explorer, Dr. Smolder Bravestone who's the consummate action hero.

    Jack Black is Dr. Shelly Oberon who will help navigate Jumanji as an expert in cartography, archeology and paleontology.

    Kevin Hart is Franklin “Moose” Finbar – an expert in zoology and a weapons valet.

    Karen Gillan plays the powerhouse Ruby Roundhouse, the martial arts master and killer of men.

    Lastly, Nick Jonas is Alex, another player in the game who will either help them in their quest – or be a sign of the danger that awaits them.


    In Philippine cinemas January 8, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.
  • forgforg Administrator PEx Moderator
    PLAY FOR FUN, ACTION, ADVENTURE IN THE ALL-NEW “JUMANJI”
    via press release

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    The game has changed, but the legend continues in Columbia Pictures' upcoming action-adventure Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (in Philippine cinemas January 8.)

    In the brand new adventure Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, starring an all-star cast – Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, and Karen Gillan – four unlikely friends get sucked into the perilous world of Jumanji, and are transformed into avatars with unique skills. They’ll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, or they’ll be stuck in Jumanji forever…

    Producer Matt Tolmach is a longtime fan of the original film Jumanji starring the late Robin Williams and of Chris Van Allsburg’s children’s fantasy book that inspired the franchise. Upon looking at the 1995 feature with fresh eyes, he says, “I immediately felt there were more Jumanji stories to be told. My first thought was, ‘What’s the next chapter in that story? What’s the next Jumanji adventure?’ It was a natural step to continue what began over 20 years ago.”


    Tolmach and writer Chris McKenna saw a new direction for Jumanji: they would turn the concept on its head. Rather than bringing the jungle into our world, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle would bring the players into the jungle – and not just that. “The game evolves, from a board game to a video game – the game will do what it has to do to be played,” Tolmach explains. “And video games are a perfect fit for the world of Jumanji: you get to leave your world behind as you become someone else – an adventurer, a doctor, a hero. This would be a great way to explore classic timeless themes – being yourself and embracing who you are while also challenging yourself to do things you never thought were possible. They have to go and be somebody that seems completely different from who they think they are – except maybe they’re not so different after all. It’s not a coincidence that you became this character who is seemingly so different than you are – you just need to go on this journey to figure out what you are capable of. You always had it inside you.”


    “Our lead characters are actually teenagers who are played by adult actors,” says director Jake Kasdan. Tolmach had previously worked with Kasdan on several films and thought he’d be the perfect choice to direct. “This is a time of self-discovery for them, but it plays out in this fantastical context. So, as they are figuring out who they are in real life, they suddenly find themselves occupying other people’s bodies in this game – people who, on the surface, are nothing like them. I thought that was a really funny idea, but also really interesting. What would you discover about yourself, if you could spend a day in somebody else’s body?”


    Still, the movie is a comedy with plenty of kickass action. “We wanted to build a classic action adventure movie with really high stakes,” concludes Tolmach. “The stakes are very real; you can die in Jumanji. We knew there would be tons of comedy in the movie, but we wanted it layered within action that was visceral and exciting.”


    Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.
  • artalm_2604artalm_2604 PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
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    Philippine Release Date: January 8, 2018
    Director: Jake Kasdan
    Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas, Bobby Cannavale
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    The frantic beating of the drums grows louder. Hoofbeats thundering from a distance warn of an oncoming stampede. An incessant buzzing drones as a swarm of insects approach. Welcome to the jungles of Jumanji as this thrilling sequel to the 1995 hit movie transports us to the mythical land within a game where the only way out is to win – or die trying. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle brings back the magic of the original film with an all new cast, all coming together to bring a whole new world of adventure.

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    The film picks up close to where the original drops off as Jumanji, now evolved from a board game to a video game claims yet another unsuspecting youngster. Fast forward two decades later as four teenagers separately find their way to detention in their school basement, where they unearth an old video game that they decide to play to pass time. With each of them choosing a character to play, they find themselves trapped inside the game as soon as they press start, inhabiting the bodies of the characters they chose. As soon as they explore their surroundings, they find themselves in a fantastic world filled with mystery and adventure which each thrilling level they complete, meeting non-player characters along the way who want to help them – or bring them to harm’s way. Soon, they discover that the only way to save themselves from the game is to save Jumanji itself from the forces that threaten to destroy it.

    The movie is quite literally a video game come to life, as real life, ordinary teenagers get to experience an adventure as someone else, a character with its own strengths, weaknesses and quirks. We see our protagonists come to terms with their new “bodies”, learning how to use the tricks up their sleeves and to complement each other with their skills and abilities. The four teenagers and their avatars have good chemistry with each other, and we see each relationship unfolding and developing as it would have not otherwise in the real world. The villains and the “big bad” were so-so, but the movie focused more on how the characters interacted and worked together to achieve their goal to make it back home.

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    The storyline was a bit predictable, from the characters they each chose down to how they eventually achieved their mission. However, the cast was able to make everything work especially during the little funny moments scattered throughout the film. The avatars in particular were very engaging, playing off each other as they discover their inherent abilities and struggle to reconcile them with their real-life selves. Dr. Bravestone, Ruby Roundhouse, Professor Shelly and Moose Finbar were a team of misfits stuck in the bodies of adventurers, bumbling their way through the jungle and finding unexpected help in the direst of circumstances. It was a generic plot patched together by compelling characterization, making a film that was overall a fun watch from start to end.

    Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle builds from its predecessor’s legacy of adventure while delving deeper into the world stuck inside a seemingly mundane game. It pays tribute to the original film’s star, the late Robin Williams, with an offering of laughter, thrills and excitement. It gives us a timely reminder to seize the day and to take risks, because you never know what exciting adventure awaits you next.

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    [CENTER-HIDDEN]Rating: 7.5/10


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    Jumanji:Welcome to the Jungle hits theatres nationwide starting January 8.



    Discuss the movie here: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
    More movie reviews here: Official PEx Movie Reviews


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  • forgforg Administrator PEx Moderator
    DWAYNE JOHNSON SMOLDERS AS A VIDEO GAME ACTION HERO IN “JUMANJI”
    via press release

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    An archeologist and international explorer, Dr. Smolder Bravestone is the consummate action hero: fearless, faster than a speeding bullet, able to climb anything, exceptional skill with weapons – and he does it all with his trademark “smoldering intensity.”


    His weaknesses? None. Who does that sound like? None other than Dwayne Johnson, who plays the role, in Columbia Pictures' upcoming action-adventure Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (in Philippine cinemas Monday, January 8.)


    But inside Dr. Bravestone is Spencer, a neurotic gamer with a fragile constitution, portrayed by Alex Wolff. Allergic and very nervous, Spencer is everything Dr. Bravestone is not… or so it seems.


    In the brand new adventure Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, four unlikely friends get sucked into the perilous world of Jumanji, and are transformed into avatars with unique skills. They’ll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, or they’ll be stuck in Jumanji forever…


    Johnson relished the chance to play against type, a character completely unlike his persona as The Rock or any of the many action hero roles he has brought to life. “Spencer is the most wonderful, insecure, lovable, allergic to everything, fun character I’ve ever played,” says Johnson. “I’ve never had the opportunity to play a teenage boy. He’s not a big physical guy, he’s just little Spencer who morphs into me. I’m channeling this scared, little 16-year-old boy and it was a challenge.”


    A challenge, because the whole movie hinges on audiences believing that Johnson is actually an anxious teenager. But Johnson says that even though today he is a confident, grown man, that wasn’t always the case. “Even when I was 16, I looked 46. I was six-foot-four and 245 pounds, and had a thick mustache – but whatever I looked like on the outside, on the inside I was still a teenager, trying to figure out who I was. So, I held onto that spirit of being a teenager – I wanted to make sure that everyone watching this movie was thinking ‘That’s Spencer’ and not ‘That’s the Rock.’”


    “There’s truly not another actor in the world that would make this idea as much fun as it is with DJ,” says director Jake Kasdan. “And he committed himself to the role, fully. He totally embraced the chance to play with – and against – his persona. He absolutely captured this kid.”


    Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.
  • MrSinisterMrSinister PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    just finished watching the movie and its way better than I expected. good mix of action and comedy. Great chemistry between the cast (The Rock, Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Karen Gillan). They also pay homage to the character of Robin Williams from the original movie.

    Rating: 4/5
  • forgforg Administrator PEx Moderator
    KAREN GILLAN, FROM “GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY” TO “JUMANJI”
    via press release

    Scottish actress Karen Gillan (Nebula in the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise) stars as Ruby Roundhouse, the warrior persona of nerdy teenage girl Martha in Columbia Pictures' action-adventure Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (in Philippine cinemas Monday, January 8.)


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    In Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, four unlikely friends get sucked into the perilous world of Jumanji, and are transformed into avatars with unique skills. They’ll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, or they’ll be stuck in Jumanji forever…

    The outspoken but socially awkward Martha, (portrayed by Morgan Turner) knows that high school years can be bumpy – and life will get better in college and beyond – but that doesn’t make her daily existence any easier to bear.

    Until now, she’s coped by blending into the background… but as the powerhouse Ruby Roundhouse, the martial arts master and killer of men, Martha finds herself as a skilled badass who commands everyone’s attention. It’s unfamiliar territory, to say the least, but she has no choice but to step up and fight for survival.

    “For me, Martha’s learning curve is where the fun is,” says Gillan. “She is an introverted, socially awkward teenage girl who is forced to inhabit the body and eventually the mindset of someone so utterly different. I’m a little awkward at times, but I’ve been able to play these strong, badass characters, and I usually have to overcome my own weird awkwardness; with Martha/Ruby, I got to embrace that side and really have some fun.”

    “I had been a fan of Karen’s for a long time,” says director Jake Kasdan. “And the way she plays Martha — as this very intelligent, but slightly awkward introvert who is discovering her own power before our eyes — is one of my favorite things about the movie. She plays all the levels of the character so well.”

    Co-stars Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart are known for their intense workout regimens, but it was Gillan – whose character is an expert in various martial arts techniques and “dance fighting” – did the most extensive work with the stunt team to learn the extensive fight choreography for her scenes. The stunt team says that the Brazilian fighting style Capoeira is probably the most comparable to Ruby’s special powers, but the stunt team combined several martial arts techniques to create their own moves – part dancing, part lethal fighting.

    Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.
  • DAKINDAKIN PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    In fairness sa RT.
    120 ang Fresh
    35 lang ang bulok.

    Sana showing pa ito pag-uwi ko diyan next year.
    Gusto ko mapanood sa IMAX ito.
  • DAKINDAKIN PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Here’s a sample of what critics are saying on social media:

    There’s a lot of laughs and heart in Jumanji. Cast has some pretty special chemistry and the game angle totally works. Props to The rock, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan and Jack Black for playing kids so well!
    – Rob Keyes, ScreenRant

    Hey, about that new Jumanji: It’s fun! It’s the kind of family-friendly outing that should help settle a lot of debates this holiday season. Jack Black is very, very funny, and I kinda love how they attempt to make it a true sequel to the original with some wonky engineering.
    – Kate Erbland, IndieWire

    Happy to say that I was pleasantly surprised by Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle. It’s fun and funny in equal measure, and makes smart use of its great stars. Not much of a universe-builder for a fantasy sequel, but definitely a reinvention that works.
    – Eric Eisenberg, CinemaBlend

    Saw Jumanji! It’s light on nostalgia (besides a handful of Easter eggs), but a lot of fun. The body swap stuff is SO good. Could watch Jack Black play a teenage girl stuck in Jack Black's body, or The Rock newly discover his muscles, forever.
    – Mike Rougeau, IGN Movies

    Now that the social embargo for Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is up, I will say that Jack Black’s performance is perfection personified and deserves 12 Oscars.
    – Rebecca Pahle, Film Journal International

    The new Jumanji is a ton of fun and succeeds by not trying to make a film even remotely similar to the original. It’s vindicated of comparisons, while also giving a nice nod or two to Robin Williams. My only real issue with the new Jumanji is that there’s not nearly enough Missy Pyle.
    – Corey Chichizola, CinemaBlend

    I can now say that the biggest surprise of the holiday season is Jumanji. It’s super entertaining and very funny with terrific cast chemistry (especially between The Rock and Kevin Hart). Video game fans will dig it even more. See it with the whole family.
    – Erik Davis, Fandango
  • QT IIQT II PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    DAKIN wrote: »
    Here’s a sample of what critics are saying on social media:

    There’s a lot of laughs and heart in Jumanji. Cast has some pretty special chemistry and the game angle totally works. Props to The rock, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan and Jack Black for playing kids so well!
    – Rob Keyes, ScreenRant

    Hey, about that new Jumanji: It’s fun! It’s the kind of family-friendly outing that should help settle a lot of debates this holiday season. Jack Black is very, very funny, and I kinda love how they attempt to make it a true sequel to the original with some wonky engineering.
    – Kate Erbland, IndieWire

    Happy to say that I was pleasantly surprised by Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle. It’s fun and funny in equal measure, and makes smart use of its great stars. Not much of a universe-builder for a fantasy sequel, but definitely a reinvention that works.
    – Eric Eisenberg, CinemaBlend

    Saw Jumanji! It’s light on nostalgia (besides a handful of Easter eggs), but a lot of fun. The body swap stuff is SO good. Could watch Jack Black play a teenage girl stuck in Jack Black's body, or The Rock newly discover his muscles, forever.
    – Mike Rougeau, IGN Movies

    Now that the social embargo for Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is up, I will say that Jack Black’s performance is perfection personified and deserves 12 Oscars.
    – Rebecca Pahle, Film Journal International

    The new Jumanji is a ton of fun and succeeds by not trying to make a film even remotely similar to the original. It’s vindicated of comparisons, while also giving a nice nod or two to Robin Williams. My only real issue with the new Jumanji is that there’s not nearly enough Missy Pyle.
    – Corey Chichizola, CinemaBlend

    I can now say that the biggest surprise of the holiday season is Jumanji. It’s super entertaining and very funny with terrific cast chemistry (especially between The Rock and Kevin Hart). Video game fans will dig it even more. See it with the whole family.
    – Erik Davis, Fandango

    Too bad we have to wait till January 8 to feel the magic.

    Fuck that idiotic "filmfest" - on my way home from work, I saw a rinky-dink DVD player "screening" a pirated copy at a jeepney bound to Alabang
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