Second Quest | ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ Movie Review

A few months ago, I reviewed the 2017 reboot of “Jumanji” for the site. I thought it was a fun movie and did the job of introducing a new generation to the story with a more contemporary spin. Even as someone who never saw the original movie with Robin Williams, it brought an interesting take for the site. I’ve also been excited for this movie … Continue reading Second Quest | ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ Movie Review

Welcome to the Reboot | ‘Jumanji: Welcome to The Jungle’ Review

Editors Note: In preparation for December’s “Jumanji: The Next Level”, Alex takes a look at 2017’s “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.” To see my exhaustive review of the movie, go to — Mitchell Chapman, InReview Owner and Editor I remember hearing about this movie and seeing the promotional stuff for it. It looked okay; another reboot that modernized the source material. But while watching … Continue reading Welcome to the Reboot | ‘Jumanji: Welcome to The Jungle’ Review

Jumanji 2017: Jungle 2 Jungle

2017 saw a lot of awful things hit the silver screen. “Justice League” reared its ugly head, “War for the Planet of the Apes” gave us an uninspired conclusion to what was a promising series, “Alien: Covenant” made us question why anyone liked “Alien” in the first place, and we got another “Transformers” sequel. Golly gee.

But in my opinion, one of the worst movies to come out of last year was a film that epitomizes sequel and reboot culture so perfectly that you probably forgot about it.

That movie is “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”

I mean “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.” Don’t jokes translate so well in text?

Mr. Van Allsburg

“Jumanji” was originally a children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg, adapted into a popular 1995 movie starring the late great Robin Williams. The adaptation was about as true to the source material as say, Disney’s “The Jungle Book” adaptation, but it worked and there was a cartoon later that included more elements from the book, so all was forgiven. Suffice it to say, it included enough inspiration from the source material to make this type of story work, while adding its own touches that made it stand on its own two feet.  Continue reading “Jumanji 2017: Jungle 2 Jungle”