When your life hangs on a simple roll of dice...
NOTE: this comment is provided by Christopher Dorian and Peter Rhydon.
When young Alan Parish and his friend Sarah Wittle sat in Alan's living
room and began playing to that strange game named "Jumanji", neither
them, nor the audience, could have expected what was coming after.
Because "Jumanji" is not your parents' "Payday". The game instructions
are simple: roll the dice and the player who reaches the end first is
the winner. It's just in-between that things go a little bit
What was just a little game meeting transforms into a special effects
extravaganza, filled with all sorts of creatures and eye-catching
action scenes and stunts that seem to be borrowed from the best moments
of the Indiana Jones adventures.
The computerized special FX are the main aspects of the movie and they
mostly succeed to their task. While they may look archaic today,
remember that these visual tricks were created in 1995, and that
computer-driven movies were a new sensation. Looking at the lion's
faces isn't completely interesting, but it's worth the effort.
Action scenes are well conceived, well acted, and well pictured.
Particularly memorable is the crocodile fight in the flooded house,
with the characters trying to defend themselves like the Orca crew in
Those two points are tightly linked with one man: director Joe
Johnston, who previously made "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids" and "The
Pagemaster". He clearly shows that his former employers George Lucas
and Steven Spielberg had a huge effect on him and that he gets
inspiration from those two phenomenons. And when we see the final
result, we could feel that Johnston could become a phenomenon too.
But it isn't the case. And why? Because "Jumanji" relies on a quicksand
storyline and poor lines, because characters are occasionally
believable and because action scenes are not epic in the Star Wars or
Indiana Jones style. The concept is excellent, but the developed
elements are not on the same level. Characters are often performing in
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A childhood favorite! Love Robin Williams in this one!.
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light but good story.
tcs watch Insomnia movie
light but good story.
loki53132 watch Shrek 4-D movie
excellent film, keeps you on the edge of your seat.
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this movie is great..a beautiful adventure ...is one of my favorites movie..a great family movie.
i love this movie..is great...a true adventure ..a great family movie.
It was arealya full 0on Entertain moviee i like it i watched it approxx 5-6 year ago .It was a good moviiee.
once it gets going it's pretty darn fun
i have t say,this movie started out pretty slow,and i thought it was
gonna be a dud.i'm glad i kept watching.it turned into a pretty good
movie.if you're into action and adventure,you'll certainly find it in
abundance here.there are some great action sequences,providing scads of
excitement.but there are also a lot of very funny moments,and there's
even a hint or 2 of romance.there are some fantastic creatures here.the
only downside i can think of is the visual effects.i found them kinda
cheesy,and sometimes they didn't quite look real.the creatures
sometimes looked a bit wonky,but other times were pretty realistic.but
that's a small downside,since the movie is so much fun.Robin Williams
is the featured performer here,but i thought Bonnie Hunt was
terrific.Bebe Neuwirth was very good as well.but David Alan Grier was a
riot.Kirsten Dunst was good too.overall, this is a good movie for both
kids and adults.for me,Jumani is a 7/10.