When four kids dust off an old video game and begin to play ‘Jumanji’, they quickly realise this is not a normal game. It’s a game of survival, where only the winners return to the real world.
For high-school kids Spencer, Fridge, Bethany and Martha, an ordinary day hanging out is about to become extraordinary… And more than just a little bit weird.
Discovering a retro video game console with a mysterious game called ‘Jumanji’, they decide to dust the machine down and give it a try. That’s when things start to go crazy.
No sooner have they fired the console up and chosen their avatars, they are transported into the thick of the games jungle setting. Gaming addict Spencer becomes a beefy adventurer (Dwayne Johnson), sports mad Fridge transforms into a diminutive Einstein (Kevin Hart), cool kid Bethany becomes a middle-aged, male professor (Jack Black) and introvert Martha is suddenly a tough, renegade warrior (Karen Gillan).
It’s immediately clear that Jumanji is going to be anything but boring, but they also discover it is a game of real survival and game over really means game over. The only way to beat it is to embark on the adventure of a lifetime, and uncover the secret left by Alan Parrish some 20 years ago.
22 years after family-favourite Jumanji (1995) left audiences spellbound with its unique blend of magic, mystery and humour, the franchise returns for another rollercoaster ride of fun.
Hollywood golden boy Dwayne Johnson (Baywatch), Jack Black (Goosebumps), Karen Gillan (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2) and Kevin Hart (Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie) make up the solid A-list cast, alongside a host of fresh-faced new talent.
Catch Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle in mind-boggling 3D and let the game come to you!
- Release date: 20th Dec 2017
- Running time: 1hr 59mins
- Director: Jake Kasdan
- Cast: Karen Gillan, Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black