Ready Steady…… JUMANJI !!!!

Since childhood, I have been an ardent Jumanji fan. I am sure you would have also watched the first movie featuring Robin Williams in 1995 when Jumanji was a board game. It’s turned into a video game now. However, the drum roll still remains the same and is capable of giving you the goosebumps of what’s going to come next.

Then in 2005 came Zathura: A Space Adventure, which was based on the book authored by Chris Van Allusburg, who is also the author of Jumanji. Although this movie didn’t do so well as Jumanji, but the theme was same. My only take away from this movie was Kirsten Stewart, yes Bella from Twilight Saga.


I was so fond of these board game movies that I watched them over and over again. And my excitement was infectious enough that my hubby and son too watched it, mostly because I pushed.

Then in 2017 came Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, that got the family hooked. WWE superstar turned Hollywood actor Rock rocked it with his intense smolder expression. The adventure, comedy, cast all weaved perfect magic. This, time the game upgraded from being a board game to a video game. An if you are a Jumanji fan you know what followed next.

Lately, ever since the trailer of Jumani: The Next Level got released, we being fans, kept an eye on release date and here we are. Today afternoon we watched the movie.

I am excited to share the review with you guys.

Director: Jake Kasdan

Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Nick Jonas


The team is same, with a few addons but the game has reached the next level. This part hardly has any forests, it’s more of desert and snow-clad mountains. The team faces many surprises that the game throws at them right from Avatars swaps to complication of levels. They have to crank up their commitment to complete the game.

This movie has couple of twists, that you will enjoy.

This movie is surely fun. The story is little different than last time with entry of new characters. The movie focuses on friendship, love, believing in each other and resolving conflicts.

The characters always resolve their misunderstanding in their game Avatar’s which they fail to address in their normal life.

My favourite characters are both the girls Martha and Bethany. They are sorted.

And with the entry of Nick Jonas, invariably a thought crossed my mind, “Damadji aa gaye!!!”.


Just like first part the villain is not very overpowering or even a known face.

Points to highlight:

If you are parent to kids above 5yr, you must take them.

Watch the movie either in 3D or 4XD the snow fall and action scenes will be memorable.

Sit till the credits, otherwise you will miss an upcoming adventure.

This Post Has 30 Comments

  1. Ninu Nair

    Yayyy…nice to have found this review. I saw the two Jumanji movies, courtesy my son. Though frankly didn’t like the one with Dwayne Johnson. You say this one is fun so surely going this weekend. And, happy to know Nick Jonas is there..was kind of sad not seeing him in the posters!

  2. Sweetannu

    I definitely wish to catch Jumanji with my neice and nephew in the theaters. Watched the trailer and loved it.

  3. lifewithmypenguin

    Lol, damaadji. I loved Jumanji, the board game version over its successor and yet to check the recent one. It seems the action sequences are shot well and deserves a 3 D experience. Thanks for the review.

  4. nooranandchawla

    I absolutely loved the original Jumanji movie but I’ve been hesitant to watch the new ones. On your recommendation, I will.

    1. My Words My Wisdom

      its funny you would like it if you have liked its predecessors

  5. simi sp

    one of my fav movies I just loved watching this with my bro & sis a well written review thank you sharing …

  6. Sarah Shaikh

    I saw the first part of Jumanji and really enjoyed it.Didn’t got time yet to go for the latest one but will watch soon.Going by your review I’m sure it’s gonna be fun.And love that caption “Damadji aa gaye”…….LOL

    (Snehalata jain)

    1. My Words My Wisdom

      I actually got that feeling with his entry and when I told my husband he just rolled his eyes 🙂

  7. Varsh

    I haven’t yet gotten over Robin Williams’ Jumanji, honestly. My family saw Welcome to the Jungle but I somehow missed it. Shall see it and follow it up with the new one. Also, Damadji ko dekhna to banta hai! 😁

  8. Gurjeet Chhabra

    My daughter and my husband watched Jumanji and they love it .there are so many surprise element in it

  9. romagptasinha

    We have been waiting to watch this one buddy and reading you now I feel we must expedite 😊

  10. Debidutta Mohanty

    One of my favourite movie during my growing up days. After reading your review ,I am tempted to watch the new one. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Amrit kaur

    I love watching such movies they are good to watch with some twists in between. I am heading to watch it tomm.

  12. Jhilmil

    Oh what a fun movie it was, we got the premier show passes. Thigh we loved the first movie of the series the most but this too was exciting.

  13. Shalu Sharma

    I remember being a HUGE fan of Original Jumanji movie when I was a kid. This one is on my watch list too. Hopefully, I get time to watch it soon.

  14. Deepika

    I will go with my kids. Thanks for the review. I saw the trailer too. It was awesome.

  15. Ruchie

    Heard a lot of great reviews about this movie and I am so excited to watch this with kids!!

    1. My Words My Wisdom

      Do watch, specially if you have watched its part one, it will be easy to join the dots

  16. Tina Basu

    I so liked the original Jumanji movie. I haven’t watched the new ones. Let me see if I can manage to watch it now with Nick jiju in it!

    1. My Words My Wisdom

      yes, when we watched the first part he wasn’t our Jiju but now that he is… ghar ke logo ko badhawa to dena hi padega. ha ha ha ha

  17. MeenalSonal

    That’s a good review Ujjwal. I am great fan of Jumanji series, shall plan it with my family in holidays.

  18. jhilmildsaha

    Being an ardent fan of the original Jumanji and the great Robin Williams, I never had any intention to catch the Dwayne Johnson starrer new versions. But i guess I should now.

    1. My Words My Wisdom

      yes,the robin Williams one is closest to my heart, as we were kids then. However the first part of this Jumanji series is also good.

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