I loved the Jumanji reboot recently. It might not have held up to the original in terms of props and details, but it more than made up for it with the cast, and comedy, and a story that felt just right for all ages.
This one? Let me tell you what I didn't like about it first: Fake ostriches, a cliche start, and not the best character switches - though Jables and the Asian were just amazing.
It grows on you too.
I'm not sure if it just takes a while to immerse yourself this time around or if it really does get better. Like they didn't fully believe in the sequel when they started, but as they got it going... they started to.
Kevin Hart has a smaller role this time around; The Rock a bigger one. Just saying. Great end too. When it was all over it was a blast, they really brought the action element to the next level, and both the buggies and the wells and all were atmospheric no doubt, but it feels like it took a while before it really started getting there. First half or so I was missing out.
Sequel though? They definitely left a window open...
rated 3.5/5: not bad at all