Sometimes, with a big-name film, you’ve just got to throw everything you have at it, and that’s exactly what they’ve done with Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle from the look of the second trailer. It’s just been uploaded to the Sony Pictures Entertainment YouTube channel and it’s literally wall-to-wall nuts action, epic CGI and ridiculous comedy.
It’s clearly set out its intentions to be a non-stop fun ride and it might just go on to do its predecessor proud. The trailer alone is pretty entertaining, so hopefully they’ve saved plenty of action for the movie release next year.
Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle trailer 2:
It starts out with similarities to the opening trailer with the initial development of the story around the old board game finding a way back into modern society by becoming an arcade game. Obviously, it doesn’t take too long for it to sucker in a group of kids and they’re magically transported into the game, getting transmogrified into some very unexpected avatar characters.
Some of the special effects are stunning, but the initial magic that draws them into the screen and fires them into the world of Jumanji and the reflection of Jack Black are a bit ropey, in all fairness. However, the herd of rampaging rhinos, huge wild cat monument, helicopter dive and killer snake makes up for them pretty well.
The set constructions also look pretty smart and you can see that a lot of detail has gone into them, blurring well with the CGI effects. There’s a tribal style to everything that works well within the context of the magical world that the high school kids have become trapped inside.
There isn’t as much of Karen Gillan’s high-kicking fight moves, but there’s bound to be a lot more from her in the full film, which will be hitting the big screen in December. She put in some incredible moves in Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 earlier this year and it looks like she’s going to be doing something similar in Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle sequel too.
Dwayne Johnson (Baywatch) is pretty much the all action hero in the film, but there’s also a lot of comedy to his character in the film. It adds to the silly jokes from Jack Black and Kevin Hart to ramp up the family entertainment factor and the addition of Rhys Darby into the mix is going to be pretty funny all by itself.
The computer game idea works pretty well to reinvent the film after two decades on the shelf. It’s got a lot to live up to with the Robin Williams original having a lot of nostalgia for kids of the nineties, but the latest trailer for Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle does a good job of setting out the potential.