Cast– Dwayne Johnson as Dr. Smolder Bravestone, an archaeologist & an explorer, Jack Black as a cartographer, cryptographer, archaeologist & paleontologist.
Directed by Jake Kasdan; Music Henry Jackman Camera- Gyula Pados ; Edited by- Steve Edwards
Release by Sony Pictures in English, Tamil, Telugu & Hindi on December 13th
This 4th instalment of the franchise reunites the 4 teenagers who survived the trials & adventures of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle as they return home to Brantford, New Hampshire from their respective colleges for the holiday break. As college students, they are now trying to navigate the next level in their individual lives!
Unknown to his friends, Spencer (Alex Wolff) kept the pieces of the Jumanji video game and one day repaired the system in the basement of his grandfather’s house. When Spencer’s friends Bethany (Madison Iseman), Fridge (Ser’Darius Blain), and Martha (Morgan Turner) arrive, they find Spencer missing and the game running and decide to re-enter Jumanji to save him. Spencer’s grandfather Eddie (Danny DeVito) and his friend Milo Walker (Danny Glover) hear the commotion & inadvertently get sucked into the game too before any of Spencer’s friends can select their avatars. With a new quest offered to them by Nigel Billingsley (Rhys Darby), the teenaged friends must help Eddie and Milo get used to their in-game avatars, get them to help find Spencer and Bethany, and escape Jumanji once again & for all! Shot at locations in Atlanta, New Mexico, Calgary, Fortress Mountain Resort & Hawaii
Jumanji – The Next Level, much like its predecessor, remains an above-average family-friendly feature.
The main thrust of the plot is that the rest of the characters are looking for Spencer inside Jumanji, and once they find him, they can only escape the video game world by finishing the quest that has been assigned to them.
It was fresh, clever, action-packed, featured great performances . when we get back to the game, they add new dynamics to the characters that might seem conceptually cheap, but because of the cast’s incredible chemistry together, no matter what they tackle, it’s funny as hell.