So, full disclosure. I’m a sucker for horrible, fun, turn-your-brain-off films. This looks like the cream of the crop, where you should also maybe turn down your eyes, because man, it looks bad. But in the most fun way. Dwayne Johnson has made a career out of picking movies for his own reasons, usually something involving a fun set of co-stars, or an interesting filming experience. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle looks absurd, but let’s face it: it will still make hundreds of millions of dollars. It hits theaters December 22nd.
In a brand new Jumanji adventure, the tables are turned as four teenagers are sucked into Jumanji’s world – pitted against rhinos, black mambas and an endless variety of jungle traps and puzzles. To survive, they’ll play as characters from the game: meek Spencer becomes a brave explorer (Dwayne Johnson); hulky jock Fridge becomes a tiny genius (Kevin Hart); It-girl Bethany becomes a bookworm professor (Jack Black); and unathletic Martha becomes an amazonian warrior (Karen Gillan). To beat the game and return to the real world with their lives, they’ll have to start seeing things in an entirely different way.