Title: Jumanji: Welcome To The
Year Of Release: 2017
Review Date: July 31, 2018
Running time: 119 minutes
Box Office Gross: $962,200,000
Site Rating: 3 out of 10 stars
I recently watched the sequel to the film "Jumanji" which originally
starred the late actor Robin Williams. The sequel did not live up to
the original. The remake stars comedian Kevin Hart and former wrestler Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.
"Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle" is about four high school students who end up
in a video game set in the jungle (unlike the original, which was about a board
game). If they die in the video game, they die in real life. They must return a
stone to a jaguar statue to get out of the game. However, there are
obstacles they face in doing so.
So much of this film is derivative, from the premise (not based on the
original) to scenes in the movie that look like items from "The Mummy" films and
the 1980s film "Jewel Of The Nile." This has become standard for films starring
Johnson, who was recently slammed in a scandal that made the news, for stealing
the 1980s hit movie "Die Hard" for his latest infringing, bootleg flick
Many of Johnson's films are copyright infringing and with his
knowledge. He actively participates in the copyright thefts for financial gain,
which is unlawful and unethical. While he's stealing everything, Johnson is
decimating film classics, churning out subpar versions.