with everything at their fingertips, they wrote garbage. this movie with all it's flaws, absolutely poops on welcome to the jungle (about 4 viewings)
I must admit. I was very against this movie when I first heard about it. I was a fan in childhood of the original, and I only went to the film when I heard good things about it through word-of-mouth. I think the high point of the film was they found a way to pay homage to the original, but make it their own. Also, they actually delved into some character before diving into the plot which is an old storytelling trope not seen much anymore.
Unfortunately, the strongest arc was not the lead character, but of Bethany's. They delved with the vague "friendship" in other areas which is weaker. And, another weakness is adult actors in the film plays their typical role and brings nothing new to their performances here. Are The Rock and Kevin Hart one trick ponies?
I'll keep the word of mouth going. It was good. I recommend.
Brewing a new concept is difficult but luckily it doesn't take much time to settle in and after it does it is quite adventurous.