Jumanji is a fun 90s movie but how well does it hold up? Let's start with the bad qualities before we get to the good. The CG. Oh my God, the CG. It has NOT, and I mean has NOT, aged well. Before you say "it was released in 1995, what did you expect?", note that the same company released Terminator 2 4 years earlier and while only 5 minutes of CGI appeared in the theatrical version, it still looks incredibly convincing. Another movie that came out in 1995 was Casper which also used CGI. However, I find the ghosts to still look convincing even today. The monkeys are the most egregious examples of bad CG. The rendering is so poor, they look like they were taken from a PS1 game released in the same year. Then there's the black cop, who seems to solely exist as a butt of jokes. I felt sorry for him really. And kids may be scared a bit, so this movie isn't entirely appropriate for kids who might get nightmares, perhaps even from the bad CG alone. Now, on to the good qualities. Robin Williams portrays a grown-up Alan Parrish greatly with a good charm that saddens you when you remember that Williams died. Rest in peace, Robin. Jonathan Hyde steals the show as Van Pelt, offering the funniest moments in the movie with Van Pelt basically being a video game villain. Makes me wonder if we'll see him in a surprise cameo or something in the new movie. About that, my evil masters assigned this movie to me because of the new movie coming out. I may review Zathura someday. The practical effects, unlike the CG, work since they're really there and makes me wonder how house doors opened by themselves since technically nothing is opening them. Everyone earns a happy ending. Jumanji won't be the most magical experience of your life but it still lives up to its description of "An adventure for those who seek to find/ a way to leave their world behind" with the incredible charisma of Robin Williams.