Jumanji: The Next Level

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Like many classic games, Jumanji: The Next Level retains core components of what came before while adding enough fresh bits to keep things playable.

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In Jumanji: The Next Level, the gang is back but the game has changed. As they return to Jumanji to rescue one of their own, they discover that nothing is as they expect. The players will have to brave parts unknown and unexplored, from the arid deserts to the snowy mountains, in order to escape the world's most dangerous game.

Cast

Colin Hanks
as Young Alex
Alex Wolff
as Young Spencer
Morgan Turner
as Young Martha
Rory McCann
as Jurgen the Brutal
Ser'Darius Blain
as Young Fridge
Vanessa Cater
as Marauder 2
Nick Gomez
as Livery Guy
Sara Bennani
as Andi Tow
Derek Russo
as Key Keeper
Ulrike Stewart
as Jergens Viking
Jennifer Patino
as Bravestone's Mother
Melissa Kennemore
as Marauder 1/Jergens Inner Circle
Charles Green
as Bartender
Massi Furlan
as Switchblade
Tyner Rushing
as Jurgen's Ranger
John Gettier
as Fortress Guard
David Kallaway
as New Hyena Master
Madison Johnson
as Alex's Daughter
Scott Rapp
as Marauder
Dillon Belisle
as Fortress Guard
Richard Baxter
as Fortress Guard
Michael Beasley
as Coach Davis
Shiquita James
as Pedestrian
Catherine Busby
as College Hiker
Julian Stone
as Loop Group
Dennis Mallen
as 2nd Husband
James William Ballard
as Bad Guy in Fortress
Matthew Byrge
as Jurgen's Viking
John David Bulla
as Groovy Face Tattoo Biker
Ashley Black
as Viking Woman
Marque Hernandez
as Gypsy Guy in Tattoo Chair
Shane Berengue
as Jergan's Viking
Javier Villamil
as Renaldo's Guy
Robert Sargent
as Luna Viking - Jergen
Bruno Rose
as NY Dorm Guy
Ego Mikitas
as Jergen Man
Teo Ciltia
as Fortress Guard
Andrew R. McCallister
as Jurgen's Henchman
Lewis Wright
as Viking Warrior
Marche Day
as Fortress Guard
Tahseen Ghauri
as Oasis Market Patron
Zachary Tzegaegbe
as Young Bravestone
Kodai Yamaguchi
as Jumanjian Villager
Bethany Dixon
as Jurgen's Viking
Paul Pillsbury
as Fortress Guard
Sean K. Jones
as Fortress Guard
Kristopherr Brown, Jr.
as Fortress Guard
Brandon Parker
as Jergan's Viking
Judy Baty
as Jergen's Inner Circle
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Critic Reviews for Jumanji: The Next Level

All Critics (229) | Top Critics (34) | Fresh (162) | Rotten (67)

  • It's funny and diverting and it's even found accommodation for the elderly. Thoughtful, that, in a family film.

    December 18, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Part of the greatness of the film is the fact that the actors seem to be enjoying themselves so thoroughly.

    December 17, 2019 | Full Review…
  • A very hard-working film, so much so that it seems to be driven partly by an anxious desire to prove itself capable of matching its predecessor. Ignore this if you can, for it's such a satisfyingly wild ride that its flaws can be forgiven.

    December 16, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • Don't bother. Play an old-fashioned board game instead.

    December 13, 2019 | Rating: D+ | Full Review…
  • Like all good video games, there's a hint of yet another level at the end for those, like me, who are not yet ready to say Game Over.

    December 13, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • This up-for-anything sequel to the 2017 reboot brings back the A-list cast (Jack Black is still MVP) for more in-game avatar shenanigans. It's just the ticket if you're looking for a comic blast for the holidays.

    December 12, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Jumanji: The Next Level

  • Dec 29, 2019
    Same as the other film: funny (though annoying at times), action-packed, adventurous, with great performances :)
    Serge E Super Reviewer
  • Dec 24, 2019
    Avoids sequel fatigue with the inclusion of many fresh elements, particularly character spins, but could've used a better defined villain to up the stakes some. You won't feel cheated though, and the ending's light touch forgives much of what lead up to it.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • Dec 18, 2019
    While this sequel doesn't quite strive to the surprising bar set by its previous entry it is still a hilarious and adventurous tale to add to the Jumanji lore. The Next Level's continuous world-building with its vast layouts, new characters and more versatility among its familiar avatars is all befuddling, heartfelt and entertaining at the same time; creating a delightful time at the theaters this holiday season. 4.15/5
    Eugene B Super Reviewer
  • Dec 13, 2019
    Think of this action-comedy sequel as the enjoyable DLC to 2017's main campaign. The Next Level feels rather familiar as it dishes up slight variations on what made the 2017 Jumanji reboot so enjoyable, namely a game cast ready to be silly and physical, fun and flourishing action set pieces, and a clever satire of video game mechanics. The excuse to get the gang back together one year after events from the first film is flimsy, but I didn't care because I enjoyed these characters and especially the actors playing their in-video game avatars. The twist this time is a body swap that involves two elderly men (Danny DeVito, Danny Glover) joining the mix, allowing The Rock to do his best... old Jewish man impression? It certainly doesn't come across like DeVito, as funny voices isn't exactly a specialty for The Rock, but it hardly matters. There's still more worlds to explore, new obstacles/levels to be tackled, and with the body-swap mechanic, a fun switch-up for the main actors to portray a variety of characters inhabiting their bodies. I was extremely happy that the film rejected recycling jokes from its predecessor. It would have been very lazy (a.k.a. lazy) to simply go back to a few funny wells that worked the first time, but every time the film brings back an element from the first adventure it builds off of it rather than rehash a reference point. Once again Karen Gillan (Avengers: Endgame) steals the show. The humor isn't as gut-busting or satisfying as the previous incarnation but part of that is because we now know what to expect from this renewed franchise, and The Next Level manages to deliver what a fan would request while finding enough variations and tweaks to make it feel like its own movie, even if it won't live up to the high standard of entertainment that came before it. If you were a fan of 2017's Welcome to the Jungle, I'm confident you'll walk away relatively satisfied and smiling from The Next Level. However, chart this as another movie that ends with a preview of a sequel that I wish I had seen instead of the movie I got (stay tuned through the immediate end credits). Jumanji: The Next Level is a worthy sequel to one of the more fun, clever, and visually inventive action-comedy franchises. As long as they can maintain this level of quality, I'll happily pre-order the next edition. Nate's Grade: B
    Nate Z Super Reviewer

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