The Tomatometer rating – based on the published opinions of hundreds of film and television critics – is a trusted measurement of movie and TV programming quality for millions of moviegoers. It represents the percentage of professional critic reviews that are positive for a given film or television show.
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The Tomatometer is 60% or higher.
The Tomatometer is 59% or lower.
Movies and TV shows are Certified Fresh with a steady Tomatometer of 75% or higher after a set amount of reviews (80 for wide-release movies, 40 for limited-release movies, 20 for TV shows), including 5 reviews from Top Critics.
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Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is a lazy, unfunny blockbuster that wastes its likable leads with a terrible script and sub-par filmmaking. The film tries to be Indiana Jones meets eXistenZ, but it ends up being Sahara meets Pixels. Game over.
Welcome to the Jungle is precisely as bankrupt as it seems. Maybe Jungle + Game + Big Movie Star seemed like all the formula that was necessary, and this movie just couldn't be bothered to look at the goofball whimsy that made the original special.
A nice-looking movie isn't a good movie. Jumanji focused on story, character development, and a strong sense of imagination while Welcome to the Jungle focused more on gags, clichéd moments, and visual effects.
The scary animals are still here, mind you... But they are only included as minor obstacles in the background since the central characters are often too busy squabbling among themselves to notice anything going on around them.