At the Movies: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Jan 29, 2018

Paul Willistein of the Lehigh Valley Press reviews "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle," the fantasy action adventure movie.

The concept of the blockbuster hit is that teens, Alex Wolff (Spencer), Morgan Turner (Martha), Madison Iseman (Bethany), Ser'Darius Blain (Anthony "Fridge"), Morgan Turner (Martha), and Mason Guccione (Alex), are teleported into a video game where they become adult avatars: Dwayne Johnson (Dr. Smolder Bravestone, aka Spencer), Karen Gillan (Ruby Roundhouse, aka Martha), Jack Black (Professor Sheldon "Shelly" Oberon, aka Bethany), and Kevin Hart (Franklin "Mouse" Finbar, aka Fridge). The surprise is Nick Jonas (Jefferson "Seaplane" McDonough, aka Alex), the most compelling actor in the movie.

(Original air-date: 1/22/2018)