Four teenagers are sucked into a magical video game, and the only way they can escape is to work together to finish the game.
Our Rating: 8/10 - get past the first 5 or 10 minutes, and you'll love it!
Tagline: Landing This Christmas.
- Country: USA
- Language: English
- Budget: $90,000,000
- Revenue: Cumulative Worldwide $962,076,292, 19 August 2018
- Production: Columbia Pictures
So, how does the movie end??
The four characters learn more about the game, how their lives work, and the clues to progress to the next level. They go to the Bazaar to look for the next piece of puzzle, but are attacked by the bad guy's goons - until they rescued by the fifth player - Seaplane. We find out that he is the Rocker kid who was zapped into the game 20yrs ago and has been trapped ever since.
Down to his last life, he is quickly talked around that he needs to be braver, and decides to help the others complete the game and get back to their normal lives. He takes them on a helicopter ride - but they lose the gem. Spencer pushed Fridge out of the helicopter to distract a herd of rhinos while he rescues it. They land - but Seaplane is bitten by a mosquito and starts to die ... until Bethany gives him CPR and mouth-to-mouth - giving him one of her lives.
At the base of the Jaguar mountain, Spencer does some crazy climbing through the treetops ... but falls, and loses one of his lives. Almost everyone is down to their last life, and the stakes are raised.
This time, they work together. Martha takes out bad guys, while Fridge rides an elephant to keep back the jaguars. Spencer rides a motorbike towards the top of the statue, but they lose the gem in a snake pit. Martha retrieves it, and loses her second life to reappear again (with the gem) and throws it to Spencer who manages to slam it into the Jaguar statue. They shout 'Jumanji' together and complete the game.
The guide appears again and as he shakes their hand one at a time, they disappear from the game.
Later, back at school, the friends reunite and go to find Alex 'Seaplane' - only to find that he is 20 years older with a family, the game returned him to his original time. The friends hear the Jumanji drum roll soon, until they smash the console to end it!