When siblings Judy and Peter discover an enchanted board game that opens the door to a magical world, they unwittingly invite Alan -- an adult who's been trapped inside the game for 26 years -- into their living room. Alan's only hope for freedom is to finish the game, which proves risky as all three find themselves running from giant rhinoceroses, evil monkeys and other terrifying creatures.
|Release Date||:||December 15, 1995|
|Genres||:||Adventure, Fantasy, Family|
|Production Company||:||TriStar Pictures, Teitler Film, Interscope Communications|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Director||:||Joe Johnston, Betsy Magruder, Lara Fox|
|Writers||:||Chris van Allsburg, Jonathan Hensleigh, Greg Taylor, Jim Strain, Hank Mayo|
|Casts||:||Robin Williams, Jonathan Hyde, Kirsten Dunst, Bradley Pierce, Bonnie Hunt, Bebe Neuwirth, David Alan Grier, Patricia Clarkson, Adam Hann-Byrd, Laura Bell Bundy, James Handy, Gillian Barber, Brandon Obray, Cyrus Thiedeke, Gary Joseph Thorup, Leonard Zola, Lloyd Berry, Malcolm Stewart, Annabel Kershaw, Darryl Henriques, Robyn Driscoll, Peter Bryant, Sarah Gilson, Florica Vlad, June Lion, Brenda Lockmuller, Frederick Richardson, Frank Welker, Jaysen Clough, Daniel Olsen, Falko Schilling, David Szehi, Tom Woodruff Jr.|
|Plot Keywords||:||board game, disappearance, based on children's book, new home, recluse, giant insect|
I just used to love "Jumanji" as a kid. This was what was Oscar worthy to me, because I loved the special effects and Robin Williams. Even though I think I over did it with the Oscar worthy thoughts, still to this day I enjoy "Jumanji". It's a great family film that will make you feel good and have fun with.
Robin Williams plays Alan, a boy who when he was little and had a horrible fight with his father plays a game with his friend, Sarah, and the game happens to be cursed causing Alan to get sucked into the game until someone else plays it. Sarah freaking out by just what happened runs home and no one believes her leaving Alan behind for decades in the game. When a new family moves in, Judy and Peter and their Aunt Nora, they find the game and start playing and release Alan who has just survived decades in a jungle. When they realize that they must finish the game to make the horrible curses it brings go away, they find Sarah who is now the town loony, and must play it 'til they finish. But can they do that with all the spiders, elephants, lions, tsunami, vines, stampedes, and an angry hunter? You'll just have to wait and see.
This is a great movie for the family and I'd highly recommend it for a good watch. It's just a fun fill adventure with great effects and some fun performances by Robin and Bonnie and a very young Kirsten Dunst. So sit back, grab the popcorn, and enjoy "Jumanji"! 8/10