‘Jumanji: The Next Level’is the sequel to ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.’ The next level brings back the same cast and adds heavy hitters Danny Glover and Danny DeVito, both of which are national treasures, anything with these two is going to be good.
The Next Level takes place in 2019, three years after their first adventure in Jumangi. Martha, Fridge, Spencer, and Bethany are on winter break and back home. All of them lead improved lives while Spencer feels left out, and feel the best time of his life was in Jumangi as Doctor Bravestone. When Spencer doesn’t show up to their get together, his friends get worried and go looking for him. Once they realize Spencer returned to Jumangi, they must go back into the game to save him. This time though Spencer’s grandpa (Danny DeVito), and long time business partner (Danny Glover) get sucked into the game as well. Danny DeVito becomes Doctor Bravestone (The Rock), and Danny Glover becomes Mouse Finbar (Kevin Hart).
Welcome to the Jungle was a lot better than I thought it would be, it’s a great movie. Typically sequels aren’t as good, but in this case The Next Level is the better of the two. Watching The Rock and Kevin Hart play two confused old guys in an action/adventure video game is hilarious. Both nail it on the head, especially Kevin Hart acting as Danny Glover. I could watch those two pretend to be old men all day and still laugh every time. The Next Level wraps up hinting at a Jumanji three, which The Rock confirmed the other day on social media, so keep an eye out for that. ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ is a great family comedy full of nonstop adventure, and even with some touching moments sprinkled in. It’s the perfect movie to round out 2019, and because of that I am going to have to give it an 8.5/10.