Movies and nostalgia go together like Kervyn and gatsbys. This being a universal rule, when I heard they were making a sequel to the much-loved Jumanji, the 1995 classic staring later Robin Williams, I was devestated. How dare they appropriate such a childhood memory for money, right!? That’s what many thought and the internet exploded. Adding to this fire was a first trailer that looked like a CGI mess of a movie. Then, a few months later, another trailer hit our faces and it was… Wait for it, good. What? Still, Kervyn and I are cynical bastards and went into the press screening with frowns and a deep sense of dread.

However, what we felt leaving the rather small and rubbish cinema, was absolute elation! It was frigging BRLLIANT! They managed to update the original to a generation saturated with videogame overload and it worked damn well! I could carry on waxking lyrical, but I’ll leave that for Kervyn’s more indepth review out next week. Instead I am goind to babble on like a teenager and offer my inital thoughts below! Enjoy!

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is out on 22nd of December.

Last Updated: December 10, 2017

Nick Reay

I have been an avid fan of movies ever since I discovered Santa Clause wasn't real, a day marked in my memory by my first viewing of It's a Wonderful Life, which wasn't so wonderful that day. Since then I've watched thousands of movies and even fooled my parents into putting me through uni to get a degree in the subject. I first started writing as a journalist for The South African Newspaper before moving onto communications for an NGO trying to save the planet. Unfortunately my recommendations to the CEO that we should all don rings imbued with the powers of earth, fire, wind, water and HEART went unheard. Now I pretend the end isn't nigh by hiding in movies.

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