This movie is so charming and exciting. The CGI is top notch for 1995 (sans monkeys. They could have used more work). Comparative to the new franchise, the whole idea of the game coming to the real world is much more interesting and thrilling than the characters getting sucked in.
This film was a great story of kids as heroes. Stories that show how kids can be heroes too and step up to save the world. Those are few and far between these days. Even the new Jumanji replaces children for all adults. Its disappointing that children don’t see themselves fighting evil and injustice with confidence.