Necessary? Is drinking your own urine necessary? No, but it's sterile, and I like the taste. 🤪
The dynamic between The Rock and Kevin Hart is always fantastic, but adding Jack Black to that mix was surprisingly awesome as well. His commitment to playing a teenage girl for the entire movie was hilarious. Add to that a stellar cast and a nice shout out to Alan Parrish (Robin Williams) from the first Jumanji, and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle was a hell of a ride.
Growing up, this was my favorite Disney animated movie. My wife, who is a teacher, barely remembered this one but showed the live-action Tim Burton version to her class. When she described that mess to me, I was appalled. Talk about missing the entire point of Alice in Wonderland and ruining a childhood classic. So we sat down and watched the original. It was every bit the fast-paced nonsense I remembered it to be. Earlier Disney animation and storytelling was so far ahead of its time.
Always on board for a Richard Pryor comedy, and I didn't expect much from this one. Like most 1980s comedies, this movie tries to drag you into an emotional, dramatic turn toward the end. The truth is that it's 90 percent goofiness, which is fine. When you have a big white dude thinking he's black and another guy thinking he's a dog, you roll with the punches. Pretty funny to see a young Bob Saget with one of the most underrated roles in the film.
One of the funniest sports movies ever. Yes, ever. Perfect script, perfect cast, and quotable moments throughout... including my favorite quote of all-time.
"Necessary? Is it necessary for me to drink my own urine? Probably not. But it's sterile, and I like the taste."
Also, the soundtrack has some pretty badass cover songs of "Red Rubber Ball" and "Different Drum."