Steve G 🇵🇸’s review published on Letterboxd:
One of my favourite things to do here on Letterboxd is, when I watch a sequel or reboot or remake to or of something, is to go through my friends' reviews and see if anyone has done a "Ugh why have they done this I'm so not watching this!" kind of review without even seeing it and unfriend them immediately.
So goodbye to those two people.
(I lost four with Blade Runner 2049. Good times.)
Anyway, pathetic e-pettiness aside, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle was an actual good film and so much more fun than I expected even as someone who cannot be not entertained by The Rock. Reteaming him with Kevin Hart after the almost equally enjoyable Central Intelligence was clearly a smart thing to do, but casting Jack Black as a teenage girl and Karen Gillan full stop was perhaps even smarter.
Notable highlights, aside from the bit where half the audience in our screening did a knowing laugh at The Rock raising the People's Eyebrow and the other half not knowing what the fuck we were all laughing at, were:-
* Everything that Karen Gillan did and said.