“Jumanji: The Next Level” was entertaining and packed with sometimes masterful CGI. A good alternative to fill a pleasant movie night. But the source from which creative ideas are created is exhausted.
This film won’t redefine the action genre in the way John Wick did years ago, but again it’s not trying to be anything other than what it is, a buddy action comedy for this generation.
Johnson is solid here, he’s kind of quiet and even though he’s playing to his type and his strengths it’s a bit different, slightly.
In the end, Dwayne can always point to the Scorpion King and say this is like a Hitchcock masterpiece in comparison. It wasn’t a terrible film, I’ve definitely seen plenty worse, but it wasn’t great either.
The action is solid and also they do a good job of turning a video game into a good action film, oddly Hollywood can’t do it with a real video game but here they capture the fun and style and it was really enjoyable.
Two things really surprised me was one-It has a very good cast and a league of nations of actors here, two of my favourite British actors Ian McShane and John Hurt, and I’ve always liked Rufus Sewell and it’s nice to see him play a good guy.