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Jumanji: The Next Level (2019)

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Malcolm R, Mar 13, 2019.

  1. Colin Jacobson

    Colin Jacobson Lead Actor

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    Finally got around to this one today and liked it. I think it's as good as the 2017 film - nothing groundbreaking but exciting and fun. Good way to spend 2 hours!
     
  2. Colin Jacobson

    Colin Jacobson Lead Actor

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    BTW, one character thread felt like it got cut off.

    When in Shelly's body, Fridge sprains his ankle and complains about the pain. However, when
    Martha takes over Shelly's body, she tells Fridge he overreacted and it didn't hurt that much.

    I thought this was leading somewhere about Fridge himself and his own body - like he's breaking down from so much football.

    The movie didn't play the scene for laughs - like Fridge is a baby about pain and Martha's tougher. It really felt like this was gonna go somewhere later in the film but it didn't.

    Anyone else notice this and have thoughts? Abandoned character point that still has vestiges in the final film?
     
  3. Edwin-S

    Edwin-S Lead Actor
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    I never got the feeling that they were going to make any statement about his body failing physically. It just came across to me as a couple of quips that were designed to make her look like she was made of tougher stuff than an athletic jock who supposedly has been engaging in hard physical training to build up his body. The statements she made were just delivered too matter of factly so any humour that could be derived from them falls flat.

    I found the film to be on par with their earlier turn as these characters. I got a few laughs out of the film, so it did its job in that respect. The real standout was the actor channeling Glover's "Milo" character. The film would have been far less funny and not nearly as good without his effort.
     
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  4. Colin Jacobson

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    You're probably right! And it doesn't really make sense that Fridge would feel pain due to a real-life injury while in Shelly's body.

    Obviously the scene struck me as odd! :)
     
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    I thought the first film had excellent 3D. Due to circumstances only got to see the second one flat. I didn’t think it was as good but I wondered if this was because if no 3D. I’d like to test this out with a 3D Blu, but it will not be available in that format.
    <_<
     
  6. Johnny Angell

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    Surely it will be available overseas?
     
  7. Malcolm R

    Malcolm R Executive Producer

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    Perhaps somewhere in Asia, but none of the European sources seem to have it listed.
     

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