Is the 'Jumanji' sequel worth seeing?
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Is the 'Jumanji' sequel worth seeing?

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"Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" debuted in theaters on December 20, and fans seem pumped about the adventurous comedy with a star-studded cast. Well, not everyone; some critics are worried the film will ruin their '90s childhood and love for the original film. But the standalone sequel does hold a 77 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Still, some argue just the thought of this film is disrespectful to Robin Williams' legacy. What do you think? 🎥

The Votes Are In!

The action-adventure is certified fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. Film critics are with it. Washington Post's Jane Horwitz writes:

It is smarter and more humorous than the first movie, and its digital effects - which include stampeding albino rhinos and mountain-scraping aerobatics - are far snazzier, as one would expect.

Who doesn't want to see a praised action comedy starring Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart? Come on, now. 

Some critics argue the film is basic though. Arizona Republic's Kerry Lengel writes:

Basically, the “Jumanji” sequel is all motorcycle chases, CGI monsters and shticky comedy, with a few half-hearted efforts at character development and plot twists that will be easily forgotten tomorrow. In other words, it’s Hollywood formula at its most generic. But if you’re into ogling Dwayne Johnson and laughing at Jack Black’s insulting caricature of adolescent narcissism, well, don’t let a critic harsh your buzz. Turn on, plug in and Rock out.

Standalone sequel or reboot—some '90s "Jumanji" fans aren't feeling it.

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