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.
I fuck with Kevin Hart, but let Robin Williams legacy live untouched for like another 20 years. There was no reason for Jumanji to be remade this soon & Im not ready for a Mrs. Doubtfire remake either.