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The tables are turned as four teenagers are sucked into Jumanji’s world – pitted against rhinos, black mambas and an endless variety of jungle traps and puzzles. To survive, they’ll play as characters from the game. Twenty years later in 2016, four students in Brantford High School are placed in detention together, Spencer Gilpin, who was caught writing essays for his former friend, Anthony “Fridge” Johnson, who is also in detention for the plagiarism and has been kicked off the football team; Bethany Walker, who disrespected a teacher during her English class over a phone call; and Martha Kaply, who refused to participate in P.E. class, making it worse by insulting her instructor. As punishment, their principal orders them to clean out the school basement while “thinking about what to do with their one life”. While cleaning the four find Jumanji, a multiplayer action-adventure video game. After being unable to select one of the playable characters, they each select an avatar. When Spencer hits Start, the four are sucked into the game.
They find themselves in a jungle each now in the forms of their game avatars. Spencer is a tough, muscular explorer named Dr. Smolder Bravestone; Fridge is a short zoologist named Franklin “Mouse” Finbar, whom he had selected upon misreading the name as “Moose”; Bethany is an overweight male cartographer named Professor Sheldon “Shelly” Oberon; and Martha is a gorgeous commando and martial arts expert named Ruby Roundhouse. They soon realize that they are in the game and each have three lives. If they lose all three, Spencer concludes they die for real. Each of them also have special skills and weaknesses.
Original title Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
IMDb Rating 7.2 77,530 votes
TMDb Rating 6.5