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09-20-2017

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

The debut of a second official trailer for Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, let optimism shine it's goofy face on my otherwise dour, cynical visage. Was that a slight homage to the Robin Williams Jumanji of old? Did they just acknowledge its existence? I believe they did, Pinky. I believe they did. Thank you for that--in some minor way, it alleviated half the issues audiences of the original film likely held.

Namely, the vast difference in game consumes / becomes reality mechanism, and that the original film had happened. There's the allusion to the game being found on a beach, and there's a nod to the difference in game-play mechanisms with the simple allegory, "But the game always finds a way" (board games being too 'boar'ing to tempt anyone to actually play them.

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