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Thu Dec 28, 2017, 09:50 AM

Saw Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.....

very, very entertaining.....anyone else?? Jack Black is pretty funny as a woman........I really enjoyed the movie.

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Reply Saw Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle..... (Original post)
a kennedy Dec 2017 OP
Guilded Lilly Dec 2017 #1
a kennedy Dec 2017 #2
NewJeffCT Dec 2017 #3
TomJulie Dec 2017 #4
Name removed Oct 2018 #14
gratuitous Dec 2017 #5
a kennedy Dec 2017 #6
Iggo Dec 2017 #7
JCinNYC Dec 2017 #8
a kennedy Dec 2017 #9
a kennedy Dec 2017 #10
Initech Dec 2017 #11
mythology Dec 2017 #12
LWolf Dec 2017 #13

Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Thu Dec 28, 2017, 10:18 AM

1. Wasnt going to see it because I assumed it was a remake! Duh on me...

The trailer looked quite good! Anxious to see DU reviews here

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Response to Guilded Lilly (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 28, 2017, 10:26 AM

2. No, no, brand new concept....it was very good.

I’m sure you’ll enjoy it. My husband wasn’t real crazy about going.....but said he was surprised how much he really liked it.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Thu Dec 28, 2017, 10:32 AM

3. good casting

The Rock seems to do well in those not so serious roles, and Black and Hart are pretty funny guys. I don't really know the actress, but I'm sure she's going to be funny as well.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Thu Dec 28, 2017, 11:17 AM

4. Hope To See It Soon

My wife and I normally stream our movies from pirate sites like HD Online, etc. https://hdonline.is/hdo

We go to the theaters about once per year on average. But after seeing the trailers on YouTube, this is one movie is one we both want to see.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Thu Dec 28, 2017, 04:06 PM

5. Mrs. gratuitous hated the Robin Williams one

She kept asking who was going to clean up all that mess. If I see it, it's going to have to wait for Netflix and an evening with her quilting buddies.

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 28, 2017, 04:11 PM

6. I swear theres no messes at all, oh wait there are a couple, but nothing like

The first one......it mostly takes place in the jungle.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Thu Dec 28, 2017, 05:14 PM

7. Here's what.

I don't ever want to see a Kevin hart movie.
I don't ever want to see a Jack Black movie.
I don't ever want to see a The Rock movie.

But I kind of want to see this movie.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Thu Dec 28, 2017, 05:18 PM

8. Funny story

We were eating at one of favorite local burger joints - cheeseburger in paradise - in Waikiki - about the time they were shooting the movie.

And who walks in to grab a big-ass burger but Jack Black and a buddy of his.

My wife who is normally the quiet type - but also a huge JB fan - had to go over to say hello.
Took a seat at his table and chatted with him for 10 minutes.

I had to go over and "rescue" him so that he could eat his burger in peace.
But i have a great photo of the two of them - with that classic JB smile and raised eyebrow.

Nice guy.

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Response to JCinNYC (Reply #8)

Thu Dec 28, 2017, 07:08 PM

9. yippie, that's a great story, soooooooooooooo happy he's a good guy.

and what a great memory for your wife.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Sat Dec 30, 2017, 06:37 PM

10. Just kicking this again.......anyone else see it yet?

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Sat Dec 30, 2017, 10:32 PM

11. I want to see it, haven't had a chance.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Sat Dec 30, 2017, 10:35 PM

12. I saw it Christmas weekend

 

It was funny. I didn't really care for the generic villain, but I think the other leads did a good job.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Sun Dec 31, 2017, 12:27 PM

13. I've heard it's really good.

I'm sure most movie goers will enjoy it, but I'm not going to see it.

I had a hard enough time with the first version, taking a beloved picture book to film; it took me 5 years to see it...grudgingly. But then, it was Robin Williams, so I forgave the trespass and acknowledged its goodness.

Even though this is not a "remake," I find myself even more horrified than I was when the original went to film; at least it's based on the book, and, well, Robin Williams. This one though? It's based on the movie, Van Allsberg had no involvement, and really...the Rock?

No thanks.

I'm more critical than Van Allsberg; here is a <snip> from an interview:

How involved were you in the first movie adaptation?

I was pretty involved. The studio had optioned it and had commissioned some screenplays and weren’t really happy with it, and it looked like they were maybe going to abandon the project. So I started writing out some ideas, and the studio liked the treatment, and I actually wrote a script which then, as many scripts are, was really only a starting point for a development process. That initial script I wrote was rewritten many times, and then finally made into Jumanji. So I was a contributor of some story material that was not from the book, and the studio gave me a story credit but not a screen credit, because so many screenwriters had worked on it after I made my contribution.

How involved are you with the new one?

Very little, nothing like the involvement I had with the first one. This is a project that was really energized not so much by my original book but by the success and fandom of the first film. It was more like, not really even a sequel to the first film, but more I think the jargon in Hollywood is a “reboot” — basically taking some of the same thematic material and then reconsidering it fairly liberally or fairly — what shall I say — fairly aggressively, without a clear obligation to characters from the first one or following through some story arc, that sort of thing.


http://time.com/5067138/chris-van-allsburg-jumanji-interview/

I think I'll just stick with my beloved old black and white book.

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