Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)
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.
It s supposed to be a video-ized board game come to life, but really, it s just a bored game.
The mildly amusing Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is further proof that even the stalest whiff of brand recognition has become preferable to originality.
It manages to pull off something I once would have thought was impossible: It makes the original Jumanji look like a beloved cinema classic.
The film s main appeal is in watching familiar actors pretend to be ordinary kids grappling with their new selves.
The task at hand is to make a family action-adventure vehicle for some big screen names, one that bangs and clangs cheerfully until the end. The fact that it comes together with as much charm as it does is something of a mainstream moviegoing miracle.