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Jumanji captivates audiences

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“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” premiered in theaters on Dec. 20. The movie has since earned $376.6 million in the box office.

“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” is a sequel to “Jumanji” which premiered in 1995 starring Robin Williams and Kirsten Dunst.

Jumanji is a fictional game in which its players enter the game, and in order to escape they must complete the entire game. In both Jumanji movies this theme is prevalent.

In “Jumanji” two children enter a board game and attempt to save themselves and Alan Parrish, a man they meet within the game. After battling bugs, monkeys, and other scary jungle monsters, the kids finally free themselves and Alan.

In “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle”, four teenagers are sucked into a video game and must escape the jungle without losing their three lives to return home. With killer rhinos, scary men on motorbikes, and venomous snakes, retaining their precious lives proves to be a challenge.

“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” stars multiple A-list actors including Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart and Karen Gillan.

While the movie has been in theaters since late December, its popularity continues to grow. The crude humor and action-filled plotline of the movie makes it lovable to all ages.

While “Jumanji:Welcome to the Jungle” is a spinoff to “Jumanji”, its ratings and reviews live up to the first movie.

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