Mostly, however, this gives Jack Black the opportunity to act like a teenage girl for the run time of a film.
Much in the same way that The Emoji Movie sounded the official death knell for the written word, the new Jumanji remake is here to seal the coffin of the noble board game.
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, a title I estimate that no more than four people have said out loud, once again transports a group of unwitting players into the hostile tropical terrain of a riveting survival game.
It may seem like a hackneyed way to “update” a concept not even all that rooted to its time, but as the new trailer for Jumanji shows, it freshens up some character dynamics as well.
JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE - Official Trailer #2