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Jumanji : The Next Level | Entertainment Packed With Sometimes Masterful CGI

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If you touch my boobs, I will murder you!
Too late! That was the first thing I did.

 

In recent years, the terms “Remake” and “Reboot” have become very popular in Hollywood. Much to my annoyance. In most cases, these knockoffs are just a shadow of the original. Not to say abominably bad and horrible to look at. The biggest example of this (for me personally anyway) is the movie “Ghostbusters” from 2016. If Bill Murray was no longer among the living, he would have turned around in his grave. A needless copy without humor and full of recycled ideas. A few years ago when I was told that a remake was being made of the famous film “Jumanji” (with the unparalleled Robin Williams in a leading role) from 1995, I was shocked. And certainly when it turned out that Dwayne Johnson hijacked the leading role. Yet another redundant and ridiculous attempt to imitate a past milestone.

 

Jumanji : The Next Level

 

Old Skool console game.

To my surprise, however, “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” turned out to be an exceptionally successful experiment. And that’s because of the unique idea to replace the “Jumanji board game” with an old skool console game where four innocent students are teleported into and where they need to complete a quest while playing a character in this game. It’s the only way to escape the game. Not only was it a funny movie (due to the interactions and personality contradictions between the real youngsters and their avatar in the video game). The concept was also original. Adding video game features such as NPCs, cut scenes, and the fact that each character has a limited number of lives, was a masterful move. It’s not without reason that the film was a real success in the theaters. And the inevitable happened. The sequel “Jumanji: The next level” is a fact.

 

Jumanji : The Next Level

 

Next level?

Unfortunately, as I feared, this new sequel doesn’t take the saga to a new level. To be honest, I thought it was simply an uninspired story that simply tries to take advantage of the previous film’s success. An easy solution to squeeze the last dollars out of a milked-out project. The novelties can be counted on a broken abacus. Not many, in this case. The characters are all still the same. This time supplemented with two old grumpy retirees (Danny DeVito and Danny Glover) who used to be business partners when they owned a thriving restaurant. As with every new level in a video game, the environment in which the adventure takes place is different from the previous level. So you’ll be presented with a sandy location with associated oases. And also, our friends will encounter a completely different fauna on their path.

 

Jumanji : The Next Level

 

Let’s bury this devilish game once and for all.

The most successful aspect of this sequel is the fact that the different characters were initially mixed. That makes for hilarious moments when you see Dwayne Johnson imitating the characteristics of a Dany DeVito. But besides that, there’s nothing innovative to discover in this sequel. It’s a well-known story with a new look. It’s the same as when a new “FIFA Soccer” version is being released on the game market. Graphically it may look a bit sharper and some new players and options have been added. But otherwise, the look and feel are similar and you have trouble discovering the points of improvement. Well, “Jumanji: The Next Level” was entertaining and packed with sometimes masterful CGI. A good alternative to fill a pleasant movie night. But the source from which creative ideas are created is exhausted. Let’s hope they bury the game “Jumanji” in a well-hidden spot once and for all, so nobody can lay their hands on it again. I think we’ve had enough of this.

 

 

My rating 5/10
Links: IMDB

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Tenet | China Exclusive Trailer Tells Us About Inversion | Official Trailer -HD

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The latest trailer from Christopher Nolan’s ‘Tenet’ is brief, but gives us a little better understanding of his concept of “Inversion.” In the teaser, we see John David Washington being told, “When you exit the airlock, things will feel strange. You are inverted, the world is not” 

The latest concept implies that Washington’s character will be traveling one direction through time, while the others will be moving in the opposite. Yet, the trailer also claims that this isn’t “Time travel.” And that both of these concepts are different. Nolan has been pretty secretive about his ‘Tenet’ project. Until recently, we’ve had no idea what we can expect from his latest blockbuster. Still, there’s quite a bit of mystery involved.

Nolan has been pushing to have his film release in theaters. He believes, that’s the way it should be seen. unfortunately, the pandemic has pushed release dates further and further into the year. Recent reports suggest Nolan may open ‘Tenet’ to foreign theaters, then eventually return to the US.

Robert Pattinson describes ‘Tenet’ and its theoretical physics as almost an “Impossible movie,” that only Christopher Nolan could pull off.

“There’s a point where you’re like, it’s kind of cool, and it becomes so insane that it’s almost frightening,” he laughs. “I sound like such a moron talking about this stuff. Because on top of the, uh – how would I even say this? Quite advanced theoretical physics; I think I’m allowed to say that – it’s just got a billion different ways to read it.” He gasps, breathless. “It’s so complicated; if it wasn’t Chris Nolan doing it, you’d be like, ‘This is an impossible movie.”

‘Tenet’ is set for tentative release September 3, 2020. Starring: John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Dimple Kapadia, Michael Caine, andKenneth Branagh.

Check out the China Exclusive trailer below, drop a comment, tell us what you think!

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The New Mutants | First Two Minutes Clip -HD

Five young mutants, just discovering their abilities while held in a secret facility against their will, fight to escape their past sins and save themselves.

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Genre:

Action, Horror, Sci-fi

Release Date:

April 3, 2020

Director:

Josh Boone

Cast:

Anya Taylor- Joy, Maisie Williams, Antonio Banderas, Alice Braga, Charlie Heaton, ably Hunt, Happy Anderson, Henry Zaga, Sarah Bennani

Plot Summary:

Five young mutants, just discovering their abilities while held in a secret facility against their will, fight to escape their past sins and save themselves.

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Enter The Fat Dragon | Official Trailer – HD

A cop is assigned to a case of escorting a criminal to Japan while dealing with relationship problems, and his enormous change in appearance as a result of being dumped.

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Genre:

Action, Comedy

Release Date:

July 21, 2020 (Digital – US)

Director:

Kenji Tanigaki

Cast:

Donnie Yen, Niki Chow, Teresa Mo, Jing Wong, Jessica Jann, Qiunan Lin, Louis Cheung, Naoto Takenaka

Plot Summary:

Fallon Chu (Donnie Yen) is a Hong Kong Police Special Task Force agent. An agile fighter with a high crime detection rate, he’s considered a role-model in the eye of both the police force as well as the public. He gets assigned to a case of escorting a well known criminal to Japan using his experiences and fighting capabilities to keep it safe during the job. Unfortunately, things are not going well in his private life as he has to deal with problems with his fiancee while planning their wedding. After a series of mishaps between them, she suddenly dumps him. Heartbroken he indulges himself in food to relieve his state of shock and loneliness, and in three month’ time his endless intemperance turns him into a 300-pound being.

 

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