Jack Black struggles to get his lines out, a Jeep refuses to speed away, and The Rock proves to have a powerful shove in a select new video montage of bloopers and guffaws from the set of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. It’s not necessarily funny, by any means. But it does show off the spirit and chemistry of the cast, and that’s what the movie really gets right at the end of the day.
Sure, we’ve seen funnier bloopers and gag reels from non-comedy movies. But what do you expect from professionals? These guys aren’t hear to flub their lines and stumble around the set like a bunch of idiots. Okay, so maybe Sony is really seeking the cheese, but at least we know these guys can get the job done, and all the best stuff definitely ended up in the movie, which is coming to Blu-ray and DVD soon.
The second movie in the Jumanji series arrived just in time for Christmas, and while it didn’t immediately rise to the top of the box office, premiering in the wake of The Last Jedi, it did prove to have a lot of staying power. In fact, the movie arrived on digital and VOD streaming services earlier this week, and it’s still making bank at the theater. It actually long outlasted The Last Jedi, and has gone onto earn $394.2 million domestically, and is nearing $1 billion worldwide with $931 million. To say it surprised and surpassed expectations is an understatement.
Sony hasn’t officially announced the sequel just yet. But you can bet it’s on its way. March 6th marked the sequel’s debut on digital, with the Jungle game coming home on Blu-ray and DVD starting March 20. The physical skus will also include digital versions of the movie, redeemable via the all-new Movies Anywhere App.
The family fun adventure stars Dwayne Johnson (Fast and the Furious franchise), Jack Black (Goosebumps), Kevin Hart (Ride Along) and Karen Gillan (Guardians of the Galaxy franchise). Blu-ray and Digital Bonus materials include the Gag Reel, of which you have not seen all of here. The “Jumanji, Jumanji” Music Video by Jack Black and Nick Jonas, which is a blast all by itself. And there are five featurettes. “Journey Through The Jungle: The Making of Jumanji”, “Meet the Players: A Heroic Cast”, “Attack of the Rhinos!”, “Surviving the Jungle: Spectacular Stunts!” and “Book to Board Game to Big Screen & Beyond! Celebrating The Legacy of Jumanji”. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle has a run time of approximately 112 minutes and is rated PG-13 for adventure action, suggestive content and some language.
In this follow-up to 1995 hit starring Robin Williams, four teenagers in detention discover an old video game console with a game they’ve never heard of. When they decide to play, they are immediately sucked into the jungle world of Jumanji in the bodies of their avatars (Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, and Karen Gillan). They’ll have to complete the adventure of their lives filled with fun, thrills and danger or be stuck in the game forever! Check out the gag reel, which may even leave you a little tongue tied.