In 1996, in Brantford, New Hampshire, picking up from the previous film’s ending, teenager Alex Vreeke receives the Jumanji board game, found by his father on a beach after it was thrown over a bridge by Alan Parrish and Sarah Whittle decades prior. When Alex receives the game, he asks himself, “Who plays board games anymore?” (a self-claim that board games are boring); and the game, seeing Alex’s interest in video games, magically transforms into a video game cartridge which catches Alex’s attention the next morning. As he plays it, he is teleported into the game.
Twenty years later in 2016, four students in Brantford High School are placed in detention together, Spencer Gilpin, who was caught writing essays for his former friend, Anthony “Fridge” Johnson, who is also in detention for the plagiarism and has been kicked off the football team; Bethany Walker, who disrespected a teacher during her English class over a phone call; and Martha Kaply, who refused to participate in P.E. class, making it worse by insulting her instructor. As punishment, their principal orders them to clean out the school basement while “thinking about what to do with their one life”. While cleaning the four find Jumanji, a multiplayer action-adventure video game. After being unable to select one of the playable characters, they each select an avatar. When Spencer hits Start, the four are sucked into the game.
Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas, Bobby Cannavale,