Coming Soon: Jumanji The Next Level

Becky Aurit

Nothing screams Christmas like an action-packed Rock movie, right? This December, Dwayne and company are back in another installment in the "Jumanji" franchise, "Jumanji: The Next Level."

In "Jumanji, The Next Level," the character Spencer, better known as the kid with the Rock avatar, secretly repairs the Jumanji video game. When Spencer goes missing, his friends return to the game with two of their grandfathers in tow (Danny DeVito and Danny Glover.)

DeVito gets the Rock avatar in this sequel, which is pretty unsurprising. Although the trailer mostly avoids small man on a giant body jokes, I am sure the movie will be packed with them.

The trailer for "Jumanji: The Next Level" strikes me as the movie version of comfort food. If you've seen "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" you know what to expect, but it is still reliable and fun. Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, and Karen Gillian are delightful as the in game leads. The CGI looks great, and there are tons of silly action scenes.

"Jumanji: The Next Level" is in theaters the weekend of December 13-15, and looks like the perfect compliment to your holiday ham shenanigans.

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