|Directed by||:||Jake Kasdan||Produced by||:||Matt Tolmach, William Teitler||Story by||:||Chris McKenna||Starring||:||Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas, Bobby Cannavale||Production company||:||Gyula Pados.||Distributed by||:||Sony Pictures, Entertainment|
Dwayne Johnson, by all accounts, is a lovely man. His choice in movies, however, is terrible. We’ve barely recovered from his summer flop Baywatch and now we’re faced with Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, yet another needless reboot searching for a reason to exist.
It’s smarter, perhaps inevitably, than Baywatch, and features a jungle-based videogame into which Johnson and his co-stars Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Karen Gillan are parachuted (they play grown-up onscreen avatars of offscreen teenagers). The plot is non-existent, there are two great jokes (both, coincidentally, about male genitals) and an abysmal performance from the former teen pop sensation Nick Jonas of the Jonas brothers.