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Jumanji – Movie Details

Here are a few details about the upcoming Jumanji movie coming out December 22, 2017.

In the brand new adventure Jumanji, the tables are turned as four teenagers are sucked into the world of Jumanji.

When four high-school kids discover an old video game console with a game they’ve never heard of – Jumanji – they are immediately drawn into the game’s jungle setting, literally becoming the avatars they chose: gamer Spencer becomes a brawny adventurer (Dwayne Johnson); football jock Fridge loses (in his words) “the top two feet of his body” and becomes an Einstein (Kevin Hart); popular girl Bethany becomes a middle-aged male professor (Jack Black); and wallflower Martha becomes a badass warrior (Karen Gillan). What they discover is that you don’t just play Jumanji – you must survive it. To beat the game and return to the real world, they’ll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, discover what Alan Parrish left 20 years ago, and change the way they think about themselves – or they’ll be stuck in the game forever…

Directed by: Jake Kasdan

Get Hard – Movie Review

Get Hard is a movie with a great premise–Rich white guy asks his black friend to help him survive in prison. Sadly for Get Hard, it fails to reach its comedic potential. Will Ferrell is James, a wildly successful stock broker. After being falsely convicted of insider training and embezzlement, James is sent to ten years in a maximum prison. Afraid of being killed and worse, James asks his friend Darnell (Kevin James) to give him the skills necessary to survive in prison.

Release Date: March 27, 2015
Rated R
Writers: Jay Martel, Ian Roberts
Director: Etan Cohen
Cast: Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart, Alison Brie, Craig T. Nelson, T.I.

Get Hard 04Get Hard is essentially a buddy comedy. Two unlikely people are forced to team up under false pretenses and eventually become friends. Will Farrell and Kevin Hart play the characters they have been bred to play in movies.

As James, Will Farrell plays the familiar white guy, who is oblivious to the world around him, and everything he knows of prison and African-American culture comes from film and television. Kevin James is also comfortable as Darnell, the African-American struggling to provide for his family and realize the American dream of owning a high-end car detailing business.

James learns a valuable lesson about the misconception and prejudices about the African-American community. Darnell also learns about friendship when he has to hide the fact that he’s the furthest thing from a thug imaginable.

As a comedy, it relies on a constant stream of laughs and the all-important big moments. Get Hard has an adequate supply of laughs. Ferrell gets big laughs as he attempts to talk tough. James manages to cover up the fact that he knows nothing about the thug life and shows it by turning James’ home into a makeshift prison with golf club bars.

Unfortunately,  the needed big moments come in the form of raunchy humor with payoffs that fall flat. Maybe the sodomy and keistering jokes should have been funny, but it just comes off as uncomfortable.

The heart of the movie is the relationship between Farrell and Hart. They are a good pair. You can’t help but root for them individually and as friends. With just a few writing adjustments, Get Hard could have been a great movie.

Get Hard – Movie Review

Get Hard is a movie with a great premise–Rich white guy asks his black friend to help him survive in prison. Sadly for Get Hard, it fails to reach its comedic potential. Will Ferrell is James, a wildly successful stock broker. After being falsely convicted of insider training and embezzlement, James is sent to ten years in a maximum prison. Afraid of being killed and worse, James asks his friend Darnell (Kevin James) to give him the skills necessary to survive in prison.

Release Date: March 27, 2015
Rated R
Writers: Jay Martel, Ian Roberts
Director: Etan Cohen
Cast: Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart, Alison Brie, Craig T. Nelson, T.I.

Get Hard is essentially a buddy comedy. Two unlikely people are forced to team up under false pretenses and eventually become friends. Will Farrell and Kevin Hart play the characters they have been bred to play in movies.

As James, Will Farrell plays the familiar white guy, who is oblivious to the world around him, and everything he knows of prison and African-American culture comes from film and television. Kevin James is also comfortable as Darnell, the African-American struggling to provide for his family and realize the American dream of owning a high-end car detailing business.

James learns a valuable lesson about the misconception and prejudices about the African-American community. Darnell also learns about friendship when he has to hide the fact that he’s the furthest thing from a thug imaginable.

As a comedy, it relies on a constant stream of laughs and the all-important big moments. Get Hard has an adequate supply of laughs. Ferrell gets big laughs as he attempts to talk tough. James manages to cover up the fact that he knows nothing about the thug life and shows it by turning James’ home into a makeshift prison with golf club bars.

Unfortunately,  the needed big moments come in the form of raunchy humor with payoff that fall flat. Maybe the sodomy and keistering jokes should have been funny, but it just comes off as uncomfortable.

The heart of the movie is the relationship between Farrell and Hart. They are a good pair. You can’t help but root for them individually and as friends. With just a few writing adjustments, Get Hard could have been a great movie.