Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle Takes Place In A Game, And The Trailer Is Getting Crapped On
Jumanji
(Last Updated On: June 29, 2017)

Sony Pictures released the first trailer for Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, which stars The Rock and Jack Black. The trailer reveals that instead of taking place centered around a board game like the original Robin Williams flick, this new take on the story is based on an old Intellivision-looking video game console featuring a fictional Jumanji video game.

The trailer reveals that four high-schoolers, consisting of a middle-eastern kid, a black jock, a pretty popular girl, and a nerdy outcast all get transported into the game, and embody the roles of Karen, Gillan, Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Dwayne Johnson.

You can check out the trailer below.

The trailer kind of subverts what a lot of people may have thought about the movie based on the promotional images.

The high school hotty turns into Jack Black, the nerdy chick ends up in Karen Gillan’s body, the black guy shrinks, and the middle-eastern kid turns into The Rock.

Part of the movie looks like the cast will spend plenty of time not liking their avatars (save for the middle-eastern kid, because who in their right mind would not want to be The Rock?) and then there’s the inevitable “learning how to game the game”, which is typical with most movies based within virtual worlds.

Nick Jonas seems to be the quest guide of some sort, helping the unlikely explorers through the jungle, filled with motorcycle bandits, raging wildlife, and various traps and hazards.

Fans of the original movie were not impressed, and across various online discussion boards the displeasure is being made known. Heck, the dislike meter on the official trailer is pretty indicative of how much people aren’t digging the new movie.

Over on Polygon, their audience are only concerned about how the movie will tackle the sociopolitical nature of identity politics within video games. In fact, the entire Polygon article is focused on what Karen Gillan is wearing and they couldn’t give two craps about the rest of the movie.

The comment section dives headfirst into tactically white-knighting harder than an ivory chess set with nothing but white knights on the board.

In the world of social justice, everything must be politicized.

On the YouTube page a lot of people are just angry that it’s set within a universe popularized by the Robin Williams film. There are a lot of complaints and comparisons to the 2016 Ghostbusters reboot.

It makes you wonder if Sony is going to play the race/sexism card for Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle or attempt to sit back and be smart about the marketing the way Warner Bros., handled Wonder Woman?


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  • Version_8

    Seriously, WTF? Polygon needs to get laid.

    • VersVlees

      I think that is part of the problem. All these current year media are way too close to each other.
      We often refer to SJW’s as cancer but STD’s is more appropriate when talking about them.

  • verytirednerd

    Uh, not to imply anything one way or the other, but that’s not a middle eastern kid. He’s clearly Jewish. If not only by appearance, but the fact that the Rock literally says “Oy vey”.

    • Israel is in the middle east. 😛

  • fenshing

    I really didn’t mind it.

    But on the topic of Robin Williams… Do people not get that HE KILLED HIMSELF! Like when the anniversary of his suicide went by there was people everywhere saying he went too soon. He thought it was the right time. Yes its horrible when someone does that but it wasn’t an accident! So what that he was in a few family movies, he wasn’t some kind of hero!

  • Disqusted

    Wow, a movie that isn’t only teal and orange. Still has that same sour color, though. Yuck.

    The last movie The Rock was in was that one about fisting a white man’s corpse up the ass for 5 minutes, right? And he’s aiming to become president in 2020.

    Also, social justice needs to f**k right off.

  • MLGBob26

    Why bother watching these crappy sequels of old popular movies just watch the original.

  • Gaijin-

    I don’t see anything wrong with this trailer. Not going to win an Oscar anytime soon, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

  • Dear lord, the sheer pathetic white-knighting at Polygon over the actresses’ costume. Absolutely cringe-worthy.

    Why do people like this exist? Surely this must be the result of some incurable and degenerative mental disease.

    As for the movie, the hot girl seems to be the only thing worth watching in it so far. That’s if they don’t suddenly put her in a burka for the rest of the movie to avoid offending the usual Social Justice white-knight and feminist crybabies.

    • Personally, Karen Gillan was the only memorable thing about Guardians of the Galaxy. Looks like her outfit might be the only memorable thing about Jumanji.

    • Disqusted

      I recall Polygon getting paid to push Soros agenda, though I can’t provide any details. It’s pretty obvious, anyway.

  • descent3031

    Hadn’t heard of this before, or Karen Gillan for that matter.

    A quick google search has revealed that she is hot and so are her stunt doubles. Unsurprisingly, many people are angry about the fact they dressed her more like Lara Croft than Indiana Jones.

    Who’s taking bets that at no stage does The Rock take his shirt off?

  • MONAD

    This.. looks fucking dumb. Though, it could just be a shit trailer (I hope).

  • Dead Jester

    I remember liking the Robin Williams Jumanji way back when I was a kid, and trailer for this got a chuckle out of me. Unless a bunch of news about them trying to score alphabet soup points comes out, I might go and see this when it hits theaters.

    Besides all that, what’s with all the hate? Clearly it needs to be spelled out for me, this time around.

  • Bitterbear

    Oh, found moar SJW tripe:

    http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2017/06/29/a-millionaire-tweeted-about-heterosexualprideday-and-it-summed-up-why-homophobes-are-awful/

    It’s about Notch btw. Better keep an eye on how things are going to develop. Send him a message in case he’s not aware of.

    • I saw it trending on Twitter. It’ll likely end with him being banned.

      • Bitterbear

        Hmm.. Your reply never reached my inbox. A Software Glitch or a Software Glitch?

  • John27

    I’d rather watch a video of Robin Williams’ decomposing corpse.

  • tajlund

    From what I read, unlike Ghostbusters, this actually connects to the original. Apparently it’s the same game world as the board game even though it’s a video game. The rumor is that notes from Robin Williams character helps them survive and figure out the world.

  • Bitterbear

    There’s also another piece of Social Justice video worth(less?) looking at:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvxNaSIB_WI

    • tajlund

      How’d they SJW Death Note? From what I’ve seen the main complaint is BY the SJW’s for “white washing”. The main character who is killing people for SJW reasons is actually the villain. And the detective being black really isn’t much of a change, since they are still pissed that he’s not asian. (Though in the anime the characters were kind of undefined racially which makes the whole whitewashing argument bullshit).

      • Bitterbear

        I don’t know what echo-chamber you’ve been but SJWs have been avoiding this remake like the plague because they either have to pull Gold-medal mental gymnastics to justify black L, resort to Ad-hominem Hehehe Weeaboos butthurt, or go the It’s a localilzation route.

        Undefined racially. Because Light Yagami, Misa Amane, and Touta Matsuda are common Mexican names. Hmm..

        • tajlund

          Asian names, non-asian character designs. A common thing in anime. And the SJW’s were bitching about whitewashing from the day it was announced. In fact the top article on a search for death note today is an article saying “With new ‘Death Note’ trailer, will Netflix overcome whitewashing concerns? ” All because they now have a black L. NOW the gymnastics begin.

          • Bitterbear

            Oh yes, Touta Matsuda is a very common Chinese name. Got it.

    • lol…

      I think we covered Netflix’s take on Death Note before. It’s Netflix, they’re quickly becoming the Polygon of content streaming.

    • GodBowser

      If I had a Death Note I would use it to wipe out the SJW population

      • Bitterbear

        Nah, don’t make martyrs out of morons.

        But if you do, don’t make it look like it was done by the Death Note, as in Surprise heart attack despite being perfectly healthy.

        Go for the Alcohol/drug overdose. Or Couldn’t escape the fire in Comet Ping Pong Pizzeria because they were in the basement penetrating someone they shouldn’t have.

      • EroBotan

        they might be annoying, but at least they don’t suicide bomb/knife attack/car ramming people who is different/disagree with them ^^;

        • they might be annoying, but at least they don’t suicide bomb/knife attack/car ramming people who is different/disagree with them ^^;

          Instead, they push for, advocate for and pass unreasonable and biased laws that punishes and oppresses people (mainly men) who do not conform to their rules.

          Not to mention bullying, harassing, attacking, doxing and lynch-mobbing anyone they dislike or disagree with in order to ruin their lives and their families’ lives.

          As well as bullying, harassing, attacking and lynch-mobbing anything they dislike to indirectly enforce censorship in entertainment medium.

          And tending to have an extremely disturbing habit of being sexually attracted to children.

          Wipe them out anyway.

          • EroBotan

            don’t worry, i agree with you completely. What i want to say in my previous comment is regarding the priority on who should be wipe out first ^^.

            sorry for not being clear lol.

  • Gorgon

    I look at the header picture, and only words that come to my mind are “trash” and “flop”.

    Jumanji remake is unnecessary, unwanted and the way they approached it is even worse than they did with Ghostbusters fiasco. This looks horrid as a Jumanji movie and as a movie in general.

    Don’t even give a fuck about SJW angle, the trailer just makes me want to vomit.

    • VersVlees

      For the last 10 years we have seen nothing but a buttload of unnecessary remakes often PG 13 approved because of muh marketing.
      It is quite annoying and it feels like Hollywood has gotten lazy.