Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 11+

Star-studded reboot is charming; some iffy stuff.

PG-13 2017 119 minutes

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age 12+

Based on 143 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 219 reviews

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age 11+

Mild sexuality appropriate for kids beyond 5th grade, not under 10

My family with an 11-year-old (mature) girl and 13-year-old boy, my husband and myself really enjoyed this movie during the Coronavirus Social Distancing first week. We were trying to find a movie none of us had seen, wasn't animated, and appealed to all of us (getting harder and harder to do). Really fun to see teens transform into avatar characters in a video game. A bit uncomfortable when a scantily clad bad-ass girl used dance moves to distract thugs to help the others get in to a secure location. The Jack Black "girl" teaches the bad-ass girl how to "flirt" by tossing her hair and biting her lip, but the girl does it so badly it's really funny, not appealing. When we discussed it later as we often do, my daughter understood SHE WAS A VIDEO GAME CHARACTER and liked the fact it was a smart girl inside who lacked confidence but in that avatar- body became "stronger" as a result (not sexier--my daughter remembered more the kickboxing moves, not the "flirting" attempts). My kids also thought it was funny that the Jack Black video game character was really a self-absorbed phone-crazy girl inside so the penis references were giggle-worthy, not gross. The erection comment was so fast they didn't even hear it through my husband and I laughing hard during that sequence at other comments. It was a funny, fast-paced, action-packed movie with gorgeous scenery whose themes were teamwork, self-challenges, transformation, believing in yourself, and finding friends in unexpected places. We look forward to seeing the next one. But its best for kids beyond 5th-grade education (when kids learn about puberty changes, including erections, in both sexes) and kids who have heard swearing but know not to use it. Don't have your little kid watch this--too much peril and innuendo.

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age 16+

It could of been excellent

If you care anything about your children and what goes into their ears then don’t take any child to this movie. Hollywood cares nothing about making a great movie clean. There is no need in taking the Lord God’s name in vain so many times. At least ten times during the film and with in the first minute or two into the move . What a disgrace that they couldn’t make a movie without damning the creator of the world.

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