posted on Apr, 4 2021 @ 02:30 PM
a reply to: Atsbhct
Maybe the new Jumanji vs. the original isn't quite a great example. The original was perfect, and even though I didn't think the new one was as
good, kids of this generation, and movie watchers didnt agree considering the original made 262 million (452 million with inflation), and the new
reboot make 960+ million.
I wouldn't say the new Jumanji films are bad, they are fairly generic though... but they have some really popular actors so people pay to watch it.
The original Jumanji film had a well thought out origin story for the board and the characters didn't feel shallow, and that fed into the horror
aspect of the film. The new films decided to be a comedy more than anything which completely undermines the lore and vibe of the original film.
Now it's just a franchise that doesn't take its self seriously and wont have any lasting impact like the original film. Even with ancient CGI tech the
original is still far more engrossing. Space Jam may not be a great comparison because the original was primarily a comedy but even the original Space
Jam film had some character depth and the story didn't feel generic. I can't judge Space Jam 2 without seeing it but I strongly suspect it will suffer
the same issues.
edit on 4/4/2021 by ChaoticOrder because: (no reason given)