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Review: New 'Jumanji' sticks with the formula and just adds

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Posted: Wednesday, December 11, 2019 4:59 pm

The creators of the latest "Jumanji" sequel have begun from an age-old premise — if it ain't broke, don't fix it. And they've taken note of other successful franchises to adopt what must surely be a new Hollywood motto — just add more.

So "Jumanji: The Next Level" brings together the same director, writers and actors who made the 2017 reboot so fun and then layers in more stars — Danny Glover, Danny DeVito and Awkwafina — plus more locations and special effects. The result is a largely successful, if more unbalanced ride. It's also oddly wistful and melancholic.

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