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5 details that may have gone unnoticed

Discover what certain moments mean for the history and future of the ‘Jumanji’ franchise

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” hit Brazilian theaters in January 2018 featuring the narrative of four teenagers, who, excited to play the game that is located in a tropical forest, end up being transported into the story, starting to act in the skin of their own avatars to complete the story. mission.

The plot became a success and consequently a franchise, since in 2019 it received the first sequel entitled “Jumanji: Next Phase”, which, by presenting the new challenges and obstacles faced by Spencer, Martha, Fridge and Bethany, occupies the top 10 productions most watched in Brazil on Netflix this Monday, 30.

Although it premiered just over three years ago and is at the top of the most viewed films on one of the biggest streaming platforms, it is possible that those who followed the plot missed some important events, so we separate below, details. that may have gone unnoticed, but that certainly deserve attention. Check the list!

1. Let there be light!

The plot gains new characters and among them is Spencer’s grandfather, Edward (Danny DeVito), who starts to live with his grandson while he goes through the process of recovering from hip surgery and who also ends up in the game.

Edward’s first scene shows him at the top of a ladder trying to fix a light bulb, alluding to his heroic deed at the end of the film, as in the scene he holds the sacred amulet against the sun to win the game.

2. Old-time references

Another novelty of the film is to bring the desert as one of its locations. Thus, when the characters contemplate the landscape covered in sand, music plays in the background. According to Screenrant, the song makes reference to the famous theme of “Lawrence of Arabia”, a war film released in 1964 that also has the desert scenery as one of its backgrounds.

3. Out of the game

In case you haven’t noticed, the villain of the plot, Jurgen the Brutal, is not an in-game character, but an avatar being controlled by someone outside the game. The revelation could bring a new perspective to the upcoming films in the franchise.

4. A nod to the past

The new franchise ‘Jumanji’ is derived from a film of the same name released in 1995 that had actor Robin Williams as the protagonist. Thus, making a connection with its predecessor, “Next Phase” brings back Nora (Bebe Neuwirth), Judy and Peter’s aunt who buys Parrish Manor after Alan’s disappearance in order to turn it into a lodging place in the original title.

5. Spoiler about the future?

In addition to Nora’s appearance, the new franchise should present yet another connection to the original film in the next sequel, as in the post-credits scene of “Jumanji: The Next Level”, an event suggests that, as in the 1995 plot, Jumanji himself game ended up escaping to the real world.

That’s because, at the moment in question, a technician appears digging through the video game after finding it in the basement. Soon after, the public can see the four teenagers witnessing a flock of ostrich running through the center of the city.

Source: Recreio

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