JUMANJI: The Next Level Review

By Steven Redgrave

* Warning: Potential Spoilers*

Feeling that something is missing in his life, Spencer (Alex Wolff) restarts in Jumanji. When his friends Bethany (Madison Iseman), Fridge (Ser’Darius Blain), and Martha (Morgan Turner) discover the game console has been rebuilt, they go after him, starting another new adventure in Jumanji, but this time around they unknowingly bring some additional help from Eddie (Danny Devito) and Milo (Danny Glover).

Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, Kevin Hart, Jake Black, and Nick Jonas all return to reprise their roles of the playable avatars within Jumanji, along with the addition of Awkwafina as an avatar named Ming Fleetfoot, a thief with her own set of skills and Rory McCann as the new villain of the film, Jurgen The Brutal.… Keep reading

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Doom Annihilation Review

When a research facility on Phobos, a moon orbiting Mars, sends a distress call and a marine squad is sent in with orders to investigate the situation, what appears to be a routine mission, turns into a much larger task as they unravel more than expected or prepared for.

Unrelated to Doom (2005), Doom: Annihilation (2019) follows similar premise, but unfortunately does not live up to the original. However, given the lower budget and scope for this film, it does succeed at delivering an enjoyable small story for what it ends up being, despite being filled with overly predictable plot points, stereotypical characters, and mediocre CGI.… Keep reading

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