Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

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  1. Brian in Mesa

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    Really? Update it for the present? It's not like this movie was made in the 70s. How would you make it more for the present? Have a Jumangi App on the iPhone?
     
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    Another completely unnecessary remake. Why do they need to update it? It's perfectly acceptable that someone else finds the game and a new adventure begins. Why do we need to revisit the original story? I always had hoped for a sequel. Well sort of got that with Zathura but not the same.

    Stupid.
     
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    Didn't this flop the first time? I remember thinking it was incredibly dumb..
     
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    Just the opposite. It did well. Cost $50 million and brought in $260 million worldwide, another $52 million + in rentals, and launched an animated series that ran for 3 years.

    Its sequel, Zathura, which was set in space, cost $65 million and didn't come close to making all of that back. Didn't even make $30 million in the US.
     
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    Ya, well Wild Wild West made alot of money too.. Doesnt mean it was any good..
     
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    Wild Wild West cost $170 million and made $113 million in the US. It made a little more than it cost when you factor in its global box office sales, but it was basically a dud.
     
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    I liked Jumanji and know a lot of people that liked it as well. I'm not just talking numbers.

    It had some memorable scenes, a good story, and the CGI and animatronics were done well also.

    It set up perfectly for a sequel or multiple sequels. Not a reboot. Ugh.
     
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    Loved Jumanji and agree with BIM. It should be a sequel and not a remake.
     
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    Stout I gave my cards a victory...

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    :thumbup: For once, I'd actually be down for a sequel.
     
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    Your talking about money.. I dont care about money.. If it sucks .. Well.. Why does everyone in the movie thread talk about how much a movie makes in order for validation of success.. Outside of cheesy.. I dont understand why people care how much people (hollywood) that are piling on a couple more millions for these movies.. Make you feel better you liked a dumb ass movie..?
     
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    No disrespect to BIM or Gad.. But if Stout is liking something it makes me feel better I dont like it..
     
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    You are the one that said you thought the first one flopped. A flop in Hollywood is a movie that no one goes to see. Looking at the numbers it was far from a flop. Then I also added that most people I know liked it.

    Here's the definition:

    The term box office bomb or flop generally refers to a film that is viewed as highly unsuccessful or unprofitable during its theatrical run, sometimes preceding hype regarding its production, cost or marketing efforts. To earn this distinction, the film must also fail to earn more than the reported cost of its production, distribution and marketing by a wide margin.
     
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    :biglaugh:
     
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    And Wild Wild West (1999) is so stupid that it is actually funny. I loved the original show on TV and could not believe that it got such a horrible big screen treatment.
     

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