Jumanji (1995)

Jumanji Quote: “This will not be an easy mission, monkeys slow the expedition.” – Peter Shepherd

Robin Williams has a patchy history on “Shat The Movies.” He shined in “Good Will Hunting” (don’t tell Gene) and flopped in “Hook.” Will “Jumanji” be his redemption?

Sure, the special effects are a bit dated and the rules are a bit silly, but this movie has the nostalgia of the Caledecott Medal-winning book and the staying power of the recently refreshed series. “Jumanji” also has a great villain, a solid cast, and emotional notes that other Robin Williams movies sometimes lack.

In this podcast, the Shat Crew discusses whitewashing the ’60s, what jungle life can do to a man, easily frightened girls, indestructible Chevrolets, and the fallout from altering history. And, of course, we tell the world how we’d be so much better at playing a board game.

Plot Summary: “Jumanji” A magical board game unleashes a world of adventure on siblings Peter (Bradley Pierce) and Judy Shepherd (Kirsten Dunst). While exploring an old mansion, the youngsters find a curious, jungle-themed game called Jumanji in the attic. When they start playing, they free Alan Parrish (Robin Williams), who’s been stuck in the game’s inner world for decades. If they win Jumanji, the kids can free Alan for good — but that means braving giant bugs, ill-mannered monkeys and even stampeding rhinos!

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