Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Question: Alex's Seaplane McDonough avatar's weakness is being bitten by mosquitoes. He's also been in the game for 20 years. The region of the game that he's living in seems to be quite warm. It's literally impossible to go two decades without being bitten by a mosquito. So how is it that he went 20 years without being bitten?

Answer: Remember, the world of Jumanji operates on video-game logic in the context of the film. And in video-games, there are usually "safe areas," while hazards are often usually allocated to specific contained areas for the sake of creating dramatic gameplay. Something like mosquitoes, which are a character's weakness, might only appear in a few specific spots in the "map" of the game. So there's a very real chance he may not have encountered them because he just hadn't been in the part of the game map where they're located before.


Answer: Also, his in game time was only a couple of months, not 20 years like in the real world.


Answer: They're in a video game, not real life, so it's possible mosquitoes are only in certain sections. Otherwise his character would be pretty doomed.

Brian Katcher

Question: After finishing the game, did Spencer, Fridge, Bethany, and Martha still have detention or did changing the timeline prevent them from their punishment?

Cody Fairless-Lee

Answer: They still had detention. The only thing that changed was Alex. But since they had become such close friends, detention would hardly be a punishment for them anymore.


It just seemed like they just simply walked out of detention. I mean did they finish their detention or did they had to continue on a Saturday?

The movie doesn't explain. But regardless, it also really doesn't matter.


They probably didn't go back on Saturday. When they go back to school, Spencer acts like he hasn't spoken to Martha since their adventure, while Bethany says she's been texting Martha 'all weekend'.

Brian Katcher

Question: Are there any other Alan Parrish references in this movie other than the treehouse Alex had been living in?

Answer: The elephant figurine is Alan Parrish's playing piece from the original game.


Answer: Adult Alex named his son Alan.

Actually, the son's name is Andy.

Cody Fairless-Lee

Question: Why did falling from a cliff result in the player losing a life, but falling 1,000 feet to the ground upon respawning did not?


Answer: It's common in video games that during a respawn a character has a brief period of invulnerability to prevent cheap deaths.


Question: What does Fridge do now if he's still kicked off the football team by the end of the movie? It seems that only Spencer, Bethany, and Martha had some character growth, but not Fridge.

Cody Fairless-Lee

Answer: Fridge absolutely had character growth. He learned to value others as actual friends instead of using people to make his life easier. He learned to have respect for less popular students. He learned that physical strength can't solve all your problems. He learned the true value of teamwork. He never would have learned any of these lessons had he not played Jumanji.


What about Spencer? What kind of character growth did he have?

Primarily he gains confidence and self-esteem. He learns to be more decisive but also seems to have much more courage than before.


Answer: Spencer learned to be more confident in himself.

Question: In the beginning of the movie when the father brought the video game home for his son he called his son Kevin...that later become Alex. Did I miss something?

Answer: His dad says "Hey, Kiddo." However, his dad brought him the Jumanji board game he found. The game later turned itself into a video game cartridge.


Question: How did Van Pelt control animals without "Jaguar's Eye"?

Answer: He had absorbed the power from the "Jaguar's Eye."


Question: Is the villain Russel Van Pelt the son or nephew of the hunter Van Pelt from the first movie?

Answer: The Van Pelt seen in the sequel is a 're-imagined' version of Van Pelt due to the fact that Jumanji has evolved to become a video game, rather than a board game.


Question: Why would the five lead characters need to be avatars if Alan Parrish was just himself when he was in the game for 26 years?

Answer: Because in original Jumanji it was a board game and Alan's piece was an elephant. The game sucked Alan in until Sarah or other players rolled a 5 or 8 - at this point he would return and continue playing with the elephant piece. In new Jumanji it's a video game, tricking the players in by choosing avatars, then sealing their fate of having to play Jumanji. Alan wasn't supposed to be in the game for so long - it was an incentive for Sarah to keep playing. The game just wants to be played.


Question: Why did Fridge explode when he got killed by his weakness, cake, but not Martha when she gets killed by her weakness, venom?

Answer: The simple answer? It was just a funnier visual to see Fridge literally explode from eating cake instead of just dying. It's just a very minor inconsistency in the film for comedic purposes.


Question: How realistic is the helicopter scene?

Answer: Fixing the helicopter while flying, not possible. Tilting the helicopter on its side, possible.

"Fixing the helicopter while flying, not possible" why is fixing a helicopter while flying not possible?

Question: Couldn't Nigel have attempted to return the jewel himself instead of sending Dr. Bravestone and his associates to do it?

Answer: Nigel, being an NPC, doesn't have the skills necessary to get to the shrine. He knows the group does, and that's why he sends them.


Answer: No, he couldn't. As the other answer indicated, Nigel is not a person, he's a character created by Jumanji, and his entire purpose in the world of Jumanji is simply to deliver instructions to the players and welcome them into the world. It would undermine the entire game for him to try to return the jewel himself.


It would be pretty pointless to send Dr. Bravestone and his associates to return the jewel, if Nigel attempted to the jewel himself.

Question: What happened to the two French-speaking girls on the beach in the ending of the first movie?

Answer: While we know that the two girls are French-speaking, we don't actually know that the game landed in France. The two girls might have been on holiday, which would mean that the scene could potentially take place anywhere in the world. Given the ability of the game to distort space and time, it is highly likely they had their own game and similarly tried to throw it away.


Answer: Presumably they had their own adventure with the game then got rid of it or nothing happened.

Answer: This was my biggest gripe with the film - turns up on a French beach at the end of the first film and then one year later turns back up in Brantford? It's like they just wanted to make money so badly.

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Visible crew/equipment: The scene where Spencer throws the boomerang for the first time and misses the bikers they take off running. While they are running from the bikers, there is a shot right before the boomerang hits the bikers where you can see a camera man sitting in the bushes on the left side. You don't have to pause it, but can to see it better. (00:36:30)

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Moose Finbar: You better go in there and save her!
Dr. Smolder Bravestone: I'm not gonna get in there, you get in there!
Moose Finbar: I got a backpack on! You don't get in water with a backpack, everybody knows that!

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Trivia: When the first production photos were released some months before the film came out, there was a great deal of backlash against the outfit worn by Karen Gillan "Ruby Roundhouse." Many people complained that her outfit (including short-shorts and a tight-fit crop-top) was impractical and only there to show off her body. Somewhat amusingly and ironically, that ended up being the whole point when the film was released - she's a video-game character, and her outfit is meant to be a joke on how female characters in games often wear overly revealing clothing even when it's completely nonsensical for them to do so. Gillan has defended the choice, stating "I think that when you look at that picture out of context, it is ridiculous, and that is sort of the point we were making with it."

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