Jumanji

Screened: Saturday 23rd April 2011
Director: Joe Johnston
Starring: Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst, Bonnie Hunt

This brilliantly escapist tale made a big splash at the box office on its' release back in 1995, and still stands the test of time as a peerless example of a good humoured, old fashioned fantasy-action adventure. Williams is at his best here too, providing a likeable, albeit more subdued, foil for the young cast, but there's no doubt that the stars of this show are the varied birds and beasts of the jungle - spectacular visual effects courtesy of the wizards at Industrial Light & Magic - , summoned by the Jumanji board itself, as the plucky players endeavour turn by turn, to finish the game for good . You need to hear the stampede scene on the big screen, trust us!