'Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle' Trailers: The Rock Is A Video Game Avatar

Your excitement level for Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle may be generational. Those who were fond of the original novel or the Robin Williams-led adaptation my balk at a sequel which takes the core concept, adds some video game flair, more action, less fantasy, etc. On the other hand, if you're a fan of watching Dwayne Johnson's muscles peak through his too-tight shirt, then this may be your speed.

A new trailer for the sequel is here and, honestly, to me it looks like Johnson's Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. I have no doubt it will be fun and Johnson will bring the best out of co-stars Jack Black, Kevin Hart, and Karen Gillan, but will it hold up to the original, which is still considered one of Williams' most cherished films? Here's the synopsis:

In a brand new Jumanji adventure, the tables are turned as four teenagers are sucked into Jumanji’s world – pitted against rhinos, black mambas and an endless variety of jungle traps and puzzles. To survive, they’ll play as characters from the game: meek Spencer becomes a braveexplorer (Dwayne Johnson); hulky jock Fridge becomes a tiny genius (Kevin Hart); It-girl Bethany becomes a bookworm professor (Jack Black); and unathletic Martha becomes an amazonian warrior (Karen Gillan). To beat the game and return to the real world with their lives, they’ll have to start seeing things in an entirely different way.

Directed by Jake Kasdan, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle opens December 20th 2017.