An elephant-shaped figurine, a mysterious slogan, the heir to a big bad, a mosquito and a pelican … Released 21 years after the original Joe Johnston film, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is full of little winks look at its predecessor. While this sequel directed by Jake Kasdan is broadcast tonight on TF1, here is the list of all the details that refer to the 1995 film.
On the beach
It is on the fine sand of a beach, where the game had failed at the end of the first part, that begins Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. A strange little detail nevertheless caught our attention: the two young girls who were about to fall on Jumanji in the original feature film spoke French. However, the second film begins at United States.
Return to sender
Like the first Jumanji, it is in the city of Brantford that this second opus begins, as we can see by observing the pediment of the school frequented by the four main characters.
“A game for all those who hope to leave their world behind.”
Magically transformed into a vintage video game, the Jumanji has retained its good old formula. A mysterious slogan that immediately makes players want to try the adventure.
In the scene where Spencer, Bethany, Fridge and Martha unroll Jumanji’s map, once they’ve arrived in the game, the most nostalgic fans will no doubt have noticed that the main roads of this mysterious world reproduce the circuits traced on the board game. from the first film.
If he physically has nothing to do with the formidable hunter out of the game and played by Jonathan Hyde in the Jumanji original, the character played by Bobby Cannavale in this second opus also bears the name of Van Pelt. Is this his descendant?
The strange figurine discovered by the four characters when they arrive at Jumanji Market has the exact same shape as the pawn used by Alan Parrish in the first feature film. An elephant which did not bring him much luck, since the young boy was sucked into the game from his first roll of the dice.
In the market sequence, one can easily notice the presence of these few flying rodents, suspended from a cable. As a reminder, in the original 1995 film, the first bugs to come out of the game were … bats.
“It’s a charging herd!”
If the herd of rhinos (among other animals) that charged in the first film were content to demolish the Parrish house, it is now in a canyon, in pursuit of a helicopter piloted by Nick Jonas, that the stampede.
“Alan Parrish was here”
To believe this nostalgic inscription drawn with a penknife, the young hero of the first Jumanji (played by Adam Hann-Byrd then by Robin Williams) seems to have found refuge in the same cabin as the one inhabited by Nick jonas in this new opus.
As long as you stay until the final credits of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, you may notice the presence of a familiar insect. Indeed, in the 1995 feature film, these formidable giant mosquitoes were among the very first critters to come out of the game.
This thieving bird, which came out of the game at the same time as the rhinos in the original film, also appears in the end credits.