The original movie Jumanji came out in 1995 with Robin Williams as the lead actor playing the character Alan Parrish. Parrish gets trapped in the magical board game, Jumanji. Now with a new owner, Jumanji transforms itself into a retro video game cartridge after being indirectly informed that no one plays board games anymore.
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is akin to a fantasy version of the 1985 movie, The Breakfast Club. High schoolers end up in detention together, in which boredom leads to mayhem. The characters are stereotypical. There is the socially-inept, geeky video gamer Spencer Gilpin, played by Alex Wolff. Actor Ser’Darius Blain plays Anthony “Fridge” Johnson, the academically-challenged football jock. Bethany Walker is the self-absorbed, not too bright beauty queen, played by Madison Iseman. Morgan Turner plays Martha Kaply, the unpopular, brainy girl.