History Film / Jumanji

28th Jan '17 8:54:30 AM Ingonyama
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** During the dinner scene, Aunt Nora says "I can't believe I had to see your principal after your first day." Why is left unanswered in the film - the novelization explains that Judy made up a story about what happened to their parents, one of her classmates (who happens to be the son of the realtor who sold them the house, and who was told the true story by their aunt) calls her a liar, resulting in Peter going berserk on him. When the kid manages to run off, the other kids surround Peter and call him an animal until Judy manages to get through them and drag Peter away.

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** During the dinner scene, Aunt Nora says "I can't believe I had to see your principal after your first day." Why is left unanswered in the film - the novelization explains that Judy made up a story about what happened to their parents, one of her classmates (who happens to be the son of the realtor who sold them the house, and who was told the true story by their aunt) calls her a liar, resulting in Peter going berserk on him. When the kid manages to run off, the other kids surround Peter and [[{{Foreshadowing}} call him an animal animal]] until Judy manages to get through them and drag Peter away.
28th Jan '17 8:44:48 AM Ingonyama
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** Things start off fairly tame (no pun intended), with only small things such as a cloud of bats, a scourge of mosquitoes, a troop of monkeys, a single lion. Then they escalate to carnivorous plants, [[ImplacableMan a hunter that won't quit]], an entire stampede that destroys the town, a monsoon that floods the house, and an earthquake that splits the house apart. [[FridgeHorror One can only wonder]] what the game would have released next to [[UpToEleven top itself]] if Alan hadn't won when he did... Maybe a volcano. It's lampshaded in Sarah's final rhyme: "You're almost there with much at stake/But now the ground begins to quake..."

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** Things start off fairly tame (no pun intended), with only small things such as a cloud of bats, a scourge of mosquitoes, a troop of monkeys, a single lion. Then they escalate to carnivorous plants, [[ImplacableMan a hunter that won't quit]], an entire stampede that destroys the town, a monsoon that floods the house, and an earthquake that splits the house apart. [[FridgeHorror One can only wonder]] what the game would have released next to [[UpToEleven top itself]] if Alan hadn't won when he did... Maybe Possibly a volcano.volcano, considering what happened in the original book. It's lampshaded in Sarah's final rhyme: "You're almost there with much at stake/But now the ground begins to quake..."
28th Jan '17 8:43:29 AM Ingonyama
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* TitleDrop: The winner is the first player to reach Jumanji (the center of the board, where the rhymes appear--in the {{Defictionalization}} board game it is a "golden city") and call out its name.

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* TitleDrop: The winner is the first player to reach Jumanji (the center of the board, where the rhymes appear--in the {{Defictionalization}} board game as well as the original book it is a "golden city") and call out its name.
28th Jan '17 8:40:19 AM Ingonyama
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* TitleDrop: The winner is the first player to reach Jumanji (the center of the board, where the rhymes appear) and call out its name.

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* TitleDrop: The winner is the first player to reach Jumanji (the center of the board, where the rhymes appear) appear--in the {{Defictionalization}} board game it is a "golden city") and call out its name.
28th Jan '17 8:34:02 AM Ingonyama
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* BigFancyHouse: The Parrish family mansion. Emphasis on "big" [[http://image.toutlecine.com/photos/j/u/m/jumanji-1995-08-g.jpg as this image shows]], the place has 15+ foot ceilings that make even full-grown adults feel like children. This Georgian/Colonial Revival house, with its marble floors, crystal chandeliers, winding grand staircase, massive library, and other lavish appointments, is an appropriate symbol of status for Sam Parrish, the owner of one of the most important businesses in the entire town. This is of course completely subverted in a rather upsetting way by seeing the increasingly more severe amounts of damage dealt to it by the game--by the final turns the place has been overtaken by vines, creepers, and carnivorous plants; flooded; battered by a stampede; and split in half by an earthquake. It's all a very nice bit of symbolism for what happened to the town and to Alan's family thanks to his disappearance (and in fact parallels the depressed, broken-down, decrepit state of Bradford in 1994). [[spoiler:When the ResetButton is pushed, it is of course restored like everything else, reflecting the second chance Alan and Sarah have been given.]]

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* BigFancyHouse: The Parrish family mansion. Emphasis on "big" [[http://image.toutlecine.com/photos/j/u/m/jumanji-1995-08-g.jpg as this image shows]], the place has 15+ foot ceilings that make even full-grown adults feel like children. This Georgian/Colonial Revival house, with its marble floors, crystal chandeliers, winding grand staircase, massive library, and other lavish appointments, is an appropriate symbol of status for Sam Parrish, the owner of one of the most important businesses in the entire town. This is of course completely subverted in a rather upsetting way by seeing the increasingly more severe amounts of damage dealt to it by the game--by the final turns the place has been overtaken by vines, creepers, and carnivorous plants; flooded; battered by a stampede; and split in half by an earthquake. It's all a very nice bit of symbolism for what happened to the town and to Alan's family thanks to his disappearance (and in fact parallels the depressed, broken-down, decrepit state of Bradford Brantford in 1994). [[spoiler:When the ResetButton is pushed, it is of course restored like everything else, reflecting the second chance Alan and Sarah have been given.]]
28th Jan '17 8:32:54 AM Ingonyama
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* BigFancyHouse: The Parrish family mansion. Emphasis on "big" [[http://image.toutlecine.com/photos/j/u/m/jumanji-1995-08-g.jpg as this image shows]], the place has 15+ foot ceilings that make even full-grown adults feel like children. This Georgian/Colonial Revival house, with its marble floors, crystal chandeliers, winding grand staircase, massive library, and other lavish appointments, is an appropriate symbol of status for Sam Parrish, the owner of one of the most important businesses in the entire town.

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* BigFancyHouse: The Parrish family mansion. Emphasis on "big" [[http://image.toutlecine.com/photos/j/u/m/jumanji-1995-08-g.jpg as this image shows]], the place has 15+ foot ceilings that make even full-grown adults feel like children. This Georgian/Colonial Revival house, with its marble floors, crystal chandeliers, winding grand staircase, massive library, and other lavish appointments, is an appropriate symbol of status for Sam Parrish, the owner of one of the most important businesses in the entire town. This is of course completely subverted in a rather upsetting way by seeing the increasingly more severe amounts of damage dealt to it by the game--by the final turns the place has been overtaken by vines, creepers, and carnivorous plants; flooded; battered by a stampede; and split in half by an earthquake. It's all a very nice bit of symbolism for what happened to the town and to Alan's family thanks to his disappearance (and in fact parallels the depressed, broken-down, decrepit state of Bradford in 1994). [[spoiler:When the ResetButton is pushed, it is of course restored like everything else, reflecting the second chance Alan and Sarah have been given.]]



* OminousCrack: Alan, Judy, and Peter take refuge from a mosquito (it has a four-inch-long needle, is the size of a pigeon, and is carrying a deadly and unknown disease) in a car. It starts tapping on the windshield with no effect, prompting Alan to say, "[[TemptingFate See, he can't break through the glass]]." This is followed by a large crack as the mosquito tries again.

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* OminousCrack: Alan, Judy, and Peter take refuge from a mosquito (it has a four-inch-long needle, is the size of a pigeon, and is carrying a deadly and unknown disease) in a car. It starts tapping on the windshield with no effect, prompting Alan to say, "[[TemptingFate See, he can't break through the glass]]." This is followed by a large crack as the mosquito tries again. Even more seriously is the giant crack that ends up dividing the house in two thanks to the earthquake, which is [[AHouseDivided a nice bit of symbolism]] for what's happened to the town and everyone in it, but especially between Alan and Sarah as well as Alan and his father.



** Van Pelt acts follows the rules of the game in the real world and never questions them.

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** Van Pelt acts follows the rules of the game in the real world and never questions them.
28th Jan '17 8:06:36 AM Ingonyama
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* HighConcept: A DarkestAfrica-themed board game than sums real Darkest Africa critters with every roll.

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* HighConcept: A DarkestAfrica-themed board game than sums that summons real Darkest Africa critters with every roll.
22nd Jan '17 8:30:52 AM Hedging
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* {{Expy}}: Sam Parrish is basically a 1960s version of George Darling from ''Literature/PeterPan''. Taken UpToEleven by even having actor, Creator/JonathanHyde, playing the villain as well.

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* {{Expy}}: Sam Parrish is basically a 1960s version of George Darling from ''Literature/PeterPan''. Taken UpToEleven by even having the actor, Creator/JonathanHyde, playing the villain as well.


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* TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody: In the original draft of the film, this started happening to Peter after being turned into a monkey, slowly regresssing to HulkSpeak, and losing his memory of being human and whatnot.
21st Jan '17 9:48:33 AM Aurelian
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* CheatersNeverProsper: Peter's attempt to cheat results in him being turned into a half-monkey.

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* CheatersNeverProsper: Peter's attempt to cheat not only results in him his piece being turned sent back to the beginning, but he starts turning into a half-monkey.monkey.
21st Jan '17 9:46:18 AM Aurelian
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* CheatersNeverProsper: Peter's attempt to cheat results in him being turned into a half-monkey.
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