History Headscratchers / Jumanji

10th Jan '18 10:57:18 PM MoPete
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** They read the game's warning "Do not start unless you plan to finish" and realized that, since they started the game, it was now their responsibility to finish it.
29th Dec '17 4:11:45 PM ivymutant
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** As no body was found, thereís nothing to tie any potential murder to during the dinner event. He could have easily killed Alan after the dinner. Or even beforehand, especially as Sarah is written off as crazy for saying she saw Alan disappear into a board game. That could just be waved away as the trauma of a young girlís friend going missing and potientially murdered.
27th Dec '17 7:21:42 PM sugaricequeen
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** Or the effects of the roll would just happen anyway, and them reading it out loud is for the audience's sake. (As well as that of people sitting on the other side of the board - it's not exactly easy to read something when you're looking at it upside-down.)


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* Why do Judy and Peter decide to continue the game once both of them have taken their first turns? Okay, Judy tells Peter that once they finish the game, everything that came out of it will go away, but they've only summoned some mosquitoes and a band of monkeys at that point, both of which have already left the house. They don't know that the mosquitoes are biting people and causing diseases, so unless they believed finishing the game would also repair their kitchen after the monkeys wrecked it, there's no reason why they wouldn't avoid summoning anything worse and let the authorities deal with the pests.
26th Dec '17 1:53:43 PM notgoodenough
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** Alan's first roll sucks him and only him into the jungle. Peter's attempt to cheat turns him and only him into a monkey. In the attic, the quicksand only tries to swallow Alan up. Also perhaps Van Pelt was really only sparing the other players because he could lure Alan to them, and would set his sights on them after Alan was killed.
25th Dec '17 2:13:54 PM greenstone1987
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**You are incorrect. Sarah rolled the bats. Alan rolled his entrapment in Jumanji. Judy rolled the mosquitoes. Peter rolled the monkeys WITH DOUBLES so he rolled again. Peter rolled the lion AND RELEASED ALAN since he rolled a 5. Sarah was the next to roll successfully after Judy tries twice with no success and Alan realizes the same game he started is still being played, and therefore whose turn it actually is. They find Sarah and she rolls the killer flowers, etc. Here are all the rolls in the movie: https://www.reddit.com/r/movies/comments/5mju7n/the_dice_rolls_in_jumanji_make_no_sense/
15th Dec '17 2:04:23 PM Ghilz
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* The movie makes a point that Sarah's turn comes up after Judy, and it refuses to let Judy take a turn. So the gang goes to find Present-day Sarah. But Judy already skipped Sarah's turn once and the game accepted it: Peter goes twice coz he rolls doubles (Summons Monkeys, Frees Alan), Judy goes again (Summons a Lion). Clearly the game doesn't care about Sarah, it just wouldn't allow Judy to go twice in a row without a double.
26th Nov '17 9:19:58 AM fearlessnikki
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** And Alan knew some pretty private details about what he and Sarah did. The town legend was that Alan's father killed him. So Alan repeating Sarah's story that he got sucked into the game likely resonanted with her. After thirty years, who would still know about that story besides Sarah herself? She convinced herself she'd only imagined that, so she'd hardly be shouting about it from the rooftops.
5th Sep '17 7:42:54 AM sugaricequeen
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** Sara asks Alan at one point whether they should be playing somewhere else. Alan responds that he's been living in the jungle for 26 years, so the environment inside the house is more familiar to him - it's "out there" that scares him.
27th Aug '17 2:17:00 PM sugaricequeen
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** Mr. Parrish seems like the type of man to keep his emotions hidden. I think it would be very in character for him to come home to talk to Alan but make up some excuse of forgetting something instead of saying it straight out..

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** Mr. Parrish seems like the type of man to keep his emotions hidden. I think it would be very in character for him to come home to talk to Alan but make up some excuse of forgetting something instead of saying it straight out..out.
*** Especially considering how he loudly announces the reason for his coming back in, instead of just quietly collecting his notes and then leaving. [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial "Please pay no attention to the fact that I have returned inside. I just wanted to let you know that I came back in solely to collect this important thing that I forgot and no other reason. It's definitely not so that I can have another chance to talk to you before I go or anything."]]
17th Aug '17 12:39:59 PM Ithilgore
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** There's an excuse given but not called attention to in the film; a food van arrives while Alan is heading towards the site, and all the workers are shown going to get their lunch, most of them aren't paying him any attention. After he find the game, he sees one of the workers has taken notice of him and immediately rushes off. It was simply good timing that they were all distracted by the lunch van, had they been all working he presumably wouldn't have gotten anywhere close to the game.
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