History Headscratchers / Jumanji

19th Jun '18 7:42:25 AM MrDeath
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** Probably she sees hunting people as wrong. So hunting Van Pelt, when they've all believed that his hunting of them is wrong, is therefore hypocritical.
18th Jun '18 10:57:05 AM Whitewings
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* In the animated series episode "The Law of Jumanji," Judy asks "doesn't anybody else see the unethical hypocrisy of [hunting van Pelt]?" What unethical hypocrisy is she seeing? Van Pelt is actively hunting all three of them, intending fully to murder them, has murdered an unknown number of players, and Peter and Allen, so far as they know, are responding correctly: acting to eliminate a lethal threat.
28th Mar '18 2:37:48 AM GriffinPilgrim
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** They're bats. Unpleasant certainly but weak sauce compared to the rest of game's effects. Likely they stuck around until winter messing up the local ecosystem some (which would likely go unnoticed in '69) then most of them died when winter hit.
28th Mar '18 2:33:03 AM GriffinPilgrim
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** Plus the town was going down the toilet, economically speaking, with lots of down-on-their-luck types that would be faster to take advantage of such a situation than in a less screwed up town.
28th Mar '18 2:06:59 AM GriffinPilgrim
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** Though Alan does already know him so presumably they did encounter each other in the game as well.


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** A hunter tends to be going after a single target rather than randomly attacking everything in sight. It's thematically appropriate for him to target just Alan while the animals are just randomly aggressive (''real'' wild animals don't behave like that of course but the game's animals are DarkestAfrica creatures, not real animals).
28th Mar '18 2:00:29 AM GriffinPilgrim
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*** Or possibly before: only certain people hear the drums.
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, there’s 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 girl’s 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.
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