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* PainfulRhyme: Most or all of the Jumanji rhymes fall into this category. ("Every month at the quarter moon, there'll be a monsoon in your lagoon.")


** Sam for being a well meaning but cold father, who not only thinks his son is dead, but is labeled as the one that killed him by many people.

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** Sam for can be considered a JerkassWoobie, due to being a well meaning but cold father, father who not only thinks his son is dead, but is labeled as the one that killed him by many people.never really showed Alan how much he truly loved him.


** Sam for being a well meaning but cold father, who most likelt had to live with being labeled as the killer of his son.

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** Sam for being a well meaning but cold father, who most likelt had to live with being not only thinks his son is dead, but is labeled as the killer of his son.one that killed him by many people.

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** Sam for being a well meaning but cold father, who most likelt had to live with being labeled as the killer of his son.


** The background scenes describing the effects of the giant mosquito bites to unsuspecting victims make it all the more scary when one thinks of diseases such as the West Nile Virus.
*** 2016 and we can add the Zika virus to reasons why mosquitoes are bad news.

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** The background scenes describing the effects of the giant mosquito bites to unsuspecting victims make it all the more scary when one thinks of diseases such as the West Nile Virus.
*** 2016
and we can add the Zika virus to reasons why mosquitoes are bad news.virus.


** ''"What year is it?!"''
** ''"You killed her..."''

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** ''"What "[[WhatYearIsThis What year is it?!"''
it?!]]", originally a straight example of the trope, has become an observation of [[PopularityPolynomial older fads or trends becoming popular again]].
** ''"You "You killed her..."''"


* OneSceneWonder: The kind old squatter living in Alan's father's office in the abandoned shoe factory who informs Alan on what happened to his father and the company following his own disappearance.

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* OneSceneWonder: The kind old squatter living in Alan's father's office in the abandoned shoe factory who informs Alan on what happened to his father and the company following his own disappearance.

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* OneSceneWonder: The kind old squatter living in Alan's father's office in the abandoned shoe factory who informs Alan on what happened to his father and the company following his own disappearance.


** None of the CGI has aged well, most CGI doesn't. However, the monkeys are arguably the most glaring example. They stood out even during the time of release due to their poorly rendered fur. Then again most of the animals (CGI or otherwise) have a slightly stylised look, as opposed to photo-realistic, so maybe they're supposed to look a little off. Still, it doesn't really excuse the overall quality.

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** None of the CGI has aged well, most CGI doesn't.well. However, the monkeys are arguably the most glaring example. They stood out even during the time of release due to their poorly rendered fur. Then again most of the animals (CGI or otherwise) have a slightly stylised look, as opposed to photo-realistic, so maybe they're supposed to look a little off. Still, it doesn't really excuse the overall quality.


* HilariousInHindsight: Creator/RobinWilliams' character here has spent his whole life surviving in the jungle inside the game, without a toilet in sight; so when he finally sees one again after so long he's close-to-tears of joy for no longer resorting to "banana leaves". In 2006, his highly-urbanized character in ''{{Film/RV}}'' is impressed with resorting to fern leaves, "nature's broom", during his family's outdoor adventure. The fact that his character on that film [[spoiler:is probably just making an act and still hasn't experienced doing it out in the wild, and if such is the case then he doesn't really know what he's saying]] just adds to the humor. Also ironic because both movies were produced by Creator/SonyPictures.

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* HilariousInHindsight: HilariousInHindsight:
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Creator/RobinWilliams' character here has spent his whole life surviving in the jungle inside the game, without a toilet in sight; so when he finally sees one again after so long he's close-to-tears of joy for no longer resorting to "banana leaves". In 2006, his highly-urbanized character in ''{{Film/RV}}'' is impressed with resorting to fern leaves, "nature's broom", during his family's outdoor adventure. The fact that his character on that film [[spoiler:is probably just making an act and still hasn't experienced doing it out in the wild, and if such is the case then he doesn't really know what he's saying]] just adds to the humor. Also ironic because both movies were produced by Creator/SonyPictures.


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** In 1991, Robin Williams [[Film/{{Hook}} played a character]] whose ArchEnemy is usually in theatrical productions [[ActingForTwo played by the same actor as the father of said character's love interest]]. Here, Williams' character's ArchEnemy is played by the same actor playing ''his'' character's father.


* EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory: Robin Williams believes the movie is based on childrens' fear of being abandoned by their parents.

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* EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory: Robin Williams believes Creator/RobinWilliams believed that the movie is based on childrens' fear of being abandoned by their parents.



* HilariousInHindsight: Robin Williams' character here has spent his whole life surviving in the jungle inside the game, without a toilet in sight; so when he finally sees one again after so long he's close-to-tears of joy for no longer resorting to "banana leaves". In 2006, his highly-urbanized character in ''{{Film/RV}}'' is impressed with resorting to fern leaves, "nature's broom", during his family's outdoor adventure. The fact that his character on that film [[spoiler:is probably just making an act and still hasn't experienced doing it out in the wild, and if such is the case then he doesn't really know what he's saying]] just adds to the humor. Also ironic because both movies were produced by Creator/SonyPictures.

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* HilariousInHindsight: Robin Williams' Creator/RobinWilliams' character here has spent his whole life surviving in the jungle inside the game, without a toilet in sight; so when he finally sees one again after so long he's close-to-tears of joy for no longer resorting to "banana leaves". In 2006, his highly-urbanized character in ''{{Film/RV}}'' is impressed with resorting to fern leaves, "nature's broom", during his family's outdoor adventure. The fact that his character on that film [[spoiler:is probably just making an act and still hasn't experienced doing it out in the wild, and if such is the case then he doesn't really know what he's saying]] just adds to the humor. Also ironic because both movies were produced by Creator/SonyPictures.



* ThrowItIn: The 'slow rhino' at the back of the stampede was the result of an animation error making the rhino much slower than the others. Instead of correcting it, the animators added further movements and sounds to make it appear tired.

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* EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory: Robin Williams believes the movie is based on childrens' fear of being abandoned by their parents.

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* ThrowItIn: The 'slow rhino' at the back of the stampede was the result of an animation error making the rhino much slower than the others. Instead of correcting it, the animators added further movements and sounds to make it appear tired.


*** Of course, it's possible the game can't be destroyed, as undoubtedly previous people who owned it attempted to smash or dismantle it before resorting to burial.

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*** Of course, it's possible the game can't be destroyed, as undoubtedly previous people who owned it attempted to smash or dismantle it before resorting to burial. [[spoiler:The ending of [[Film/JumanjiWelcomeToTheJungle the sequel]] shows the characters destroying the game with a bowling ball, but it's unclear if this is a permanent solution or if it would have worked in the game's original board game format.]]


** The blu-ray release of Jumanji features a gag reel. At one point, Robin Williams rolls the dice, removes a playing piece from its spot and places it somewhere else before telling a joke. So the game pieces jumping around has been solved: Robin Williams thought it was funny to mess with them and nobody bothered to put them back!

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** *** The blu-ray release of Jumanji features a gag reel. At one point, Robin Williams rolls the dice, removes a playing piece from its spot and places it somewhere else before telling a joke. So the game pieces jumping around has been solved: Robin Williams thought it was funny to mess with them and nobody bothered to put them back!

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