Jumanji: The Next Level sees Dr Smolder Bravestone (The Rock) and his buddies return to the video game world. This time, however, the world is a little different, with deserts and medieval castles in the snowy mountains featuring as their locations. There is plenty of action and fighting – but is Jumanji: The Next Level suitable for children and teenagers?
How old do you have to be to watch Jumanji: The Next Level?
The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) has given the film a 12A rating, meaning children under 12 must be supervised to watch the film.
To clarify the 12A rating, compared to a 12 which is written on DVDs, the BBFC explains: “Films classified 12A and video works classified 12 contain material that is not generally suitable for children aged under 12.
“No one younger than 12 may see a 12A film in a cinema unless accompanied by an adult.
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“Adults planning to take a child under 12 to view a 12A film should consider whether the film is suitable for that child.”
The BBFC suggests parents should consider checking the ratings info in advance, which helps give an idea of what could come up in the film.
There are various categories included in their advice, with everything from violence to sexual references covered.
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With regards Jumanji: The Next Level, the BBFC advises: “Scenes include fistfights, including heavy punches, as well as use of nunchakus and bladed weapons.
“However, these scenes occur within a video game context.
There are sequences of mild threat, including people fleeing from wild animals, leaping across bridges over a chasm, and falling from heights.
“Mild sex references and innuendo also occur, including a reference to eunuchs having no testicles.
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“Mild bad language includes use of p****d, s**t, crap, ass, and b******s.”
Parents who are concerned about their children seeing the film may also feel it is a good idea to watch the film beforehand.
The movie has a running time of 123 minutes, which clocks in at just more than two hours.
With a fairly economical running time, parents may decide the best thing to do is to go and see the movie before joining their children, or ensuring they or whichever guardian accompanies the children are ready to remove them should anything surprising come up.
It is also worth mentioning there is a first film, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, which follows a very similar storyline and tone to this one.
The first film has also recently appeared on Netflix, so parents whose children are desperate to see the movie may decide another good way to work out the suitability of the second instalment is to rewatch the first movie.
Overall, the film is gearing towards being a family romp, with the inclusion of Danny DeVito and Danny Glover’s characters to bring in a older generation,
Jumanji: The Next Level is out in cinemas on December 11
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