My Comfort Movie: How ‘Jumanji’ Reminds Me Adventure Is Still Possible

I can’t quite remember the first time I saw Jumanji, but I knew I was going to love it forever after I saw it on VHS a year or two after its December 1995 release.

For me, Jumanji is the ultimate comfort movie.

It’s a movie which never fails to thrill, no matter how outdated the special effects or pop culture references get.

Jumanji has impacted my understanding of movies in the broader sense, helping me to understand that they can be escapist, pleasurable, meaningful, and if you’re lucky, all three at once.

Even though time has …

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