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The world of the Jumanji game seems to make a distinction between being killed physically and being killed by a weakness. At the very beginning, Brittany is eaten by a Hippo. It's not until she is physically dead that she is respawned. On the other hand, when Fridge accidentally eats cake, he dies by immediately exploding (the movie draws it out for comedy,...


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Well, per the Sony tag line, I think they would die if their last life bar got lost. That was certainly the implication when Bethany gives mouth to mouth to Alex to give him a life bar. Sony's tagline here: In a brand new Jumanji adventure, four high school kids discover an old video game console and are drawn into the game's jungle setting, literally ...


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You do not need to know anything about the original 1995 movie to understand the 2017 movie. The 2017 Jumanji has almost nothing to do with the original 1995 Jumanji. It is in essence a complete reboot of the franchise. There are a couple very brief references to the original, but they do not actually impact the story in any meaningful way. The references ...


6

I assumed that this was because he was about to die. I mean, really die. It's the only instance of a player character losing their last life in the movie so in universe it made sense to me that it would be a different effect. Sadly I could not find any sources confirming this.


6

So I'll bring a little bit of programming into this (after all, this is a video game movie) to explain why he didn't explode. If Jumanji were an actual game, based on the mechanics I would assume the game was programmed in the following way. The below represents the player's life tracker at the beginning of the game, where X represents a life and X* ...


5

There is no clear explanation regarding this, but I am guessing three possiblities: The game ends and rewinds the time The game waits until a new players joins and finishes the game The game never ends, if only 4 players can play the game and new players can't replace the old dead players The dead can't play the game and Jumanji wants desperately to be ...


5

I thought this too, and my best explanation is that most venomous snake bites are not (immediately) fatal. However, Ruby Roundhouse is guaranteed to die from the snake venom due to her weakness, even if most other people would only get ill.


3

We don't know. We can't say specifically how time travel works in that universe. But we do know that the Jumanji game itself basically has magical powers and a certain control over reality. So, since it's not deemed important enough to mention in the movie, my best guess is that the magical game made it so everything happened as it happened. Basically the ...


2

It's quite possible that the players will only receive the gem when they are all present in the game given that you can't complete the game until they are all there so there is no point in having the gem. In fact, its probably better that Seaplane didn't have it at the beginning because there was a bigger chance that it would have been stolen/lost before the ...


2

There was never any mention of whether he had a gem. It seems like all new groups of players receive a gem on starting the game, though. We see that the gem the new players have falls out of the helicopter from Fridge's bag. It's conceivable that's part of the game and Seaplane's gem fell out on an earlier run. But it's never explicitly stated.


2

This is one of those things that seems like it happened that way just because if it didn't the next plot point (Brittany/Sheldon giving a life) wouldn't have been able to happen. If Seaplane just exploded, then there's no body to revive. His body had to be present because it drives Brittany's motivation to save him. He's attractive, so if his body goes away, ...


2

At the very beginning of the movie, you see Jumanji transforming itself into a video game in an attempt to be interesting again. When you factor in the mesmerizing drum from the first movie that basically hypnotized Alan into playing, you can assume that the game wants to be played. It might not need to, considering the long time skips, but it is definitely ...


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Alex could have arranged for the game to go to the school after he returned so it was still there for the kids. He would have known who the kids were and how they came across the game. Their lives wouldn't have turned out any different after Alex's return so there's no reason they wouldn't have still ended up getting detention and playing the game. However, ...


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You might already know that this film is a sequel to 1995 film not a reboot, if not then that's what Rock said: "And now in two weeks I'll reunite with ol' friends Kevin Hart & Jack Black and we have the honor to introduce a whole new generation to the amazing world of #JUMANJI. *(for the record we are NOT making a reboot, but rather a continuation of ...


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I think there is a possibility that is indirectly supported by the reboot movie. In this movie Alex, the player who entered the game in 1996, describes himself as having been in the game for "a couple months". The assumption of the other players and the audience is that the game distorts time, making Alex believe he has been in the game for only a few months ...


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