Jumanji
1995
***
Director: Joe Johnston
Cast: Robin Williams, Bonnie Hunt, Kirsten Dunst, Bradley Pierce

Two kids find and begin to play a mysterious board game. It frees a boy trapped inside the game world and unleashes a series of sinister events on their new home town. This family movie is quite enjoyable, although the story is highly episodic and clearly built around the special effects, which have not aged well. Based on Chris Van Allsburg’s picture book. Followed by an animated TV series. The franchise reboots in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.