It's a huge week of new releases this time around, with a little something for everyone as the holiday season continues. There's a jungle-set long-awaited sequel, a circus musical, comedians searching for their real dad, shrinking humans, and the return of the Bellas. Get ready for Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, The Greatest Showman, Father Figures, Downsizing and Pitch Perfect 3. It's gonna be a Rotten Week!

Just remember, I'm not reviewing these movies, but rather predicting where they'll end up on the Tomatometer. Let's take a look at This Rotten Week has to offer.

Rotten Watch Prediction
80%

The world of gaming looks a lot different now than it did when the original Jumanji came out in theaters back in 1995. In that one, the kids opened a board game whose characters invaded their world with a vengeance. In the sequel, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, the script gets flipped and we get a bunch of high schoolers entering a video game as big star avatars. There are a lot of ways this kind of flick could go wrong, and yet it looks like a ton of fun.

The cast is top notch, with Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan and Jack Black taking over as the video game characters and coming to grips with the "reality" of their new world and in-game powers. Early reviews for Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle are overwhelmingly positive, with critics enjoying pretty much all aspects of the film. Most agree it's hilarious, the message is generally positive, and that the action scenes are well done. Again, this kind of sequel could easily be a schlocky mess, but it looks like they pulled it off. Alan Parrish and the Shepherd kids would be proud.

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