Which is better: Jumanji or SpiderMan:Homecoming?
Recently posted on the front page of screenrant.com is an article talking about the new movie Jumanji starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Jack Black and Kevin Hart just recently passed another newer movie in the box office, Spider-Man: Homecoming starring, Tom Holland.
Being a fan of all of the original SpiderMan movies as well as the original Jumanji movie I must say I am pretty surprised by this outcome but I do not disagree. SpiderMan to me was always a family favorite it brought people together to watch a young man swinging from rooftop to rooftop saving the city. The newer movie was interesting though, instead of being an older male the star was young and I think it was an interesting choice but in the long run made this movie targeted more toward the younger audience than an older one.
On the other hand, the new Jumanji movie although it featured high school students was geared to a much older audience which leads me to believe this is why their ratings were much higher at the box office. I happen to believe that a lot of the traffic that Jumanji attracted was based on individuals interest to see how this movie was different from the original one starring Robin Williams. I myself went for exactly that reason, I loved Robin Williams and the original movie so I was very excited to see what they were going to do with this one.
I saw both titles in the theater and I must say although both movies were packed with people there was a distinct change in the audience from movie to movie. SpiderMan, like stated above, attracted a more family environment and that’s who filled the theater’s mothers and fathers with their children. Jumanji was the hot movie to take your significant other or your friends making it more enjoyable to sit and watch. It can be hard to enjoy a movie with a lot of younger kids yelling, talking, and running around. So the audiences definitely affected the different ratings of these movies.
In the end, I really did enjoy both movies and would highly recommend the two of them as very enjoyable movies that released in 2017.