Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) Discussion Questions
- 1) What is the jungle? Why do suburban, American teenagers need it? What happens to Westerners in jungles?
- 2) Why does the adventure fiction genre intersect so well with video games (or games more broadly)? Tomb Raider, Uncharted
- 3) What is the moral of Jumanji?
- 4) The Jumanji jungle is set ambiguously in the past, but what time period is it? Do clothes, weapons, transportation give us any clues?
- 5) What does the jewel “Jaguar’s Eye” symbolize?
- 6) Why are the 4 teenagers in reality balanced in their gender identities, but in the game there is only 1 token gorgeous woman? Are the screen writers satirizing gender in gamer culture?
- 7) Why is it important to have many of the game characters be specialists in academically rigorous subjects like zoology, cartography, and archaeology?
- 8) What people are native to the jungle? Traders in the bazaar? NPCs?