Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle receives positive early reaction from critics.

Whilst a large majority of moviegoers are looking forward to Star Wars: The Last Jedi and would cite it as being their main reason to visit the cinema this Christmas, there may well be an alternative for all non-fans of the Skywalker saga.

Sony Pictures’ forthcoming Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle screened for the first time on Sunday night and early critical reaction was extremely positive, with many critics lucky enough to attend the early screening taking to Twitter to heap praise upon the sequel to the 1995 Robin Williams family favourite.

“I can now say that the biggest surprise of the holiday season is #Jumanji. It’s super entertaining & very funny w/terrific cast chemistry (especially b/t @TheRock & @KevinHart4real),” Fandango’s Erik Davis tweeted.

Collider’s John Steven Rocha raved about the “chemistry gold” of stars Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, Kevin Hart and Jack Black. “The body swapping stuff totally works, the action scenes are well done and it’s got a great BIG heart at the center of it. Highly recommend it,” he added.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle tells the story of four misbehaving students who are transported into a video game. Once there, they take on the physical forms of their alter-ego avatars from the game played by Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan and Jack Black.

Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle is directed by Jake Kasdan and is released in the UK and US December 20th.

Source; Yahoo Movies.