In 1996, in Brantford, New Hampshire, teenager Alex Vreeke receives the Jumanji board game, found by his father on a beach. When Alex dismisses it, the game magically transforms into a video game cartridge. When he plays it, he is teleported into the game.
Twenty years later, four students in Brantford High School are placed in detention together: Spencer Gilpin, who is writing essays for his former friend, Anthony „Fridge” Johnson (who is also in detention), while Bethany Walker and Martha Kaply have both disrespected their respective teachers during class. Assigned by the school’s principal to clear out its basement, the four find Jumanji, now a five-player action-adventure console game. With one of the playable characters (video game avatars) inaccessible, the teens select the others, and are teleported into the game.
Watch Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle 2017 online movies. They find themselves in a jungle, each now in the forms of their game avatars. Spencer is a tough, muscular explorer named Dr. Smolder Bravestone, Fridge is a short zoologist named Franklin „Mouse” Finbar (whom he had selected upon misreading the name as „Moose”), Martha is a gorgeous commando and martial art expert named Ruby Roundhouse, and Bethany is an overweight, male cartographer named Professor Sheldon „Shelly” Oberon. They soon realize that they are in a video game, and each have three lives. If they lose all three, they will actually die. Each of their avatars also comes with special skills and weaknesses.