Jumanji (1995)

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Corrected entry: This was the first time CGI was used to create animals. The CGI artists said the most difficult part was making the lion's mane look realistic.

Correction: Jurassic Park, which came out two years before Jumanji, and started filming some five years before it, used CGI to create many of the dinosaurs. Though they are extinct, they are still considered animals.


Corrected entry: When Alan tells Sarah who he really is we see her faint. Look closely as she falls over. You can see her hair and earrings don't move around as she faints. CGI?

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Correction: Look at the shot closely, the woman says, "Alan" right before falling over. While it's possible that the effects folks could have done a cross-dissolve from the real woman, there is no reason to do that for such a simple shot. She was not falling very fast at the beginning of the shot, so it's entirely possible that her hair and earrings would not move.


Corrected entry: When Alan gets beat up, his black eye appears immediatly. In real life, this doesn't happen. (00:06:05)


Correction: Although normally it doesn't happen it very well can. I have seen two cases where someone has gotten hit in the eye and the black eye appears instantly.


Corrected entry: During the monsoon, no water ever escapes through the house's doors. Water never leaks underneath the doors, or through the locks.

Correction: Given the entire concept of the movie, this is no more of a mistake than anything else that happens.


Corrected entry: The young Alan (Adam Hann-Bird) has brown eyes. The older Alan (Robin Williams) has blue eyes.

Correction: Not true. Both have bluish green eyes.


Corrected entry: When the Yellow Pod's "root" raps around Peter's Leg, nobody tries to get it off. But, still, in the next scene, the "root" is miraculously gone.

Correction: Not a mistake. The yellow pod vine wraps around Peter's right leg. Alan then uses a sword to chop the vine in half, leaving the remainder of the vine still wrapped around Peter's leg. The root around his leg is partly visible throughout that scene, until it cuts to the scene of Carl finding his car after it had been stolen by the monkeys. It then cuts back, and we see Alan tying the lounge doors up with a vine. So during the time space there was during the "Carl" scene, Peter, or someone else could easily have unwrapped the vine from his leg.

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Corrected entry: In the scene where they finally finish the game and the hunter is going to shoot Allen but Sarah jumps in front of him, everything is getting sucked back into the game. The bullet in front of them is being pulled backward but Sarah's hair is being blown in the opposite direction. It should be blowing in the same direction.

Correction: That's because she didn't come from a game. The bullet didn't, but it was a "part" of Van Pelt.


Corrected entry: In the alligator scene, Alan's jacket disappears then appears etc. between shots.

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Correction: It's hard to see, but Alan throws his jacket to the floor, it doesn't disappear. It then never comes back.


Corrected entry: When they first find the game in the attic, the girl pulls out the pieces. She never closed the compartment that held the pieces and the dice, but after the pieces flew out on to the board she opened the compartment again to take out the dice.

Correction: Actually the little boy takes the pieces out of the compartment and closes it. Then when he takes the dice out the compartment is already open without anyone opening it.


Corrected entry: In the scene where Robin Williams had just shaved, he walked out of the bathroom door with tiny pieces of toilet paper all over his face because he hadn't shaved in such a long time. In the next shot, when he is at the refrigerator, there's no trace of paper on his face.

Correction: Kirsten Dunst had just made fun of him so he might have just removed the pieces of toilet paper.


Corrected entry: Despite the fact that young Alan had no driving ability (as he rides a bike), it seems odd that he is able to do perfect power slides after his older self picks up the cop.

Correction: That's not a perfect power slide - it's an uncontrolled skid.


Corrected entry: In the scene where Alan is sinking through the wooden floor in the attic, he sinks all the way until only his face and hands are still above the floor. When the aunt walks into the house she sees Alan's body only from the waist down dangling from the ceiling.

Correction: His chest and neck are in between the floor of the second level and the ceiling of the first.


Corrected entry: When Van Pelt fires at Alan and misses, he is looking through the scope and still misses. But in the street he manages to hit the street light without aiming and holding the gun under his arm, not the best way to aim.

Correction: During the movie he needs to replace his gun as his ammo runs out. Perhaps this new gun (with the scope) is less familiar to him, causing him to miss, while the first gun he had, he's had for years, giving him time to get used to it.


Corrected entry: In the monsoon scene, the house fills up with water. How is this possible when the back half of the house has been ripped off by the stampede? Wouldn't the water rush out of the back?

Correction: The house IS overgrown with the vines, perhaps they made a tight enough seal in that area that only some of the water is leaking out. After all, they would have ventured out that hole for sunlight.


Corrected entry: In the scene with the monsoon, an alligator is seen swimming. Later, Sarah puts her feet on the alligator, stopping it from biting. Then we see another one nearly biting Peter, and then it goes back to Sarah and the alligator in the same position as before. But there's only one alligator in that scene.

Correction: There are actually two crocodiles (not alligators) in the scene. They were washed out of the house when the front doors were opened by the cop and the aunt.


Corrected entry: Alan manages to escape the cop by handcuffing his hand to the car door. To ensure that the cop can't drive after him, he throws the keys into the brush. But when he gets back in the car to go to Sir Sav-A-Lot, the keys are back in the ignition.

Correction: He doesn't throw the car keys, he threw the handcuff keys.


Corrected entry: In the end when Alex and Sarah see the kids and their parents, neither of the kids remember anything about the game or the car crash, but Alex and Sarah remember. Shouldn't they remember what happened if Alex and Sarah did?

Correction: Why would they? The game "reset" time to years before either of the kids were born. In a way, they "finished" the game Alan and Sarah began when they were young, so only the original participants in THAT game (Alan and Sarah) would remember what went on during the game.


Corrected entry: Watch Judy's face after she walks off crying after she tells the woman about her parents' death. She is very nearly laughing.

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Correction: Of course she's laughing she just told a silly lie about how uncaring and unloving her parents were and then how they died, all of which were untrue. Their parents loved them and took care of them and died in a skiing accident not a sinking yacht.


Corrected entry: At the end when the hunter tries to kill Robin Williams, the kids finish the game just before the bullet reaches his head, making the game suck back everything it produced, thus saving his life. He should have died, because the gun he used wasn't from the game, he had bought it from a gun shop.

Correction: No, when the game reset everything, the hunter never existed and so he could not physically buy the gun, therefore the gun couldn't kill Robin Williams, because the gun was never there.


Corrected entry: At the end of the movie, when Alan rolls the dice, one die falls onto the floor, missing the gameboard. Yet when he is hugging Sarah, both are back on the board.

Correction: When the game is finished everything goes back to the way it was before they started the game,therefore all the pieces would be there.

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Continuity mistake: When the insect sits on the windowshield of the car Robin Williams says that the insects can't make a hole, they are safe, then the insect makes a hole, the car drives away creating havoc on the road because of extreme bad driving. The car stops, they get out, then there is no hole in the windowshield. (00:40:10)

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Sarah Whittle: A little rain never hurt anybody.
Alan Parrish: Yeah, but a lot can kill ya.

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Trivia: Jonathan Hyde plays both Mr. Parrish and the villain Van Pelt - a nod to Peter Pan, in which the same actor usually plays both Mr. Darling and Captain Hook. Interestingly, Robin Williams had played Peter Pan in Hook a few years earlier.

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Question: When Judy was stung by that plant and she collapsed, I never really understood what happened. She collapsed but was she poisoned and killed or just paralyzed? Anybody have the faintest idea? That's the only bit I never understood. I thought she was shot by poisonous darts...

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Answer: Since the barb was poisonous, she was dying. This is seen when she begins looking pale and a few seconds later she isn't moving. Finishing the game was the only way to save her life.

Chosen answer: She was just temporarily immobilized by the venom - it wears off after a few minutes.

The Doctor

No, it doesn't. Alan said the purple plants shoot poisonous barbs. After being hit, by them, Judy was slowly being poisoned to death.

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