The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - TV Guide - - HIGHLIGHTS -

Two chil­dren (Kirsten Dunst and Bradley Pierce) dis­cover an old jun­gle-themed board game, which re­leases a man (Robin Wil­liams) who has been stuck in its vor­tex for 26 years. With him is re­leased a jun­gle-load of beasts and other ef­fects-laden nas­ties that ter­rorise their town. Even for its time the ef­fects were hit-and-miss, and Wil­liams seems vaguely out of di­rec­tor Joe John­ston’s con­trol (this is be­fore the manic comic set his sights on be­com­ing an ac­tor first, fun­ny­man sec­ond). A mi­nor dis­ap­point­ment that stag­gers evenly be­tween in­spired and in­sipid. But the kids will love it. ★★★

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