There are some things that this sequel does better than its predecessor, and then there are some things that it either does just as well or worse. "Jumanji: The Next Level" is much of the same schtick that made "Welcome to the Jungle" enjoyable. People from the real world get sucked into a video game and have to overcome their insecurities to win the game. However, there is nuance to it here that is different than the previous film. There are more avatar characters and they are occupied by more real life characters. Namely Danny Devito and Danny Glover as two old real people, and two more avatars, one is a horse and the other is played by Awkwafina. This movie really showcases everyone's acting chops. Dwayne Johnson has to play Danny Devito and a teenager. Kevin Hart plays Danny Glover and an athlete. Jack Black again steal the show by playing a black athlete (Fridge) and a dramatic girl. They all do great. Karen Gillan is practically the same as she was in the previous film, but we get a moment when she plays Fridge and it is quite funny. Awkwafina is awesome in this movie. She plays an insecure teenager and Danny Devito and I wish we could have seen more of her as Devito because she does fantastic. The story is similar to the previous film, but there are certain plot points and devices that make it a bit different, but at the end of the day it is still a bit too similar to feel entirely fresh on its own. This movie is about the same humor-wise as the previous movie, which is a good thing. The humor and action balance each other out nicely. Additionally there is some good storytelling and character growth that takes place. The effects look great as well. Overall this movie is just as good as the previous movie, so I give it a 7.5/10.