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Actor-turned-director Jon Favreau (SWINGERS, ELF) delivers another work of intelligent, charming family fare with this space adventure,... Read More
Actor-turned-director Jon Favreau (SWINGERS, ELF) delivers another work of intelligent, charming family fare with this space adventure, based on the book by Chris Van Allsburg (JUMANJI). Older brother Walter (Josh Hutcherson) and the younger Danny (Jonah Bobo) are constantly at war with one another, bickering over the mediating voice of their long-suffering father (Tim Robbins). When he has to go to the office to replace some papers the boys destroyed in their crossfire, he leaves them in the dubious care of older sister Lisa (Kristen Stewart), who is sleeping upstairs. When Danny discovers an old board game called Zathura stored in the basement, his excitement is lost on Walter, who has no time for such old, boring toys. Soon, however, the game becomes impossible to ignore, as the boys are transported into space, and one of them must win in order to make it home again. Each turn brings a new, often dangerous, surprise, and the boys are faced with a murderous robot, an explosive meteor shower, and lizard... Minimize
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|Stars||Jonah Bobo, Josh Hutcherson|
|Actors||Dax Shepard, Kristen Stewart, Peter Billingsley, Tim Robbins|
|Available Formats||DVD: Special Edition, Widescreen, VHS|
|Subgenre||Based On A Novel • Children • Family Film|
|MPAA Rating||PG (MPAA)|
|Running Time||1hr 41min|
|Professional Reviews||(03/01/2006, p.84, Matthew Taylor): "Favreau and his effects team have fun with the retro-futurist stylings of the game....The relatively restrained use of computer imagery is refreshing...", (11/11/2005, p.E13, Stephen Holden): "In the enchanted limbo between waking and sleeping, ZATHURA feels both real and unreal, like a dream you could shake off at any moment.", (11/18/2005, p.103, Scott Brown): "ZATHURA is a rarity: a stellar fantasy that faces down childhood anxieties with feet-on-the-ground maturity." -- Grade: A-|
Product Review Summary
11 Reviews from Epinions.com
Jan 17, 2008
Zathura - Adventure is Waiting!
Pros: high action, good moral plot, innovative storyline
Cons: a lot like Jumangi
May 18, 2006
Like Jumanji , yes, but I liked it better
Pros: Great action and suspense
Cons: A plot you've pretty much seen before Read More at Epinions.com
Jul 31, 2006
Pros: Action Packed, Good Cast, Cute Plot Twist
Cons: No Story, Best actor played bit part Read More at Epinions.com
By: dragonfire88 in Movies at Epinions.com
Jun 6, 2006
Zathura - Two Brothers Go on a Wild Space Adventure
Pros: Interesting plot.
Cons: The brothers were annoying at times. Predictable.
Feb 8, 2009
Jumanji in Space! ZATHURA
Pros: Action packed family friendly adventure movie with brilliant Special Effects.
Cons: It is Jumanji in space, without Robin Williams. You decide if that is a con.
Dec 27, 2005
Jumanji in Space
Pros: a good subplot with lots of heart, some suspense
Cons: low-rent effects, ironically lacks imagination
Aug 17, 2006
Jumanji goes out of the world!! Literally!!
Pros: Josh and Jonah
Cons: Same storyline as Jumanji, Pales in comparison with Jumanji!!
Nov 30, 2005
Misadventure In Outer Space
Pros: A wholesome movie for the whole family looking for fun and adventure
Cons: Plot too predictable
Oct 30, 2005
Zathura - Jumanji Jr. in space.
Pros: Nice effects and funny.
Cons: Predictable and the kids are not all that likeable.
Mar 2, 2006
Wait, did they remake Jimanji in space?
Pros: Family Film
Cons: The rest of the cast