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Zathura (2005) Movie Information

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Jonah Bobo
Josh Hutcherson
Dax Shepard
Kristen Stewart
Tim Robbins
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Two squabbling brothers and their indifferent sister find themselves hurled into space after starting an old, mechanical game called Zathura. They realize the only way to get back home is to finish what they started, which may be easier said than done as danger awaits after every roll of the dice. -- Chris Kavan

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donkeyknight 05/02/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Mostly obnoxious. 1. Hearing bratty brothers fight is not enjoyable escapism. 2. Dax Shepard does not make a convincing voice-of-reason. The bonus feautures are surprisingly good though.

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goodfellamike 09/17/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Exciting and entertaining kids adventure that's solidified by the relationship of feuding brothers who have to stick together to survive. Final Grade: B

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Chris Kavan 08/13/2007 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Jumanaji... in... SPAAAAAACE! A fun little film that I think the younger set will like a lot better than adults. Has so-so acting, with decent effects and kid-friendly plot.

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08/03/2007 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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If you liked Jumanji then you will probably find that you like this movie quite a bit. Both films share the same plot device; Children find a board game that transports them into the game. Cards are drawn that effect their fate and their surroundings. The only way to escape the perils of the game, is to play it through. Jumanji was a jungle game and Zathura is a space adventure.The movie is visually stunning. The discovery by the children, that their house has been transported to a location in outer space, hovering above a ring of meteors that encircle a large planet, is jaw dropping. The effects are real enough to imply danger, but logic is not a function of children's games, so it does not matter that oxygen, gravity and warmth still exist in the house, even as it is blasted apart by va...

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